William Leland Dunham
|Posted 2020-06-26 by mhenderson|
|Published in Today's News Herald on Jun. 26, 2020 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
William Leland "Bill" Dunham passed away on June 18, 2020 at his home
in Lake Havasu City at age 86. He was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Buhl,
Idaho, to William and Margaret Dunham and was the oldest of six
children. He lived in Idaho and was a former state rifle champion.
Bill worked in logistics in the U.S. Air Force until he retired at
senior master sergeant in Anchorage, Alaska. He served in Vietnam and
at Rammstein AFB in then-West Germany, where he met and married
Elisabeth Hess Dunham. He later owned a fishing business out of
Seward, Alaska, Spindrifter Charters. After retirement, he lived in
Wasilla, Alaska; Kingman, Arizona, and Lake Havasu City.
Bill is survived by his son Bill and Korry Dunham of Palmer and their
children Sarah (Jon Carter), Billy and Jason; his daughter Diane
(Warren Rhodes) of Anchorage; his sister Margaret (John Gest) of Yuma,
Arizona; brother Charles Dunham of Pocatello, Idaho; sister Linda
Bolton of Twin Falls, Idaho; his granddaughter Elisabeth (Chris
Tomsha) of Fairbanks, Alaska. He also is survived by Reneta Eich-Thorn
of Ober-Floersheim, Germany, as well as countless nieces, nephews,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, wife and siblings Roberta and John Dunham.
Bill was an avid woodworker and enjoyed gardening and travel, and he
spent a great deal of time traveling to Germany. He also was a Mason
and member of the Al-Aska Shrine.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to Shriners
Hospitals for Children.
Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
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