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Sheila E. Bunker, secretary

Tuesday, March 8, 2011; 9:21 PM

Sheila E. Bunker, 73, a life coach who worked with business owners in the Washington region from the late 1990s until 2004, died Feb. 16 at Montgomery Hospice's Casey House in Rockville. She had lung cancer.

Earlier, she was a secretary for IBM. During the 1970s, she volunteered for the Montgomery County Swim League, for which her son swam competitively.

She was born Sheila Lu Engle in Los Angeles and moved to the Washington area in the late 1950s. She received a bachelor's degree in foreign affairs in 1960 from Georgetown University and a master's degree in human resources development in 1997 from George Washington University.

She was a member of St. Raphael's Catholic Church in Potomac and the Potomac River Jazz Club and a volunteer at the Christ Child Society of Washington, a nonprofit organization.

She had been a Rockville resident since 1963.

Her marriage to Jack Veatch ended in divorce.

Survivors include her husband of seven years, Joseph B. Bunker of Rockville; two sons from her first marriage, Christopher J. Veatch of Silver Spring and Daniel H. Veatch of San Francisco; two stepchildren, Scott J. Bunker of Derwood and Kari B. Wilson of Poolesville; and four grandchildren.

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