Mary Bumgardner

December 27, 1927 ~ April 16, 2022

Born in: Gainesville, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Juanita Bumgardner, 94, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Arlington.
Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Park Springs Bible Church, 5515 Park Springs Blvd., Arlington.
Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington.
Juanita was born on December 27, 1927 in Gainesville, Texas to W.M. Lowell Hair and Edna May King Hair. A resident of Arlington since 1960, she was a member of Park Springs Bible Church. Juanita was an exhibition ballroom dancer from 1990-2010. She loved to travel and took her entire family on a trip to Branson, Missouri.
A cancer survivor, Juanita was a prayer warrior and always helping others. She donated money to numerous charities including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Salvation Army.
She loved researching genealogy. Juanita enjoyed baking for others and was famous for her almond cakes and blueberry delight desserts. She enjoyed listening to a wide variety of music and loved art. Her favorite color was blue.
Juanita dearly loved her family and will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna May King Whitson; father, W.M. Lowell Hair; sisters, Minnie Virginia Hair Talley, Frances Hair Maxwell, Florence Hair Ball, Aleta Ramona Huddleston Wolfenbarger, Mary Sarah Ann Huddleston Duncan McMillin; brothers, Edward Hair, Robert Amos “Sie” Hair, William Lowell “Dood” Hair and Johnny David “Wap” Hair.
Survivors: Sister, Sandra Loretta June Brewer; sons, Alf Reeves Bumgardner Jr., Don Alan Bumgardner and wife, Connie Bea; grandchildren, Dustin Reeves Bumgardner, Amy Faith Jameson, Jerame Don Bumgardner and Jake Alan Bumgardner; great-grandchildren, Jett Kale Jameson, Aero Flynn Jameson, Ras Alan Bumgardner, Aidan Gideon Bumgardner, Oliver Don Bumgardner, Vanida Bea Bumgardner, Jake Tyler Bumgardner, Jordin Bea Bumgardner and Jemma Lee Bumgardner; and numerous other family members and friends.


Public Visitation: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

Funeral Service: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Park Springs Bible Church
5515 Park Springs Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76017


Graveside Service: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 12:00 pm

Moore Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012

(817) 275-2711

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  1. I loved your stories about dancing and visiting with you all those years ago.
    I will never forget you and your wonderful family.

  2. I loved when I would get to spend time with Aunt Nita. Her house was an oasis, and she was fun to spend time with. We got to go to the Ranger Game, fish, and just hang out. We even made the news together. She was such a classy woman, and I’ll miss her dearly.

  3. I have been Juanita’s next door neighbor since 2015. We played lots of canasta together, ate breakfast out many mornings, and always went to Shelton’s Beauty Salon on Fridays until the salon closed. She was my puppy’s (Pixie) best friend. Juanita was Pixie’s #1 sitter, and I’m pretty certain Pixie didn’t care if I ever came home. We both will miss Juanita so very much, but we will never forget that pretty fiesty, well dressed lady that always had one of her specialty almond cakes in the freezer to share with us.

  4. This lady was the greatest. I was telling Alf earlier today that her high-school graduation gift to me, in 1970, is the only gift I still have (and the only on I remember after 52 years) and I think of her every time I see it. It wasn’t that the gift was expensive, but it was what I needed at that time of my life.

    It was the book “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen and was written in 1903. The teachings of the book are simple but they guided me through many instances in my life and still do today.

    I have many other memories, but one of my favorite is her dancing at my wedding reception. I don’t think she sat down the whole night and she closed the place down. And then she complained that the band stopped playing and she was just getting started.

    I bet she’s dancing right now! What a lady!

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