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Berry, Dolores Dawn August 17, 1930 - May 17, 2012 Resident of Palos Verdes Estates. Dawn Berry passed away at home on May 17, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. All who knew Dawn will remember her as a spirited, fun-seeking woman who was full of life, loved her family and friends, and was a dedicated elementary school teacher for many years. Born in Torrance, Dolores Dawn Cobb, was raised in Hermosa Beach, attended St. James School in Redondo Beach, St. Mary's Academy in Los Angeles and graduated from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. Dawn began her career teaching elementary school in Newport Beach. Most of her professional life, which spanned five decades, was devoted to teaching second grade and reading at Washington School in Redondo Beach. She attempted retirement in 1990, but then returned for several years of substitute teaching. Dawn lived for most of her life in the South Bay, but shared many adventures traveling with friends to destinations as varied as China, India, and Peru. She had many interests in common with her friends that included a love of art, calligraphy, history, theater, opera and movies. Dawn leaves behind her husband Frederic Berry, sons Charles (Julie) Berry of Campbell and John Berry of Los Angeles. Her four grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha, Miles and Theo were the light of her life. She also leaves behind her brother Raymond (Trish) Cobb, and three nephews Brian, Daniel (Stacy) and David (Shannon) Cobb and their families, and her sister-in-law Barbara Berry. Dawn was loved by many and will be greatly missed, but will live on in our hearts and memories. In keeping with her wishes no services will be held. Her family is comforted in knowing that many of her friends will gather in their own way in her honor.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on May 27, 2012
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