Nancy Jo Dunn

August 31, 1951 - February 14, 2011
Nancy Jo Dunn


Nancy Jo Carlson Dunn 59 of Wilmington passed away February 14, 2011, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter.

Nancy was born in South Bend, IN, August 31, 1951 to the late Donald Lloyd and Mary Jane Goodpaster. She graduated from Valparaiso High School in Valparaiso IN. She worked in interior design and was owner of Fabric Showcase in Myrtle Beach, SC, a very successful business she started in 2006.

Nancy leaves behind her husband Frank H. Dunn, a sister Dawn Heller, a brother Tim Goodpaster, a daughter Beth Karas and her husband Matt Karas, two sons Sam and Donald Carlson and three grandchildren, Samantha Carlson, Mary Jane and Ethan Karas.

The family will have an informal memorial service 2:30 to 3:00 PM Saturday, February 19, 2011 at the park on S. Channel Dr. Harbor Island. Parking will be in Wrightsville United Methodist Church parking lot.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington. NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • February 19, 2011
    Chris Carlson says:
    To the family, my prayers are with all of you. Nancy was a very special lady. Not only was she my sister in-law for many, many years she was also my friend. She made me want to be a better person. I will always have her in my heart

  • February 16, 2011
    paul fogarty says:
    Our deepest sympathies. Paul and Debbie.

  • February 16, 2011
    tim strehler says:
    thanks be to God for allowing me to know a special person, full of love and showcased by her kids husband and friends. grace to you in memory and love Tim***

  • February 16, 2011
    Uncle Jim says:
    Nancy was a very special niece and fondly remembered and deeply missed. Uncle Jim

  • February 16, 2011
    Rose and Owen Williams says:
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You are in our hearts and prayers.