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Pamela Sue Bunde

December 15, 1949 — May 2, 2024


Pamela Sue Bunde, of Maryville, passed away on May 2, 2024. She was born in San Bernardino, California on December 15, 1949. After high school, Pam joined the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant and earning two Bronze Stars. When serving at U.S. Army headquarters in Vietnam, she met her husband of 52 years, Dr. Terry Bunde. She graduated from Maryville College and later worked there as the senior thesis editor, where she helped students become more proficient writers. A mother to two daughters, she cared deeply about them and about her community. As a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church, Pam served as both an elder and a deacon and was a steadfast volunteer with the Community Benefit Sale and the Welcome Table. In her spare time, she was an avid reader, especially of mysteries, and loved crossword puzzles and Scrabble. She is survived by her husband; her brother Jim, sister Lois, and their spouses; two nieces, two nephews, and their children; her daughter Janet, son-in-law, John Kelly, and granddaughter Rosemary Bunde Kelly; and her daughter Gretchen and son-in-law Andrew Pearcy. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024 at New Providence Presbyterian Church, 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New Providence Welcome Table, 703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801 or Good Neighbors of Blount County, 320 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801. Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

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Friday, May 10, 2024

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New Providence Presbyterian Church

703 W Broadway Ave, Maryville, TN 37801

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