Sandra Kay ‘Sandy’ Dawson

Oct. 8, 1942-Sept. 7, 2020


Sandra Kay “Sandy” Dawson, housewife, gardener, caretaker, age 77, of Crawfordsville went to be with the angels Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at IU Arnett Hospital, Lafayette.

She was born Oct. 8, 1942, at Indianapolis, the daughter of the late Samuel Doyle White and Ester Cathleen Foley.

Sandy attended Martinsville High School where she studied English, which she excelled at. She went on to marry Donald Gene Dawson and together they raised five children. Sandy worked at different places throughout her life. She enjoyed taking care of people and working her pumpkin stand every fall. Sandy enjoyed playing bingo, antiquing, gardening and spending time with her family.

Sandy is survived by her children, Donald Gene Dawson Jr., David James (Tonya) Dawson, Harry Daniel Dawson, Mary Elizabeth (Scott Laughlin) Dawson and Heidi Nicole Dawson; brother William Foley; sister Terri (Jim Bob) Mays; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald; two brothers, Samuel White and James Foley; and sister Shirley Crocket.

The family is very appreciative of IU Hospice Lafayette. Sandy was a resident at St. Elizabeth Nursing Facility as well as the Springs in Lafayette, where she spent the days prior to her death.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of the celebration of life service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville. Pastor Vernon Dowell will officiate. The service will be live-streamed and recorded, which can be viewed on Sandra’s obituary page at Burial will follow at Jamestown I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The family would prefer remembrances in the form of contributions in Sandy’s name be made to American Heart Association,

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