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S. Dunham Wilson ’49

Published in Sept. 15, 2004, issue

Dunham died April 11, 2004. He was 76.

Dunham prepared for Princeton at Lawrenceville and served in the Navy from 1945-46 in the Pacific theater. At Princeton he majored in philosophy, was very active in the Nassau Lit, and won the Alfred Noyes Special Prize in poetry. He was a member of Terrace Club.

After graduation Dunham worked as a sales engineer for 10 years. He then attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest. He served parishes in Southern California from 1962-73 and in New Mexico from 1974-86. He retired in Sun City West, Ariz., where he engaged in a number of activities including writing and publishing poetry. One of his poems was included in our 50th yearbook.

Dunham is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; a daughter, Heather Starr Wilson Olson; sons Mark Dunham and Matthew McKendry; and two grandchildren. The class extends its sincere sympathy to them on their loss of this caring and committed person.

The Class of 1949

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Elizabeth Wilson Says:

2013-12-16 11:28:16

Dunham, I miss you each and every day. Thank you, Dunham, for sharing your knowledge, enlightenment, and love. You were truly a gift from God to me and others, especially to Rob and Steve. I owe you so much.
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