Mildred “Berniece” Hunt was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who passed away in Granbury, TX on February 2, 2022. She was born in Gorman, Texas, to Ray and Hope Kinser on October 10, 1933. After graduating from Gorman High School in Eastland County, Texas in 1952, she pursued farming and ranching with her family. Berniece soon met her would-be-husband, Donald “Max” Hunt, whose family were neighboring farmers. Berniece and Max continued to see one another from a distance while he was in the Army, and they were married on February 28, 1954. Her and Max bought a farm near family outside of Cisco, Texas, where she loved to spend time outdoors. They eventually moved to Odessa, Texas, where they had two sons, Shane and Zachary. On December 9, 1976, her husband, Max, passed away after a long battle with cancer.
After Max’s passing, Berniece moved her family back to the farm in Cisco, where she enjoyed raising her sons near her parents and extended family. The Hunts flourished in their life in Cisco, often coming together with cousins to play bluegrass and folk music, fish and hunt, play gin rummy, and enjoy homemade ice cream. Berniece was a wonderful mother to her boys, teaching them about the colorful life of the farm and its lessons. She always made time for fun and stressed the importance of a spiritual life.
Berniece loved being outside and was a master gardener, always having a beautiful yard and blooming plants that she held deep pride in. She loved to travel and explore, with a fascination for distant places and a love for road trips to the “Hill Country” (her favorite place in Texas). Like her mother, Berniece had an incredible memory, with an ability to recall vivid details that
brought life to her stories. She also had a notable sense of humor with a certain flair for the mischievous, known for her infamous pranks on family and friends. She had several occupations that included banking, education, and farming.
She was very close to her younger sister, Margaret Starr, and younger brother, Gene Kinser, whom she spent much time with. As a grandmother (“Grandma BC” and “Grandma BB”), she cherished her time with her four grandchildren, Logan, Bronwyn, Colton, and Tori Hunt; attending their activities and introducing them to antiquing and rock and arrowhead hunting—while passing down her love for classic films (far past bedtime). She dearly loved her large extended family that included many brothers and sisters-in law; aunts and uncles; cousins; and nieces and nephews, and she loved to plan family gatherings and reunions.
Berniece was preceded in death by her husband, Max Hunt; parents, Ray and Hope Kinser; and beloved brother, Gene Kinser.
She is survived by and will be deeply missed by her sons, Shane and Zachary Hunt, and their wives, Gayla and Dana; grandchildren, Logan, Bronwyn, Colton, and Tori Hunt; sister, Margaret Starr; and numerous nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Kimbrough Funeral Home, located at 300 W 9th St. in Cisco, TX.
A memorial gravesite service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Oakwood Cemetery, located at the intersection of Front St. and W. 1st St. in Cisco, TX.