June 10, 1924 ~ May 16, 2007
Dunn, Eva Lucile, a 56 year resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, in Playa Vista, California. Born on a farm north of Indianola, Nebraska, Eva was 82 when she died.
Eva was a member of the Manhattan Community Church.
Eva was an ambitious young woman when she left Nebraska to live in Denver and Los Angeles. In 1946 she became a stewardess for Western Airlines until she married Western pilot Jimmy Dunn in 1951. They settled in Manhattan Beach and were successful business owners in the South Bay for over 50 years, but Eva's favorite job was being a mother to her children Mike and Michelle. Both were graduates of Mira Costa High School.
Eva was a superb cook and hostess, and a dedicated wife and parent. She loved to play piano and was a gifted seamstress, but also had a keen business mind and enviable bookkeeping skills. She and Jimmy traveled all over the world together, and enjoyed a second home in Honolulu for 30 years.
Eva is survived by husband James Dunn, son Mike Dunn and daughter-in-law Tris Dunn, granddaughter Jamie Dunn, and daughter Michelle Dunn, all of Manhattan Beach. She is also survived by her brother Lowell Coburn and sister-in-law Twila of Fremont, Nebraska, and her sister Rosalie Wittman and brother-in-law Paul of Palm Desert, California. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Valeria Coburn, and sister Opal Coburn. The memorial service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance on Sunday, June 10, 2007, at 1:00 PM. A Reception will follow in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Burial took place in Blair Cemetery, in Camdenton, Missouri on Wednesday, May 23, 2007.
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