August 20, 2003
Published: Sunday, August 24th, 2003
Helen L. Dunn Helen Dunn, 89, died Friday, August 15, 2003, in her home. She was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Lindsborg, Kan. Mrs. Dunn grew up in Lindsborg where she attended the Lindsborg School System. She later graduated from the Bethany College at Lindsborg, Kan. with a major in chemistry and minor in mathematics. She came to Tucumcari to be with her fiance Clifton Dunn who she met at Bethany College. She was a fourth grade teacher in Tucumcari before she and Clifton married. Mrs. Dunn was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church, Altrusa Club of Tucumcari, Chapter D. PEO, Entre Nous and the Order of the Eastern Star. For many years she assisted her husband in the operation of the Dunn Funeral Home and following his death, was the driving force behind the scene at the Dunn Funeral Home being active until a short time before her death. Mrs. Dunn is preceded in death by her husband Charles on Nov. 30, 1985. Survivors include Dunn are two sons, John Dunn and wife Penny of Roswell and Charles Dunn and fiance Mary Ellen Martin of Tucumcari; grandchildren Cathy Dunn Tapia and husband Eric of Portales; Samuel, Melanie and Brandlyn Dunn all of Roswell; two great-grandsons Elijah and Christian Tapia of Portales. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Center Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Seymour and Rev. Bob Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Dunn Funeral Plot of the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charles, John and Samuel Dunn, Jeffrey Lewalling, Bill Holman, Roger Andrews, Alvin Cawthon and Larry Klaverweiden. Honorary pallbearers will be Kelly McFarland, John Faith, Albert Mitchell Jr. Domingo Montano and Angela Romero. Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Street United Methodist Church Building or Helping Hands Hospice in memory of Helen Dunn.
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