Alice May Dunn
1930 – 2013
Alice May Dunn, 83, of Tehachapi, passed away Jan. 21, in her home, where she lived for 64 years.
Alice was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Missouri to Evelyn and William Chancellor. Her father died when she was three years old in the coal mines in Arkansas. Her mother married Leonard Darby in Wilburton, Okla., in 1934.
Alice married Richard Warren Dunn on June 9, 1946, in McAlester, Okla. They had a son, Kenneth Ray Dunn, and daughter, Linda Kay Dunn LaVerne.
Alice raised her children in Tehachapi, and worked for over 30 years in the food service business as a waitress at Tehachapi Bowling Alley Café. She met no stranger, greeted all who entered with a smile, and made many friends during her life here. She was liked by many and loved very much by her family. Alice was a blessing to all who had the honor to know her. She enjoyed and greatly loved all of her six grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. They loved her as well and will greatly miss her.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Linda Dunn LaVerne; daughter-in-law, Ruth Dunn; brother, Roy Darby; sisters, Kathleen Darby Lowe, Loretta Darby Knapp, Imogene Darby Peck, Connie Darby Owen, Bonnie Darby Rider, and Delores Darby Pinkerton.
Alice was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Darby; husband, Richard Dunn; son, Ken Dunn; and stepdad, Leonard Darby.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m., at Wood Family Funeral Service, 321 West “F” Street, Tehachapi, California. For condolences please visit www.woodmortuary.net.