Serial killer Ted Bundy's mother has died, reportedly after a long illness. Louise Bundy lived in Tacoma, Wash. and was 88-years-old when she passed away. The News Tribune shared the details on Jan. 9.
Louise Bundy stuck by her son for years after he was discovered to be a serial killer, though she did back off of that stance somewhat over the years as he gave Death Row confessions. Ted Bundy's mother died last month, but few details have been uncovered. The Associated Press confirmed her death via the pastor at the church she attended, First United Methodist in Tacoma.
The attorney who represented Ted Bundy shared that he hadn't spoken with Louise Bundy in decades. He shared Wednesday that he knew Bundy's love for her son had always remained strong, even when her belief in his innocence waned. Despite the attention they received in Tacoma, Louise and her husband John remained in the city and Louise was quite active in her church.
Louise Bundy was a mother of five, and was working at the University of Puget Sound as a secretary when her son became infamous as a serial killer. It seems in the decades since his convictions, she has lived a quiet life as much out of the public eye as possible.