Brownville and Casco – Dawn M. Priestman, 93, wife of the late Harden C. Priestman, passed away December 8, 2019, in Casco. She was born October 13, 1926, in Brownville Jct., the daughter of Daniel E. and Mattie H. (Philbrook) Washburn. Dawn was a devoted wife to her husband, and cared for him for many years after an accident left him unable to manage on his own. She was a generous mother and grandmother.
Dawn had been a member of the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church for many years, where she had served as choir director for both the adult and children’s choirs. She was a member of O.E.S. and had served that organization as treasurer, warden, and organist. She was a nominee for the Jefferson Award in 1989-1991.
Dawn is survived by two sons, Daniel Priestman of Lansdale, PA, and Larry Priestman of Dayton; a daughter, Esther Fitzmorris of Harrison; a sister, Charlotte Gerrish of Brownville; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by three brothers, Leigh, Paul, and Kenneth; and two sisters, Madelyn DeSchamps and Dorothy Snow.
Dawn’s family would like to extend many thanks to the staff at Country Village Assisted Living for providing care, comfort, and support to Dawn during her time at their facility.
Arrangements will be announced in the spring by the Lary Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Dawn’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolences and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.