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Dawn LaNell (Schmid) Toney

Dawn Toney, age 67, of Sallisaw, OK died on  August 11, 2017, in Carrington, ND, at her brother's home under the care of her family and Hospice.

Dawn LaNell Schmid was born on November 1, 1949, in Carrington, ND, the daughter of Duane and Helen (McCleery) Schmid. She was raised on the family farm near Barlow. Dawn attended Birtsell Township Country School, graduated from Carrington High School in 1968 and attended the New York Hairstyling Academy in Fargo.

On September 15, 1972, Dawn was united in marriage to Leland Lloyd Toney at the Carrington United Methodist Federated Church. The couple then moved to Lloyd’s hometown of Sallisaw, OK, where they had a small acreage and raised their two children, Amber and John. Lloyd died August 22, 2004.

Dawn attended nursing school and graduated in 1996 as a licensed practical nurse. She worked at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw for 18 years and three years at the Vian Nursing Home, where she worked until her retirement in 2016. Caring for patients and their families was the highlight of her nursing career. She was especially skilled as an emergency room nurse.

Dawn was very creative and enjoyed drawing, painting and arts and crafts. She was a dedicated 4-H leader and supported her children in their school and sport activities. An avid genealogist, Dawn researched her and her husband's family trees, creating a memorable legacy for future generations.

She is survived by her daughter, Amber (Matt) Mulnik of Robins, IA, her son, John Toney of Sallisaw, her father, Duane Schmid and brother, Michael (Danette) Schmid, her aunts, Patricia McCleery and Dora Montgomery all of Carrington, seven grandchildren (Deonna, Kyla, Leah, Hayden, Emily, Jonathan and Anna) and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Dawn was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Schmid, her husband of 32 years, Lloyd Toney, and an infant sister.

The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff at Peachtree Hospice in Poteau, OK, and Catholic Health Initiatives Hospice in Valley City, ND, for their compassionate and loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dawn’s name to the Reynold’s Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903.


Visitation: One hour prior to funeral at church

Funeral Service: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:30AM at Federated Church UCC/UMC Carrington.

Burial: Barlow Cemetery, Barlow, ND


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Name: Mariam Sabas

Message: I am so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. She always had a compassionate heart and spunky spirit. I send my sincerest condolences to all of the Toney and Schmid families.  She touched everyone she encountered and will be missed.


Name: Barb (Bobbie) Fugere

Date: 8-15-17

Message: Dawn will always be "Punky" to us.  She was our junior bridesmaid along with my brother, John, as the junior groomsman.  She was 11 at the time & so beautiful & grew up even more beautiful, funny, loving.  We had many phone calls over the years & she was more of a niece to me than a cousin since I grew up with the Schmid family. We will always love you, Punky, & never forget. Our deepest sympathy to Amber, John, Mike & everyone.  Love from the Fugere's.


Name: Karen Wagner

Date:  8/14/2017

Message: I graduated with Dawn from Carrington High School.  She was a friend of mine during high school.  Although we lost track of each other during the years, I see that she was very active.  Thoughts and prayers to the family.


Name: Sue Reardon

Date: 8/13/17

Message: Bud, Mike, and Dawn's family,I was saddened to hear of Dawn's passing. I was unaware that she was ill. When I moved to Carrington to work in the beauty shop, Dawn and I hit if off right away and became good friends. Then we became roomates and had a blast. There are so many good memories that I will never forget. Mike, you became like a little brother to me. I still remember the times you and Dwight would come up and visit. Bud, you were always such a good guy. I will never forget you and Helen.   Dawn was a sweetheart and I will never forget her. Love and Prayers to all of you!


Name: Vanessa Lee

Date: August 13, 2017

Message: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dawn. I worked with her for a few years at Vian Nursing home and at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital too. She was a great lady and will be missed. Love and prayers for the family.



Name: Serena Corbett

Date: August 13,2017

Message: My sincere sympathies for your loss.  I worked with Dawn at Sequoyah Memorial back in 1998. She was always kind and eager to help me as I was a nursing student.   Her legacy lives on in the way I care for my patients today.   Sweet and funny lady you will be missed by many.



Name: Misty Frederick

Date: 8/13/17.

Message: I'm so sorry for ur loss. She was a very sweet and classy lady. She will b missed. Prayers for u all.



Name: Debbie Smith

Date: 08/13/17

Message: My thoughts and prayers sent to her family. She was a very sweet person.



Name: Melba moore

Message: Im sorry for your loss she was a amazing lady, she took care of me and my family at the er, i also worked with her at the vian nursing home we all loved her



Name: Henrietta Dreadfulwater

Date: 08/13/17

Message: Dawn always had a smile on her face and a kind word everytime I saw her. She will be missed. My condolences to you all and may she be s ml I long down at us all.


Name: Al Cruchet

Date: 8 13 17

Message: So sad to hear of Dawn's passing... Hope everyone is doing well...



Name: Candus Hoth Haas

Date: Aug 12

Message: Dawn was my first childhood friend. I have wonderful memories of the Schmidt family and extend my sympathy to all of you. For Bud and Mike especially I am thinking of you and to the children your Mom was very special to me I am so sorry she is gone too soon


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