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Catherine H. Dawson

d. August 19, 2019

Catherine Helen Dawson, age 66, of Greenview, passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her residence.

Catherine was born on November 26, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Johnson) Booth.

She is survived by daughters, Sarah (husband Jeff) Powell of Athens and Joy Dawson of Lake Elsinore, CA; six grandchildren, Damion, Nathan, Caileigh, Jason, Liberty, and Hunter; sisters, Karen Smith and Carol Crumbaugh; and several nieces and nephews.

Catherine is preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Kenneth Knapp; and her beloved cat, “Mr. B”.

She loved her family, nature, and animals, especially birds.  Catherine enjoyed to cook for her family and took great pride in watching her grandchildren grow.  She stayed “up to date” with politics and is hoping her friends and family will vote with their hearts and no hate.

Most of her career was spent caring for developmentally disabled persons.

Per Catherine’s wishes, she has donated her body to science.

A celebration of life for Catherine will be held at a later date.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family.


  1. My deepest and sincerest love to Cathy and her daughters and her grandchildren. Our lives were interconnected in some of the most unusual and unlikely ways, but this family has been a part of my life since my childhood and I have spent time in Cathy’s house as a guest, and was treated with utmost respect and kindness, so much so that this leaves a hole in my heart knowing she is gone. She touched so many lives, including those of my children, and I’m sorry they will not get to meet her. I wish I could have said goodbye. I wish I could give Sarah and Joy hugs and tell them how sorry I am, but that my thoughts are with them and that I care about them and the kids very, very much.

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