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Richard 'Dick' Phillip Dunn

Dick Dunn passed away June 25, 2016 at his residence in Central Point, Ore. Dick was born October 12, 1931 to Harry Dunn and Emma (Bohnert) Dunn in Central Point, Ore.

Dick was born into the farming world, where he worked on the family farm growing up, attending Central Point Schools, and ended his life farming in Central Point. Dick attended Oregon State for two years until he left to join the United States Army in 1952. After his term in the Army, he returned to the family farm and joined forces with this twin brother, Bob to start Twin D Farms.

Dick married Helon Tonn who passed away in 1994. They had three daughters, Diana, Kathy, and Sandra. Dick loved and supported his girls and their families.

Dick was very active in his community, serving as a Central Point School District 6 Board member for 40 years and a Rogue River Valley Irrigation District Board Member for 23 years.

Dick's true hobbies were gardening and farming. He loved to fly his J-3 Cub around the valley and in his younger years, fly right seat with his buddy Dennis Conner fighting fires in a B-17 out of Medford and Lakeview. He also loved to go to horse shows to support his girls (Dunn Sister Arabians.) As his family grew, he loved to watch the grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was the best babysitter of the animals and children.

Dick left as any farmer would love to go. He worked in his garden all morning, bailed ten acres of hay in the afternoon, went irrigating in the early evening, watched college baseball, and went to bed and passed peacefully in his sleep.

Dick is survived by his three daughters, Diana (Sam), Kathy (Barry), and Sandra (Craig); five grandchildren, Lacie (Ryan), Arlisa (Tyler), Bryant, Amber, and Christian; two great-grandchildren; Jaxon and Taylen; and his twin brother, Bob Dunn.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in Dick Dunn's name to Crater FFA, P.O. Box 5444, Central Point, Ore., 97502 to help kids in their endeavors, as Dick had done for so many years.

A memorial service for Dick will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2016 at his daughter, Kathy's house at 5489 Seven Oaks Road, Central Point, Oregon. Dick loved cake, so there will be cake following the service.

Richard 'Dick' Phillip Dunn