Woodson, Dawn Soared on wings like eagles to join her Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 24, 2011 after a 6 1/2 year battle with cancer during which time she witnessed mightily to many who were fighting the same fight. She was born on April 28, 1945 in Abilene, Texas. She is survived by cousins, Carol Y. Marvin of Dallas, her son, Michael Marvin of Seattle, Washington, and daughter, Margaret Marvin of Dallas; Vaughan Miller and his wife, Brandie Woerner of Houston and many friends who loved her and were inspired by her. Dawn is joyfully reunited with her father, (Coach) Warren B. Woodson and her mother, Muriel Y. Woodson who both taught her what love meant, and she expressed that if her parents could love her this much, she knew how much more God loved her. Other family members who preceded her in death were her aunt, Hazel Miller and uncle, George Young. Dawn's ministry was encouragement to others with the knowledge of Jesus Christ and His power and healing. She was a role model for many and a woman of great faith and trust in her Lord. Dawn graduated from New Mexico State University. Her career began in 1968 with IBM. Later she started her own business, Woodson Travel Services, Inc. as International Group Specialists. She was retired from this business but continued putting some student/teacher groups together right up to this year. After her retirement, she joined the United Way of Dallas as a campaign associate for five years. Dawn was a member of Prestonwood Baptist Church when she lived in Plano, and on her recent move to Santa Fe, New Mexico became a member of the First Baptist Church of Santa Fe. Her family and friends will rejoice and celebrate her life on Wednesday, June 1, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Chapel at Prestonwood Baptist Church. Services will be conducted by Pete Riffe, retired minister and friend. A private interment service was held at Restland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Dawn Woodson to the First Baptist Church of Santa Fe at 1605 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505; Prestonwood Baptist Church of Plano at 6801 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX 75093 or United Way of Metropolitan Dallas at 1800 Lamar Street, Dallas, Texas 75202.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on May 29, 2011