She was born in Manhattan, Kansas and was the daughter of the late Diane (William) Kunzwiler.
She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Dawson is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Lawrence J. Dawson, two sons, Eric (Stacy) Dawson, Shawn (Kimberly) Sawyer, one daughter, Melissa (Michael) Flanigan, one brother, Francis (Karen) Kunzwiler, one sister, Theresa (Joseph) Dunsmore, six grandchildren Brent, Madison, Liam, Isabella, Olivia, Noah and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family, there are no calling hours.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date and time to be announced.
Contributions may be made in Lori’s memory St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105-3678
Arrangements are by the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.