Gayle I. Dunbar passed away June 30, 2009. She was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Three Forks, the only child of P.R. and Lillian (Brandon) Roberts. She spent most of her childhood in Three Forks and graduated from high school there in 1933.
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That same year she married Russell M. Dunbar. They had two children, Garrell R. Dunbar and Sylvia Dunbar McCormick. She spent many years working as a desk clerk/auditor at the Finlen Hotel, where she enjoyed many friends. She loved her family and her dogs who were her constant companions. She also enjoyed crocheting and doing crossword puzzles.
She is survived by her son, Garrell R. Dunbar of Butte and Las Vegas, Nev.; her daughter and son-in-law, Rodger and Sylvia McCormick of Bozeman; grandchildren: Jan McCormick of Pocatello, Idaho; Craig McCormick of Pullman, Wash.; Bruce McCormick of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Melissa Dunbar of Minden, Nev.; and John Dunbar of Hayward, Calif.; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and former husband.
Her memorial graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Fairview Cemetery in Three Forks, followed by an informal reception at Three Forks Federated Church.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.dahlcares.com.
Dahl Funeral Chapel
300 Highland Boulevard
Bozeman, MT 59715
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on July 5, 2009