Jaquelyn Jean Dunham

Jaquelyn Jean Dunham passed at home holding her husband Al’s hand on May 13, 2020. They were married for 65 years. 

Memorial services will be held at St. Luke Lutheran in Shelby on July 24 at 2 p.m. A hosted social gathering will be held at the Elks Club immediately following the services. No graveside function will take place.

Jackie, as she was best known, was born in Conrad, Mont., on April 9, 1934 to Wayne and Lily Gibson. She started first grade in Shelby grade school and was active in all functions through high school. Jackie was a cheerleader for the Coyotes from junior high through high school and very congenial.  

After graduation she worked as secretary for Superintendent of Schools Clancy Johnson until her marriage to Al Dunham. They then moved to Missoula, Mont., for Al to complete his college education.

Jackie and Al loved to travel and visited 47 states including Hawaii and Alaska as well as Norway and Canada.  The national park system was a priority as the visited Glacier, Yellowstone, Death Valley, many battles fields in the eastern states.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her mother and father-in-law Edith and Milford Dunham, her brother Wayne (Sonny), and her son Michael (Mike).

Jackie is survived by her husband, Al; sons, Marty, Matt, and Marcus; three daughters-in-law; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Milford and Edith Dunham Fund at the Toole County Education Foundation, 301 First Street,  Shelby, MT 59474.