Dawn Lester (sponsored obituary) | TheUnion.com

Dawn Lester (sponsored obituary)

Dawn passed away September 24, 2010, at the age of 91.

She is survived by three of her four children and spouses Eric Trubschenck, MD (Diane), Caroline Covault (Rayne), Otto Trubschenck (Mary), her four step-children and spouses Deborah MacDonald, M.S.W, Susan Beams (Bob), Mitchell Lester, MD (Karen), and Phillip Lester (Yvonne), and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, John N. Lester, her daughter, Lori Hinman, and her first husband, and father of her children, Lorin Trubschenck.

Dawn led a very active, productive life. When younger she was an accomplished skier and singer and later both an avid ranch wife/mother in North San Juan and a bank teller in Nevada City. Once her children were grown and she had remarried, she and John worked together on a number of large construction projects, traveling all over California and spending 10 years in McClain, Virginia.

During their retirement years, she and John enjoyed their beautiful home in North San Juan, spending many wonderful hours caring for the birds that loved their place as much as they did. Later, they spent winters traveling the country in their motor home making countless friends along the way.

Eventually after selling their home, and after a lovely couple of years spent on the water in an idyllic spot near Coronado, they settled at Kensington Place in Walnut Creek CA, closer to John’s daughter Deborah, where again they made numerous friends. Dawn spent many of their ten years there playing a mean game of bridge and keeping everyone on the straight and narrow. She was loved by many and will be sorely missed by her family.

Memorial services and internment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery in Alexander, Arkansas next to her beloved husband John. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, donations@michaeljfox.org, (800) 708-7644.

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