AVIS ARLENE DUNN
December 2, 1928 ~ August 31, 2017
Born Avis Crow in Tacoma, WA, Avis met and married her husband of 48 years, Warren, there.
She lived in the Minnehaha neighborhood of Vancouver, WA for 60 years, where she was an active member of the Minnehaha Garden Club, joining it in 1961. Avis became a Master Gardener and Master Composter, sharing her knowledge with many others.
Avis was also an avid musician. She played the violin for 60 years, joining the Vancouver Orchestra (later Symphony) in its early years. In later life, when arthritis interfered with the violin, she taught herself the cello. She then joined the Vancouver Pops Orchestra, playing the cello with them for many years.
Avis worked 27 years for JC Penney, first at Lloyd Center, and then VanMall, retiring in 1990. She was an active member of the Community of Christ Church her entire adult life, attending the Ridgefield branch.
Avis was preceded in death by Warren and her son, Warren Jr "Jim".
She is survived by her daughter Julie, son-in-law Eric, and grandson Kristoffer, as well as many other loving relatives and friends. Avis was a true character and will be so missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, at Community of Christ Church, 400 NE 179th St., Ridgefield, WA.
Donations may be made in her name to Community of Christ Lewis River Campgrounds, 18334 NE Lucia Falls Rd., Yacolt, WA 98675.
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Published by The Columbian on Sep. 17, 2017.