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In Memoriam: Mary Dunbar (April 3, 1947 – Dec. 14, 2021)

Mary Louise Shimp Dunbar died on Dec. 14, 2021, age 74 years old, in her home and surrounded by family, near Silverton, Oregon. 

Mary’s passions included a 30-plus year career as a nurse, gardening, thrift store-shopping in our area, fishing, clammiing, and rock collecting. She was also a founding member of The Oregon Garden. She was an active member of St. Paul Catholic Church. Those who knew her admired her boundless love.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothy Shimp, her brother Bob Shimp. 

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Paul Dunbar; children, Paul Steven Dunbar, Flint (Mary) Stearns, Shannon Henderson, and Elizabeth (Lee) Primrose; her siblings, Tom Shimp, Jeanette Shimp, Leana Shimp Meyers, Nick Shimp, Jim Shimp, Nancy Shimp Stryker, and Sue Shimp Gerhards; as well as 18 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

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