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Warren H. Dunlap

Warren H. Dunlap, 89, passed away peacefully June 5, 2014 surrounded by family members. He was born October 13, 1924 to his parents, Fred and Joyce Dunlap, in Eureka, Kans.

On January 26, 1944 he enlisted in the United States Army. He spent 11 months overseas in the European Theater. After six months of battle he was wounded, captured, and placed in a prisoner of war camp for the remainder of his tour. After his return to the States he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart.

On October 26, 1945 he married Wilma Teter, "the attractive daughter" of William and Mary Teter. After their short wedding trip they returned to Leavenworth, Kans. where he was discharged from the Army with the rank of Master Sergeant.

Wanting to head West to join his uncle, John, in Oregon, they made their home in Medford, Ore. where Warren resided for 68 years.

Warren's love for animals surrounded his entire life. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting with his prize-winning dog, Butch. Throughout his life he had many dogs but only one could possibly take the place of Butch, and her name was Brandi. With the expertise of several horses, he participated in team roping events and cattle drives. Horses were also important in his life. The 4-H program was another way Warren involved himself with animals. For over a decade he was a devoted 4-H leader in Jackson County in which his three daughters were active participants. They raised and sold steers at the livestock auction. Even at the end of his life cattle remained on the property. Three days before his passing a calf was born. He loved animals.

Another one of his pastimes was fishing. Whether it be a stream, lake, the mighty Columbia River or the Pacific Ocean, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Not only did he have a passion for animals but he adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many hours were spent watching them participate in numerous extra-curricular activities.

For over 40 years Warren's occupation was a meat cutter at various stores in the Medford area. He finished his career as manager at Drive 'n Save in White City, Ore.

Throughout Warren's life he was fortunate to have a large circle of friends. Many friends have remained in his life for several decades. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include three daughters, Marcia Chapman (Dean) and Pam Dunlap of Medford, Ore., and Dana Berny (Mike) of Astoria, Ore.; three grandchildren, Brent Chapman (Alisha) of Livermore, Calif., Jenipher Hawkins of Medford, Ore., and Michelle Berny-Lang (Chris) of Kensington, Md. He was also blessed with four great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Hawkins of Monmouth, Ore., Mackenzie Hawkins of Medford, Ore., and Leanna and Alexa Chapman of Livermore, Calif. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, and brother, Bruce Dunlap.

A private interment service will be held June 20, 2014 at Eagle Point National Cemetery. His celebration of life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Harry and David Bar-B-Que Pavilion, 2500 S. Pacific Hwy., Medford, Ore.

Warren H. Dunlap