Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
Emma Dunn Martin
14 Dec 2003
GREEN RIVER, Wyo. -- Emma Dunn Martin, 84, died at 3:05 p.m. Sunday at Castle Rock Convalescent Center, where she had been a resident for the past four years.
She was born on March 9, 1919, in Washington, the daughter of the late Lawrence R. and Nancy Myrtle (Potts) Taylor. She was one of 14 children.
Mrs. Martin attended schools in Washington. She also attended beauty college in Evansville. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Mrs. Martin married Charles Wayne Dunn of Wheatland in January 1937. They lived in Wheatland until 1953, then moved to Carlsbad, N.M. She worked as a cosmetologist and won first place in the beautician's contest for the state of New Mexico, then went on to represent the state in Fort Worth, Texas, and won first place in the Parade of States Contest.
She and her husband, Charles, raised chinchillas and their interests included fishing and spending time with their families. In 1968 they moved to southern Illinois and he died on Jan. 26, 1970.
Mrs. Dunn later married Lee D. Martin of Springfield, Ill., in Las Vegas in 1974. Upon retirement they relocated in Sun City Center, Fla. He died in 1991. She then move to Green River in 1992 to be near her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy "Toni" Morgan and husband Wiley of Green River, and Debra Stout and husband Roger of Green River; one son, Vernon I. Dunn and wife Belinda of Sesser, Ill.; six grandchildren, Greg Dunn of Sesser, Becky Flannigan of Sesser, Sheila Pridmore of Rock Springs, Pamela Christiansen of Green River, Connie Stokes of Green River, and Jeffrey Morgan of Salt Lake City; 11 great-grandchildren, Joshua Coursey, Tyrel Bramwell, Courtney Pridmore, all of Rock Springs, Ryan, Cody and Amy Deichmueller and Aundrea Zinn, all of Green River, Philip Zinn of Salt Lake City, Zach Flannigan, Tommy and Niki Dunn, all of Sesser, Ill.; five great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Bertha Troutman of Washington, Mary Hamilton and Grace Kern of Springport.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; four brothers, George, Luther, Philip and Harland; and six sisters, Florence White, Fern Clay, Mable Russell, Helen Havely, Marjorie Julian and Shirley Hiffner.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Gill Chapel. Burial will be in Wheatland Cemetery. Visitation is from noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.
(Nov. 9, 2003)
Contributed by: Judith Hedrick Braithwaite
Sent by: Sandra Hedrick Allen