ESCANABA — Dawn Marie Jones, age 68, of Escanaba, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at her home in Escanaba.
Dawn was born on August 15, 1954, in Lansing, the daughter of Donald James Bunch and Verna (Carley) Brandt-Miller. Dawn moved to the Upper Peninsula as a child and was a graduate of Escanaba High School. She went on to earn an associates degree in social science from Bay de Noc Community College. Dawn was most known for her love of the outdoors. From fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking she loved it all. She also enjoyed the fall colors and hunting with Wheeling Sportsmen. Dawn loved her family, but she also loved everyone else. She was an extremely generous woman and was willing to help anybody in need. She contributed often to her church and the Wheeling Sportsmen program. For the past 10 years or so Dawn had a free table outside her house. She would gather up anything that could be used again and had it set up as a free rummage sale for the community. She helped countless people in need. Dawn also was a gifted singer and was known for her renditions of Amazing Grace and O Holy Night. She also loved to dance. Dawn was a devoted member of The Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene in Escanaba. She did many things with her church family and also attended several mission trips. Dawn was also a talented baker and made up to 50 Christmas trays a year for her family and friends. She will be truly missed by so many.
Dawn is survived by her mother, Verna; son, Jereme Jones; daughter, Jenifer (Michael) Corwin; step-daughter, Diana Nelson; adopted daughter, Ramona (Dan) Barron; brother, Donald (Nancy) Bunch; sister, Opal (Mike) Hoffmann; grandchildren, Jereme and William Jones, Gage Sischo and Johannes Simmons, Elizabeth and Sara-Lily Barron, Melissa Bertolini, and Laura Moran; five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Dawn was preceded in death by her father, Donald Bunch Sr.; brother, Dale Bunch; grandparents, Opal and Fred Carley; and father-in-law, Warren “Pops” Jones.
Services for Dawn will be announced by the Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County. Memorial contributions in Dawn’s name may be directed to the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be shared at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Jones family.