Juanita Bell Hunt, 95, of Hemet, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 of natural causes following a stroke suffered 2-1/2 years prior. Her family cared for her at home with the help of Ramona VNA & Hospice.
She was born Jan. 14, 1909 in Dennison, Ill. She was the eldest daughter of Hurley and Alice Sears.
She moved to Irvine in 1912 where her father was a farmer on the Irvine Ranch.
Mrs. Hunt graduated in 1927 from Tustin High School and married David Errol Hunt the following year.
Their first son was born in Irvine in 1928. The Hunts then moved to Modesto where they had three more children and lived there for 10 years. Then they moved to Santa Ana and lived there until 1951 when they moved to Idyllwild.
The Hunts were the first managers of Camp Maranatha for 20 years and moved to Hemet in 1980.
They were lifetime members of the First Advent Christian Church in Tustin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Errol Hunt, and a granddaughter, Kristi Yates.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at Harford Funeral Home, 120 N. Buena Vista St. in Hemet.
She is survived by two sons, David “Bud” Hunt and wife Barbara of Idyllwild, and Stanley Hunt and wife Bonnie of San Jose; two daughters, Carol Hiskey and husband Bud of Idyllwild, and Diane Matthews of Hemet; and 11 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her memory to Camp Maranatha.