Alethea Gardner Dawson
November 9, 1921 - May 31, 2013
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Riverview Cemetery
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Friday 5/31

Dawson, Alethea Gardner, 9 November 1921 – 31 May 2013. It is with a deep sense of sadness that the family of Alethea Dawson announces her quiet passing at Cherry Meadows in Appleton, Wisconsin. “Lee”, as she was affectionately known by her friends and family, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the daughter of George C.…

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Bev Roberts & JD Mullins left a message on June 4, 2013:

What a wonderful lady your Mom was! We wish that we had known her. God let her stay on this earth for so many years so that she could inspire, influence and love so many people.

Hazel and Howard left a message on June 4, 2013:

What a fabulous woman and what a tremendous life Lee led! One of my earliest memories of her was when she was making Becky’s wedding gown.
The material was so rich that not a straight pin could be used – nor could
she even baste - as it would leave a tell-tale sign in the fabric. Every snip of the scissors and every stitch of the thread was final. She was so
talented! And the stories she could tell that could get one laughing!! Howard and I are so glad we had a chance to see her again and have lunch together with the family a few years ago when we were out in Wisconsin for John’s retirement. Today and always we celebrate her life.

Kara Lee Fletcher left a message on June 3, 2013:

The notice of Mrs. Dawson's passing was wonderfully written and captured so much of what and how I remember the best neighbor ever, in Vista when we were all just kids growing up, Bobby, Becky, Penny and myself. Mrs. Dawson, as I always have addressed her, even as an adult, nurtured my love of gardening as her yard was always blooming with some flower or another.
She was a truly gracious and wonderful and accomplished woman...she will be deeply missed.

Debbie Allen left a message on June 2, 2013:

Wow, Lee Dawson. What a pleasure it was to work with her at Chula Vista School District. She always had a kind word for everyone. A true southern belle. She loved her family and loved to talk about their accomplishments.

Heaven just gained a great lady.

Debbie Allen

Debra Vieira left a message on June 2, 2013:

Nana - you will be missed deeply. I have so many stories to share with my daughters about you. I love you dearly. Your Granddaughter.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Penny Hill left a message on June 2, 2013:

What a lovely obit to honor your mom, Becky. Everyone in your family was a good neighbor to the Hills, and your mom, especially, was kind enough to write my mom for the ten years she was in a nursing facility. Her letters cheered Jeannie and I was so thankful to have outside news/input to share - and photos of Lee's quilts. It really meant a lot.

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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