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Idaho State Journal, 08/20/06
POCATELLO —Ann Dudunake, 85, Pocatello resident, passed away Thursday, Aug.17, 2006, at
a local assisted living center. She was born June 14, 1921, in Price, Utah, to Angelo and
Aspasia (Tzagarakis) Kontgas. She graduated from Carbon High School in 1939. Ann met Harry
Dudunake while competing in a marching band competition in Pocatello. They married on Nov.
2, 1941, in Price. Ann’s most glorious days were enjoyed traveling the world with her
Ann assisted with the operations of the Dude’s Café while Harry and his siblings
entered the military.
When Harry returned from war, Ann went on to become very involved in the cosmetology
(beauty) profession. She owned three Idaho beauty schools, located in Blackfoot, Pocatello
and Montpelier. Ann also owned eight beauty salons. She worked as an instructor at Idaho
State University Cosmetology School. Ann helped her husband in his business, Beauty Aid
Distributors, which supplied barber and beauty supplies and equipment.
She served two terms as state president for the Idaho Cosmetology Association and for
the Idaho State Board Examiner and the Policy Boards.
Although Ann was not blessed with birth children, she loved her nieces and nephews. Ann
had several God-children through her affiliation with the Greek Orthodox Church. She
enjoyed music very much and had a clarinet she loved and cherished. Ann organized and
directed the Greek Orthodox Church choir. She was a lifetime member of the Daughters of
Penelope and involved with Soroptimist International and was guardian of Job’s Daughters,
Bethel No. 1.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, her parents and siblings. She is
survived by her sister-in-laws, Barbara Kontgas of Price, Utah, and Helen (Frank) Dagres;
brother-in-laws, John (June) Dudunake of Pocatello and Matthew Dudunake of Las Vegas. She
is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at the Greek
Orthodox Church, 518 N. Fifth Ave. A Trisagion (prayer service) and viewing are planned at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Downard Hansen Funeral Home, 241 N. Garfield Ave.
The family would like to extend warm appreciation to Caring Hearts Assisted Living for
their loving, compassionate care. The family suggests that friends who wish may make
donations in her memory to the Greek Orthodox Church Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, 518 N. Fifth Ave., P.O. Box 4567, Pocatello, Idaho 83205-4567.