Walton –Muriel “Bunky” Olmstead, 87, of Walton passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown surrounded by her family.
She was born in Deposit, NY on November 2, 1931, the daughter of the late Lowell and Mildred Thomas Mosher.
Bunky liked to make crafts, she made dolls for family and friends for several years. She knitted and crocheted quilts and dolls. Bunky also loved to bake and always had pies, cakes, cookies or other pastries on hand for all those who visited her.
Bunky retired after 25 years from Walton Central Elementary School as a teacher’s aide, ATV Room Proctor and Computer Proctor for grades 1-5.
She was a member of the Walton Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliary and also served as president and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Walton.
Bunky married B. James (BJ) Olmstead on June 26, 1951.
Besides her husband Jim she is survived by their children; sons J. Michael and Linda Olmstead of Durango CO, Richard Olmstead and Lori Kopecko of Apalachin, NY and daughter Linda and Charles Cucchiara of Spring Hill FL, 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.
Bunky was predeceased by brothers Fran and Lawrence Mosher, half-brother Jack Rolland and sisters Hazel Peck and Jessie Nagel.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 11 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the Walton Fire Department, 61 West Street, Walton. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1 pm at the fire house. Interment will follow at the Walton Cemetery, 55 Fancher Avenue, Walton.