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Dawn Leslie Vosbury VanGundy, 52, of Beaufort, South Carolina, died Friday, June 18, 2021, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Dawn was born Columbus, Ohio in 1969, a daughter of Donald and Joan Shaw Vosbury. She graduated Canal Winchester High School in 1987 and attended Bowling Green University. Dawn was a business associate of Vutech &Ruff HER Realtors German Village, business associate of Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners and several others, and a member of Merion Village Association. In 2005, she had a son, Jack VanGundy, which is the pride of her life. Dawn relocated to Beaufort, SC with family members in 2007. She adored her aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends in Ohio and SC. Dawn was known for her love of life, with a heart of gold, putting others before herself, always. “Her memory and bright light will live on in us and those who had the privilege of knowing her forever” stated one of her many friends.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 o’clock Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dawn’s son, Jack, college fund. Donations may be payable to Donald or Joan Vosbury – c/o Copeland Funeral Service, One Copeland Drive, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902.

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  1. Pennie Caradonna says:

    What a beautiful soul and person she was. She will be forever missed by myself and my family. She was one of a kind and she was my sister and my best friend. My deepest condolences and sympathy goes out to Jack, Joanne, Donald and the rest of the family.

  2. Robert and Kathy Bundy says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joan’, Don and Jack and your whole family at this sad time.

  3. Jennifer Ilich (Schneider) says:

    Joanne, Don, and Jack – my heart is just breaking for you and for all of us who so dearly love Dawn. I’ve never known anyone like her. Sweet in spirit, fierce in fashion and class, and deeply loving. It has been many years, a lot of life lived and separated by quite a few states but I thought of her often and am so honored to have been friend. Please know that our prayers are with you and our family’s love surrounds you. She now flies with the angels.

  4. Crystal Woolever says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this – I remember when she was at Nationwide working in the deli (?) and she was such a friendly beautiful soul !! My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

  5. Jeff Ruff says:

    I am literally in shock hearing this news. My sympathy to all of you that loved Dawn so much. I was looking forward to seeing her later this month in Ohio.

  6. Mary McClaskey and Robert Kotora says:

    Bob and I both extend our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt condolences to son Jack, parents… Joan and Don, the rest of the family and her cherished friends. Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I was blessed and honored to have Dawn in my life. She had a radiant and kind soul inside and out, who loved music and loved to dance. When I think of her, I will envision her as an Angel, dancing in the Heavenly streets of gold. She will always be missed, loved and remembered for the caring and thoughtful person she was.

  7. Roger Jaklin says:

    Dawn was always such a loving mom for Jack and such a kind and loving spirit. Sending prayers for the whole family but especially Jack, Joan and Don.

  8. Lois Sisk Boner says:

    So Sorry to hear about Dawn.
    Prayers for the family.

  9. Colleen Smith (McCarty) says:

    Dawn is part of my best childhood memories. Always such a kind, loving and vivacious lady – she will be missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing her and even more by her beloved family and friends. My deepest of sympathies to all of you.

  10. Valerie Wonnacott Lawrence says:

    Dear Dawn,

    You were truly an inspiration to me in so many ways. You made me feel like I was the only person in the room when you so selfishly cared about every word I said. Your heart was truly made of gold & I will forever be grateful for what taught me in life about making people feel special. I will cherish our college memories forever!
    Love you Roomie!

  11. Deidre (Dee) McGuire Ackerman says:

    So many sweet memories of Dawn while we lived in CW. Was happy to reconnect with her on FB several years ago. She was so supportive when we lost my Dad last year. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. So many prayers for her son, family and those who cherished her.

  12. Jerry Kennedy says:

    My deepest condolences and sympathy to Don, Joan, and Jack. Dawn, was a truly beautiful and one-of-a-kind woman both inside and out. A free spirit so full of life who cared so much for others. Within her beat a huge heart with a personality to match that would brighten up any room she walked into. I will so miss her shinning blue eyes, warm smile and laughter. All those hugs, and just being by her side holding hands most of all. I will miss and love you everyday until we meet again.

  13. Jacci Williams says:

    It breaks my heart to hear of Dawn’s passing. She was such a beautiful soul and a great mom to Jack. I pray for comfort for all of her family and friends. I am grateful to have known Dawn and for the times we shared together. Rest well friend.

  14. Charlotte Glenn says:

    Joan and Don
    I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dawn. I remember her from Nationwide. Beautiful red hair and gorgeous smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Charlotte Glenn

  15. Payden and Hannah Nichols says:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Don, Joan, and Jack. We were blessed to know Dawn and her absence will be greatly felt.

  16. Lisa Hill says:

    So sorry to hear iof your loss. Am hoping all fond memories are sustaining you all at this time.

  17. Carole Speaks says:

    Several years ago, Dawn gave me a coffee mug for my birthday and it was exactly what I’d buy for myself–typical of Dawn to be so thoughtful and know the perfect gift. I use that mug all the time and think of her every time I pour my coffee. Joan & Don, you raised a wonderful young woman who was fun, had a big heart and will be missed by everyone she knew. My condolences to you and to Jack.

  18. Donald Gruel says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. It was great getting to know all of you through our times at Mossy Oaks Elementary. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Sam Lies says:

    Within minutes of meeting Dawn I knew we would be friends. She was exceptional and I knew it instantly. Always quick to laugh she just made everything a good time. Everything was better when Dawn was a part of it. Including life. May peace be with you my friend.

  20. Mary McClaskey says:

    Dawn had an incredible personality, was soft-spoken, loved music, adventurous, fun-spirited and loved life. She loved conversation, people, and was a friend to all, but she cherished her son more than anything in the world, her parents, her family and her closest friends. She was always there at a drop of the hat. It was the things she not only said, but did, or the little surprise gifts, that showed how important you were to her. She had her special way of making an impact on you and she touched many lives, with her kindness which was the person she was, always thinking of others. She will be missed by many, who had the pleasure of knowing her and especially those who were blessed to share a close friendship with her. I will miss your sweet spirit, your kind soul and the bond we shared and will never forget how God brought us together. I can see you with your beautiful heavenly wings, dancing and singing with God’s Angels, Dawn Vosbury-VanGundy, which brings tears to my eyes because you were more than just my friend.

    The Lord brought us together, there’s a bond that we shared. A blessing we called friendship, and it means we truly cared.
    We cried, we laughed, and we held each other up, as we shared losses, dreams and plans.
    We were always there for each other to lend a helping hand, to vent or just hang out and have a glass of wine.
    I enjoyed our time together, but even more than that, you will always be my Ya-Ya sister, you will always be loved, remembered and missed, until we meet again.

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