MARION LUNNEMANN

Marion Wright Lunnemann, 76, of Newton, N.C., formerly of Rockbridge County, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Levine & Dickson Hospice.

Born April 30, 1943, she was the daughter of Cecil Shirley Wright and Betsy Brownson Lawless.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lunnemann was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, C. John Lunnemann.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela L. Andre; her sisters, Laura Lee Wright and Shirley Harris; and two granddaughters.

Mrs. Lunnemann was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Women’s Club and Garden Club of Hickory. She had been a Girl Scout troop leader for 10 years. She had reorganized three C.A.R. societies in three different states and taught thousands of people first aid through the Red Cross.

Marion and John Lunnemann lived in Rock-bridge County for a number of years. While here, she was active in the DAR and a local garden club. She was a hot air balloon pilot, and flew her Pink Lady balloon here and in several other states and in Canada. She was involved in the organization of the initial Fourth of July balloon rally at Virginia Military Institute in the 1990s and was a partici-

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