Obituary for Rose Dunn | June 6, 2024

Rose Ellen Dunn passed away peacefully at home on June 6, 2024. She was born in Clovis NM and grew up in rural Curry County, NM. Daughter of Hoyt and Joy Pattison, she was the eldest of four children: Roger Cecil Pattison, Melinda Joy Pattison (Aramis) and Will Pattison. Her parents are deceased, as are her grandparents OE and Luciester Pattison of Curry County and CS and Annie Patton Bumgarner of North Carolina.

After graduating from Clovis High School (1973), RoseEllen earned a BA from ENMU in elementary education. After marrying Lennis in October 1976, she began her 32-year employment with Clovis Municipal Schools. Rose Ellen received her MS from ENMU in 1991 while continuing to teach elementary school. She retired from CMS in 2010. She then taught at Clovis Christian Schools until 2017.

RoseEllen is survived by her sister and two brothers, their children, as well as many nieces and nephews on both sides of her family, her husband Lennis Gene Dunn and their three children: Tristan Giles Dunn, Tyler Anne Dunn (Dan), William Helmick Dunn (Linda ) and six grandchildren: Savannah Rose Dunn, Tristan Garrett Dunn, Atticus Murphy Dunn, Liam Giles Dunn, Kre McKailin Dunn and Ruby Amelia Dunn.

During her early years of teaching, she and Lennis raised their three children in Clovis. They were involved in parent organizations because their children participated in youth sports activities such as basketball, softball, and soccer. The family were also active members of the First United Methodist Church. RoseEllen was also a member of PEO Chapter AY from 1981 until her death.

After retiring from Clovis Municipal Schools, Rose Ellen was contracted with bby publications @ UWA in Alabama as an educational mathematics consultant. She met many elementary teachers while working in school districts across the United States and also co-authored textbooks for elementary teachers. After retiring from the Clovis Christian Schools, she replaced the Clovis Schools tutoring elementary school students.
Service appointments are announced privately to family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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