Julia A. Roughton Allen (Bunnell), 86, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on June 8, 2018. She was born July 17, 1931 to Lee and Nellie Bunnell (Comer) in Columbus, OH. She graduated high school in Ohio in 1948 and moved to Florida in the early 1960s. Julia was a dedicated wife, homemaker and mother. She spent her life lovingly raising her six children and caring for many of the community's children as well. Julia enjoyed reading, music, traveling with her late husband Lee and spending time at their mountain home in Franklin, NC. She will be remembered for her quick wit, feisty spirit, stubborn determination, and of course her love of all things sweet. She will be greatly missed beyond words.
Julia is survived by her children, David (Carol) Souders of Adairsville, GA; Nancy (Dave) Heder of Punta Gorda; Christy (Bruce) Buzzell of Punta Gorda; Jeff (Fay) Roughton of Punta Gorda; Dennis (Julie) Roughton of Punta Gorda; Jay (Lisa) Roughton of North Port. Grandchildren, David (Nicole) Souders; Todd (Josie) Souders; Stephen (Jackie) Souders; Chase Brayton; Chad Roughton; Sami (Justin) Pickens; Mandi Roughton; Kristen Roughton; Jordan Roughton; Alexa Roughton; Logan Roughton; Olivia Roughton; Carson Roughton; 8 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by Sam Roughton, loving husband of 20 years; Thomas Lee Allen, loving husband of 21 years; her parents and brother, Dean Bunnell of Tampa.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Pilgrim United Church, 24515 Rampart Blvd, Punta Gorda. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Tidewell Hospice.
Please visit the online tribute for Julia Roughton Allen at www.kays-ponger.com to sigh the guest book and offer condolences to the family.
I knew Julia and some of Her family, and was very sad to hear
of her passing. You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless.
Earl & Verna Woods
Dear family and loved ones, we offer our deepest heart felt condolences of the passing of your mom. She was a very loving and caring mom and she will be missed. We are disappointed that we could not be there to celebrate her life with you but we are out of town. We will be thinking of you and praying for you even though we are not with you.
Sincerely Tom and Tracey Millican
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mom Roughton Allen will be missed by all. She has so much to be proud of. Dennis, Jeff, Jay, David, Christy, Nancy and family, we love you all.
Jeff, Kim, Sean, and Gavin Morgan
Christy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
You were our neighbor for many years Julia but much more than that, you were our friend and we loved you. We lived through the best of times and the worst of times (Charley) but through it all, you always handled yourself with grace, humor, kindness, understanding and respect. We now face your passing with such deep sorrow but you have left us with so many wonderful memories of our times together that will carry us through our sadness now and in the future.
With all our love and thank you for being in our lives,
Doug & Jayne Bridle xxxxxxx
Jeff, Fay and Family,
We send you our love and deepest sympathy in your time of need. Your Mom led a good life and leaves behind a wonderful legacy in you and your entire family.
Know that we will hold all of you close in heart, mind and spirit.
Lovingly, Fred and Annie Geisel
She was a special lady, she never let anybody do thing for her she would tell you how it was if you don't like that oh well. I so grateful to know her, we all way picking on each other. Julie you going to be miss but you alway be in my heart. And knowing your family are my family now. R.I.P. JULIE.
Harry and Jean Joslin send their blessing to everyone in the family. Dennis/Jay/Jeff/David and the wives we will say a prayer and keep you in our thoughts.. we are so sorry for your loss.
May all the wonderful memories comfort you all. Mom Allen will be dearly missed. Love her. Jill and Fred Willett
Mike and I send our sincerest condolences to the family. May she rest in peace and may God give comfort to you all.
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