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Jeffrey Lynn Dunham (1950-2020)

Jeffrey Lynn Dunham

ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Jeffrey Lynn Dunham, 69, formerly of Avon and Wilton, passed away unexpectedly on July 24, 2020 in Zephyrhills, Fla.

He was born on Aug. 2, 1950, son of Montell and Gladys (Knowles) Dunham. Jeff graduated from Phillips High School in the class of 1968, then completed his associate degree at the University of Maine at Orono in 1970.

On Dec. 4, 1971, Jeff married Anita Chase and she predeceased him on June 21, 2018.

Over the years, he worked at Forster Manufacturing, Timberland Sales and Service, Irving Lumber and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Jeff was a member of Blue Mountain Masonic Lodge #67 in Phillips. He enjoyed watching NASCAR races and NFL games, and playing Bingo. During the summer months, he spent a lot of time at Dummer’s Beach Campground in Weld.

Jeff is survived by his son, Desmond Dunham and daughter in-law, Heather Dunham of Livermore Falls; and his companion, Maureen Stuart Miller of Wesley Chapel, Fla.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 488 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, ME 04938.

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  1. So sorry to hear about Jeff's passing, he was a wonderful guy, he refereed a lot of my kids basketball games years ago, and was a wonderful neighbor at Dummer's Beach.

  2. We knew and worked with Jeff for a number of years. Our Prayers and Condolences to the family.

  3. Desmond, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. R.I.P. my Dear Brother In-Law Give my sisters some BIG Hugs from me.The family is getting smaller really fast so it won't be long and Mom will have her family back.Rest easy Jeff.And Happy Heavenly Birthday August 2,2020.Thanks so much for the picture you just sent me on July 16,2020 .

  5. Another page of life gone. Time Whats become of us?

  6. Condolences to his family and friends. Spent many hours playing basketball with him in the Phillips gym. He was a “lowly” freshman at the time. Loved to shoot. 😊

  7. Heartfelt condolences to all💕

    Missed dearly...
    Always remembered...
    Truly loved!💞☮️

  8. I grew up next door to Jeff, our Mom's we great friends. Rember him getting married and the light of his eyes when Desmond was born. All around great guy. Seems like it was just yesterday, how time flies. My sincere condolences to all who knew him. RIP Jeff.

  9. Sorry to hear of your loss Desmond. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Jeff

  10. Desmond and Heather, My heart, thoughts and prayers for you. Jeff was a part of my life for many years, he was a wonderful brother-in-law, husband for Anita and father to you. He will be missed by all of us. Know I am always here. Hugs and Love.

  11. Desmond I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I have
    many great memories of refereeing basketball games with Jeff both in Youth League games and he helped me a great deal with the Men's League that I ran. I enjoyed his friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Gavin Kane

  12. Jeff,
    You were truly an amazing soul and I am truly blessed to have been a part of your journey.
    Thank you for everything you have done for me and for loving me. Fly high on that mountain my friend.
    Be at peace. Love you always Amy

  13. Condolences to Desmond and Heather. Sorry for your loss! Thinking of you in this time of sorrow.

  14. Jeff reffed the adult basketball league games i played in for years...a difficult task when dealing with older, out of shape egos, but Jeff had a way.....i questioned, rather vocally, a foul he called on me and asked how many technical fouls one can have during a game...he said 2 and i'd just surrendered half of them.....although i didnt know Jeff personally, we always had a nice chat whenever we met.....a very nice man....RIP

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