Dawn Marie Dawson Smith, 53, of Elk Grove, Calif., unexpectedly left to go to her heavenly home on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
She was born on July 25, 1965, in Sheboygan, Wis., the daughter of Joanne and Jim Dawson. Dawn attended Sheboygan Schools for several years before transferring to Stoughton Schools due to a family move. She graduated from Stoughton High School. After graduation Dawn moved to San Diego, Calif., where she met her husband, Scott Smith. Scott and Dawn eventually moved to Elk Grove, where they raised four terrific sons, Austin, Cameron, Tyler and stepson Tristan.
Dawn loved and adored her boys. They were her world. She enjoyed and got a kick out of attending her sons sporting and concert events. Dawn also went out of her way to be a caregiver to anyone in need. Dawn had a personality that was funny, outgoing and vivacious all wrapped up together. She had the most beautiful smile that could light up your soul. She enjoyed camping up in the mountains with her family along with a side trip to Lake Tahoe once in awhile.
When you think of Dawn, celebrate the good memories. Remember that life is fragile and short and should be lived to the fullest.
Dawn leaves behind her husband of 24 years, Scott, along with her sons, Austin, Cameron, Tyler and stepson Tristan; her parents, Joanne and Jim; mother-in-law, Lynne Smith; brothers, Dan (Michelle) and Bill (Laurie); nephew, Ryan Dawson; nieces, Kelsey, Danielle and Brianna Dawson.
Dawn was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Dennis Smith; her grandparents, John and Darlene Klabechek and Angeline and Bill Dawson; her Uncle Dick Klabechek; Aunt Judy Uhl; stepmother, Kathy Dawson.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday April 22, at Saint Lukes Lutheran Church, 7595 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95823.