Volney Adair Dunavan died Sept. 28, 2015, at the age of 74. She was born Nov. 30, 1940 in Long Beach to Clarke Bailly Walsworth and Lillie Katherine Hone.
A North Fork resident since 1999, she worked as a drug and alcohol counselor, ran the Madera County DUI Program in the mountains, and worked at House of Hope in San Diego. For many years, she was also a freelance reporter for the Sierra Star.
Mrs. Dunavan was involved with the Squirrel Cage Theater, the North Fork Women’s Club, North Fork Art Gallery, Sierra Byways, North Fork Community Development Council, North Fork Volunteer Fire Auxillary, Summer theater at North Fork Elementary, and the Eastern Madera County SPCA. She was nominated for North Fork Citizen of the Year in 2005.
She enjoyed going to the Met Cinema, and was a supporter in keeping the cinema open.
Mrs. Dunavan was preceded in death by her husbands, Earl Dunavan, Stanley Jensen, and Douglas Scott.
She is survived by her daughter Dhyana Ouray Walsworth Walker and spouse John of Rohnert Park; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grand nieces/nephews, and great grand nieces/nephews.
Two celebrations of life will be held, one locally and one in San Pedro. Dates are pending.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the EMC SPCA, the Squirrel Cage Theater, or any other non-profit organization of your choosing.