Dorelen (Dorie) Bunting passed away last week at the Casa de Paz care facility at age 101.
She arrived in Albuquerque in 1948, a newlywed, with her husband, Bainbridge Bunting, who began a distinguished career as a professor of Art History at UNM. They bought a one-room adobe on Guadalupe Trail, which would grow to a large quixotic house and meeting place. There, they raised children Emily, Meredith and Findlay.
The Buntings were founding members of the Albuquerque Quaker Meeting. Dorie ‘s activism began with ‘Ban the Bomb’ and the anti-Vietnam War movement in the 1960’s, and continued in the anti-nuclear movement into her late 80’s. A quiet, committed activist, she became a community legend. co-founding the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice in 1983.
She is survived by three grandchildren, Ximena and Feliciana Puig, Walker Bunting.; and four great grandchildren. Her daughter Emily and her husband predeceased her.
The family is ever grateful for the kind and loving care she received at Casa de Paz, and under Hospice Luna del Valle, and for the friends who visited and wrote her.