May 02, 2022

Barbara 'Bunny' Lou Saum (1947 - 2022)

Posted May 02, 2022 4:24 PM

Barbara “Bunny” Lou Saum, 74, of Alliance, Nebraska, passed away on April 29th, 2022 after a battle with cancer.

Bunny was born on May 22nd, 1947 to Estell and Ina (Murray) Huber in Gillette, Wyoming. On March 19, 1978, Bunny graduated nursing school with an LPN and married William Mark Saum on the same day. A little over a month before her passing, Mark and Bunny had just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary.

In February of 1996, Bunny graduated from Bryan Nursing School with her RN degree. She was a practicing nurse for over thirty-seven years before finally retiring (for the third time) in 2015.  In those thirty-seven years she worked at Morrill County Community Hospital in Bridgeport, Regional West Garden County Hospital in Oshkosh, Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Box Butte General Hospital and Highland Park Nursing Home in Alliance. She also worked as a traveling nurse for a spell, and after Hurricane Katrina she answered the call from the Red Cross for RN volunteers and traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bunny’s life was centered around family, friends, and nursing. To try and describe her in just a few words would be impossible. She was strong, loving, supportive, caring, nurturing, giving, compassionate, loyal, trustworthy, empowering, and the list goes on and on. She was one-of-a-kind and will be dearly missed by so many.

Bunny was preceded in death by her parents, Estell and Ina Huber, her brother, Gary, her niece Anndee Huber, and her son, Kenny Stark. She is survived by her husband, Mark Saum; her brother, Chuck (Sally) Huber; her seven children, Shawn (Natalie) Miller, Rod (Kathy) Stark, Kelly Stark, Tracy Stark, Denny (Brandy) Stark, Jennifer (Jeff) Vogel, James (Rana) Saum; her nineteen grandchildren, Nick, Tommy, Dillon, Summer, Nicole, Brook, Sage, Faith, Ashley, Corbin, Bailey, Madison, Banyn, Cormic, Jepsen, Layne, Emi, Mackenzie, Kaden; and her three great-grandchildren, Atlas, Ronan and Jada; also survived by her very dear friend Cindy Foster and the Foster family, as well as countless cousins, nieces, nephews, coworkers and friends both near and far, too numerous to name.

Bunny’s Celebration of Life will be held on what would have been her 75th birthday. Please come help us celebrate her life on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Eagles in Alliance, Nebraska with a luncheon to follow.

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