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Remembering Sally Bundy, a woman who expanded the real estate industry in Southeast Texas
BEAUMONT - by Lauren Huet
A woman who expanded the real estate industry in Southeast Texas has died. Sally Bundy died yesterday after battling cancer. She was 77 years old. Bundy helped found the Re/Max office in Beaumont, but her contributions went far beyond the business world.
"I mean, you could set your clock by her. 7:45 every morning, on the phone, in the office working," said the owner of Re/Max Beaumont, Charlie Foxworth.
Sally Bundy and five other women founded the Beaumont Re/Max office a little more than 20 years ago.
"Not her words but her actions, that's what defined her," said Foxworth. "She was always positive, always gets the deal done-- gets it done the right way, ethically, honestly, and I don't think she had an enemy in this business."
Always positive, said Foxworth, even though she battled cancer four times. Coworkers say Bundy never let cancer keep her away from her family, friends, or her work.
"This whole thing is so unbelievable for me because I view her as unstoppable. Absolutely unstoppable. With an attitude that is to be admired," said Foxworth. "It's just-- to lead with your actions, to be viewed as someone that will just go on forever. It makes this particularly hard, I think on all of us, because that's what she was."
Despite the phone calls from potential home buyers at just about any hour, Bundy found time for life outside the real-estate industry.
"She was involved in a myriad of community activities," said Foxworth. "She didn't just attend or she wasn't just a member, she was always involved."
Foxworth said, although the office will never be the same, Bundy's influence will always motivate them.
"We're going to take that legacy, we're going to put it into action, and we're going to keep moving forward. She would not accept us looking backward in this situation, she would prod us forward and that's what we're going to do," said Foxworth.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Broussard's Mortuary.