Sunday Jean Staples
January 5, 1941 - July 7, 2017
Salem- Sunday J. Duncan age 76 passed away on July 7, at Salem Hospital after courageously battling a failing heart for several years. Her loving family was at her side at the time of her death.
Sunday was born on January, 5th 1941 in Boulder, Colorado to Jack and Leona Duncan. When Sunday was twelve years she was seriously injured in a traffic accident that killed her mother and her father moved with her and her two brothers to Oregon to be closer to family members. They lived in Oakland, St. Paul, where she was a Buckaret, and eventually settled in Salem.
Sunday graduated in 1959 from South Salem High School an immediately went to Beauty School. She worked for several years as a beautician and managed both the Meier and Frank and Penny’s salons. Later she had a very successful career in Real Estate sales with her partner and daughter Pamela.
In February, 1962 she married Robert A. Staples Bob who was attending Oregon College of Education. After graduation they moved to Canyonville so that Bob could start his teaching career and after two years they moved back to Salem.
Sunday loved to travel with her family. With her husband their three daughters and Bob's mother they traveled the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and took several cruises. She also loved spending time at their home on the Deschutes River.
Sunday was a kind and loving person. She always put the needs of her family and friends first even as she battled failing health in her later years. She truly appreciated the many friends who took care of her and helped her be a part of their activities and events. In her last five years she was in and out of the hospital numerous times but she was tough and feisty and always managed to go home. Finally, even though she never gave up her weakened body did.
She is survived by her husband, Bob; daughters, Angela, Pamela, and Laura; brother, Robert Duncan of Grand Ronde; six grandchildren and one great grandson.
A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am Thursday, July 20th at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. A reception will follow the service. Private interment will be at City View Cemetery.