DawnCheree Toney Pendarvis | AspenTimes.com

DawnCheree Toney Pendarvis

DawnCheree Toney Pendarvis left us on December 25th, 2014,surrounded by family and friends. She was 40 years old.

Dawn was born on April 7th, 1974 to Billie Pate and Douglas Toney in Dallas,Texas. Dawn’s early years were surrounded by parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, countless cousins, and her little sister, Christina. Growing up nestled in the love of her large family is where her heart grew to the size of Texas and her compassion soared even larger.

She knew from an early age that she wanted to make her home with her children special. Sewing, cooking, gardening, decorating, needlepoint and nursing ailments became her focus of study.

Dawn also loved to travel, and was able to turn that into a career. She worked in the travel industry, getting to explore the world as she worked. It was through these adventures that she met her future husband and love of her life, Jeff Pendarvis.

Dawn and Jeff were married June 5, 2003 and made Aspen home, welcoming three cherished children: Ella Michelle, Burton Archer and George Browne. Dawn’s life happily revolved around her family, home and volunteering at Aspen Elementary. She loved helping out at school and feeling the sense of community that it provided for her and her children. Dawn was always ready to help; chaperoning a field trip, correcting homework, or room mother and always with a beautiful smile. And she did all this

with grace even as she fought the effects of Lupus.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Jeff and their three children, mother, Billie Pate Clark and her husband Doug, father, Douglas Toney and his wife Jeanette, sister, Christina and husband Mark Peteet, grandparents, Gene and Dorothy Pate, Melvin and Smiles Toney Dunn and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 17th at 4:00 pm at the Aspen District Theater. Please bring a memory and a dish to share with the family. Children, ski attire and Aspen casual are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the fund that has been set up to help the family: http://www.gofundme.com/jcbb5k

The Pendarvis Family would like to thank the entire Aspen community for their love and support during this difficult time.