Robert Edwin Dunn Robert Edwin Dunn of Green Valley, Ariz., formerly of Ashland,
Ore. passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 83 years of age. Bob was born on
December 19, 1922 to George Dunn and Nelle Peachy Dunn in Ashland. He is
descended from pioneer settlers Patrick Dunn and Mary Hill Dunn who were married
in 1854 and settled on the Dunn land claim south of Ashland. Bob was a 3rd
generation native of Ashland and the grandson of George W. Dunn who served as an
Oregon senator for 28 years. Bob's birthplace, the original Dunn Ranch, still
stands at Neil Creek on Highway 66.
Bob attended Bellevue School and
Ashland High School where he played basketball, graduating in 1942, before
attending Oregon State College. Bob was an industrious man who worked his family
farm, worked on the AlCan Highway, for the Oregon Forest Service, and for Busch
Ford in Ashland. He worked for 25 years in the airline industry beginning with
West Coast Airlines which later became Southwest Airlines, Hughes Airwest,
Republic, and retiring in Tucson with Northwest Airlines.
Bob married the
former Dona Frazier in 1946 and they had four children. Dona passed away in
1957. In 1967, he married May Antonucci Schwiebert who had four daughters, and
they combined for a family of eight children.
He was preceded in death by
George and Nelle Dunn, Roy and Mildred Frazier, Steve and Frances Antonucci,
sisters, Betty Dunn McCaan and Helen Dunn Rankin, Bob Frazier, Blair Antonucci,
Betty Clupny, and Patricia Wells.
He is survived by his wife, May who
resides in Green Valley, Ariz.: two sons, Mike Dunn of Wickes, Ark., James Dunn
of Plano, Tex.; six daughters, Gay Schwiebert Ross of Sahuarita, Ariz., Martha
Schwiebert Crawford of Green Valley, Ariz., Betty Schwiebert Stocks of Tucson,
Ariz., Susan Dunn Tinniswood of Klamath Falls, Ore., Anne Schwiebert Dickerson
of Medford, Ore., and Sally Dunn Ogren of Ashland, Ore. He is also survived by
16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and
Bob was an active life-time member of the Ashland B.P.O.E. from
the age of 21, where he bartended, worked at fund-raising events, marched in 4th
of July parades, and helped in many events which benefited his community. He was
also a member of the Kiwanis, Masons, J.C.'s, the Ashland Grange, Ashland
Boosters, Good Sams, and Thousand Trails. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the Ashland Elks.
Some of Bob's favorite things were his family,
Sunday drives to the coast on old logging roads, telling wild stories to his
children, gardening, dancing to Big Band music and the jitterbug, and 20 years
traveling with his wife May in their motorhome. Friends remember his as a fine
man, hard-working, caring, and fun. He will be greatly missed by all of us! A
memorial "Celebration of Bob Dunn's Life" will be held Monday, July 3rd at 1
p.m. at the Ashland Elks when his family will all be in town. Please join his
family for this celebration.