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Stanley L. Dunham


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Stanley L. Dunham Obituary
April 27, 1924 - June 18, 2016 "Veteran for Peace" Stan was born in Evanston, Illinois, grew up in Chicago, and moved to California in 1950, where he lived the rest of his life. He enlisted in the Marine Corps following his graduation from Senn High School in 1942, and served in the Pacific, as a radio gunner, flying 23 missions with the Marine Bombing Squadron VMB-611. Fortunately, he was never wounded, but did suffer a bout of dengue fever. Stan was a life-long activist, working with the Veterans for Peace in his final years, driving to Santa Monica Pier every Sunday to kneel down in the sand setting up crosses, until he was 86 years old. He loved his family, movies, the Chicago Cubs, politics, conversation, and was a life-long Democrat. He had a phenomenal memory, even as Alzheimer's caused it to fade the last 8 years of his life. He moved to the Veterans Home of California in 2010, and visited with his family weekly, as well as going out to a regular Sunday dinner and movie with his companion, Suzanne until just a couple of months ago. He is survived by his daughter, Diane (Paul) Crary, and son, Donald (Annette Giesecke) Dunham; grandchildren, Caitlin (Chris) Taylor, and Eryn (Kelle) McCarty; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Ben Taylor. He also is survived by his loving companion of the past 10 years, Suzanne Liss. In addition, he is survived by his first wife, friend, and the mother of his children, Bett Walton.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 23 to June 26, 2016
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