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January 24, 2013

Ted Bundy, “Obituary”

I thought he deserved a proper obituary, not some sensationalized news article about the monstrous serial killer celebrating his death.

Ted_Bundy_HS_YearbookOn January 24, 1989 Theodore “Ted” Robert Cowell Bundy died peacefully at his home, after a long illness. He was 42.

Mr Bundy was born on November 24, 1946 in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Eleanor Louise Cowell. His formative years were spent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tacoma, Washington. Although he was an avid traveler who rarely settled in one place for very long, his final years were spent living in sunny Starke, Florida. His ashes will be sprinkled over The Cascade Range in Washington per his request, a place he frequented and held dear to his heart.

A 1965 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, he attended numerous universities between the years 1965 and 1974 for a variety of studies including Psychology and Law. In 1971, he spent a year at the Washington Suicide & Crisis Hotlines, during which he helped save many lives.

Classmates and colleagues remember Ted as handsome, intelligent, articulate, charming, and promising. Admired and envied by all who knew him, he set the example and the standard for which young men should aspire to be.

His interests included traveling, skiing, sailing, socks, true crime and women. He was also very much into politics. In 1968 he volunteered at the Seattle office of Nelson Rockefeller’s presidential campaign and attended the 1968 Republican National Convention in Miami as a Rockefeller delegate. In 1972 he joined Governor Daniel J. Evans’s reelection campaign. After Evans’s reelection he was hired as an assistant to Ross Davis, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party.

He is survived by his daughter Rosa; his mother Eleanor Louise Cowell Bundy, and four siblings; Sandra, Glenn, Linda, Richard.

No public service or calling hours planned. In lieu of flowers and cards, please consider donating to LUND of Burlington, Vermont, a comprehensive treatment center and family support agency.