Dolores Lee Lunsford

March 8, 1931June 5, 2013

Dolores Lee Lunsford 82, went home to be with the Lord on June 5, 2013 at her residence in Cave Creek, AZ. She was born on March 8, 1931 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the daughter of Lucille and John Barbaree. At the age of 10, Dolores and her family moved to Carlsbad, New Mexico where she attended and graduated from Carlsbad High School in May of 1949. On June 9th, 1949, she married Richard Lunsford and had 3 kids. In 1959 she and the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where they had another child. In 1972, they moved to Cave Creek, AZ where she had lived for 41 years. Dolores was a devout Christian, published poet and writer of short stories. In her late 60’s she became a reading granny for the elementary children at Black Mountain Elementary School. Also had lots of love for horses which she passed on to her children, grand children and great grandchildren. Her hobbies were collecting movies, memorabilia of John Wayne and crafting. She was in drama club in High School and acted in a variety of plays where she carried on that ambition in Cave Creek by performing in plays such as “The King and I”. She is survived by her brother Jack Barbaree, husband Richard Lunsford of 64 years, daughters Tina Ferguson and Kathy Lunsford, sons Russell and John Lunsford, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 3 others on the way. She will truly be missed.


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Joy (Coleman) Moore

August 10, 2013

Dick, Tina, Kathy, Russell and John, I'm so sorry to hear that Dolores passed. I have so many great memories of her - her big hugs were the best! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Candy/Roger Norden

June 15, 2013

Kathy, I was sadden to here of the loss of your Mother. I know your grief, because my Mom just passed away on the 18th of May. My heart aches for you and your family. Hold on to the happy memories of your Mother, as they will lighten your heart. Take comfort in the love of family and friends. With deepest sympathy.

Ragina Moyers

June 13, 2013

"Aunt" Dolores was really my second cousin, but she seemed like a sister to my dad. It was because of Aunt Dolores that I learned the books of the Bible. She always had candy for us at Sunday School. I can't ever remember her without a smile or laughter. She loved her family deeply and dearly! I look forward to sharing eternity with her! Love, Ragina (Geckler) Moyers

Vernadene Tolman

June 9, 2013

Your love and friendship has sustained me through good times and bad. I will miss our telephone visits more than you know. You were the true sister I never had and I have always felt that I was a part of your family. God bless all of you.

Lynnea Trotter

June 9, 2013

Thanks for all the talks we had. You were an amazing lady. I miss you dearly but know you are up in heaven and no longer suffering. Rest in Peace Dolores.