Adele Elaine Bugler

September 8, 1949 - February 11, 2024

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Adele Elaine Bugler, 74, passed away Sunday February 11, 2024 at her home in Chesapeake with her loved ones by her side.  Adele was born in Oakland California on September 8,1949 to Jean and John Witschel.

Adele served 20 years active duty and 10 years retired reserve in the United States Navy.  She served during the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars.  She earned 2 National Defense Service Medals, 3 National Achievement Medals, Forth Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and .45 Caliber Pistol Markman Ribbon.  After serving her country, Adele enjoyed another 20 years working for QVC.

After her second retirement Adele enjoyed her days relaxing in her home watching her grandchildren and great granddaughter flourish.  Adele was an inspiration to many throughout her life.  She was always referred to as being “Strong as an ox“ and “She never lets anything get in her way.“  Adele always had an open door for anyone or anything, whether you walked on 2 or 4 legs.  Her strength was and will always be a source of courage for all who loved her.

She is survived by her three daughters, Kathrine Tunnell, Jennifer Friday and Michelle Friday.

The family will honor her with a private service at her home in Chesapeake.

Cremation & Funeral Services of Tidewater is assisting her family. Please share memories & express condolences at

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Arwen Fowler Jonsson
1 month ago

Your mom was and still is amazing. I believe she gets to watch over all the people and animals in her life even now and she is with those that went before. I am so sorry she had to leave so soon. Sending hugs to Kathy, Jenn and my baby sister. I will continue to keep you in my heart and prayers. I love you guys.

Erin Becker
1 month ago

I’m sorry I could not be with the family during this unfortunate situation. Mama was always there for someone that needed an ear. She was loving, and always had a sense of humor. She was not my mother, but always treated me like a daughter. She will be remembered and loved by those who knew her! I was holding the blanket that she crocheted for me today, and I felt her presence. I know that she is now in a better place with those that she loved and lost. We love you mama, and we will see you again one… Read more »

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