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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.

Donald B. Miller Says:

2014-05-19 10:10:36

Dear Elizabeth, You kindly allowed me to stay at your home one weekend many years ago. Dunham performed the wedding ceremony for Nancy Williams and myself in Beverly Hills. I wanted you to know that Nancy, my former wife, died in Albuquerque on April 13, 2014. My wife, Mary, and I are going out for the memorial service tomorrow. I had hoped to look you and Dunham up in Hobbs, N.M., but I sadly have learned of his passing 10 years ago. He was a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humor and integrity. We are in Mesa, Ariz., for six months each year. If you are still in Sun City West, we'd love to meet for lunch. As ever, Don Miller
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