Diana Helen Dawson


Diana Helen Dawson, born May 9, 1930, passed from this life at the age of 87 on November 20, 2017.  She struggled with alzheimers in her final years, and God finally gave her peace.

She was a retired postal worker and a talented seamstress and quilter, a wonderful organist, and a motorcycle enthusiast.

She is survived by her four children: Diana Pugh and Sharon Elkins – both of Las Vegas; William Koff Jr. of Bossier City, LA, and Kendall Koff of Aurora, CO – 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She lived most of her adult life in Nevada  between McGill, Ely and Las Vegas.. .

We will have a celebration of her life amongst the wildflowers on her favorite mountain pass in the summer.

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  1. Susan Caviglia Holloway says:

    Diana and Sharon, I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember her fondly. Susan Caviglia Holloway

  2. Theresa M Ley aka Watson says:

    This person was a neighbor when I grew up in McGill, Nevada. Diana and her spouse used to play Canasta with my parents on a regular basis. Diana’s children were young. I met Diana Pugh a few years ago in Reno at one of the White Pine gatherings. Diana/mother was a vivacious lady and kept herself busy. She and her spouse – Jack lived directly in back of us – we lived on Third Street; Diana and Jack lived on Second street. Losing a mother is a loss we all must endure. Enjoy the good times shared with a remarkable lady – mothers are special. The Canasta playing was a regular routine and the ladies always made special snacks. My parents were Harold and Alvina Ley. – buried in the Ely Cemetery.

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