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John W. Dawson

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John W. DAWSON Born July 22, 1915 in Ellensburg, WA, Jack passed away April 12, 2011 in San Antonio, TX at 95. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1933 and worked as a welder, blacksmith, mechanic, and backhoe operator. He was a member of the Operating Engineer's Union for 69 years and the Swauk Teeanaway Grange for 74 years. He played accordion in country bands in the 30s and 40s in the Kittitas Valley. He married Charlotte V. Mann in 1936 and they enjoyed 63 years together until her passing in 2000. He is survived by a daughter, Sharleen Joann Klint, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Lorraine Doolittle, and his son, Ward John Dawson. The funeral will be Saturday, April 23 at noon at Evergreen- Washelli in Seattle, with burial in Edmonds. Donations to Samaritan's Purse or Swauk Teeanaway Grange.
Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 17, 2011
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