Colletta Fern Dawson, of Wellington, died Friday June 30, 2017 at Reflections Living in Wichita, at the age of 86.

Colletta was born Dec. 25, 1930 in Halstead KS, the daughter of Jett and Myrna Curtis.

She married Alvin Dawson on June 5, 1949 in Raton, NM. They had two daughters and lived their entire lives in Wellington.

Colletta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alvin and brother, Rex Curtis.

She is survived by daughters, Renea Leahy (Don) of Wichita, Lannie Dawson (Caryn) of Minneapolis, Minn., granddaughter Stephanie Leibengood (Bill) of Frisco, Texas and grandson Jeff Leahy(Brooke) of Topeka, Kans., three great-grandchildren; Alyssa Leibengood of Lawrence, Kans., Lexi Leibengood of Frisco, Texas and Dawson Leahy of Topeka, Kans.

She enjoyed a life filled with family and friends. Colletta had fond memories of sitting in her back yard visiting with friends, many hours camping and skiing, trips to the Ozarks, Vermont, Alaska and Minnesota. She particularly loved spending summers with her Grandchildren when they were young and spent time traveling with them.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017. Private graveside services will be held at a later time.

Memorial contributions can be given in her name and loving memory to Operation Holiday. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.