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Dawn Pierson

April 3, 1954 April 22, 2011
Dawn Pierson
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Dawn Resa Pierson of Green Valley, IL, died Friday April 22, 2011 of complications suffered in an auto accident Thursday in Terre Haute, IN.  She was there to show at the Terre Haute Kennel Club, Inc. and Bloomington Indiana Kennel Club, Inc dog shows.

She was born April 3,1954 in East Liverpool, OH. the daughter of Donna and William Smith Barlow.  After graduating from high school in East Liverpool, Dawn attended Kent State University and University of Arizona for pre-veterinary medicine.

Dawn was a professional handler and breeder of AKC Doberman Pinchers and showed through out the central and eastern US over the past 30 years.  In 1981 the Doberman Pincher Club of America selected Dawn as the recipient of the award for Top Producing Bitch for a litter that yielded several champions.  During her professional career, she had multiple Best of Show winners, including one of her favorite dogs,

Champion Rainbow Running Bear

who took Best of Show eleven times during the 1990’s

Dawn was united in marriage on July 22, 1995 to Matthew Pierson at their home near Henry IL.  She is survived by her husband and two sons; Clinton Pierson of Mark IL. and Ryan Honaker of Chillicothe, IL.

She has been cremated and no services are planned.  In lieu of flowers or memorials, contributions for medical expenses can be sent to the family at 5779 Wagonseller Rd, Green Valley, IL 61534

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