State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, Members of the Senate of the State  of  Illinois
 3    learned  with  great  sadness  of  the  death of Judy Behrens
 4    Dunham of Aurora on Friday, August 30, 2002; and

 5        WHEREAS, Mrs. Dunham was born March 24, 1937 in Aurora to
 6    Ralph and Evelyn  (Christian)  Behrens;  she  graduated  from
 7    Oswego  High  School in 1955 and the Copley School of Nursing
 8    in 1958; she was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by Aurora
 9    University in 1996; and

10        WHEREAS, Mrs. Dunham worked as a general floor  nurse,  a
11    head  nurse,  a  pharmacy  nurse, a private-duty nurse and an
12    intensive care unit nurse during her lifetime  of  employment
13    in Aurora, Chicago and California; and

14        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Dunham was a strong believer in education
15    and together with  her  husband,  John  Dunham,  founded  the
16    Dunham  Scholars  program  at  Aurora University; the program
17    covers full tuition for 15 juniors and  seniors  majoring  in
18    business  fields  and  is  a scholarship that offers students
19    more than facts and figures; she believed  it  was  important
20    that  a  business  graduate  be  well-rounded,  a responsible
21    citizen and a community volunteer; and

22        WHEREAS, Her enthusiastic support  of  Aurora  University
23    was  well-noted; in 1999, the business school was renamed the
24    John and Judy Dunham  School  of  Business  and  Professional
25    Studies; and

26        WHEREAS,  Mrs.  Dunham was an active and energetic member
27    of her community; she served on the Board  of  Directors  for
28    Plum Landing Retirement Community in Aurora; and

29        WHEREAS,   Her   loss  has  been  keenly  felt  by  many,
30    especially her husband, John C. Dunham and her  sister  Joyce
31    (Pedro) Behrens Serna; therefore, be it
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 2    ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we join  with  family
 3    and friends in mourning the death of Judy Behrens Dunham; and
 4    be it further

 5        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 6    presented to the family of Judy Behrens Dunham.

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