Cover photo for Debra Rose Dunn's Obituary

Debra Rose Dunn

August 31, 1950 — May 31, 2022

San Marcos

Debra Rose Dunn

Debra Rose Dunn, 71, was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her parents, were Robert and Lilian Hulligan. Robert was a plumbing contractor and moved his family to California to follow his rainbow. Debra graduated from Samuel Ayer High School in Milpitas, CA and completed her dental assisting certificate at San Jose City College. Debra worked as a dental assistant  and eventually worked for the former Longs Drugs, as a cashier. She loved her customers and they loved her. She was proud to wear her green smock and proudly display her many buttons, especially those of her two grandchildren. She was married to Robert Dunn for 43 years. They lived in Morgan Hill, CA before moving to San Diego, CA in 1998.

When Debra met Robert he had a young daughter, Judy,  whom she bonded with immediately. They did a lot of camping and every Summer made an annual trip to Yosemite. Robert and Debra made frequent trips to Hawaii, one of their favorite places to vacation. Once Debra became a Grammy, she and Robert decided to move to San Diego, to be closer to Judy, Robert's only daughter.

Debra loved to bake banana bread and make chocolate chip cookies.  She spoke of the powder blue Maverick Grabber that she proudly received off the assembly line in Fremont, CA. Her license plate was DEBRA 1. She eventually put that plate on her Yellow VW Bug.

Debra passed peacefully in San Diego, and was reunited with her parents in Heaven.

Little did she know that her beloved Robert would join her just seven weeks later.

Debra  is survived by her Step Daughter Judy Dunn-Stump, husband Brian Stump and two grandsons Hunter Stump and Tanner Stump. She is also survived by her brothers Robert Hulligan, David Hulligan, and Michael Hulligan.

With her soft spoken voice, selfless nature and her deep concern for others will be remembered always.

A private Celebration Ceremony for both Robert and Debra Dunn will be held at Miramar National Cemetery August 11th, 2022.

In lieu of flowers or presents please consider donating to Yosemite National Park one of their favorite locations to visit. Yosemite.org

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