Eva Lucille Dunigan

07/29/1918 — 06/26/2005

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Louisville, Kentucky

Eva Lucille Dunigan

Eva Lucille Dunigan

Eva Lucille Dunigan died at her home Sunday, June 26th from an apparent heart attack. She was born July 29, 1918, in Louisville, Kentucky, to William G. and Clementine NeVille Reckley. She graduated from Loretta High School in Louisville in 1936.

Eva and Paul F. X. Dunigan, Sr. were married July 2, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky. They both worked on the Manhattan Project in Chicago before transferring to the Tri-Cities in January 1944. Eva worked in Payroll and was very familiar with the “termination winds.” She also worked as a secretary for DuPont in the 300 Area.

Over the years Eva was active in the Kadlec Hospital Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America, Christ the King Parish Eucharistic and Stephens Ministry Programs, and also was an election poll volunteer. She enjoyed gardening and playing Bridge with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her son Paul F. X. Dunigan, Jr., daughter-in-law Beth Dunigan, and grandchildren Katie and Theresa Dunigan, Richland; brother John M. Reckley, sister-in-law Marjorie, Monee, Illinois; sister Martha Thomas, Huntsville, Alabama; brother Tom W. Reckley, sister-in-law Aretha, Tarzana, California; sister Mary Jeanne Reckley, Louisville, Kentucky, and many nieces and nephews.

A rosary will be recited Friday, July 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, July 2, at 11:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland. Visitation will be at Einan's Funeral Home from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, July 1. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Christ the King Parish Building Fund, 1126 Long Ave., Richland.

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  • I still can’t believe the news about Eva. We all played bridge together just a couple of weeks ago. She was a wonderful person and I’ll miss her very much.

    With deepest sympathy to her family,

    Vicky Willingham

    Vicky Willingham
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, US
  • Paul, Beth, Katie, & Thersa

    I’ve known Eva for many years. I met her at the European Health Spait was called then. I enjoyed having her as a friend and will miss her. I had intended to call her after we got back from our trip; then I read the obiturary in the paper; was shocked. She always talked well of Beth and Katie and Theresa too. The funeral service was nice.

    I share in your loss. She was such a lovely person.

    Gail & Bill Cox

    Gail Cox
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • You have my and Dennis deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Virginia Kent
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • The news of your loss fills me with sadness. Please know that my heart goes out to you and your familiy.

    Joel Hebdon
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Paul and family: so sorry about your loss of your mother. It sounds like it was sudden and unexpected. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and pray for God’s healing touch for you. Linda Mays

    Linda Mays
    November 4, 2014
    Pasco, WA, US
  • Paul:

    You have my and Geneva’s deepest sympathies for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your mother.

    Steve Balone
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US