Gladys Orphina Dunn, 103
Bonners Ferry Herald, November 16, 2006
Gladys Orpha Dunn, 103, went home to be with the Lord on November 8, 2006. Graveside
services were held on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. in the Paradise Valley Cemetery
with a Memorial Service following on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at 11 a.m.
Gladys was born to William and Ethel Rockwell in Brainard, Minnesota on Jan 9, 1903. She was
the oldest of six children, with two sisters: Mena and Pearl; two brothers, Bud and Joe, and a
sister Kitty who was six weeks old when she died.
In 1909 they moved to Bonners Ferry, Idaho where she attended Paradise Valley School. In 1916
they moved to Alberta, Canada. She met and married Thomas Armstrong in 1922. After
marriage she and her husband returned to live in Bonners Ferry. They had three children;
Kathleen, Mary and Bob. Thomas died in 1930.
In 1938 she married Harry Dunn of Bonners Ferry. They had a daughter Bette, in 1958.Harry
preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by two daughters Kathleen and Mary; her
son Bob; step-son Jerry and granddaughters, Kitty Fiske and Roxanne Rutz and grandson Tim
She is survived by her daughter Bette, eight grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren, 1 18 greatgreat-
grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
Gladys would have been 104 years old in January of 2007. She lived a full and blessed life with a
family who loved her very much.
Our family wishes to thank you for joining us in a celebration of Gladys’ 103 years. Memorials
may be sent to the PANHANDLE state Bank for the Kootenai Medical Center “Circle of Love
Originally published in the Boundary County Digest - December 2006 - Page 10