It is with great sadness that the family of Verna Dunagan, 87, announce her passing on October 6, 2022 at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Verna was born on August 9, 1935 to Sylvia & Charles Pitts in Lamar, Arkansas.
After Verna graduated from high school she moved to California to live with her sister & brother-in-law. It was there that she met her future husband, Houston (Hoot) Dunagan of Clifton, AZ. Once the loving couple were married they made their home in Morenci, AZ. In Morenci they raised their two daughters Deborah & Erin Dunagan. Once Hoot retired they moved to Sheldon, Arizona.
Verna attended Western New Mexico University, where she received her bachelor's degree. She continued her education at the University of Arizona where obtained her Master's degree in Education. Verna taught school for in Morenci, AZ for 25 years, the another 5 years in Duncan prior to her retirement.
Verna was a very active person. She & Hoot had a small cattle ranch that kept them very busy after retirement. She loved the great outdoors, taking her dogs for walks, gardening & doing yard work. Due to declining health in the past year. she was unable to do these things & greatly missed.
Verna is survived by her daughter, Erin Dunagan, grandson Sam Roybal & his wife Cindy, grandson James S. Medford, her great grandchildren whom she adored, Christopher, Delicia, Emilio & Anthony Roybal, her beloved fur baby Franklin.
Her loving husband Houston "Hoot" preceded Verna in death as did her daughter Deborah Dunagan, granddaughter Angela Medford, great grandson Samuel Roybal Jr., her parents & siblings.
Verna will be greatly missed, she was a feisty lil lady & a courageous fighter till the end.
Arrangements are being cared for by McDougal's Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory located at 112 E. Main Street, Safford, AZ 85546, 928-428-1740, www.caldwellfuneralchapel.com
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