Carolyn W. Dunham
May 30, 1937 ‒ March 11, 2021
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio
Carolyn W. Dunham, 83, of Dayton formerly of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at her home. She was born on May 30, 1937 in Mount Vernon to the late George and Martha (Hawkins) Wagner.
Carolyn graduated from both Mt Vernon High School and the Ohio State University. She was a retired teacher and member of the Gay Street United Methodist Church. Family & Travelling were passions her entire life. Her move back to Ohio in the 1990’s allowed her to remain close to family, reconnect with classmates, and make new friends. She spent considerable time with her son’s family and formed a very special bond with both granddaughters. Travel was a lifelong experience. It started with her, a young college student, borrowing her father’s convertible and driving from Ohio to Colorado for the summer. She especially loved spending time with Gayle & Julia on their sailboat in the Bahamas. She was aunt to many special nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews. Finally, quilting and quilt retreats with friends played a large part of her Mt Vernon life.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Gayle Dunham (Wife: Julia Ashmun), and Scott Dunham; (Wife: Carrie, Grandchildren: Molly & Abby)
In addition to her parents, Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Dunham in 1999 and her brother, G. Daniel Wagner in 2017.
Due to the current pandemic, the family decided to delay any services. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11a.m. on July 17, 2021 at the Mound View Cemetery, 307 Wooster Rd, Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050 with Mr. Roger Marra officiating. Following the service, there will be social gathering from 1p.m. until 3p.m. at the Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 N. Gay St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Carolyn will be laid to rest beside her husband, Robert in Mound View Cemetery.
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