Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

St. George, UT


GSPC Says Goodbye to Dawn Angarone

We are shocked and saddened by the news of the death of Dawn Angarone during our mission team's trip to Russia.

Dawn Robin Angarone
August 8, 1960 - August 6, 2017

Our church family is saddened by the sudden death of our friend and valued member, Dawn Angarone on August 6, 2017. Her passing was a traumatic event for all who knew her. As part of the mission to our sister church in Dorogubush, Russia, Dawn, Rev. Ralph, and Kathy Greear attended their Sunday morning worship service. As she was singing a solo for the congregation, she collapsed and suffered an aneurism that took her life.

Born on August 8, 1960 in Brookfield, Illinois, Dawn was one of the three children of Peter and Lois Thas. Her sister, Pamela, describes their walking a mile to school each day where they attended High School. Dawn graduated with honors in Business and Music. After High School Dawn took classes in Accounting and English at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Not long afterwards, Dawn married Jim Angarone and they moved to the Chicago area. She and her husband established a business that provided secretarial and accounting services for small to medium sized companies.

After a career in Kentucky's local government legal field, Dawn and Jim moved to St George soon after her husband was diagnosed with cancer. When he passed away in 2014 under hospice care, Dawn's Chaplain was our own Rev. Ralph. His invitation to attend Women's Bible Study and Sunday services brought Dawn into our fold. She found our Chancel Choir and had been singing like an angel until the day she passed away. Her lilting soprano solo voice will be a vivid memory for all of us.

Dawn served in so many ways - Financial Secretary, Deacon, and Church Secretary. Her remains have now been returned to her family. Dawn was preceded by the death of her husband, father, brother, and uncle. Her Mother, Lois, and Sister, Pamela are very grateful for our prayers and the love we shared with Dawn during her years at Good Shepherd Presbyterian.

Plans for a memorial service will be announced when they become available.