Anna B. Dunlavy


(Oct. 17, 2007)

Anna B. Dunlavy, 80, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 17 at her Laramie home, surrounded by family and friends.

She was  born April 20, 1927, in Billings, Mont., daughter of Harold and Elvira (Howell) Pond. She married Don C. Dunlavy on Oct. 8, 1948, in Laramie.

Her life’s activities included being a 4-H leader, horsemanship instructor, assistant to the Jublilee Days Kids’ Horse Show, member of the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association and the Christian Science Church. In her earlier years, she flew for the Civil Air Patrol.

She also led and organized many three-day pack trips for horse lovers.  Some of her happiest moments were spent fishing, camping, riding bicycles, caring for her horse herd, helping her grandchildren with piano assignments or anything they needed, reading and sitting around the kitchen table talking with old friends.

Survivors include her husband, Don C. Dunlavy of Laramie; two daughters, Lisa Davis and her husband John of Adrian, Ore., and Linda Johnson and Tony Classi of Laramie; two sons, Lourie Dunlavy and his wife Beth of Riverton and Danny Dunlavy and his wife Roberta of Laramie; a son-in-law, Richard Johnson and Julie Grote of Torrington; a sister, Mary Hopkins and Robert of Green River; a brother, David Pond and his wife Marietta of Laramie; 10 grandchildren, Blaine, Chris, Tappy, Toby and Bailey Dunlavy, Abby and Britt Davis, Matese Schatza and her husband Drew, Guy Johnson and his wife Dina, Ory Johnson and Nadia Sweeten; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends who are an important part of the Dunlavy family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has taken place, and at her request, no services will be held. For those who wish, the family would  appreciate memorial donations to the Laramie Animal Shelter, 1054 N. 5th St., Laramie, WY 82072. Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home is assisting the family.