Kent Dunnam of Troy died Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. He was 82.
Kent was born August 13, 1936 at Stamford, Texas, the only child of C. W. “Bill” and Linnie Adkins Dunnam. He grew up and attended school at Rule, TX, graduating from high school there. He then attended the University of Texas and West Texas A & M where he earned a degree in mathematics. He went on to earn a Masters degree in Business and Finance from the University of Indiana. Kent and Linda Lewis were married in Rule, TX on January 26, 1958.
Kent entered Officer Training School and was a Navigator and Weapon Systems Operator for the Air Force, serving 28 missions during the Vietnam War. He flew the A-26, KC-97, KC-135, C-130 and F-111 during a distinguish Air Force career. He retired from the Air Force in 1979, his last assignment was with the ROTC Detachment on the campuses of the University of Idaho and Washington State University.
He began teaching computer science at the University of Idaho, a position he held until his retirement from UI in 1999.
Kent enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and after his retirement he was able to travel and take up birdwatching. He served as a Scout Master, Troy City Councilman and was an active member of the Troy Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 63 years, Linda; his sons, Andrew (Gretchen) Dunnam of Colorado Springs, CO, and Jeff (Tracy) Dunnam of Covington, WA; along with his grandchildren, Anthony, Grace and Evan.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, December 22nd at the Troy Lutheran Church. Pastor Randall Nicolai will officiate and burial with military honors will be at Burnt Ridge Cemetery. A luncheon and time of remembering will follow at the Troy Lutheran Church Social Hall.
The family suggests memorials be made to Lutheran World Relief or to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation of America.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.net.