Eva
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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  1. I loved my play dates at your house. You were so kind and attentive I felt acknowledged.Thanks for beong a great chilhood memory Chris Frangos Wilk

  2. What a wonderful way to reach so many friends and relatives. I only wish we were closer to share our condolences. Last years trip was a good memory for Dad and I. Our thoughts are with you. Love to all, Sher

  3. To my Dear Sister: NO FAREWELL WORDS WERE SPOKEN NO TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE YOU WERE GONE BEFORE WE KNEW IT AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY WE WILL MISS YOU. LOVE, ROSALIE AND PAUL

  4. Eva had the most beautiful smile. The tribute in pictures was just wonderful. She will be missed. Our sympathy to all the families.

  5. Eva had a smile that could light a room she was always pleasent and sweet no matter how she was feeling I will truly miss being around Eva she was really a special lady I send my condolences to Jimmy and the rest of the Dun family you guys are truly special people if u need anything just call sunrise and ask for Miyiosha you are all in my prayers.

  6. I knew Eva thru the stories from my parents/grandparents & A. Emma. She has left you with wonderful memories which will bring you comfort. I send my condolences to all the family.

  7. Dear Families of Eva Coburn Dunn, I just want to say that I am sorry to hear of Eva’s death, and that your families will be in my prayers. I lived just across the canyons, and not far by road, from Eva, Lowell, and Rosalee when we were all growing up, and yes back in the good old days:) I always respected all of them for the accomplishments they made and the positive changes that they must have made out in the world of adventure. I know that I admired all three of the Coburn’s and their wonderful parents. No one could make cinnamon rolls like Mrs. Coburn. May God Bless you all. Dixie (Howard) Wachholtz

  8. I was sad to hear about Eva. It is so hard to see our loved ones grow old and eventually leave us. The memories we have are so precious. I will show Mom this as I know she wishes that she could have been to the memorial.

  9. To Eva’a family, So sorry to hear about Eva. I remember my mother telling me stories about all of her family. Mom has been gone for nearly two years. I miss her terribly. God bless all of you. Lorette Mihm Tillemans daughter of Alma Coburn Mihm

  10. I vividly remember Eva and her family and their visits to our farm. I always thought Eva led the most glamorous life…she was like a movie star to me when I was a child. I was so impressed that she lived “way out” in California and had such a fantastic job and got to travel all over the world. I remember her sending my dad gifts from Hawaii and other far off lands, and being a farm girl from Nebraska, I was in awe. I also remember Michael and Michelle and found it expecially intriguing that Michelle had her ears pierced when she was just a little girl. My dad had a great affection for Eva and she for him. I imagine them together somewhere now singing while Aunt Emma plays the piano and Uncle John joins in with the bones! My sympathy to all the family. Love, Elda (Coburn)Heckenlively

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