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Albert “Carol” Dunkin (1920-2019) has left this world to be with his lovely bride of 68 years.  Carol’s final journey began on February 26, 2019.  He is survived by four daughters, more if you were to count all of the ladies who adopted him as their DAD - Alice Carol Dawson-Clark, Donna Dunkin, Dorothy “Sue” Dunkin, and Kathleen Dunkin.  One son-in-law, Roy Clark; six Grandchildren; fourteen Great Grandchildren; and five Great-Great Grandchildren.  One Grandchild also preceded Carol in death.

Our Father would tell anyone that would listen, “that he was the luckiest man alive to have his four daughters around to give him the emotional support he needed to survive after his lovely lady passed.”

Carol was very proud to be known as a Retired Army Air Corp/USAF CWO3 WWII veteran, devoted husband, father, top notch auto mechanic, accounting teacher (both TV-I and UNM) and owner of his own business (CPA).  Most of his adult life he worked two to three jobs so that his girls could ride and show their horses or twirl their baton at school parades.  In his spare time, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and then went on to earn his MBA.

He loved his community where he called home.  In Bosque Farms, as a council man, he was instrumental in setting up their water and sewage system.  In Elephant Butte he served on the Hospital Governing Board.  As Commander of the American Legion Post 44 he was instrumental in establishing their current facility located at Highway 191 in Elephant Butte.  As a District Commander, he visited all the Posts under his command and provided leadership as needed.

Our father lived for his western shows, he loved to talk politics and, last but not least, watch his Dallas Cowboys.  His last days on earth were spent visiting with many of his friends and listening, with his eyes shut, to CNN.

The Celebration of Life for Carol will be on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.  Location 405 Hawthorne Drive in Elephant Butte.  Pot luck and snacks will be appreciated.



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  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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  • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. May you find strength and some comfort in the words found in Psalms 9:9, which reads: “Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
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  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the scriptures at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4.
    ~ Maxine Gadson   Sanford