In Memoriam – Elizabeth Lynn Dunham

Elizabeth Lynn Dunham, May 12, 1961 ~ January 16, 2011

Elizabeth Lynn Dunham, May 12, 1961 ~ January 16, 2011

Elizabeth Lynn Dunham was born in Eugene and grew up in Portland. She attended All Saints School, the American School of Kinshasa, St. Mary’s Academy, the University of Oregon, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1996, she married Steven Jay Cummings; they divorced in 2006.


Known for her quick wit and fierce intelligence, she was a generous friend who loved her family, horses and dogs, cooking, and garage sales. In recent years, she was a volunteer with OPB and Forward Stride.

She is survived by her parents, Arlyss and Pamela Dunham; her brother, Mark Dunham of Lake Oswego, her beloved nieces and nephew, Emily, Katherine and Christian Dunham, as well as dear aunties and uncles and more than two dozen wonderful cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated January 29th at a gathering for family and friends.

Charitable donations in Elizabeth’s memory may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 524 NE 52nd Avenue, Portland OR 97213 or Legacy Hopewell House, 6171 SW Capitol Highway, Portland OR 97239.

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