Jane Dawson

October 2, 1944May 2, 2019
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Our beloved Jane Dawson entered eternal rest on May 2, 2019 at the age of 74. Born in Teague, TX on October 2, 1944 to Edward Ehart and Gladys Vonciel McDaniel; she now reunites with her parents and husband Wayne Dawson.

Jane loved spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and loved making memories with them. She took pride in her position with her second family, Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, for 9 years.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories her daughter, Samantha and husband Stan Slimp; son, Tim and wife Sherri Dawson; grandchildren: Maddie Slimp, Meredith Slimp, Brigit Dawson, Ethan Dawson; numerous friends and co-workers.

The family will receive guests at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home, 6321 Bandera Road, on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5pm-8pm. Service will continue Saturday, May 11, 2019 with a 10:00 a.m. Celebration of Life at the funeral home and procession to follow to Mission North Burial Park.

Please visit the online guest book for shared memories.


  • Family Receiving Guests Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Kevin Hatcher

May 13, 2019

Jane was a true friend and companion. She and Wayne started out as fans of the Sauerkrauts and after Wayne's passing she and I became buds. There are are no words to describe my sense of loss at her passing. This world is a better place because of her.

Vanessa Bautista

May 11, 2019

I’m so thankful I was able to hold your hand, hug you and tell you I loved you one last time! Thank you for sharing your life stories with me and thankful for always giving me your best motherly advice! Thank you for simply just being you! ❤️
You will be deeply missed. Until me meet again one day in heaven....

Christine & Gary Trumet

May 10, 2019

Jane was a member of the "Sauerkraut" fan club. We know her from Fiesta Texas, a long time fan/friend. She and Wayne instigated a lot of fun times with us. She will be missed....
Our condolences to the family.
Gary&Christine aka... Sauerkrauts

Kathleen Pope

May 8, 2019

Ms. Jane,
Our "Director of First Impressions" you will be forever missed by your second family at Sunset Northwest. You had the gift of comfort for our families that was second to none. You have forever left an impression on us and all who had the pleasure of knowing you.

The laughs, the stories of your grandchildren, and the occasional emotional moments will always be cherished. I will remember our talks of tea kettles, the desire to visit foreign countries, and your advice of not to put off what you want to do today. Who could forget our desire to always have poofy hair, sparkles and pink things!

You will always hold a special place in my heart. I know you are enjoying your eternal tea party with all the glitz and glamour that you deserve. We love you.

Donna Dukes LEE

May 7, 2019


Joleen Garcia

May 6, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with you for over 2 years. We were all definitely a second family to each other and your presence here is greatly missed. I will forever cherish our " take care of yourself" conversations in the break room or at the front desk. May you fly with the angels and watch over us all here at your second home. We love you and will always hold a special place for you in our hearts.

Margaret Peche

May 5, 2019

I worked with Samantha, Jane's daughter, many years ago. If Samantha was any example of her mother, Jane must have been an extraordinary human being. From our Peche family to yours, we send our thoughts of peace and healing, and compassionate sympathy. Sam - please know that my heart is with you now. Love - Margaret

Barbara Hill

May 4, 2019

Jane was our wonderful right-across-the-street (on Trudell Drive) neighbor, friend, and often times baby sitter for my rambunctious fourth children, Donnie Graeff! She had "a way" with kids that surpassed mere words. They knew she loved them. Truly loved them. We shared many laughs and a few tears together. We sent that "lively" son, Donnie, off to kindergarten holding hands with daughter Samantha as they walked up the driveway to Dellview Elementary school that first morning. Later that day I received a call from the school telling me Donnie was in the Principal's office! What!!?? Seems some other little boy had said or done something to Sam that riled Donnie, and he slugged him! Remember that, Sam?
May your spirit continue to be loving and blessing those with whom you are now eternally joined, dear friend. I look forward to our one-day reunion! (I'm 80 now.) Love, Barbara

Donnie Graeff

May 4, 2019

As a youngster,Jane taught me many of life’s early lessons. Growing up across the street from her and the Dawson’s was not only a great experience, but a fond memory I will cherish forever. Me and my family pray that the Dawson’s will find the peace needed to get thru this time. May Jane Rest In Peace. God bless...Donnie,Lindsay and Garrett Graeff.

Fallon Stone

May 3, 2019

Dearest Jane,

I will forever miss the moments we shared at the funeral home and hearing all the stories about your family and how proud you were of your grandchildren. I can still visualize the last time I spoke with you even though it was quite a while ago. We will all miss you dearly...


Fallon Stone