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Esther Pluma DunnDecember 21, 1926 ~ December 22, 2017 (age 91)
Esther Pluma Dunn, a resident of Ozark, died Friday, December 22, 2017 at Oakview Manor in Ozark, Alabama. She was 91.
Private family burial services will be held at a later date in Ashford City Cemetery.
Esther was born in Albion, New York, was raised in Upstate New York. She met Grady at Ben Franklin High School when she was a clarinetist in the band. She sang at many church and school events, as a soloist. She worked at Kodak and attended Junior college as a teen. Married Grady 70 years ago at First Methodist Church in Rochester, NY in August 1947 and lived as an Air Force wife in Europe and South America. Esther used her many talents raising three children and sewing their clothes, teaching them crocheting, ceramics, fossil hunting and gem-smithing. She was a loving wife and mother. A talented baker who delighted family and friends with pies, cakes, cookies, breads and candies. She made miniature dolls, wire-wrapped gem trees on mineral, wood and coral bases; crocheted lacy doilies and sturdy afghan blankets. A beautiful brunette with deep lake-blue eyes, a ready smile and a slender petite figure. She waved at the front door and blinked the porch-light off and on, as a “come back soon”. She ended visits with a “Bye bye for now!” Bye for now dearest wife, dearest Mom! Love you forever-See you soon.
Esther was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Catherine Gold; her parents, Bristol Blossom and Claribel Molt and seven siblings.
Esther is survived by her husband of seventy years, Grady Lee Dunn, Ozark; children, Grady Allan Dunn, Ashford, Linda Catherine Gold, Layton, Utah, Patricia Ann Lambert, Midland City; grandchildren, Matthew Jorgensen, Angie Marie Jorgensen Greer (Mike), Elizabeth Linda Gold Eggers (Jonathan), David Joel Gold, Trishka Beasley Pestotnik (Chris), Christopher K. Beasley; eleven great grandchildren.