Dawn Opal Dowhy was born on July 9, 1981, in York, Nebraska and passed away August 25, 2022, as a result of an automobile accident. School attendance varied between Kansas and Nebraska where Dawn graduated from Ord Public Schools in 1999. She then attended Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago where she received her bachelor's degree in Architectural
Design... Dawn was very creative and had an eye for detail which landed her some very rewarding positions in the architectural field. To follow in her parents' footsteps, she later advanced in the hospitality industry with hotel management positions in York & Lincoln, Nebraska. She recently relocated to St Paul, Nebraska to be closer to family and was employed at Matelyn Retirement Community as a dietary cook where she was able to share her love of cooking with the residents and staff.
Dawn's trusting, caring, and generous personality left a lasting impression on all those she crossed paths with... she gave without expectation, was as constant as the sunrise, moon, and stars... she was very clever and witty (in her own unique way), could be stubborn and feisty at times, and most of all was a very kind and beautiful person!
She was a true blessing to all those around her and will be forever missed...
Those left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Madison Rankin of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Brooklyn Lawson of Exeter, Nebraska; parents, Lorne Dowhy of York, Nebraska; Paula (Mike) Bosak of St Paul, Nebraska; sister, Robin Williams of St Paul, Nebraska; brother, Logan (Jordan) Dowhy of Kearney, Nebraska; nieces and nephew, Leigha Williams, Morgan Dowhy, Rivie Dowhy, and Bronx Dowhy; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Dawn was preceded in death by her grandparents, William & Margaret Dowhy of Thunder Bay, Ontario; Matelyn & Ramona Harris of Greeley, Nebraska; and cousin, Derek Dugan of Greeley, Nebraska.
A Celebration of Dawn's life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, September 10, 2022 in the chapel at the Grand Island E-Free Church located at 2609 S. Blaine St. Grand Island, NE. Pastor Dan Brenton will be officiating. A private family burial will be held at the Greeley Cemetery in Greeley, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
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