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Dawn (McManus) Moore

1933 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Dawn (McManus) Moore Obituary
DAWN (MCMANUS) MOORE Dawn Joanne (McManus) Moore, 80, of Chico, CA passed peacefully with her children by her side on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. She was born to the late William and Orella Moore, August 6, 1933, in Michigan. After graduating high school she joined the US Air Force. She married the late Thomas McManus in 1952 and they raised their family in Fremont, CA. Dawn worked as a Psychiatric Technician at the Sonoma Developmental Center until retiring in 1992. She also studied TESOL at Sonoma State University. Dawn was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and sister who loved and cherished her family above all else. She was an intelligent and well-read woman who was passionate about protecting human rights, helping those less fortunate, and protecting our environment for future generations. Dawn is predeceased by her daughters: Kim Nelson of Palo Alto; and Penny Connolly of Santa Rosa. She is survived by her children: Tom McManus (Marianna) of Sunol, and Debbie Blake (Robert) of Durham; grandchildren Aaron Nelson (Cody), Ryan Nelson, Kaitlin Nelson, Casey Novak, Julie Brown (Donald), Jeffrey Blake (Margaret), and Kelly Connolly; six great-grandchildren, four siblings and many devoted nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the in care of Newton-Bracewell Funeral Homes. A private memorial will be held February 22nd in Sunol. You may share your thoughts and memories of Dawn online at nbcfh.com
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Feb. 6, 2014
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