February 19, 1933 ~ February 4, 2018
Vernon Andrew Dawn, 84, passed away on February 4, 2018. He was born in Wisconsin in 1933. His parents were Clifford and Nellie. Vernon grew up on a farm helping his dad with farming and a timber cutting business. He served in the Korean War and settled in California upon his return to attend Northrup Aeronautical School. He worked 38 years as an aircraft mechanic for Western Airlines and Delta Airlines. In 1958 he married the love of his life Sharon. He enjoyed being involved with scouting and church activities. They enjoyed many family vacations with their children as well as travels to Japan, New Zealand, and Europe. He enjoyed many activities during retirement including the Garden Railway Society. He struggled bravely with Alzheimer’s in his last years. Vernon is survived by sons Michael and David; daughter Karen; grandchildren Amanda, Michael, Jason, Nathan and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren Scotty, Eli, Zeke, Mikey, Anna, Sam, Ezra and Hadassah. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be graveside on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 am at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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