Garry Meyers (Corky) Dunn, 83, of Browns Point, Washington, passed into the next life on July 8, 2021 while visiting family in San Diego, CA.
He is survived by his four sons: Dr. Garry Kimball Dunn (Judie) of Federal Way, WA; Richard Kimball Dunn, Esq. (Gabby) of La Mesa, CA; Craig Kimball Dunn, Esq. (Debbie) of Curlew, WA; and Brian Kimball Dunn, Ph.D., of Logan, Utah. His 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren will miss him greatly. He is also survived by his brothers Billy Dunn (Texas), Jon Dunn (Utah), Steve Dunn (Utah), and his sister Deborah (New Mexico). His wife, Marian, pre-deceased him in November 2020.
Corky was born in 1938 in Pocatello, Idaho. After his father served in World War II, the family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Corky graduated from Granite High School, where he was Senior Class President and played football and wrestled while playing American Legion baseball.
He graduated from the University of Utah, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and met the love of his life, Marian Kimball. In 1959, after selling his TR2 to pay for an engagement ring, Corky proposed to Marian and they married in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Corky joined the US Marine Corps and became a pilot, and then a father. After attaining the rank of Captain and separation from the Corps, he became a pilot for United Airlines, where he eventually flew as the Captain of DC-10s. Most men would give an arm to fly, and Corky got paid to fly. He got to see the world and traveled with his wife (and sometimes his sons).
Stationed in Seattle, Corky moved to Federal Way, Washington with his wife and 3 sons in 1967. He acquired a Ford Mustang, a boat for salmon fishing, membership in the Twin Lakes Country Club, and one more son over the next five years. Then, he lived his dream – flying, boating, playing, serving, living with Marian – until 2021.
He served in numerous ecclesiastical roles for The Church of Jesus Christ and served as a missionary with Marian in New Zealand in 2003 and 2004. Corky sometimes talked a hard doctrine, but served God and his fellow man throughout his life.
Corky played in all sorts of athletic arenas as player and as coach. While rarely singling out a favorite professional team or player, he followed numerous sports. His favorite teams, however, were whatever teams his sons were playing on. During any game, his boys could expect hearty cheers from the stands – or vocal coaching. Coaching and praise continued until his death, whether his boys were playing sports, hunting, fishing, driving, gardening, or parenting.
Services will be Sunday, July 18, at 2pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will be on July 18 at Larkin Sunset Lawn in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Corky, his wife and family, was VERY dear friends and neighbors for years and years. We raised our families together and became very close. We share a thousand memories together and they are all heart-warming.
Last week, on our way to Seattle area, I told Sue that outside of our family, I hoped to see see two people, one at church, and the other, my good buddy, Corky. I was too late. My LOVE and prayers go out to the family. He will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May our Heavenly Father give you peace during this difficult time.
Steve and Susan Kane