Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Dawn Downing

   Dawn Rae Downing, 74, of Beaverton died Dec. 25, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. She was born Nov. 21, 1933, the daughter of Herbert and Rachel (Kleppe) Elmer in Wisconsin.

   Dawn graduated from East High School in Madison, Wisconsin and worked as an administrative clerk in a medical office.

   Dawn was a member of the United Methodist Church in Beaverton and the Beaverton Sports Boosters. She enjoyed trout fishing and going to the casino.

   Dawn is survived by her sons, Michael (Nancy) O’Brien of Battle Creek, Thomas (Amy) O’Brien of Beaverton; four grandchildren; and her brother, Dwight (Marilyn) Elmer of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

   She was preceded in death by her husband, John O’Brien in 1967; her second husband, Bernard Downing in 2000; and her brother, Jerry Elmer.

   A memorial service will take place in the spring in Montague, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence, 166 E. Goodale Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017.

   The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home in Battle Creek.

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September 2009
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