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Dawna Lavon Downing Alexander

  • Birth 10 Aug 1924
  • Death 5 Aug 2006
  • Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
  • Plot Mausoleum East 10-B
  • Memorial ID 91258346

Dawna L. Alexander passed away surrounded by her loving family on August 5, 2006 at the home of her niece, Darlene Larson.

Dawna was born on August 10, 1924, the fourth child born to Laura Bessie Price and Hardy K. Downing Sr. She graduated from West High School, then attended the University of Utah, where she received her Practical Nursing Degree. She used her degree to care for the elderly for many years. Dawna also did a lot of volunteer work.

She was very active in all sports, especially golf and bowling, and received many awards. She played the piano and organ beautifully for her own enjoyment and others.

Dawna married Kenneth P. Alexander, October 4, 1942; later divorced. They had four children.

She is survived by her sister, Eddie L. Harvey; daughter, Cobette B. Alexander; sons, Theron D. (Sherry) and Peter M. Alexander; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Hardy K. Jr., Floyd L. Downing; son Scott K. Alexander and her loving and devoted pet, "Peke".

The family would like to thank Justin and Angela Larson for the loving care they gave to Dawna in her last days. Love Hospice Home Care Team also played a big part. We would like to thank, Gaylyn Breeze, Rob Baird, Kim Lane, Tristen Galabiz, and Danielle Smokoff for the tender loving care they gave and all the others that supported Dawna and the family through her illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 10th, 11:00 a.m. at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 S. Redwood Road, with a viewing Friday evening from 6 - 7:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Love Hospice Care at 1405 W. 2200 S. Ste. 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84119, in the name of Dawna Alexander or the Charity of your choice.

Salt Lake Tribune, The (UT)
Date: August 9, 2006


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  • Created by: Bruce
  • Added: 3 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91258346
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dawna Lavon Downing Alexander (10 Aug 1924–5 Aug 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91258346, citing Redwood Memorial Cemetery, West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Bruce (contributor 46931555) .