In Loving Memory of
Margaret Z. Dawson
January 19, 1928 – April 7, 2020
Memorial was held on April 10, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT
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Margaret Zeller Dawson, age 92, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Dock Woods Living Branches Retirement Community, Lansdale, PA. She was the wife of the late Joseph J. Dawson.
Born January 19, 1928 in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Alfred E. and Louise (Ehrenfried) Zeller.
Margaret was raised in Philadelphia and was a graduate of Olney High School. She was the daughter of German immigrants and did not learn English until she attended first grade. The family were members of Tabor Lutheran Church where she met her husband Joe, in youth group at age 14.
After High School, she attended the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) for two years prior to getting married and raising a family. Art was a lifelong passion as was her family. When her family was grown, she joined the Greater Norristown Art League where she honed her skills as a water colorist and taught watercolor painting for over 30 years. Her watercolors can be found gracing the walls of many homes in Montgomery County and around the world. In 2010, she won first place in a contest held by the Montgomery County Courthouse for her “Rooftops of Norristown”. The Courthouse ran a juried contest to beautify its hallways with art depicting historical sites in the county.
Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbor. She was always ready to lend a helping hand. A resident of Dock since 2004, she volunteered many hours to pour water for residents in the skilled nursing section, was part of the floral arranging committee and taught watercolor classes. She also kept active by taking zoomba classes and performing in the annual talent show. She had a willing and giving heart, and she is missed.
Internment was on April 10, 2020 at Wentz’s United Church of Christ, Worcester, PA where she and Joe were members for over 50 years.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greater Norristown Art League at https://gnal.org/donate or mailed to GNAL 800 W. Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA 19403 where all donations will benefit the youth scholarship fund.