Linda Alene Dunnam of Troy died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. She was 83.
Linda was born October 3, 1936 to Garland and Hazel (Morris) Lewis at Post, Texas. The family moved to Rule, Texas where she grew up, graduating from high school there. Her father became the superintendent of the school system and her mother taught school.
She attended West Texas College (now University) and obtained her degree in elementary education. She and Anthony “Kent” Dunnam were married at Rule, Texas on January 26, 1958. Shortly thereafter Kent entered the Air Force. She followed his military career and substitute taught, mostly kindergarten. She took a break to raise their sons, Andy and Jeff.
Kent’s last assignment was with the ROTC Detachment on the campuses of the University of Idaho and Washington State University. They moved to Troy in 1976. She taught kindergarten until her retirement in 1997, and continued to substitute after that for a time.
They enjoyed traveling in their 5th-Wheel with the Roadrunners Club, birdwatching, playing bridge was an active member of Troy Lutheran Church and the Women’s Groups. They also enjoyed wintering in Benson, Arizona for several years in their RV, later purchasing a park model. Linda was also a member of the Kappa’s Honorary Teaching Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 63 years, Kent, in December of 2018 as well as her brother, Cecil Lewis.
Linda is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Andrew and Gretchen of Colorado Springs, CO and Jeff and Tracy of Covington, WA along with grandchildren, Anthony, Grace and Evan.
Viewing will be from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Monday, July 13th at Short’s Funeral Chapel.
A graveside service will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Burnt Ridge Cemetery in Troy. Pastor David Daugs of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Moscow will officiate. There will be a reception following the service starting at 12:00 PM at the Troy City Park.
The family suggests memorials be made to Lutheran World Relief or to the Troy Ambulance Fund.
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