Deanna May (York) Dunham passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 due to complications with heart surgery.
She was born October 28, 1939 in Cambridge, Idaho at the ranch her Grandad Tony and Grannie Nellie Thomason homesteaded. She spent her early years in the Cambridge, Indian Valley and Council area where she attended high school. Our mom met our dad Allan Dunham, a farm boy from Indian Valley during this time. They married August 12, 1956 in Council, Idaho. She was a stay-at-home mom who loved to cook for the whole family. She was a born organizer. We always teased that she knew what they were doing next year, on this date at this time. She was an avid Bridge player. We spent the “COVID” year playing Bridge almost every afternoon. Mom was an excellent seamstress, we had wonderful school clothes, prom dresses and wedding dresses. She made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls for each grandchild, and baby quilts for all great-grandchildren. We spent every summer vacation at the Oregon coast before Dad’s fire season started. Al and Dee spent their retirement in the Sequim, Washington area where they spent many summers fishing and boating to the San Juan Islands.
Deanna is survived by her husband of 65 years, Allan Dunham; their children, Darcy, Robert (Diann) and Toni (Rick); nine grandchildren, Lorel Ann, Lisa, Katherine, Ivan, Nickolet, Chrystal, Lacy, Renae and Dane and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Indian Valley Cemetery.