Barbara L. Dawson, age 83, passed away October 9, 2016 in Sun City West, Arizona. She was born July 29, 1933 in Douglas, Oregon to Edwin Blair and Blanche Simons Blair. \nShe has been a Wickenburg area resident since 1944 and attended local schools. She was preceded in death by her husband William Franklin in 1976 and son John Lloyd Franklin in 1989. She later re-married Dewey H. Dawson and he preceded her in death in 1998. Barbara is survived by her children: Dan Franklin of Wickenburg, Joe Franklin of Congress, Cathie Ledford of Willcox and Amy McCue of Phoenix along with numerous Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. \nFamily graveside services will be held at a later date.