Dawn Diane Neville, (age - Per Dawn is just a state of mind) of Wylie, TX passed peacefully at Faith Presbyterian Hospice on January 26, 2021. Dawn led a brave battle from kidney disease for several years, but determined it was time to leave this earth for a better place.
Dawn was born on January 24th in Grinnell, Iowa; was raised in Toledo, IA and attended school in the South Tama Community school district where she graduated with the class of 1973. She attended the University of Northern Iowa to study Art. Dawn’s wanderlust nature led her to take part in a semester bus tour with other students where they traveled across the United States, Mexico, and Central America. She loved seeing the sites and walking on the beaches visited, she was enamored with the scenes, smells, and feel of the ocean.
The wanderlust bug also led her to make the move to Texas in 1980. She was a lifelong horse lover and she eventually purchased a horse farm in Wylie, where she lived for the last several years of her life. She enjoyed being able to look out the back window at the horses on her property. Texas was her second home and she adored it there. In addition, she was an avid artist and crafter. She always had an eye on ways to convert objects to art.
Dawn was a loving daughter, sister, niece, Mother, and Nana. She is survived by her daughter Angel, grandson Tatum of Wylie, TX. Mother Nedra Neville of Grinnell, IA, sister Vickie Neville of Omaha, NE, brother Wayne (Ann) Neville of Tipton, IA, and nieces Katelyn and Ashley. And many extended family members and friends.
Proceeded in death by Father O. Wayne Neville, Stepfather Arthur Goeke, Grandparents Orville and Marine Neville, and Morgan Hicks.
A memorial service will be scheduled later in Iowa with interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Malcom, Iowa.