Anna "Betty" Dunning

December 13, 1928 - January 7, 2021


Anna “Betty” Dunning, 92, beloved Mother and Grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on January 7, 2021. She entered this world on December 13, 1928 in Seattle, WA, born to Carl and Adeline Nelson. Betty married Jerry Dunning of Seattle, WA on February 22, 1947 in Seattle, WA. She is survived by her son David (Mary) Dunning, daughter Judith Parlin, and daughter-in-law Leslie Dunning, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by Gerald “Jerry” Dunning (Spouse), Gerald Dunning Jr. (Son), Carl Nelson (Father), Adeline Hansen (Mother). Private graveside service for Mrs. Anna “Betty” Dunning will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021, at 2pm at Bonney-Watson in SeaTac, WA. In lieu of flowers the family prefers donations be made in Betty’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Stephanie Dunning
Stephanie Dunning
6 months ago

You will forever be in our hearts.

Last edited 6 months ago by Stephanie Dunning
Patricia Chouery
Patricia Chouery
6 months ago

Hi I am Patti Sue
I wanted to send you my condolences and share with you my memories of a dear lady.
Growing up Judy was my best friend and Betty was my other mother. I spent much time at her house playing and spending the night with Judy. I remember waiting to leave for school together with the neighbors in the mornings. Betty kissed Judy goodbye and then bent down and kissed a line of us little girls, Julie, Janet, and I, goodbye too. That was a special thing she did and it made me feel special. I loved that she asked me to have dinner with them when I was there. A couple times a week for years a had dinner there.  Much of my memory is of Betty and Jerry… like one word.   They took me camping with them in the little trailer I remember staying up late Betty and us reading. I remember Betty calling out as we drove past little restaurants “look there! homemade pie!” And I remember she didn’t like driving on steep winding roads. I remember going to the rain forest and praying that it wouldn’t rain (She didn’t want to see the rain forest in the rain.) We went to Olympic hot springs which had just dried up so it wasn’t hot. We went to Canada together and we bought bone china teacups and went to Ocean Shores, La push, Forks, Lake Crescent, and Birch Bay these trips followed Jerry’s fishing trips and clam digging or crabbing. She encouraged us to take skating lessons and spend time at the rink. She walked us to Colman pool for our swimming lessons and she would stop at the little bakery on the way home. Betty and Jerry would visit with my folks drink coffee and laugh.  I remember when we played Barbie at her house about 20 minutes before Jerry was due home from work she had us pick up the toys and dust the front room for him.   I remember the kitchen with her framed cross stitch samplers.  I remember collecting white rocks at the beach for her garden and I remember her blue decor and the many many ocean paintings. She loved Elvis.  She gave me one of my prettiest purple cows for my collection.   When I graduated from high school she made me a purple patchwork quilt that went with my purple cow bedroom. Because my parents were good  It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized most people don’t have such good parents as Betty and Jerry. Betty was a great mom and you can measure that by looking at her own children who grew to be wonderful people. I am blessed to have had her as my other mother.