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Jean Ann Dawman

November 7, 1957 — January 19, 2023


Ogden, Utah – Jean Ann Dawman, 65, passed away at McKay-Dee Hospital on January 19, 2023, after battling a short illness. She was surrounded by family and friends.

Jean was born on November 7, 1957, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the oldest of six children of Almon and Grace (Disbrow) Menter. She attended Bangor High School before completing her associate degree at Davenport College in Granger, Indiana with Highest Honor in 1999.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and friends. In 1974, at the age of 16, she married Albert Dawman at Bangor Bible Church in Bangor, Michigan.

After moving to Osceola, Indiana in 1979, she started working as a teaching assistant at the Family and Children Center in Mishawaka, Indiana. She then started her career in business management, where she held various management positions at McDonald’s, Target, and Venture Department Stores. After completing her degree, she started working at Dave Carter & Associates in Goshen, Indiana, as an account’s payroll manager before becoming store manager at Goodwill Industries in Niles, Michigan. In 2019, Jean and Albert moved to Roy, Utah where she worked part-time as an information specialist at Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden.

She will be most remembered for her love of her family and friends, gardening, camping, fishing, walking on the beach, and taking in the sunsets. She loved everyone that she met and treated them like her own family and those around her would call her, “Mama Jean.”

She is survived by her loving husband, Albert Joseph, Sr.; children, Alberta Jean (Jack) Arbanas of Buchanan, Michigan, and Albert Joseph (Jenny) Dawman, Jr. of Clinton, Utah; grandchildren, Lucy and Maxwell Arbanas, and Madison Dawman; brothers, James Menter, Jeff Menter, and Jack Menter; sister, Janice Russell. She left behind many nieces, nephews, and dear friends who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Judith Menter.

Family and friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Life, which will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ogden on Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. MT. 

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A second celebration will be scheduled at a later date in Bangor, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 880 28th Street, Ogden, UT 84403 to help the family.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 28, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

First Presbyterian Church

880 28th St, Ogden, UT 84403

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