Betty M. (Milford) Dawson

Born: Wed., Sep. 12, 1934
Died: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
Location: Lonaconing Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
Location: Lonaconing Location

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Betty M. Dawson, 84, of Lonaconing, Maryland passed away November 21, 2018, with her husband, the love of her life, by her side. She was born to the late Henry Milford and Helen “Nellie” (Stakem) Milford, September 12, 1934, in Lonaconing.  

She was preceded in death by her brother John Henry Milford and her sister Jean Shirley Goshorn.

Betty graduated from Central High School in 1951 and attended Catherman’s Business School in Cumberland, Maryland. She was an accomplished pianist and taught piano for many years.  She found spiritual enjoyment as the church organist for the First Presbyterian Church, Lonaconing and enjoyed playing the piano for family sing-a-longs.  She passed her appreciation of music to her children.  She worked at the Kelly-Springfield Auto Service, Inc. and the Donald B. Rice Tire Company.  Along with her husband, Betty was a long-time volunteer with the George’s Creek Ambulance Service, Inc. and held the position of financial secretary for many years. 

Betty is survived by her husband of 61 years, James W. Dawson, Sr., their three children: Nancy Beeman and husband, Steve, of Elkton, VA; James W. Dawson, Jr. and wife, Suzanne, of North Potomac, MD; and Betty L. Gum and husband, Ronald, of Woodbridge, VA, ten grandchildren,  Dawn Conley, Stephanie Dean, Clinton Beeman, Greg Byers, Brittany Dawson, Danielle Rotbert, Jamie Rotbert, Brandon Gum, Eric Gum and Matthew Gum,  five great-grandchildren, Lily, Caylee, Aaron, Grace and Avery.  She is also survived by her sister Nancy Davis and husband, Charles, of Burke, VA and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A., Lonaconing.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Thomas Morgan officiating. Interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lonaconing.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the George’s Creek Ambulance Service, Inc. at P.O. Box 155, Lonaconing, MD 21539-0155.

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Barbara, Cliff & Sebastian Mertz
   Posted Sat November 24, 2018
We are sorry for your loss, your family is in our thoughts & prayers.

Joyce M Gum
   Posted Sun November 25, 2018
What a beautiful picture of Betty. So sorry, but know she is at peace. We have missed her these past years. She always had a sparkle about her, she so liked people, and was always friendly and open with everyone she meet. Glad she was part of our family for so many good years. Love to all.
Joyce & Richard

Theresa Stakem Mericle
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Dear Dawson Family,

I am deeply sorry for all, and wish I could take away these sad moments. Betty was a very special cousin and I will always hear in my beautiful memories the fun rock and roll music that she and Nancy played at family reunions. May you find peace and may you feel her presence in the hands of our Lord. With deepest sympathy I send you hugs of love from all of us in Arizona and California. Love, Terry and Family

Kathleen McGeer
   Posted Mon December 03, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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