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In Memory of

Charles Marion Dunn

December 27, 1935 - July 31, 2017

Obituary


Charles Marion Dunn, 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away on July 31, 2017, following a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Allene Godfrey Dunn; both of his parents, Floyd and Hattie Dunn; his brother, James Martin Dunn; and sister, Dorothy Dunn.

He was born in Tatum, Texas on December 27, 1935. He left home at the age of 16 and moved to Houston, Texas where he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in June of 1954. He went on to study chemical engineering...

Charles Marion Dunn, 81, of Austin, Texas, passed away on July 31, 2017, following a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Allene Godfrey Dunn; both of his parents, Floyd and Hattie Dunn; his brother, James Martin Dunn; and sister, Dorothy Dunn.

He was born in Tatum, Texas on December 27, 1935. He left home at the age of 16 and moved to Houston, Texas where he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in June of 1954. He went on to study chemical engineering for a brief time at the University of Houston before starting an air conditioning and heating business which he ran for many years in Houston and continued to run after moving to Austin, Texas in 1973. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education from Southwest Texas State University in 1982.

After many years in the air conditioning business he went to work for the Employees Retirement System of Texas, retiring in June 1997. Following retirement, he kept busy substitute teaching in the Austin Independent School District before finally deciding to just relax and enjoy being a retiree.

Charlie was never one to sit still for very long and he enjoyed a long list of hobbies throughout his life which included dancing, traveling, doing genealogical research, playing cards, directing plays, writing, painting and coloring. Charlie never met a challenge he wouldn't tackle and if there was something he wanted to learn or do, he read about it, educated himself, and then gave it a whirl. He had many friends whom he enjoyed talking with regularly and would engage almost anyone in a deep conversation given the opportunity.

He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Dunn Molina of Lago Vista; his granddaughter who was his pride and joy, Megan Elizabeth Molina of Austin; his sister, Marilyn Dunn Jenkins and husband, Glenn of Tyler; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and acquaintances.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017, in the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, the Salvation Army or to a charity of your choice.