In Memory of



Obituary for Richard Dunaway

“Dick” Richard R. Dunaway went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 24, 2022. He was born to Ralph and Faye (Lacey) Dunaway on June 30, 1937 in Fremont.

He served in the US Navy on the Bon Homme Richard Aircraft Carrier. He served during the Korean War and was able to see many parts of the world. He was previously married and had 2 sons, Warren (Denise) Dunaway and Mitchell Dunaway. He married Judy Pavey on August 20, 1967 in Omaha. They have 3 children, Ralph (Teresa) Dunaway of Cozad, NE, Terri (Bruce) Wilkerson of Scribner and Sandra (Chris) Wardman of North Bend. He also has 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He worked at Lodi Auto and Truck Sales in Lodi, California. He also worked for Roberts Dairy and owned the “Circle Lady” hog farm in Galt, CA. Dick had many rental properties in Fremont and surrounding areas. In 2018, he retired from Birchwood Manor after 16 years of employment, at the age of 82. He enjoyed helping residents and assisted in transportation, dietary, and activities. He had a deep love for the Lord and his family, and he found joy in helping other people. He will always be known for his famous last words "You just have to trust the Lord."

Dick was a member of Fremont Evangelical Free Church in Fremont and a member of the VFW. His favorite Bible Verse was John 3:16.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jim Dunaway and Danny Welsted, Jr.; sisters, Diane Sandoval and Dorothy “Dode” Barcus; and parents in law, Grace and Al Umberger.

The Funeral will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at the Fremont Evangelical Free Church. Visitation with family receiving friends will be one hour prior to the service at the Church on Tuesday. Burial with military honors will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend at 1:30 PM.

Memorials are suggested to the Fremont Evangelical Free Church.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 1040 N Main St, North Bend, NE, 68649 402-652-8159.