CARBONDALE — Dawn Morningstar of Carbondale, 50, passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at her residence.
Dawn was born Aug. 29, 1965, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Jimmy Holt and Sandra (Clampet) Holt.
Dawn was a loving daughter. She worked in transportation as a school bus driver for many years.
She is survived by parents Jimmy Holt and Sandra (Clampet) Holt of Talihina, Oklahoma; grandmother, Isabell Clampet of Talihina, Oklahoma; and partner, Sorrel Kunath of Carbondale; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, friends; and favorite running buddy, her dog, Neshoba.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lawrence Clampet and Forrest and Opal Holt; and uncle, Anthony Clampet.
She was a very proud member of the Choctaw Nation, an advocate for Human and Animal rights, and volunteer and host on WDBX 91.1 for the Native Voices program.
She was a very passionate artist that donated some of her art to the community for fundraisers and a co-founder of Common Greens which is a non-profit community garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Animal Care, 6228 Country Club Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966.
A celebration of life will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 13, in Huffman, Harker, Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale.
An additional celebration of life will be at a later date in Idabel, Oklahoma.