Our Story

Weatherly Inn has been family owned and operated for three generations.

History

The Weatherly Inn communities, are owned and operated by the Bunn family, whose heritage in senior living concepts goes back to 1959. The Bunns make their home right here in the Pacific Northwest, and over the years, multiple members have been involved in Weatherly Inn.

Owners Larry R. Bunn, DDS, and Nancy Bunn Munro originally developed Weatherly Inn. Larry was the general contractor and operations manager for over fifteen years. Nancy was in charge of all interior design, decorating with antique furnishings from her Olympia shop, Nantucket Antiques. Today, operations in both communities are managed on a daily basis by their son, Alex Bunn, the third generation to carry on the legacy.

After practically growing up at Weatherly Inn and knowing every nook and cranny, Alex went off to school in Santa Barbara, CA, at Westmont College. Upon graduation and then a short stint in medical school, he decided to join the family business instead and took on the role of Administrator in 1999. In 2012, Alex transitioned to President & CEO over both Weatherly communities. He can often be heard saying, “This is the best job in the world!” We’re glad med school wasn’t for him!

Mission

 

Weatherly Inn is a small, locally owned and operated senior living community whose mission is to preserve dignity and give respect to seniors and their families by providing exceptional quality in all aspects of our communities – from compassionate care, engaging activities, delicious food, clean surroundings, to quality furnishings. The one-on-one relationships that are naturally developed and intentionally nurtured day-by-day between residents and staff are the foundation of what makes Weatherly Inn “…where it’s home and you’re family.”

Timeline

  • 1958 – ƒ„Emmett Koelsch and Alice Koelsch Schultz (first generation)
    establish their first senior care community in Kelso, WA. Over the next
    three decades, they and their five grown children continue to develop the business.
  • 1987 ƒ„- Larry R. Bunn, DDS, and Nancy Koelsch Bunn Munro (second
    generation) locate property in Tacoma next to the old Auto-View drive-in theatre
  • 1989 – ƒOpen Weatherly Inn in Tacoma
  • 1989-1991 – ƒLarry is Administrator
  • 1993 ƒ- Open Bristol Court, the first secured memory care at Weatherly Inn
  • 1995 – ƒBuild new apartment wing at Weatherly Inn and open Magnolia Place, the second secured memory care at Weatherly Inn
  • 1996 ƒ- Larry and Nancy locate property in Kent near Lake Meridian and develop a memory care community with their five grown children
  • 1999 – ƒOpen Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian in Kent
  • 1999 ƒ- Alex Bunn (third generation) is Administrator at Weathery Inn in Tacoma
  • 2012 – Alex becomes President & CEO
  • 2014 – ƒOpen Magnolia Court, secured memory care, and re-open Bristol Court to independent and assisted living at Weatherly Inn in Tacoma

Family Tree