Dawn R. Brewer Robinson

August 25, 1970November 12, 2012

Dawn R. (nee. Brewer) Robinson, 42, of New Haven, passed away on Monday November 12,.A lifelong resident of Allen County, she was born on August 25, 1970, and was the daughter of the late Ronald E. and Beverly A. (nee. Hart) Brewer. She held many jobs over the years, but was best known as a caregiver, helping to shape the lives of many children, who will live out her legacy. She is survived by her son; Travis (Julia) Gumbert, brother; Brent (Maureen) Brewer, grandchildren; Kainoa and Ivan Gumbert, and niece; Alissa Brewer. A memorial gathering to celebrate Dawn’s life will be held on Monday November 19, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 PM, at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Memorial donations may be given in Dawn’s memory to S.C.A.N., of Fort Wayne.


  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 19, 2012

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Courtney Wallace

December 31, 2012

I am sad to have to let you go. Your laughter will be forever missed. Your hugs, always longed for. Your straight talk, advice and guidance unmatched. Take care and one day we will laugh again. I love you, Dawnie <3

ronda price

November 19, 2012

"I still cant believe it! Too young" these were Dawns exact words one month ago on Scotts guest book. All i can say dear Dawn is... Ditto.

Brinna Ihrie

November 18, 2012

My many "firsts" that I've had in this lifetime were because we became friends my Freshman year at New Haven. From my first love to learning to Drive the stick shift in the "Ol Omni..I have never heard "Shake Me" by Cinderella and not picture us in the back of your Brothers car. So many good times I reflect on and share with my now teenage son..Thank you for making that happen for me ..RIP and keep the laughter going girl!!!!!!

ruth patterson

November 18, 2012

Brent and Maureen we are so sorry for your loss. Dawn was always a very special person. Way back in Meadowbrook.... God love you all! You all were so special and always dedicated to each other. Dawn was on this earth for a purpose and she definitely had made a difference to a lot of lives. She will be remembered and cherished by many. Love to your family. Love, Dan, Deb and Ruth Patterson

Patrick Maroney

November 18, 2012

I am so blessed to have had you in my life for all these years. Rest in Peace Sis.
Love Patrick

Paula & Larry Brewer Pendergraft Relyea

November 18, 2012

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Paula Brewer Pendergraft

November 18, 2012

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998

Michael Pennington

November 18, 2012

Dawn, We just became friends again this earlier this year as I hadn't seen you for 20+ years. It breaks my heart to know that you are gone! I will miss your smile and your laugh. You will always be my friend and I will never forget you sweetheart! It hurts really bad to say goodbye, but i know I have to do it, so goodbye dear friend and hopefully, one day, I will see you again.

Amanda Lapham

November 17, 2012

You will be remembered as a person who cared deeply for others, a good listener, a wise woman, a person full of life. You were a wonderful friend, you were there for me when I needed you most. We shared laughs during our best times and cries during times of hardship. Unexpected deaths can be the hardest and form a cut that is so deep that only time can heal. I miss you friend and you will hold a special place in my heart. I am sorry for your family's loss and hope that the good memories of you will help ease their pain.

David Hart

November 16, 2012

It's just about the worst thing; having to say goodbye to such a vibrant spirit and soul before she could live out a full rich life. Now she brightens the gates of heaven with that radiant infectious smile and laugh. Heavens gain is most certainly our loss. Dawn, we will try not to cry too much, because I know if you could tell us, you would say"please, no tears; I'm going home...RIP and know we Love you.