Evelyn G. Dawson, 81

JUNE 8, 1931-MARCH 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

Evelyn Genevieve Dawson, 81, of Cumberland, Md., died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born June 8, 1931, in Frederick, Md., she was the daughter of the late John J. Thomas Summers and Emma Jane (French) Summers.

She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Putnam, Elizabeth Adams and Jane Sherald.

Mrs. Dawson was Protestant by faith.

She was a former member of the Homemakers Club, Frederick. Mrs. Dawson had also been a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Dawson; two sons, Daniel W. Dawson and wife, JoAnne, of Ellicott City, Md., and David B. Dawson and wife, Teresa, of St. Albans, W.Va.; two daughters, Janet D. Beem, of Cumberland, and Rebecca J. Shewbridge and husband, E.J., of Cumberland; five grandchildren, John Dawson and Andrew Dawson, of Ellicott City, Rebekah Beem, of Cumberland, Meaghan Beem, of Hagerstown, and Garrett Dawson, of St. Albans.


A memorial service will be conducted at Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., 202 Greene St., Cumberland, on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Harold R. McClay, Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

There will be a private interment at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Condolences to the family may be posted after Mrs. Dawson’s obituary at

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