Dawn Parlamento died March 20, 2018 at her home in Madera, CA, surrounded by family. Dawn was born in Minneapolis, MN on November 20, 1939.
She raised three children, primarily as a single mother, while waitressing at classic restaurants in Minneapolis and later in Las Vegas and growing as an artist, crafting beautiful stained-glass windows.
She moved to California in 1984 and became a full-time artist, specializing in kaleidoscope design.
Dawn was a strong independent woman, story teller extraordinaire, and a great friend to so many.
She is survived by her three children, Scott Cooper of Madera, Machelle Burkstrand (Steve Winick) of San Francisco, and Suzette (Jim) Koenig of Las Vegas; five grandchildren, James (Kari), Zachary (Melissa), Eric, Amy, and Sophie; and two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and Abigail.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to It’s Our Story Project, www.itsourstory.com/donate/.