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Carole Blythe Dunton

December 14, 1940 - March 24, 2014 -


Carole Blythe Dunton of Liberal died March 24, 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 73. She was born in Colton, on Dec. 14, 1940, to ­Walter A. Axmaker and Mildred Freeman Axmaker.

When she was a young mother and homemaker in the early 1960s, she provided daycare services and custom seamstress work. As her children grew older she reentered the workforce and held various office and bookkeeping positions. After “retiring” in the late 1990s, she helped to start the Victory Seed Company on the family’s farm.

She loved to garden, create beautiful landscapes, making beautiful quilts, she loved being with her ­family, and sharing her love of God and her passion for life. She also loved her animals, singing, sewing, needlework, crafts, cooking and baking.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lawrence Dunton; two children: Michael (Denise) Dunton of Liberal; Deborah (Charles) Sang of ­Bloomington, Illinois; two brothers; two sisters; eight grandchildren: four great-grandchildren; and many ­relatives.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., on May 3, at the Evangelical Community Chapel. Private ­entombment in the family’s mausoleum was held with immediate family members in attendance.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in ­Carole’s memory to the Evangelical Community Chapel (29079 S Highway 213, Molalla, OR 97038) or to Oregon City Providence Hospice.

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