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Donna Dawson-Frank - On December 5, 2012, the world lost a remarkable woman in Donna Dawson-Frank. Her youthful beauty stayed with her always as she lived independently, traveled abroad, and read extensively. She was born on March 31, 1943 in Portland, Oregon, graduated from Univ. of Oregon, had a career in housing development but found her passion for educating and nurturing the underpriviledged. She married Rudolph J. Frank and together had four children. Loving mother of Randall, Kenneth, Kori and Darrin. Cherished grandmother of Randi, Jasmine, Kendall, Emily, Kenneth Jr., Justin, Matthew, Alysa, Kaleb, and Dominique. Dear sister of Melva Jean Moore, Rachelle Ann Bagley, Deborah Lee Greenwood, twin brother David Jerome Dawson, Russell Allen Dawson and Timothy Wayne Wilson. Special friend of Mr. Owen T. Lewis. Predeceased by her dear parents Louise Merl Wilson, Melvin Dawson and Woodrow Eddie Wilson Sr. Survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Donna passed away peacefully while holding her son's hand. Memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Gilligan Funeral Home (8225 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236). Memorials may be directed to the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at: GilliganFuneralHomes.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Dec. 7, 2012