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MORRIS - Heather L. Dunham, 30, of Morris, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Bay State Medical Center in Massachusetts.
Heather was born to Debra Sanford and Barry Dunham on June 5, 1987.
Heather was a 2005 graduate of Morris Central School and worked as a LPN at A.O. Fox Hospital.
She enjoyed canoeing, camping and playing cards. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Morris. She loved her two dogs, Lola and Zeus. Above all, Heather loved her family, especially her miracle, baby Leila.
She is survived by her parents; Deb Sanford (Jim Mallory) and Barry Dunham (stepmother, Arlene Dunham); daughter Leila H. Dunham; brother, Justin Dunham; sister, Jessica (Thomas) Palmatier; step sisters, Janet Hughs and Danielle Wilson; stepbrother, John Bemis; grandfather, James Pearce; special friend, Susan Kleinschidt; Leila's godparents, Katie Sanborn and Keith Baker; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her grandparents, William and Kay Sanford, Genievieve (Senk) Pearce, Ida and Charles Owen Dunham; her stepbrother, William Kellum; uncle, Thomas Sanford; nephews, Ayden Palmatier and Elijah Bemis and her dog, Jaida, of 14 years. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 12, with a memorial service immediately following at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris.
Memorial contributions may be made in Heather's name to the SPCA of your choice.
Condolences may be made to the family online at www.johnstonfh.com.
Published on November 8, 2017
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