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Margaret Annis Dawson

August 15, 1944 — December 5, 2023

Little Rock

Margaret Annis Dawson, 79, of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2023. She was born on Little Rock, Arkansas on August 15, 1944 to Howard and Modine Millar.


Margaret’s family owned the diamond mine in Murfreesboro, Arkansas until they sold it in 1969.


Margaret taught speech pathology at Ouachita Baptist University and Henderson State University.  She also worked at the Human Development office in Arkadelphia.  She and Paul moved to Craig, Alaska on Prince of Wales Isle in 1993 where they lived for 25 years. While in Alaska, the Alaskan government flew her in to remote areas in order to teach speech pathology to those in need of help. 


Margaret was married to Paul E. Dawson.  During her life they visited the Holy Land, Ireland, Italy, Germany and Thailand. She was a certified scuba diver and Elder of the Presbyterian Church in Craig, Alaska. 


Margaret was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Caro Wilding.


She leaves behind her loving husband of 33 years, Paul E. Dawson; a daughter, Amelia Penn; one son, Matthew Dawson; grandchildren, Brighton Dawson, Cullen Dawson, Siobhan Kearny and Roman Pavageau; and one sister, Mary Jarrett.


Arrangements are entrusted to Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home, 517 Clay Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71923.


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