Mary Kathryn Temple Dunckley (1909-2005)


Mary Kathryn Temple Dunckley of Hayden, died Jan. 13, 2005, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat Springs. She was 95.
Dunckley was born May 27, 1909, to Harry and Rose Lee Temple in Boulder. She was the youngest of five children.
Dunckley and her family journeyed by covered wagon to the Focus Ranch on the Snake River in 1911. She attended school in the Snake River Valley, later graduating from Hayden Union High School in 1929. She married Ralph C. Dunckley on Oct. 25, 1931, and they had three children: Dick, Norma Jo and Judy Kay. Her love for the outdoors ranged from horseback riding and a love of animals to camping at Lost Lakes and experiencing the fall colors with her family and friends.
Dunckley enjoyed traveling throughout her lifetime. She toured Hawaii, Canada and many parts of the East Coast. She attended the Kentucky Derby and spent more than one winter "down south." She visited Nevada, California, Texas and Mexico. She was active in the Rebekah's Lodge and Bridge Club for more than 50 years. She was also a member of the Hayden Congregational Church. She was active in the church choir and the women's fellowship group, where she became known for her wonderful cinnamon rolls and dinner rolls.
Dunckley is survived by her three children, Richard L. Dunckley and his wife, Jane, of Craig, Norma Jo Nachtman and her husband, Ken, of Milner, and Judy Kay Hockett and her husband, Darrel, of Hayden; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Dunckley was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Rose Lee Temple, her three brothers, Harry, James and Dennis, and her sister, Helen Collins.
Services were held Jan. 18, 2005, at Hayden Congregational Church with Janet Babish officiating. The eulogy was given by Judy Hockett, the organist was Avis Funk, and the soloist was Greg Scott.
Selections were "Navajo Rug," and "Mockingbird Hill."
Interment will take place in the spring at the Reader Cemetery in Savery, Wyo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hayden Congregational Church, in care of Grant Mortuary.


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