Dawna Jeanne Heath, 87, of Glasgow passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Dawna was born November 9, 1927 in Glasgow at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital to Charles and Pearl (Robertson) Dascher. She grew up on the family farm in the South Bench. She started school at Tiger Butte, which was taught by her oldest sister, Helen. She lived with Helen in the school house for a year. At the age of six she moved to Wheeler, Montana. She attended school at Fort Peck for a year and then returned to school in Wheeler, where she attended through the 8th grade. In 1945 she graduated from Glasgow High School.
During Dawna’s freshman year in high school she met the love of her life, Charles Heath. They dated while Charles was in the Army and serving overseas in WWII. After the war, Charles returned in May of 1946 and the couple were married November 1, 1946.
In February of 1947 they moved to Spokane, WA and then returned to Glasgow in July of 1948. Their son, Kelly, was born in 1949 and daughter, Roxie followed in 1950. The family of four moved to Kavalli, Montana in 1963 for 6 months then back to Glasgow where daughter Janalee was born in 1964 and daughter Tracey in 1965.
Dawna returned to work at the First National Bank in April of 1968 and retired in 1992 after serving as comptroller for 25 years. In her retirement years she enjoyed playing in numerous Bridge Clubs and was a member of the Soroptimist. She loved jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, and tending her flowers and garden. Her family enjoyed her delicious homemade jams, pickles, and fresh garden produce. Dawna had a passion for politics and current events. She usually had her TV turned to the news channel.
Proceeding her in death were her parents, Charles and Pearl Dascher; husband, Charles (Chuck) Heat; sisters, Helen Miller and Thelma Maxness.
Survivors include son, Kelly (Rickie) Heath; daughters, Roxie (Skip) Fassett, Janalee Berentson, and Tracey (Stuart) Palmer; grandchildren, Sherry (John) Orser, Toby Clouner, Annette Richards, Amy (Steve) Lesmeister, Tim Fassett (Hannah), Colton Berentson, Lane Berentson, and Saylor Palmer; great grandchildren, Malea Orser, Cody Orser, Spencer Clouner, Jaden Lesmeister, Brynn Lesmeister, Brendan Richards, Toryn Richards, and Zoey Fassett with a new baby Fassett due to arrive in October.