Mary B. (Bunny) Haines
Born June 30, 1924 in Big Timber, Montana to Birge Brammer and Dorothy Hines Brammer. Bunny passed away on October 1, 2021. Bunny grew up "a true country kid," competing to see who could get the most ticks on them, hauling buckets of water to drown gofers, riding horses, creek swimming, fishing, ice skating, roller skating, baseball games, community and family picnics. Bunny grew up in Lennep, Martinsdale and Harlowton, Montana. Graduating from Harlowton High School in 1942, where she was active in chorus, theater and band as a trombone player.
Her love of horses led to her choice of vocation at an early age, as while riding home one day, the saddle on the horse she was riding came off, resulting in two broken arms and numerous injuries. During her hospital stay she remembered thinking that had to be the most special place in all the world, thus she made up her mind to become a nurse. Bunny attended Montana State College in Bozeman Montana then to St. Patrick's School of Nursing in Missoula Montana, graduating in 1945.
She worked in Townsend Montana after nurses training before answering an ad in the newspaper and receiving a call from Dr. Groshart asking if she would like to come to Worland and work in the new hospital (the former library). Bunny often said "she delivered half the babies in Worland." During this time, she also met her husband Leonard and they were married May 28, 1948. Upon leaving the hospital, Bunny worked one year as a scrub nurse for Dr. Whittamore, before working for 40 years as an office nurse for Drs. Jorgenson, Sutherland, Graham and Johns.
Bunny was devoted to serving others but her church and family were foremost. Her strong faith and love of God got her through the hardest times of her life. An active member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Bunny served on the vestry, was a lay reader and lay eucharistic minister. Bunny was a health and wellness expert with a holistic approach, mind, body, spirit, that she shared with the community through her exercise classes, massage therapy and Reiki.
Bunny was proceeded in deeath by her husband Leonard, her parents Birge and Dorothy Brammer, brother Clarence Brammer and sister Marjorie Bundren. She is survived by her three children; Dougal (Babs) Haines, Debi (Doug) Morrison and Danni Chambers and her sister Beverly Jones. Grandchildren Aaron (Kristin) Huey, Adam (Kate) Morrison and Andrea (Cody) McKinley. Great grandchildren Hawkeye and Juno Huey - Waylon and Kally Morrison - Rawly and Marli McKinley - Sunny Hein.
A caring nurse, a devoted Christian, a loving mother and grandmother. Bunny was a world traveler (she once went to the Soviet Union with Richard Simmons) and an ace fly fisherwoman. Those of you who knew Bunny, know she was much more than can be put into words here, so if you have a story or a memory, please share it with someone. She lived, she laughed, she loved. You will be missed sweet Mama.
A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to your favorite charity in Bunny's name.
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