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Zena Mary Dunlap

August 6, 1934 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 82)

Zena Mary Witworth Dunlap

 August 6, 1934 – February 24, 2017


Zena was born August 6, 1934 in Folkstone, Kent England to Mr. & Mrs. William Witworth departed this life on February 24, 2017 in Walnut Creek, CA. Zena leaves her husband of 32 years, Warren Dunlap, loving son Neil and daughter in law Valerie. 

Zena worked for five years as the secretary to the Auditor General at the American Embassy in London, England.  Her fine work at the American Embassy resulted in an offer of employment in the United States of America

 Zena arrived in the United States on February 22, 1961.  Her career in the United States began in Los Angeles, CA with Hubert Eaton’s office in the legal department.  One year later Zena moved to San Francisco, CA after accepting a position with TWA in downtown San Francisco.

During this time Zena married and took a hiatus from her career to raise her son Neil who was born in 1968. Zena later divorced.

In 1979, Zena resumed her career path by accepting a secretarial position with EBMUD. Zena met Warren, the love of her life, while working at EBMUD.  Warren and Zena were married four years later in Lady Smith, British Columbia, Canada at the home of Zen’s cousin, Jossey.

In 1979, Zena returned to England to lay her mother and father to rest.  Her beloved parents died within six weeks of each other which was devastating for Zena.


Zena retired from EBMUD in 1995 after 16 years of service.

Zena loved ballroom dancing. She took tap dancing, singing lesson and performed for many senior groups.

Zena continued her education with French lessons and real estate classes.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
March 3, 2017

2:00 PM
3111 N. MAIN ST.
Walnut Creek, CA 94597

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