|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1885|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1960|
Daughter of George H. Parker and Lydia Saxon Parker, aunt of Robert Veatch.
Aged 76 years, cirrhosis of liver, arteriosclerosis (general).
HERALD AND NEWS, KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON
MARCH 7, 1960
Mrs. Augusta Parker Dunbar, 75, this city, whose adult lifetime was dedicated to education in the field of elementary teaching, died March 5, in Hillside Hospital following an eight week illness.
Her long teaching career was begun in 1906 in rural schools of Josephine County in Oregon following her graduation from Southern Oregon College of Education in Ashland. Previously, she gained much of her formal preparation for teaching by attending summer session in other Oregon colleges.
She taught for two years in Grants Pass before coming to Klamath Falls in 1912 where in the years until her retirement in 1950, she served under three school superintendents, R.H. Dunbar, whom she later married, J. Percy Wells and Arnold Gralapp. Her schoolroom work spanned 38 years in Klamath Falls schools.
Her other interests centered on youth of the community and on music. For many years she was a member and director of the choir of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a member.
She was also a charter member and a founder of Delta Kappa Gamma, a member of the National Retired Teachers of America and a charter member of the Klamath Knife and Fork Club of Klamath Falls.
Mrs. Dunbar was married February 12, 1949 to Rosell Harley Dunbar who died in 1955.
She was born April 3, 1885 in Orange City, Florida, one of eight children of George H. and Lydia Saxon Parker who brought her to Oregon when two years old.
Survivors inlude two sisters, Mrs. Elbert S. Veatch, this city and Mrs. William E. Holmes of Medford; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles Moore, Klamath Falls and Mrs.Ernest Moser, Stony Point, New York; several nieces and nephews; four step-grandchildren, and several step-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, from the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert C. Groves officiating. Final rites and interment will be in Klamath memorial Park.
Active pall bearers will include Donald Veatch, Robert Veatch, Norman Parker, Lawrence Cooper, Robert Chilcote, and James Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Arnold Gralapp, Gomer Jones, Bert Thomas, George McIntyre, Arthur E. Dye and Gordon Smith.
Klamath Memorial Park
Plot: Aspen B-71-11
Created by: J
Record added: Oct 02, 2008
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