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Ralph Emerson Dunham
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Birth: Aug. 29, 1916
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 2012


Passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Ralph served in the Army from 1942-46, landing on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day plus four. He met his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Smith, at a Christmas Eve party in London while she was serving in the British Air Force (WAAF). Ralph earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley in 1950; was a professor at Blue Mountain College, Middle State Tenn. College, and the University of Maryland; worked in government, including for the U.S. Department of Education; was a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve; and member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Ralph is survived by his wife Betty of 65 years, sons Robert and Jonathan, daughter-in-law June, and two grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery in the near future.

Published in The Washington Post on December 25, 2012
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  Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham (1894 - 1970)
  Ruth Lucille Armour Dunham (1900 - 1926)
  Elizabeth Smith Dunham (1922 - 2013)*
  Ralph Emerson Dunham (1916 - 2012)
  Stanley Armour Dunham (1918 - 1992)*
  Eleanor Belle Dunham Berkebile (1932 - 2003)**
*Calculated relationship
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Note: Interred March 25, 2013
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Columbarium 7 K-1-1
Created by: David McInturff
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
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Ralph Emerson Dunham
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Ralph Emerson Dunham
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