Emily Neill Dawson

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Emily Neill Dawson, 88, died peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was a longtime resident of Annandale, Va. More recently she was a resident of Brightview Assisted Living in Great Falls, Va. Emily is survived by her only child, James H. Dawson "Skip" and his wife Joan and three grandchildren, Kevin M., James G., and Mary L. Dawson all of whom reside in Great Falls. Emily was preceeded in death by her loving husband, Hilbert H. Dawson "Red" in 1982. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 14th beginning at 1:00 PM at St. Thomas a'Becket Catholic Church, 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston, Va., where a funeral mass will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emily's name to the National MS Society in memory of her late sister, Patricia Neill Horne.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Emily and her husband were important contributors to the security of the US. She will be missed at our Northern VA Memorial Division of China Post 1 luncheons.

  2. I just learned of Emily’s passing. We were colleagues at United Airlines, I have fond memories of Emily. Our trips together, laughing and enjoying life. My condolences to Skip and his loving family.

  3. Skip, I just read of your mother’s death in the Air America Log. I’m so sorry for your loss. My husband Jon Merkel & I met your father “Red” in DC when Merk interviewed prior to his being employed with Air American. Your father & family were Patriots & I appreciate their service. Merk was Killed flying in Laos 18 Feb 70. We were honored to defend US freedom. In addition, we loved living in SEA. I pray for your strenth & understanding as you deal with the loss of your last parent.

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