Dawn Wenonah Anderson

Dawn Wenonah Anderson – February 18, 1964 – February 14, 2023.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, Dawn Wenonah Anderson passed away at her home in Lawrence, Kansas.  She was 58.

Dawn was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating high school from Mary Institute. Dawn graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, her interests focused on theater and stage design.  Dawn was involved in numerous productions as a stage manager in and around Lawrence and Kansas City.  By day, Dawn worked in the customer services departments of several corporations.

Dawn is survived by a brother, Joel, of Columbia, Missouri and a nephew, Jonathan, also of Columbia, and by her birth sister, Cathy, who she recently located and with whom she formed a strong bond.  Dawn is also survived by her aunt Hattie and by numerous cousins, most notably Chanda and Thiess who were very close to Dawn.

A small ceremony will be held in St. Louis at the gravesite of her parents, John and Dorothea Anderson, in late March.  Friends of Dawn are encouraged to post their memories and stories about Dawn so that they may be shared at her memorial and passed on to her family.