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"Bunny"

February 20, 1932 October 26, 2021
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Mary “Bunny” Louise Shaw
February 20, 1932 - October 26, 2021

Bunny passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at the age of 89.

Bunny was born on her family farm in Browns Valley, Minnesota to Ernest and Bess Labs. At age nine Bunny moved to Oregon and then later settled in California. As a young mother Bunny put herself through cosmetology school, then opened her own salon “Bunny’s Style Shoppe” in Petaluma, California. She sponsored a bowling team under her salon name. During that time she enjoyed traveling to family gatherings with her sons Terry and Eddie.

Bunny had four loves in her life: Charlie Holder, Bud Bumpus, Virgil Shaw and Ernie Villadsen. Thirty-three years were spent living with her beloved Ernie in Novato. They enjoyed square dancing, taking walks to local parks, volunteering at the local grocery store, traveling to visit family and taking trips to casinos.

Bunny enjoyed reading, gardening, visiting with neighbors and playing cards. She raised chickens, cows, and horses. She enjoyed the fruits of her labor by making homemade fruit rolls, applesauce and pickled cucumbers.

Bunny moved to Happy Living By Cogir in Vacaville in the fall of 2018 after Ernie passed away. She has enjoyed getting to know her neighbors and staff there. She loves going out to plays, concerts, movies and her favorite restaurant, Murillo’s.

Bunny is survived by her sons Terry (Rita) Holder, Edgar (Annie) Bumpus, Granddaughters: Cynde (Jan) Opperman, Carol (Greg) Sutton, great grandchildren: Shelby (Michael) Howard, Jay Opperman, Tyler Sutton, Ashley Sutton, great-great grandson Corey Opperman Howard with another great-great grandson on the way Braxton Howard in January 2022, sister-in-law Fern Labs and nieces Naomi (Russ) Faulkner and Nina Labs, great nephews Samuel Faulkner, Tucker Labs and great-great nephew Aiden Faulkner. Her extended family include stepsons David (Janet) Villadsen, John (Jane) Villadsen, Granddaughter Diane Villadsen (Padraic McGinley) and stepdaughter Lisa Shaw.

Bunny’s Funeral Services will be held on Monday, November 1st at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St Dixon. Viewing is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Burial at 1:00 p.m. at Silveyville Cemetery, 800 S. First St. Bunny’s Celebration of Life follows at 2:00 p.m. at the home of Terry and Rita Holder 385 Anchor Ct. Dixon. Donations in Bunny’s name may be made to The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

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Visitation

Monday

1

Nov

10:00 AM 11/1/2021 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
Milton Carpenter Funeral Home

569 N. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

Milton Carpenter Funeral Home
569 N. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Service

Monday

1

Nov

11:00 AM 11/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
Milton Carpenter Funeral Home

569 N. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

Milton Carpenter Funeral Home
569 N. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Silveyville Cemetery Final Resting Place

800 S. First St.
Dixon, CA 95620

800 S. First St. Dixon 95620 CA
United States
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