|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1990|
|Death: ||May 29, 2006|
A friendly high school freshman who loved animals and crocheting in her spare time, Samantha Kay Dunstan died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, in her home in Deerfield Township of complications from diabetes.
Miss Dunstan, 15, attended Hartland High School and enjoyed "typical teenage things," like going to school dances and listening to music, said her sister-in-law, Jennifer McCloud-Metcalf."She was definitely an energetic teenager, full of life," McCloud-Metcalf said.
Miss Dunstan was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 10 years old and would take two or three insulin shots during the day to stay healthy, but her blood sugar would not always cooperate, said her uncle, Daniel Stockdale. "She had a hard time controlling it," he said.
When she was younger, she participated in the Girl Scouts and 4-H. She had a love of animals that she displayed by taking care of her chickens, rabbits and four dachshund puppies. Her favorite pastime was crocheting, and she recently made several purses and an afghan for her bed."
She was a beautiful young girl. She had lots of friends," Stockdale said. McCloud-Metcalf said she was fond of children and often played with her nieces and nephews who live nearby. She enjoyed occasionally babysitting them.
Survivors include Miss Dunstan's mother, Deborah Kern; twin brothers, Shawn Metcalf and James Metcalf; a grandmother, Vivian Dunstan; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her father, David Dunstan.
A funeral will be held at MacDonald's Funeral Home, 315 N. Michigan Ave., Howell at 11 a.m. today.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Howell MI.
***A very heartfelt thank you to Find A Grave contributor 'In Loving Memory Of My Beloved Son Gary'. for sponsoring my memorial for Samantha Dunstan. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and may your kindness be returned to you a hundredfold.***
*Special thanks to Find A Grave contributor, David Grissom for fulfilling my photo request for Samantha Dunstan.
Created by: Rosie
Record added: Jun 03, 2006
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