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Susan Dunnam

July 21, 1942 — January 21, 2023

Susan Carmack Dunnam, 80, of Farmington, passed away January 21st, 2023, after a long year of missing the love of her life, Ed Dunnam. She ultimately died of complications from a broken heart. She was born July 21, 1942 in Durango Colorado to Walter Rowland "Rody" and Hazel Lorenda Carmack.

Susan grew up in the Bayfield and Durango area, as well as Southern California, and graduated from Durango High School. After spending some time at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, she moved back out to California to live with her older sister Sharon for a little over three years. The first year she was there her sister led her to the Lord, and she got involved in the "20 club" -a group of friends in their 20's who had bible studies, weekend retreats, and parties with skits and singing. While home for the summer in Durango she met her future husband, Ed, before she returned to work in Los Angeles. That September Ed called her sister Sharon on a Monday and told her "Tell Susan I'll be there on Wednesday and we're getting married on Friday". They married on September 23, 1966, and "honeymooned" their way back to Durango to start their life together and had their two girls Rodi and Tracy. In 1973 the family moved to Farmington.

Susan was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. She participated in PTA, sold Avon, helped with her daughter's girl scout troop, and supported Ed in his work adventures. In the early 80s, Ed and Susan opened Footprints Christian Bookstore, where their community roots grew. They were long-time members of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and later Mountain Vista Baptist where they had an outpouring of support during Ed's struggle with Parkinson's.

She is survived by: her daughter Rodi (Andy) Caldwell and their children Bailey, Wesley, and Khyber Caldwell; daughter Tracy (Chip) McRight and their children Cori Sisson, Brodi (Julia) Sisson, Teegn (Mia) Sisson, Brayden McRight and Hannah McRight; and great-grandchild Elowyn Sisson. In addition, her sister Sharon (Larry) Fishel, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Susan is preceded in death by her husband Ed Dunnam, her parents, brother Wiley, and sister Sondra.

Memorial services will be held at Mountain Vista Baptist Church, 4401 Wildflower Drive in Farmington at 10 a.m on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.

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