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Dawn Michelle Bitney

May 12, 1965-Nov. 25, 2013


East County resident Dawn Michelle Bitney died Monday, Nov. 25. She was 48.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Gresham Memorial Chapel, 257 S.E. Roberts Ave.

Dawn was born May 12, 1965, in Portland to Rodney and Sally (Johnston) Bohna. She was raised and educated in Portland, graduating from Centennial High School in 1983.

Dawn married Robert “Darryl” Bitney on June 14, 1986, in Portland. She stayed home caring for their two sons until they started school. She then worked for Newhouse Hutchins Towing as a lien clerk.

Dawn enjoyed fishing. She was a diehard Portland Trail Blazers and Oregon Ducks fan.

Dawn is survived by her husband, Darryl; sons, Jason and Justin Bitney; parents, Rod and Sally Bohna; sister, Deanne Conway; brother, Mike Bohna; and one grandson.

Gresham Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements. The family suggest contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project.