Dawna Jones Obituary, Death – Dawna Rae Jones, 29, of Cass Lake, Minnesota, died in Brainerd, Minnesota, on July 14, 2019. Dawna was born in Bemidji, Minnesota on December 30, 1989, to Veronica Jones and Robert Brown. Dawna grew up in Cass Lake, Minnesota, and enjoyed playing basketball as a child. She graduated from Cass Lake-Bena High School at 17 and went to college for a year. Kyah Lee was her pride and joy at the time. Her child was her entire universe. Dawna treasured her time with her friends and family, especially her daughter and Zach. She was a kind woman who always had a smile on her face. Dawna was a generous and kind individual who will be remembered and missed. She will be with us for the rest of our lives in our hearts.
Her mother, Veronica Jones, brothers, grandmother, Pete, Jesse, and Cory Jones, grandfather, Mervel Jones, Sr., aunties, Carol Jones and Sandra Woodward, uncle, Mervel Jones, Jr., and several other relatives greet her in the spirit world. Her father, Robert Brown of Onigum, significant other, Zach White of the Cass Lake/Mission area, sister, Roxanne (Chris) Jones of Cass Lake, brothers, Dwight (Cassie) Jones of Bemidji, Robert and John Jones both of Cass Lake, friend and father of her daughter, Jeff Oakgrove, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends survive her.
Dawna’s wake will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 18th, and will conclude at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21st at Cass Lake’s Veteran’s Memorial Building. Reverend Richard Cutbank, Sr. will preside over the ceremony. Dwight Jones, Jeff Oakgrove, Zach White, Chris Barrett, Matt Roy, and Winter Cloud will serve as Dawna’s pallbearers. Kyah Oakgrove, Roxanne Jones, Jazlyn Jones, Elijah Carrillo, Tonya Jones, Marla LaDuke, Destinee Barrett, Caitlin Roy, and all of her family and friends served as honorary pallbearers. The funeral will be held at the Jones-LaRose Family Cemetery in Cass Lake, Minnesota.