Robert ‘Bob’ Dunn
Memorial services will take place Saturday for Robert “Bob” E. Dunn, who died Feb. 25, 2006, at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Carson City, Nev., following a courageous battle with asbestos-related cancer. He was 81.
Bob was born Aug. 25, 1924, in Oakland, Calif., to Ed and Magadalen Dunn. He graduated from high school and continued his education in telephone communications. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and married Edna “June” Wyble on Aug. 14,1949, in Berkeley, Calif. Bob worked for Pacific Bell for 35 years before retiring in 1984. Bob and June’s dream was to live in Tahoe and they moved to South Lake Tahoe in 1972. Bob always called Tahoe “God’s country” and he felt so blessed to live here.
He enjoyed hunting, watching football, and four-wheeling in his Jeep with the Hi-Lo’s. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. After retiring he and June enjoyed traveling. Bob was a friend to many and a stranger to few. He had a quick wit and had his own way of making people laugh. He was a caring and loving father and husband and always lived his life to the fullest.
He is survived by his wife Edna “June” Dunn of South Lake Tahoe; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Kathi Dunn of Alturas, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Paul Reese of South Lake Tahoe; son-in-law, Ed Brinegar of Hawaii; grandsons, Morgan Dunn of Fernley, Nev., Kody Dunn of South Lake Tahoe and Dylan Wieder of Lafayette, Colo., sister, Patricia Wyble of Hawaii; and sister-in-law, Helen Bauman of Carson City, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kelleyrae Brinegar.
Memorial services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Community Church, 1165 Sierra Blvd. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Bob’s memory be made to UCSF Foundation, Thoracic Oncology Program, David Jablon, MD Research, Box 0248, San Francisco, CA 94143-0248.
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