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Dora Dunn

February 26, 1941 - January 6, 2019

Dora Elia Dunn, age 77, lost her fight against Kahler’s Disease on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rose Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
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Dora Elia Dunn, age 77, lost her fight against Kahler’s Disease on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rose Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

She was born February 26, 1941 in Abasolo, Coahuila, Mexico to Pablo Santana Rendon and Antonia Flores Ruiz. As a young girl, Dora and her sisters would sell homemade meals to help support their family. Dora would day dream about a life in the United States and was determined to find a way to get there. She found a name and address of an American man in the magazine, Confidencias, that interested her. After many letters, Omer Lee Dunn, Sr., (a retired Navy man of 30 years), traveled to Mexico to meet his foreseeable bride. On August 6, 1959 Dora and Omer were married and moved to a tiny rural community by the name of Lewisburg, Kentucky. Eighteen years later Omer would precede Dora in death. A little over a year later, Dora would meet her soulmate, Melvin Leon Sparkman. Their love story was cut short thirty-two years later when Melvin lost his fight against diabetes.

Left to honor Dora and remember her love is her daughter, Lucero Rosalinda Dunn; three grandchildren, Brodie Lee (Jessica Rios) Dunn, Cherish Crystal Rose Turner (Luis Anthony Vasquez), and Chelsae Ann Dawn Celeste Turner (Jose Luis Vasquez); four great-grandchildren, Jordan Lee Dunn, Timothy Banks, Nyssa Leilani Dunn, and Joe Anthony Nathaniel Vasquez; five sisters; four brothers; and her little pet companion, Pikkee.

Dora was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Carlos and David; and her beloved sister, Marcela.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dora’s name to the American Cancer Society % Vicki Stewart, #6 Coachman Circle, Big Spring, TX 79720 or in Melvin’s name to the Diabetes Research Institute, www.diabetesresearch.org.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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Dora Dunn

February 26, 1941 - January 6, 2019

Dora Elia Dunn, age 77, lost her fight against Kahler’s Disease on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rose Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
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Dora Elia Dunn, age 77, lost her fight against Kahler’s Disease on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Scenic Mountain Medical Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rose Dunn officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the funeral home.

She was born February 26, 1941 in Abasolo, Coahuila, Mexico to Pablo Santana Rendon and Antonia Flores Ruiz. As a young girl, Dora and her sisters would sell homemade meals to help support their family. Dora would day dream about a life in the United States and was determined to find a way to get there. She found a name and address of an American man in the magazine, Confidencias, that interested her. After many letters, Omer Lee Dunn, Sr., (a retired Navy man of 30 years), traveled to Mexico to meet his foreseeable bride. On August 6, 1959 Dora and Omer were married and moved to a tiny rural community by the name of Lewisburg, Kentucky. Eighteen years later Omer would precede Dora in death. A little over a year later, Dora would meet her soulmate, Melvin Leon Sparkman. Their love story was cut short thirty-two years later when Melvin lost his fight against diabetes.

Left to honor Dora and remember her love is her daughter, Lucero Rosalinda Dunn; three grandchildren, Brodie Lee (Jessica Rios) Dunn, Cherish Crystal Rose Turner (Luis Anthony Vasquez), and Chelsae Ann Dawn Celeste Turner (Jose Luis Vasquez); four great-grandchildren, Jordan Lee Dunn, Timothy Banks, Nyssa Leilani Dunn, and Joe Anthony Nathaniel Vasquez; five sisters; four brothers; and her little pet companion, Pikkee.

Dora was also preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Carlos and David; and her beloved sister, Marcela.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dora’s name to the American Cancer Society % Vicki Stewart, #6 Coachman Circle, Big Spring, TX 79720 or in Melvin’s name to the Diabetes Research Institute, www.diabetesresearch.org.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com

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Date: January 9, 2019

Time: 1/9/19 6:00 pm - 1/9/19 8:00 pm

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home - Big Spring

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Date: January 10, 2019

Time: 1/10/19 2:00 pm

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel

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