Dawn Michelle Smith, age 48, of Clovis, NM passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018. She was born on May 11, 1970 in Clovis, NM to Jerry and Deborah Thomas. She married Johnny Chet Smith on April 11, 2008.
Survivors include: Deborah Thomas of Tucumcari, NM; Eric Thomas of Canyon, TX; one son, Evan J. Michael Kovacs; one daughter, Bayleigh Nicole Smith and husband Johnny Smith.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jerry Thomas; and grandmother, June Brummett.
Dawn was a lifelong resident of Clovis, NM. Dawn graduated from Clovis High School in 1988. She was employed by Southwest Cheese as the payroll coordinator, where she was involved in several events to support local charities. Dawn spoke often of her "Family" at Southwest Cheese.
Dawn loved to cook and play games with her family and friends. She also loved crafting and helping others to the best of her abilities. Dawn was a very loving Wife, Mother, and daughter.
Dawn fought a long battle with cancer, she overcame any obstacle, including cancer with the love and support of her family and friends. Dawn was a True Warrior and a role model for many people.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday the 28"' of October at 4:00pm at 800 Woods St., Clovis NM.
Dawn no words can express the loss many people will feel from now until the day we come to join you. I have known you for years and somehow we lost touch. Thank you for looking me up on Facebook and catching me up on all of the wonderful changes that took place in your life. Sorry for not attending your memorial but I just couldn’t say goodbye to a wonderful person who had just recently rekindle a friendship. Thank you for the time we had and sharing your wonderful life with me no matter how short that time was. You were such a happy positive person that could light up a room with your warm smile. I will never forget you and your over the top sense of humor. Until we meet again Dawn Rest In Peace!
Dawn was an inspiration to so many, including Virgil and I. She tought me a lot over the years especially how to be a better person. We love y’all so much. Continued prayers to your family.
Virgil and Terri IngramStephenville, NM
Dawn, we’ve talked a lot this year. You have not changed one bit since school. 4th grade all the way to congrat in 1988. Fly high Dawn!!!! You will be missed but never forgotten. Love ya!!!!!!
Lee Rickett-WellingtonLas Vegas, NV
Dawn was a beautiful person through and through. She will be greatly missed. Love and prayers to her family. Rest In Peace my friend.
Andi LeaBelen, NM
Dawn you are gone but you will live with your Dad and I forever. May God bless your beautiful children and your wonderful husband Johnny
Jane and Raymond AltvaterBaltimore, MD
Dawn was such a great person she always had nice things to say and she was always nice to everyone. Her beautiful smile would light up a room. She was always kind to me and had to say hello if she seen me. She will be miss dearly.
Andrea BurgessMelrose, NM
I first met Dawn when she worked in the hospital cafeteria over 10 years ago then saw her again at a cheeseplant Christmas party. She was such a sweet, kind woman. Always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed!
Andrea BellClovis, NM
Dawn you were an awesome human being that smiled and laughed at the worst possible scenaoin life. God Bless you... your radiance will be missed
Mark MitchellSalt Lake City, UT
Johnny, as you know, we were devastated by the news of Dawn's passing. We would love to be there, but, as you know, that is not possible. Since February and Susan's diagnosis, Susan has been known as my princess warrior. I know your Warrior fought the good fight, and I believe she is fighting with you and the kids who need you so much. Hang in there. I have broad shoulders if you need me. With love in Christ
Jim and Susan TaylorCanyon, TX
I never got to meet Dawn in person. I made friends with her on Facebook because she was such an inspiration to me. We both suffer different forms of blood cancer, and she was so grounded and cheerful. I loved following her progress. I loved her love for her children and husband. And she was much loved in her community. This is a woman who will be much missed by all. I miss her daily words of encouragement and good cheer. My heart goes out to her family for their loss.
Yvonne GravlinSilver City, NM
Our deepest condolences go out to your family and Loved ones May God be with you during your time of sorrow know that you are in my prayers
God Bless. My prayers are with you.
Teena sipesLaurel, MT
I remember Dawn talking at the reunion about losing her when she started chemo. She said she always prided herself on her hair. I know she's got a rockin' hairdo right now. We miss your smile and your spirit Dawn. Rest in peace friend.
Gwyn Del ToroClovis, NM
Dawn was a beautiful person inside and out. She had a great personality, Vibrant and good hearted . . . Even tho I didn't see her that often, i keep up with her on FB. She was a great mother and wife. She made impression where ever she went, and they were good one's. We all will miss her.
Linda WhitakerClovus, NM
Dawn was my longtime friend from Clovis since grade 7! We graduated high school in Clovis and remained close friends after I moved to Florida and then Maine. I will always remember Dawns gracious manner and fond smile! Love you Dawn
Michael SoronenLincolnville, ME
I remember Dawn from school growing up. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and friends
Jayne Leanne Atwell PerkinsFort Smith, AR
Love and prayers to you and your family.
Vici DendyClovis, NM