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Betty Catherine Dunham

September 6, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

Betty Catherine Dunham, 88, of Reinbeck, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

She was born Dec. 3, 1926 in Marshalltown, the daughter of Carl and Constance Ribby. Betty graduated from Lead High School, South Dakota in 1944. She married Thomas Clark Dunham on Oct. 26, 1947, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua.

The couple farmed north of Cedar Falls for 27 years before retiring and moving to the family farm in 1979. For the next 24 years they enjoyed traveling in their motor home throughout the United Sates during the winter months. Health problems forced them to give up their travels in 2003.

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Survivors include: two sons, Randy (Penny) of Lawton-Fort Sill, Okla., and Tom (Sandy) of San Diego; a daughter, Carla (Rod) Beenken of Reinbeck; two grandsons, Nick and Tyler Beenken; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: her husband in 2005; a daughter, Karen; a son-in-law, Jeff Beenken; a grandson, Christopher Beenken; a sister, Connie Lewis.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Family and friends of Betty gathered at the family farm north of Reinbeck on Saturday August 29th in honor of her memory.

Memorials: may be directed to the family at 24851 W. Ave., Reinbeck, 50669.



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