Amanda Cordelia Dunbar
JULY 16, 1911 – JULY 4, 2007
Amanda C. Dunbar, born July 16, 1911 in Midoil, California to Robert L. McClain
and Ethel Dallas McClain. Her father worked in the oil fi elds. She later lived in Taft, Hanford and Mariposa before moving with her parents, two sisters and brother to Santa Ana in 1923. She married Aubrey J. Dunbar in Santa Ana on November 9, 1930 and moved with him to Nevada County in October of 1940, where they
operated a small dairy.
During World War II, Amanda was an airplane spotter at the Wolf Post Offi ce, identifying and calling in airplane activity to the Air Raid Warden in Auburn. While on the dairy ranch on Wolf Road in So. Nevada County, she was active in Banner Grange, served on the Wolf Elementary School Board, and later was a member of the fi rst School Board for Pleasant Ridge Union Elementary School. Shortly after selling the ranch in 1960 she and her husband owned and operated the Bear River Store until the state took the property to widen Highway 49. Later they owned and operated
Joe’s Country Store in Cedar Ridge until retiring in 1967.
Amanda was a charter member of the Grass Valley Soroptomist Club, she also worked at Glad Wyn’s Gift Shop in Grass Valley. She greatly enjoyed her hobbies of sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She was a great Mom, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother.
She is survived by children Mikie White, Newcastle; Jim and wife Ila Dunbar, Grass Valley; daughter-in-law, Donna Dunbar, Nevada City; daughters Billi and husband Bruce Moniz, Grass Valley; Mary and husband Ken Wadding, Fernley, NV; Grandchildren Jim and Amy Jo White, Lincoln; Margaret Atwater and Warren, Newcastle; Tamera Stroh, Grass Valley; Kelly Dunbar, Durham, CA; Kim and Bob Roth, Grass Valley; Chuck and Penny Dunbar, Grass Valley; Melisa and Andrew
Lockhart, SF; Michele Kozelka, Rocklin; Amy Allen, Grass Valley; Linda and Bill Kenny, Grass Valley: Kristy Rollins, Grass Valley. Numerous great and great-great grandchildren as well as several step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by husband Aubrey in 1985; son Bob, 1999; greatgranddaughter Amanda, 1999; and sisters Alma, Jessica, and brother Bob.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain,
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of
quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there, I did not die.
Graveside Services: July 11, 2007 at 10:00 AM at New Elm Ridge Cemetery
In Lieu of Flowers, contributions to favorite charity is preferred.
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