Shirley D Vann
March 19, 1931 – May 18, 2020
Shirley Dawson Vann, age 89 died May 18, 2020. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, David and Wynona Dawson, sister Wynona "Fifi" Dawson, brother David "Butch" Dawson, and great grandson Forrest Daniel Meeks, Jr. Survivors include sons, David Vann (Kathy) and Duncan Vann, grandchildren Jamie Meeks (Forrest) and Tyler Vann (Lauren), great grandchildren Mary Katherine, Emily, and Allie Meeks, Gunner and Charlotte Grace Vann.
Shirley lived an interesting and fascinating life, following her two sons through every event of their lives then moving to California to follow her own dreams, going to school at Berkeley then having a successful career in advertising. After retiring, Shirley sailed the Pacific coast living on her sail boat in Mexico for several years.
A private graveside service will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia at Monticello.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Diversicare of Riverchase and Oasis Hospice.
Memorials may be made to Big Oak Ranch.