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Dawn Pigman, age 84, passed away peacefully at home in Grants Pass, Oregon on January 25, 2023.  She was born and raised in South Dakota and worked as a secretary in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she met Gaylord Pigman and married in 1959. Together they moved to the west coast and eventually settled in Chico, California to raise their family.  In retirement, Dawn and Gaylord split their time between Chico, California; Grants Pass, Oregon; and Mesa, Arizona.  Dawn was an avid musician who loved playing the piano and accordion and enjoyed entertaining friends and family.   She also enjoyed square dancing and round dancing and her passion for fun and playing board and card games was only equaled by her love to host parties.  Along with Gaylord, Dawn enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and traveling in their RV.  Her fun-loving spirit was unparalleled, and she always had a funny joke, smile and a laugh ready to share.

Dawn was a faithful woman and member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chico, California and served in Redeemer’s Mary Martha Society for many years.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and she lived her life to the fullest with love, passion, and grace across 63 years of marriage and a long life. Dawn is survived by her husband Gaylord Pigman, son Scott Pigman, daughter Jill Pigman, and preceded in death by her daughter Michelle Nunn in October 2020.  Also survived by son-in-law Mark Nunn; grandchildren Cody Nunn, Brock Nunn and wife Kelsey, Reece Nunn and wife Tessa; great-grandson Rowan Nunn, and brother Warren Wegener. She will be greatly missed, but lovingly remembered by us all!

A memorial service for Dawn will be held at Mountain View Lutheran Church in Apache Junction, Arizona on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 1pm, immediately followed by a Celebration of Life gathering on property at the Family Life Center until 4p.  She will be entombed at Mountain View Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona.