Howard Gene Bunker

Profile Updated: July 18, 2022
Howard Gene Bunker
Residing In: Dodge City, KS USA
Spouse/Partner? To whom? When? How long? Karen Anita Bunker 1979 43years of Marriage
Children Three son's
Josh Luke
Howard Gene Bunker


Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you retired?


Do you still have family in the Wichita area?


Do you have grand kids? Great grand kids?

Yes 2 Grandchildren

What has your life been like during the pandemic and what would you tell future generations?

It Sucked waring Mask, being isolated from Family and Friends

What have you been up to since you graduated?

Working my ass off
Have been doing Handthrown Pottery on the Wheel for over 40 years.Raising my Family.

If you have traveled, where have you been, what did you like best, and why?

Colorado, my son Josh got me to do Via Ferrata and Bouldering in the Ouray, Colorado.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Being with my Grandchildren.
Being in Colorado

What did you think you would do when you finished high school and what did you actually do?

Join anthem MARINE CORPS spent two years in Camp Pendleton, California made Corporal before I got out in June of 1974.
Spent several years doing different jobs.
Spent 19.5 years as a Groundskeeper and Maintenance Man at our local Hospital in Dodge City Kansas, spent the next 25 years working for United Telephone, started out burying Copper and Fiber Optics cables , did that for 10 years, asked to do something else, so they made me a Roving Maintenance Man, took care of Customer's , who were out of Telephone service and , worked in Cimarron, Ensign,Ingalls,Copeland, Montezuma, Ford, Spearville, Protection,Coldwater, Englewood Kansas, And Ditch Valley, Oklahoma were my working areas during my 25 years of service, to the Customer's of United Communications, worked the Wildfires, in Ashland kansas, Englewood and Ditch Valley burned up over a million acres, killed 10,000 head of Cattle Destroyed over 10,000 miles of Fencing.

Who was/were your favorite teacher(s) and why?

Shop class, History class with Miss , we were out in those small buildings to the east of the high School, the Automotive Teacher ,who also made Hamburgers as his second job,

What is a favorite school story or memory?

Getting Out.
It wasn't a Goid Time, for me lots of Bullying.

What is the biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at West?

Payed more attention to,what was being taught.
TRYED out for the Wrestling Team or Basketball team.
Only regrets I have.

What did you always want to do that you haven't done yet?

I've been Blessed, to have a Family and good friends, live in Colorado and California, I've done a lot and have enjoyed the People who have help me grow into the individual I am today, especially my Drill Instructor's, they were Amazing, yet Firm and they wanted us as a Team and we were, working together, The Drill Instructor's, were there to help save our lives and I truly believe that with all my Soul and Heart.

Any words of wisdom?

Live, your Life, be who you are, Not what someone else, wants you to be!
Travel as much as you can or can afford!
Dont leave any Stone unturned!
Go see the Ocean and the Mountains, especially if you've never been!
Enjoy God's Creations, never be afraid to try something different, out of your Norm!

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