|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1990|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 2011|
San Luis Obispo County
Senior, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas.
SETH BAILEY DUNN
Seth was born on October 10, 1990, a precious gift on the birth date he shared with his mother. His short but rich life came to an end on Monday, August 1, 2011. Seth was known for his intelligence, wit, broad kindness and deep, caring, honest friendships. He had a sense of humor punctuated by an unmistakable laugh. Seth had a great joy for life and impacted almost everyone in ways that even he didn't fully recognize, drawing people into his world exclusive of no one. He loved music, tacos, snowand longboarding, bicycling, hiking, and camping. His faith in Christ was genuine and foundational for all he did. He was an active member at College Community Mennonite Brethren Church in Clovis, where he worked as a summer intern in 2009. Seth was a graduate of Sanger High School, where he participated in band, played varsity football and track, and was a leader in student life. He was a senior at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas. At Bethel Seth helped to start a coffee shop on campus, participated actively in campus student life, co-hosted a campus radio show, and performed in several plays. When at home in Fresno, he worked at Simonian Farms. Seth is survived by his parents, Larry and Susan; his brothers, Eli and Isaac Dunn of Fresno; great-grandmother, Irene Hieber of Visalia; grandparents, Jon and Marian Bailey of Hanford and Barbara Dunn of Clovis; aunts and uncles, Jon and Joyce Bailey of Hanford and Kathy and Pat Cooper of Reno; numerous cousins and countless friends. A Memorial Service will be held at North Fresno Mennonite Brethren Church, 5724 North Fresno St., on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the Seth Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bethel College.
Bethel College, North Newton, Kan., students, staff and faculty are mourning the loss of senior Seth Dunn, who died Aug. 1 after a skateboarding accident. Dunn, 20, was from Fresno, Calif., and was vacationing with his family in the beach resort town of Cayucos, Calif. He and one of his two brothers were skateboarding to meet their parents for dinner and went by way of a hill on Bakersfield Avenue in Cayucos that is popular with skateboarders. A resident of the neighborhood where the hill is located told the "San Luis Obispo Tribune" that the hill is "a magnet for skateboarders." Spence Grafft was working in his backyard when he heard Dunn and others talking about riding down the steep road and watched them walk up the hill. Seconds later, Grafft said he witnessed Dunn flying up in the air and heard him hit the ground.According to the San Luis Obispo County coroner's report, Dunn died of blunt force head trauma. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.Neighbors have set up a makeshift memorial for Dunn near the scene of the accident, which they say has left them stunned.Dunn is the oldest son of Larry and Susan Dunn of Fresno. Larry Dunn is an associate professor and the director of the undergraduate peacemaking and conflict studies program at Fresno Pacific University. As freshmen at Bethel, Dunn and Lisa Penner, also from Fresno, started a coffee shop on campus at a time when there was nothing like it closer than downtown Newton. They used their own money to buy urns, cups and fair-trade coffee. Though short lived, the venture illustrated Dunn and Penner's contention that students wanted a place to gather, socialize and drink good coffee. It made having a coffee shop on campus a top priority for Bethel's student senate and student life office, which led to the opening of Mojo's Coffee at Bethel a year ago. Dunn also started a radio show on Bethel's KBCU-FM, which evolved into "Creigh and Seth in the Morning," "Bethel's number one morning show after 10 p.m." Dunn and Creigh Bartel, junior from Newton, co-hosted the show on Monday nights. In addition to playing music, they conducted in-studio interviews with local leaders such as Bethel President Perry White and North Newton Mayor Ron Braun.Dunn was majoring in communication arts and last school year had leading roles in two Bethel productions, Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," in which he played Albert Einstein, and Margaret Edson's "Wit," in which he played the young medical student Jason Posner. Dunn made his debut on the Krehbiel Auditorium stage as a sophomore in the role of Mr. Webb in Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." Bethel College students are planning a eulogy service for Dunn on the evening of Aug. 5 and will likely do something in addition in early September when classes are back in session. Funeral services for Dunn will be Aug. 10, at North Fresno Church, a Mennonite Brethren congregation. Besides his parents, Dunn is survived by two brothers, Eli and Isaac.
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Record added: Aug 13, 2011
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