FitzHenry’s Funeral Home

3945 Fairview Drive, Carson City, NV


David E. Dawley

February 19, 1944June 16, 2020

David E Dawley

Born on February 19, 1944 in San Francisco, California, passed away at home on June 16, 2020 in Carson City, Nevada.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents, Donald E and Dorothy Dawley. He leaves behind son Dave (Kimberly) Dawley of Carson City, daughter Dina King of Reno, sister Donanne Baker of Carmichael, Ca, five grandchildren, Spencer, Trevor and Taylor Dawley, Marisa and Megan King, nephew Mark Baker and friend, Donna.

After high school, Dave earned his Engineering Degree from Cal Poly State University then enlisted in the Air Force Reserves. Dave had an incredible talent for making beautiful things out of wood and could fix anything. He finally settled in South Lake Tahoe, Ca and spent many years building custom homes in the Tahoe Keys. Dave moved his family to Dayton, Nevada and finished his career supervising the building of homes on and around the Dayton Valley Golf Course community. After retirement, Dave continued to work building and remodeling small projects for homeowners and family. Dave enjoyed water skiing, woodworking and his time at the family cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake. He was a very kind, generous and stubborn man. He will be missed by all.


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David E. Dawley

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Pat Elst

July 1, 2020

I remember how clever Dave was. He had so many talents as evidenced by his beautiful homes. Condolences to his family and friends.

Monica Howk

July 1, 2020

I am so sorry for you loss. Your dad was a very kind& & generous man. What a beautiful photo you choose of him. I remember he had a great laugh & smile.

I know he will be watching over each and everyone of you. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

God bless,
The Howk Family

Joi & Dick Hayden

June 19, 2020

We were heartbroken to hear about David’s passing. He was the best man in our wedding. On our 50th Anniversary, I texted him and asked if he remembered where he was 50 years ago. What a dear man, so many fond memories and will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers to Dawn Anne,, Donna and his family.

Love, Dick & Joi Hayden

Carolyn & George Ramirez

June 18, 2020

Dave and family, We were so sad to hear your Dad has passed away. We were neighbors in South Lake Tahoe for many years. We enjoyed so many fun memories. A visit to your family cabin at Fallen Leaf Lake, my first ride in an open jeep, water fights over the fence in the summer. Our boys typing their papers for school. We always missed your parents when they made the move to Dayton, NV.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Our love,
George and Carolyn
South Lake Tahoe