Dawn Nanette Ging

March 17, 1949July 24, 2018
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Dawn Nanette Ging, age 69, of Temple Terrace, FL passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

She was born March 17, 1949 in New York, NY, the daughter of Clayton and Bertha Lavertu. Dawn retired from Verizon after 30 years of service. She was currently employed by Aetna as a claim specialist. Dawn loved camels and baking for her friends. Her hobbies were spending time with friends she considered family, collecting shoes and Brighton jewelry. She spent many vacations in Savanna’s Historic District and wished to retire there. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Big Cat Rescue of Tampa Bay in her honor. Dawn was preceded in death by her parents. A visitation and small luncheon will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Blount & Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Roy Tusa

August 11, 2018

Tina and I wish to thank everyone who attended Dawn’s memorial this morning. Dawn’s wish was to not face death alone. Tina and I waited with her until God came for her; all of you were there for her today. A fitting tribute to a good soul.


August 9, 2018

You never know who God puts on your path as you go through life's journey. I am so fortunate to have been blessed with someone that showed her love and selflessly gave a helping hand when you needed one. Dawn Ging was very funny, extremely polite and, very kind. It's no wonder that she easily made friends with whomever she encountered. Her generosity to share her talents of love through a kind word, offering advice and, blessing fellow coworkers with her impeccable baking skills are a few of the many things I will miss. May God bless her soul as she rest in everlasting peace and bring comfort to all her dear family and friends. My sincere condolences to you all.

Dawn Hinds

August 9, 2018

My first day at the Queen Palm Office, when I arrived, my cubicle was spotlessly clean. I was informed that Dawn was responsible. Dawn was very kind and helpful. She was very knowledgeable about her job and loved what she did and was quick to explain the process.
Dawn and I shared the same first name and we drove Joan crazy when one of us would start a conversation with “Hi Dawn” and the other would respond “Hi Dawn”.
She loved to bake and her carrot cake, which is my favorite dessert, was second to none.
Dawn will be missed. May her soul rest in peace.

Sudha Bhutani

August 7, 2018

I wasn't lucky enough to meet Dawn in person but I had heard good things about her. I did know that all my colleagues in Tampa knew her very well. I am sure she will be deeply missed by her family and friends. May God rest her soul in peace and the angels to always be there with her.

Joanne Wyman

August 4, 2018

I met Dawn and got to know her when I moved to the Queen Palm work location. She was so friendly and helpful, always willing to explain how processing worked and why my note wasn't quite right. She became another of Joan's adoptees into her family. I really got to know her through those family events and the Thursday night coffee and dinner sessions. In turn she adopted my kids into her family. She had so much fun buying gifts for everyone. I enjoyed her hugs as much as I liked giving them. And her desserts were sooo good. I learned a lot more about her as we went to the doctors before her surgery. She was an intelligent, loving woman. I will miss her greatly.

Margie Soto

July 31, 2018

Miss you Dawn. Will always remember those green birthday cakes you always baked for my birthday. We loved to talk about growing up in the 60's and 70's, the history, the fashion and the shoes! Take care my friend.

Marilyn Wilder

July 30, 2018

I haven’t worked with Dawn in years, since I am retired, but I remember what a special person she was. I am a Brighton jewelry collector also and we used to tell each other about our new purchases. I guess we enabled each other to buy more!
She will be greatly missed by all her knew her.
RIP Dawn.


July 30, 2018

Dawn and I became close at work early before anyone else arrived we were there withcoffee and if holiday was coming we would decorate. Oh could she bake a cake or special desserts. And she so enjoyed baking for anyone and had such joy making anything different for us to try. Before work we would talk of anything and everything. We shared confidences and she allowed me to adopt her into my large noisy family for gatherings and special occasions. Her, Jim and I and sometimes Joanne would get together on just about every Thursday night for coffee (or tea in the last year for her) and dinner at my home. Some of those conversations were interesting about a lot of topics but I learned a lot about Dawn growing up and why she in Tampa. When she arrived she would announce "I need a Hug!" then after all hugs were around she would give herself a shake and smile and say "Oh that's so much better . I needed that" She was a big part of my life. So dynamic, intelligent, funny and usually full of energy. She knew her job, and had great pride in her work. She loved surprises and small gifts and treasured time with her adopted family. She loved our noisy celebrations of birthdays and holidays. Loved Christmas and the excitement before and baking. I was lucky enough to have her at the house for a few days after her surgery on the 17th, and we talked, shared ideas , looked at photos (old ones of husband Jim and I) lots of laughs, talked of her up coming 70th birthday in Savannah. She loved that city and talked us into going. She was right what a wonderful historic visit. I will miss our morning calls, Thursday dinners, her laugh, her warmth, her intelligence and her bullheadedness. She loved her camels and red birds and her cat Sweetie. She loved her friends and spoke of them often with love and laughter and how much joy they brought her. Yes, there is a big void now she's gone. I will and do miss her . I was so very fortunate to have known, love and be loved by her.

Terri Carron

July 27, 2018

Dawn I am going to miss you so much. Like you said that Saturday if I would've stayed in Florida we could've been Thelma and Louise. I will always remember the conversations about The Met, Music, Art, Books, and anything else that came up on NPR. I promise one day I am going to go to NYC and see everything that you promised to show me. I will probably talk to you the whole time too and everyone will think I am crazy. Thank you for letting me stay with you when I came down to Florida and for staying up late talking. I know I could always count on you to tell me to get my head on straight and do what had to be done. I am glad you are back with your beloved Dad and mom. Say Hi to Kristi, I know that you 2 will be waiting for me when I get there smiling and I look forward to it.

Yvonne Vasquez

July 27, 2018

I am part of Dawn's CV work family, and although we only interacted via email, I heard and felt the love, admiration, and adoration that was shared by our fellow CV family and friends.
I am truly saddened on the loss of this remarkable woman.
With my heartfelt condolences expressed,
Yvonne Vasquez