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Marvetta Delores "Etta" Steagall Dawson
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1932
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 2010
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Published/Last Modified on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:06 PM MDT

Marvetta 'Etta' Delores Dawson
March 26, 1932 - June 26, 1910

Marvetta 'Etta' Delores Dawson, age 78, passed away June 26, 2010 in Tucson, Arizona.

She was born to Aude and Ruby Steagall March 26, 1932 in Comanche County, Oklahoma.

Etta and her belated husband of 53, years, LeRoy owned several businesses including a ranch, accounting firm and tax consulting office. Among her many jobs, she worked at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Douglas as an Inmate Trust Accounting Supervisor and then at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Tucson as a Records Technician; she owned Dawson Farms (50 years), Golden Valley Farms (5 years), Valley Ag Accounting (10 years), and was employed at Sun Valley Chemical. After she retired, she went back to school and became an H & R Block consultant and continued to do accounting for family businesses. She was a pioneer in her era because she completed her bachelor's degree in Accounting when colleges told her it could not be done by women. Though she pursued education and a career, Etta dedicated her life to God, family and her church family; but somehow still found time to be a homemaker, mom and grandma. Etta enjoyed singing, painting and counseling. She was always taking care of parents, children and friends.

Etta was preceded in death by her parents, husband-LeRoy and granddaughter-Ginger Givan. Those in the family left to remember her are her son-William; daughter-Carl Ogier; brother-Irwin Steagall; sisters-Audrey Hurley, Carol Smith and Diana Trappman; grandchildren-Gena (Ron) Rodriguez, Robert (Sarah) Rodriguez, Ashley, Matthew, Robert, Francisco and Daniel; great grandchildren-Will (Jenny) Dawson, Caherine, Chris (Miranda) Ogier; and great great granddaughter-Danielle.

A Viewing will take place 8:00 a.m. Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at Espinosa Funeral Home of Bisbee, followed by Funeral Services at 10:30 Thursday, July 8th, 2010 at Elfrida Baptist Church in Elfrida, Arizona. Burial will be at McNeal Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Espinosa Funeral Homes of Bisbee and Douglas; Alex Espinosa-Funeral Director" 
Family links: 
  Aude W. Steagall (1908 - 1988)
  Ruby P. Steagall (1911 - 1976)
  Howard LeRoy Dawson (1929 - 2002)
Note: Headstone photo originally taken by Michele and James H. #25674840 and associated with husband's memorial.
McNeal Cemetery
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Candy
Record added: Oct 15, 2010
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Marvetta Delores Etta <i>Steagall</i> Dawson
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Marvetta Delores Etta <i>Steagall</i> Dawson
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- Michele and James H
 Added: Jul. 16, 2011

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