Brother Dawson Burns, a longtime Tucson dentist, entered the Chapter Eternal on Oct. 1, 2017. He was 80.
He was born in Tucson on June 23, 1937, and raised in Tucson and Grand Prairie, Texas. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1955 and transferred to the UA, where he became active in Beta Phi. Sigma Chi/ He graduated in 1959. He then enrolled a Loyola University of Chicago, graduating from dental school in 1963.
Brother Dawson entered private practice as a dentist in Tucson in 1964 and treated patients in Tucson and Green Valley for more than 40 years. He was well known across Tucson as a Little League dad, reluctant horse ranch owner, wine aficionado, western art collector, skilled woodworking craftsman, and humorist.
He was preceded in death by Jean, his wife of 57 years. Brother Dawson is survived by a daughter, Diane of Scottsdale and two sons, Jack of Tucson and Brad of Las Vegas.
All Honor to His Name