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Funeral services held for Verniece Bakun

Verniece Caudill Bakun died at her home in Lompoc, Calif., on January 21. She was 79 years old.

Born at Van, she was a daughter of the late Willie and Sophie Jefferson Caudill. She was a sister of the late Emery Titus Caudill, Millard Arlie Caudill, Willie Earl Caudill, and Violet Dean Fish.

Mrs. Bakun was graduated from Lee’s College and taught school in Letcher County. Later she served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Sergeant’s Association, and the Women’s Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. She was a member of Angels Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Albert Joseph Bakun; a son, Michael Joseph; a brother, Laurel Caudill, Lake Bluff, Ill.; and two sisters, Zola Pansy Ratliff, Premium, and Virginia Frazier, Cocoa, Fla.

Graveside services were held January 31 at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine, Calif.

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