Carolyn Jean Dunham of Moscow died Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Good Samaritan Village, She was 72.
Carolyn was born August 15, 1947 in Delano, California to Luther A. and Wanda J. (Moore) Dunham. She grew up and attended school in the Santa Cruz, CA area. She lived several places including California, Nebraska and Oregon before making her home in Bovill Idaho in 1982. She moved to Moscow in 2011 and lived at Good Samaritan Village for the past 2 years.
Carolyn had a love for life and was known for giving a helping hand to anyone in need as well as having an amazing sense of humor. She enjoyed the outdoors and knew where the best mushroom and huckleberry picking spots were. She would always share her “secret” picking spots with anyone who wanted to go. She was an exceptional archer, she competed and placed in many archery competitions over the years. She was a talented glass etcher. Many newlywed couples received etched wine glasses from her. Her true passion in life was her family. She was always very proud of her children and would love to brag about them. However, she would especially light up when she was with her grandkids and great grandkids who called her “Nona” (NOT grandma!). She loved to cook, decorate cakes and watch movies with all the kids. Another favorite pastime was going to casinos with her “chosen” sisters May and Sally, they would spend hours laughing while playing the “penny machine’s”.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Connie (Bruce) Carter of Weston, OR, Johnny Rodrigues of Felton, CA and Shelly (Kurt) Nichols of Moscow. She also leaves her grandchildren, Malissa Fitzjarrell, Jammie Fitzjarrell, Jessica Fitzjarrell, Shoshanah Adams, Rodger Kennedy and Roy Kennedy as well as 18 great grandchildren.
Also surviving are her siblings, Norma (Carl) Hanaf of Juliaetta, Larry (Linda) Dunham of Ben Lomond, CA, Jeff (Barbara) Dunham of Oakland, OR, Richard Dunham of Seattle, WA, Dal (Jan) Dunham of Texas, and Brenda Phelps of Nebraska.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Janis and her “chosen sisters” May Morris and Sally Pelton.
Please join the family in a celebration of life luncheon at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the Moscow Moose Lodge on Main Street.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Humane Society of the Palouse, P.O. Box 8847, Moscow, ID 83843.
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