Tributes for

Smith, Dawn

Our beloved Dawn Smith passed away on November 13, 2014 at the age of 68. Having been hospitalized many times and fighting a courageous battle against infections and congestive heart failure, she passed away at Kaiser surrounded by her husband Melvyn, her son Robert and friends Pamela and Fred Tavernier. Dawn is survived by her husband Melvyn, her children Robert, Brian, Cissy, her granddaughter Sarah Rose, her cousin Evelyn and numerous relatives in the UK and her dog Katy. Dawn was born in Reading, England to Robert and Peggy Oswald. In 1946, with her mother, they left Reading on the Queen Mary bound for America to join her father. They lived in San Francisco until 1954 when her parents moved to San Mateo. Dawn graduated from Aragon High School in 1963. She worked at the phone company in the 60's and early 70's. In 1974, she moved with her family and began work at Montgomery Wards in San Mateo. Dawn, was the state top sales lady many times. In 1986, Dawn her mother and family moved to Redwood City where she lived for 28 years. Dawn was known for her core of strength and determination and her steadfast devotion to her family. She was very generous, kind and giving to others. A vigil service will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 20th at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road in Redwood City. On Friday, November 21st, a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Matthias Church, 1685 Cordilleras Road in Redwood City. Private interment will take place at Skylawn Memorial Park.


Mortuary: Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel

Florist: Granaras Flowers