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Minnie Belle Dawson

September 15, 1931 — October 16, 2010

Minnie Belle Dawson, age 79, of Merlin died Saturday, Oct. 16th, 2010, at Royal Gardens
Health & Rehabilitation Center.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Royal Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center, 2075 NW Highland Ave., Grants Pass, OR 97526.

During her illness she was surrounded by family and friends until God called her home and she is now at peace with the love of her life, George Dawson. We want to express our deepest thanks and appreciation to Royal Gardens Health & Rehabilitation Center for the love and kindness shown to our mother Minnie. She truly felt at home there and grew to love many staff members and also made some close friendships with some residents there. Johnny, her next door neighbor at the Center was especially dear to her heart. Our family felt so welcome when we came to visit and we will always remember how the staff showed so much compassion and love for our mom. Thank you.

Minnie was born September 15, 1931 in Brownwood, Texas to Louis Longley and Hazel Houser. On September 15, 1947 she married George Dawson, who died in 1971. From 1976 to 1995 she lived in Turlock, CA where she worked and retired from K-Mart. She then moved back to the Rogue Valley and worked in food service for various elementary schools.

She was an active member of the Dayspring Baptist Church. She loved watching children
in the daycare and cooking and baking for church dinners.

She enjoyed reading the Bible, visiting friends, cooking, camping and gardening. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include 5 children, Marcus Dawson of Winston, OR., Michael Dawson of Grants Pass,Hugh Dawson of Sunrise Beach, MO., Barbara Gray of Merlin, OR. and Mitchell Dawson of Grants Pass, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A younger sister, Jean died before her.

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