Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Evelyn Loretta Dunlop

By
From page A2 | November 16, 2012 | Leave Comment

Evelyn Dunlop

April 28, 1923 — Nov. 9, 2012

Evelyn Laura (Loretta) Shinn Dunlop was born to Henrietta and Eugene Shinn in El Dorado on April 28, 1923, the third child in the family. Thelma Shinn Dunlop and Edson Shinn were her twin sister and brother who were two-and-a-half years old at her birth. The family lived in various locations in El Dorado until they acquired the property at 6260 North Street from Anna Dunlop in about 1937. Evelyn attended grammar school at what is now the Community Hall. She vividly recalled passing the El Dorado Hotel going to and coming from grammar school. She graduated from El Dorado High School and was employed in secretarial work at the El Dorado County Assessor’s and Tax Collector’s offices. During her High School days she and her sister, along with their friends Zona and Catherine Westerman, kept the Christian Endeavor Activity at the El Dorado Community Church alive. She enjoyed their walks around the town and surrounding area, like walks on Hwy. 49 to the Union Mine, where her father worked, and the Snyder’s Gate. She was also active in the Sunday School at the church. While still in High School she was employed by Mrs. Dwyer to correct examination papers from various schools in the county.

On Aug. 21, 1942, a Friday, Evelyn married her fiancé, 2nd Lieutenant Harry Dunlop, at the El Dorado Church. The new couple spent a short honeymoon in the Lake Tahoe area. Monday morning found them headed back to Camp Stoneman in the Bay Area. Evelyn continued her employment at the County Assessor’s Office until Harry returned from the South Pacific about a year later. Upon the return of her husband, the couple traveled to Fort Ustus, Va. She traveled with her husband to his various assignments in North Carolina, Texas, Detroit, Mich., and Dayton, Ohio. Upon his discharge from military service, they traveled around the perimeter of the United States in their return to California. Harry found employment at the L.N. Schwein Engineering Co. in Venice, Calif. Upon the death of Evelyn’s father, Eugene Shinn, the family returned to El Dorado County in a house constructed at 4284 Missouri Flat Road on a parcel granted them on the Dunlop Family ranch. After 52 years, the ranch property was sold and she moved to a new home in Diamond Springs.

Evelyn’s family consists of four children — a boy, then a girl, a second boy and a second girl — two brown eyed and two blue eyed. The oldest son, Phillip, passed away in 1972 from a brain tumor. The remaining family members express their views by saying, “She was a very nice woman, a most wonderful cook and the best house keeper we have had the privilege of knowing.” Her health started to fail about four years ago when she developed severe abdominal and back pains from internal infections and heart conditions. She was admitted to Marshall Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 3, and went to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 9, at about 5 a.m. She was a great lady and a loving wife, mother, parent, grandparent and great-grandparent who loved the Lord.

Funeral services were held at the El Dorado Community Church with burial next to her son at the El Dorado Cemetery. Contributions in Evelyn’s name may be made to the Memorial Fund of the El Dorado Community Church, PO Box 437, El Dorado, CA 95623. Arrangements entrusted to Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home in Placerville, Calif.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

 
Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 102 Comments | Gallery

Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

 
.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 73 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 53 Comments

 
Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 5 Comments

Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 11 Comments

 
Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 9 Comments

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 7 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2, 1 Comment

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8