Alma Jo Hollingsworth Carey (August 25, 1934 — March 10, 2017)
Alma, 82, passed away March 10, 2017, after a 10-,year battle of Alzheimer’s. Alma was born on August 25, 1934 to Robert Dozier Hollingsworth and Florence Ferguson Hollingsworth in Mena, Arkansas.
Alma moved to Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 14 with her 7 older brothers and 2 sisters when her parents passed away. She married Gerald Martin Dunlap and had 4 children. Her youngest son Timothy Joe Dunlap passed away at the age of 2. Her daughter Penny Gail Davis passed away in 2007. My mom was our saint as she raised us 3 kids as a single mom from 1962 on. She worked 2 shifts as a waitress, until she got her G.E.D. and took more classes at Texas Tech. She then worked at a lab at a cotton gin testing company then Grinnel Sprinklers, moving from Lubbock to Arlington, Texas, in 1974 and became the first woman working as an Underwriter Laboratory inspector.
Alma is survived by her 2 sons, Jerry Don Dunlap of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mike (Donna) Dunlap of Rifle, Colorado; granddaughter Cody Nicole Dunlap of Courtland, Mississippi; granddaughter Crystal (Adam) Dunlap Kessler & their twin sons Aiden & Mason (Alma’s first twin great-grandsons) of Rifle, Colorado; grandson Blake (Casey) Davis of Burleson, Texas; granddaughter Summer (Jason) Davis Fuselier of Dallas, Texas; 1 more granddaughter; 1 more grandson; and 5 more great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Penny, and son Timothy.
We would like to give a BIG Thank You to Heritage Park Care Center for taking good care of my mother the past 9 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Heritage Park Care Center in memorial of Alma Carey, 1200 Village Road, Carbondale, Colorado 81623.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
A continued decline in natural gas industry activity in Garfield County resulted in fewer members and fewer complaints from residents over the past year for Community Counts Colorado.