February 06, 2023

LAMAR- A private family burial will be held for George Edward Dunham Jr., 88, Lamar, who died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to the Barton County Senior Citizens Center, in care of the funeral home.

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Survivors include his wife Janice; two sons, Bryan Dunham and wife Andrea, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and Mark Dunham, Lamar; two brothers, Tom Dunham, Lockwood and Jim Dunham and wife Sharryl, St. Cloud, Fla. and two grandchildren, Bradley Dunham and Debra Jolley.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marilyn Odell Kenny and Marian Waldo; two nieces, Kelly Bateman and Tereasa Odell and a nephew, Loren Odell.

Mr. Dunham was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Long Beach, Calif., to George Edward Dunham Sr. and Mabel Georgia (Jones) Dunham. He married Janice Lynn VanSchaick on March 9, 1962, in Liberty.

He graduated from high school in Long Beach, Calif. and joined the Navy after graduation as a crash fireman. After he got out of the Navy he worked at the LA Airport (now LAX) as a crash fireman. He later worked as an electrical engineer for Bendix Computer. He also attended Long Beach City College and studied architectural design and computer science. He attended Allied Institute of Technology, where he studied Tool and Die Design. After moving to Kansas City, Mo., he worked as an engineer for Mobil Oil and Occidental Petroleum, owned and operated County Flair Ceramics in Lockwood and was facilities engineer at O'Sullivan Industries in Lamar for 18 years.

He was a talented artist who liked to draw, paint and do crafts. He loved working on old cars and drew house plans for many of the houses in Lamar and Kansas City.