LaDawn (Dawn) Denice Mullenax was born on September 23, 1980. She passed away on January 02, 2022 after battling some health issues. She was surrounded by those who loved and cared about her.
LaDawn was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. LaDawn attended Highland high school and graduated from Horizonte in 1998. LaDawn was a girl who did it all. She drove trucks (long haul and belly dump) for many years in the valley, she worked in a salon where she did nails, she even worked at a children’s daycare for many years. She loved music and was the life of the party back in the day.
She was the oldest of 2 children raised by Carla Martinez. LaDawn will forever be remembered by her great grandma Lavaughn Mullenax, beloved daughter Kayleigh Mullenax (Brandon Rigby), boyfriend Jordan Evans, brother Kyle Martinez (Andrea Martinez), 2 nephews Gage and Karter Martinez, and friends she considered family. Ladawn was preceded in death by her mother Carla Martinez, Grandfather Otis Mullenax, great grandparents, and grandparents.
Ladawn would be the first person you would see if you went to grandmas and the last one when you left just hanging out on the porch. She loved to just hang out and be outside in the fresh air. She was nicknamed the neighborhood watch. If someone needed to know what was going on, LaDawn was our go to gal. All the kids and puppies went to aunt Dawn first because they knew she’d have some type of treat or goodie for them.
LaDawn LOVED her crafts. She always had some type of something going on and making something for someone. She loved to gift her makings I think so she could make room for more. She painted, she did diamond art, she used modeling clay, yarn and string to make all kinds of things, bead work, etc. If it was a craft she could and would and honestly probably, did it. And did an amazing job. She baked some super fun cakes for friends like the sour patch kid cake she made for a neighbor’s birthday and a guitar cake for her daughter, Kayleigh.
The world is smaller and our hearts are hurting, but we find peace in knowing she is with her mother who passed away just the day before. They have many loved ones who welcomed them through the gates of heaven with open arms. Until we meet again, shine your bright light over us and keep an eye out for each of us as we do our best to move forward with you in our hearts.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday January 07, 2022 in the Zions building at the State Fairgrounds. (255 north 1000 west Salt Lake City). The memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers a GoFund Me has been set up in her honor to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to donate you can do so by going to: https://gofund.me/734620c7
We would like to invite any and ALL who loved LaDawn to join us to share some fond memories of her as we ALL lost a VERY big and special part of our lives.