Obituary Notices and Memorials


DOPLER-ROBERTS, Dawn Annette (
DOPLER-ROBERTS, Dawn Annette (Cole) Dawn fought her last battle in her 15-year war with cancer and started her eternal rest on the afternoon of September 6, 2015. Born November 17, 1957 to Dawn Lauer and Raymond Cole in Binghamton, N.Y. She was pre-deceased by her mother and father and older brother Robert Cole. Dawn graduated in 1975 from North High School in Binghamton and remained an east side girl until she passed. After school she joined the Air Force and was stationed in Portsmouth New Hampshire, There she met and wed her first husband Ted Dopler and together they had three boys, though the marriage did not work out, Dawn and Ted kept a friendly demeanor for the sake of their children. Together they raised their three independent headstrong sons with strong morals, ethics, and the belief that they can do anything they want if they have the courage to fight for it. Dawn had some incredibly colorful sayings throughout her life. Her favorite and maybe most infamous lines came from her gypsy roots, cursing, 'the fleas from a thousand camels infest the armpits' of all those who did her ill will. This was normally followed up with 'Karma will get ya,' 'Bite Me,' or 'life's a bleep, then we die.' Dawn didn't have friends, she treated everyone as family and opened her home, table and often very limited resources to those she considered family. She loved to dance, zumba, and wiggle jiggle. Her exercise always involved one of the three if not all of them at the same time. On most Friday nights she could be found with her extended family at Young's Bar, singing karaoke to Credence Clear Water Survival 'Have you ever seen the rain,' in between her Midori inspired wiggle jiggle sessions. It was during these jam sessions that she met her second husband Shane Roberts. They were married December 13, 2014 and together they fought to her end, each being the other's anchor and uplifting spirit. Dawn was an unconquerable spirit and the glue that united many; her presence will be missed, but never forgotten by those she touched. Dawn is survived by her three sons, Daniel Dopler, San Diego, Calif., Michael and Liz Dopler, son Kellen, Boston, Mass. and Andrew Dopler, Kaneohe, Hawaii; her husband Shane Roberts, Lancaster, Calif.; his four kids, Chandra, Portland, Ore., Sean, Tehachapi, Calif., Ian and Catlin, son Liam, Tehachapi Calif., Rebecca and AJ Singh, children, Audrey, Quentin and Abraham, Lancaster, Calif.; her siblings, Richard and Mary Cole, Kirkwood, N.Y., Ray and Joan Cole, Samford N.C., Randall Cole, Brackney, Pa., Terri Heath, Youngsville, N.C. and her step mother Cindy Cole, Hapursville N.Y. A celebration of life is being held Saturday September 12, 2015 at the Moose Lodge 3101 E. Ave Q Palmdale, CA 9355. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Dawn's name.

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