Dean Dunlap

August 23, 1932July 18, 2013

With his family by his side, Dean passed away on July 18, 2013 at the age of 80 from complications of cancer.

He was born in Topeka, Kansas. After high school he joined the Navy and was proud to serve our country during the Korean War. Forty-four years ago he moved to Phoenix with his wife Sibyl and three daughters.

Dean retired from Empire Machinery Company in Chandler, Arizona where he was the Training Manager. After retiring, he and his wife moved to the cabin he built and loved in the Arizona high country. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Blue Ridge Fire District for ten years. He and his team built a fire department that makes the Blue Ridge area proud.

Dean was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Edna Dunlap and his brother Ken.

Dean is survived by Sibyl, his wife of 52 years, as well as three daughters, Jackie (John) Buck, Trabuco Canyon, CA, Kathie Dunlap, Phoenix, Julie (Rob) Callan, Gilbert, AZ and four grandchildren, Addison (fiancé Amy Maikis) Callan, Las Vegas, NV, Michael Callan, Tempe, AZ, Shelbie Buck, Honolulu, HI, Karsen Buck, Trabuco Canyon, CA. He is also survived by sisters Evelyn (Ron) Blatchley, Camache, IA, Jane Butt, Glendale, AZ, two nephews and four nieces.

A memorial service to celebrate Dean’s life will be held on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 10:00 am at Sunland Memorial Park, 15826 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351.

Donations can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.


  • Memorial Service Monday, July 29, 2013

Dean Dunlap

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Parm, Susan Narveson

July 29, 2013

Sibyl and family,
Parm and I are so wishing that we could be there today for Dean's Memorial Service. Please know that our hearts are there with you and that we share your sadness and rejoice in the wonderful memories that we have of the many, many years that we shared with you and Dean and the Bridge group adventures. God's blessings to all of you!

July 26, 2013

Dear Siblyl and family. Just know that we are thinking and praying for you all. You have our love and support.

Jan & Glenn Latimer

Carleen Sigars

July 23, 2013

Thinking of you all today and wishing I had the words to ease your sadness. Just know you have the love and support of many friends and family.