Marilyn Dunham

Marilyn Dunham

Marilyn Dunham
May 11, 1947 – March 1, 2023
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 75

Marilyn June Dunham, 75, of Oskaloosa, died Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born May 11, 1947, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the daughter of Jack and Fern Halferty Johnson.

Marilyn grew up in Tracy and attended school at Twin Cedars.

Marilyn completed beauty school and for many years owned and operated Shear Dimensions in Oskaloosa. She later sold the salon and decided to go to nursing school. She completed the Registered Nurse Program at Indian Hills and went on to earn her BSN from Graceland University.

Upon the completion of school she worked as a nurse at Mahaska Hospital, Pella Corporation, and Iowa Methodist Hospital. Marilyn later moved to California and worked in the I.C.U. and the Emergency Room in the hospital at Porterville, California. She moved back to Iowa in 2012, and went back to working as a nurse at Pella Corp., retiring from there after a few years.

Marilyn enjoyed trips to the casino to play the slot machines, going on shopping trips, going out to eat, going out for ice cream, especially Frosty Udder. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She always looked forward to afternoons with Brya, and she cherished her title of “Gigi”.

Her family includes her two daughters, Jacquelyn (& Randy) Howard of Oskaloosa and Dr. Ann Wyborny of Cleveland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Taylor Howard (& Alyssa), Alexa (& Travis) Wahlert, and Paige Howard; and three great grandchildren, Madilyn, Saylor, and Brya.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
A time of remembering and celebrating Marilyn’s life will be held Saturday morning, March 4, 2023, from 10 until 12 noon, Marilyn’s family will be in the fellowship hall of the Central United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa.
As was Marilyn’s wish her body has been cremated. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
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