NORTH FORK – A celebration of the life of Volney Dunavan will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the North Fork Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.
Volney lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74.
The community is invited to share their stories and memories of Volney on Nov. 8 at the BBQ, and are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. There will also be a poster board and an altar for those who wish to share photos or other items at the celebration. All items will be returned.
She moved to North Fork in 1999, and worked as a Senior Alcohol and Drug Specialist for Mariposa County DUI Program, which subsequently became Kings View Community Services.
Volney was a tireless worker for community organizations in the mountain area, including the Squirrel Cage Theatre Co. (SCT), the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway, North Fork Fire Department Auxiliary, the North Fork Women’s Club, North Fork Art Gallery, the North Fork Community Development Council, SCT’s summer theater program for kids, and the Eastern Madera County SPCA. She was nominated for North Fork Citizen of the Year in 2005.
She is survived by her daughter Dhyana Ouray Walsworth Walker and spouse John of Rohnert Park; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Dhyana asks that donations be made in Volney’s name to one of the organizations about which she was so passionate, or any other non-profit organization of your choosing.
Another Celebration of Life for Volney will be held in San Pedro on Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bartlett Center, 101 11th Street, San Pedro, Calif.