Marcia Juanita Wyckoff Bunch, 75, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at her home in Alvin, Texas. She was born May 13, 1942, in Parsons, Kansas, to Thelma and Maurice Wyckoff.
Marcia graduated from Labette County Community High School in Altamont, Kansas, in 1960. She married Thomas M. Bunch on September 2, 1962, in Altamont, Kansas. Marcia received her Bachelor in Science in Vocational Home Economics Education from Kansas State University in 1964. She taught home economics in El Dorado, Arkansas; Norfolk, Virginia; and Altamont, Kansas, until she began to raise her family.
Following the death of her husband in 1989, Marcia returned to college, earning her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Houston – Clear Lake in 1993. She operated her own practice until her retirement in 2012, caring for countless children, couples, and families.
Marcia was a resident of Alvin, Texas, since 1977 and an active member of First United Methodist Church. Marcia enjoyed being involved with her children’s activities, traveling to National Parks, playing games with her grandkids, visiting with friends, and helping others. She demonstrated determination, courage, and strength that allowed her to do all she wanted to achieve and live the life she wanted to live. Her memory is an inspiration to her family, friends, and community.
Marcia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 26 years, Tom.
Marcia is survived by her children Rebecca Broussard and husband Frank of The Woodlands, Texas; Mark Bunch and wife Erin of Bridge City, Texas; and Cynthia Bunch of Alvin, Texas; grandchildren, Kirsten Broussard and fiancé Morgan Taylor, Timothy Broussard, Thomas Bunch, Matthew Broussard, and Elizabeth Bunch; brothers, Bill Wyckoff and wife Nancy of Altamont, Kansas, and Kirk Wyckoff and wife Connie of Parsons, Kansas; sister-in-law: Debbie Bunch of Austin, Texas; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to all the dear friends and caregivers who helped Marcia over the years.
Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church Alvin, 611 W. South St., Alvin, Texas 77511.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church Alvin with Rev. Mike Mayhugh officiating. Interment will follow at the Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 611 W. South St., Alvin, Texas, or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2425 Fountain View, Suite 280, Houston, TX 77057.
Condolences may be sent to the Bunch family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.