Schwalen-Court, Dawn - obit

Dawn Michelle Schwalen-Court

August 27, 1973 - January 11, 2022

Dawn Michelle Schwalen-Court of McKinney, Texas passed away on January 11, 2022 at the age of 48. She was born on August 27, 1973 to Merle Eugene Schwalen, Jr. and Karen Denise Poe in Bossier City, Louisiana. She attended The University of North Texas. Dawn married William Scott Court on May 4, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was employed at Baker Tilly US as a CPA for two years.

Dawn is survived by her daughters, Natalie Schwalen and Ella Schwalen of McKinney, Texas; father, Merle Schwalen and wife, Myra of McKinney, Texas; mother, Karen Schwalen and spouse, Julie Williams of Wylie, Texas; brother, Merle “Gene” E. Schwalen, III and wife, Sonia of McKinney, Texas and Jason Schwalen and spouse, Scott Callahan of Dallas, Texas; sister, Brandi Schwalen of Allen, Texas; and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Scott Court.  

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. The service will also be live streamed at on Dawn’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Texas.

The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday evening from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

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Wifey, my ‘Drops of Jupiter’, this doesn’t feel real to me. February 2022 would’ve been our 25th anniversary of friendship and we barely missed that mark. We had such big plans for our being old ladies together. I don’t know how I’m supposed to get through this life without my guide, confidante, my best friend!! I miss you so terribly much already. I will fulfill all of my promises to you! Save me a seat on the lawn of Heaven!! I love you!!
Rhondi Blex, January 18, 2022
I miss you dear friend and all of our conversations. I hope you’re singing and dancing with the lord! Jessica collard, January 17, 2022 Our thoughts and prayers are with you Merle and Myra, and your entire family. We hope you find comfort and peace in the beautiful memories you have with Dawn. Cole and Katherine Clayton , January 17, 2022 Didn’t know you for long, but enjoyed working inventory with you. You displayed your compassion for other prople when you bought that homeless guy food. Rest in Peace Roy Roy Ridley, January 17, 2022 From baton twirling with the Bossier City Flashettes, to you baby sitting for my sister and I. I loved growing up with you and sharing countless memories and experiences. I’ll miss your positive attitude, bright smile and witty sense of humor most of all. We love you dearly Dawn Jolynda McGrath, January 17, 2022 I’m so sorry to hear of Dawn’s passing. We worked together for several years. She was so smart; took such pride in her work, and always willing to lend a helping hand. She loved her girls and her face would light up as she told stories of current happenings. She will be missed greatly by her co-workers and clients. Her family remains in my thoughts and prayers. Kellie Dehnisch , January 17, 2022 No more pain for my Beautiful Cousin you will be missed by so many I Love You Dawn Loretta Meade, January 17, 2022 Dawn, you were a great, funny women who i looked up to so much. your smile and laugh was so contagious, you were like a mother too me. i thank you for all you have done for me and couldn't be more grateful for everything and how you’ve contributed to my life. i'm thankful for all of our memories and fun times, thankful for all our experiences and life talks.i miss you so greatly much and love you more than words can describe. heaven gained the most beautiful angel they could have gotten we miss you down here but i know your looking down on us and protecting us always.
Mahdelyn Schwalen, January 17, 2022
May the Lord shower you in his grace and over whelming love as you enter into the house of the Lord. You will forever dwell in the hearts of the family and friends that love you so much. This is not good bye but farewell until we meet once again and rejoice in Heaven. Praise be it to our Lord and Savior and may you find the Peace and Love that can only be found in God's arms. We love and will miss you till we meet again. Michael and Nancy Schwalen, January 17, 2022 I know how much your daughter meant to you. Sorry to hear of her passing at such a young age. God Bless you and your family.
Hank Wrublewski, January 16, 2022 I am so sorry for your loss. Your Daughter "Dawn" must have brought so many great and warm memories to your family.
Michael Taylor, January 16, 2022 This is so sad & I know so heartbreaking for all. I went to school with Dawn in Haughton. We were the same age, so it is just so hard to believe. I have not seen her since our time in school; however, I have followed her on Facebook for some time now. We chatted a few times over the years via messenger. I know she loved her children/family! She fought hard & it was inspiring to see her will, her strength where most, would have none. She will forever be remembered! Prayers for all of you during this time of sorrow / pain & for the times ahead! Lori Evans, January 15, 2022 Thom and I want to express our sincere thoughts and prayers to the Family of Dawn Schwalen-Court. Dawn was a true fighter during her battle with her cancer, but she always showed great spunk. Her love for her Family was so true. She will always be the Angel upon your shoulders. Ella and Natalie, always remember the love your Mom had for you girls. She will always be with you and guiding you. When you walk into your home you could just feel the love in the air between you all. We love you all!
Thom and Margaret Reaves, January 15, 2022 I never met Dawn but I know of her courage, selflessness, and generosity. Dawn offered life to her Dad in one of her last acts of kindness. And for that we will be eternally grateful. She will be remembered with each breath as a giver of life. Rest in peace in Dawn. Mike Cancell, January 15, 2022 Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless. Alton and Mary ONeal, January 14, 2022 My heart is broken today. May our lord bless and comfort your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Roy Marshall, January 14, 2022 Dear Merle, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Norm and Janet Glowicz Norman Glowicz, January 14, 2022 Dawn, We know you will surely be missed! Your wit and charm were undoubtedly a great quality and ray of light! My prayers go up for your children, family and friends for you being gone so soon. I am glad heaven has a new angel and no more earthly suffering for you. Love, Rachelle & Kelvin Hayes Rachelle Hayes, January 14, 2022 It's hard for me to clearly communicate how much I enjoyed working with Dawn and getting to be part of her life over the last many years. Not only was she one of the hardest working most diligent people I have encountered, she was kind and quick witted, and always matter of fact and positive. Our entire team is devastated by her loss. Everyone Dawn came in contact with from clients to co-workers appreciated her work ethic and attitude. She is missed on a daily basis by many.
Jake Goff, January 13, 2022 Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Even though it's been so long that I have talked to anyone of you, you're still my family, and I love you. Brad and Kristi Elam, January 13, 2022 My beautiful momma, I love you so very much and I miss you every single second and miss you more than anything. You did so much for me and did everything you could for me and did the best you could for me no matter the situation you were In whether it was good or bad. You made sure I was always taken care of and made sure I was happy. You never let me down and because of you I am the independent woman I am now even though from time to time I’ll need help from others such as family or friends. You were so independent and I always looked up to that. You were the light in my eyes and an amazing mother. I will never stop thinking about you or will ever forget you. I love you x1000000 and will forever love you and cherish you momma.
Natalie Schwalen, January 13, 2022
Sending lots of love and prayers to the family. I loved Dawn like a sister. she will be missed by many. Judith Jurica, January 12, 2022 So saddened to hear of Dawn's passing. She was a beautiful woman inside and out and a wonderful neighbor. She will be missed. Our thoughts our with Ella and all of her family. 
Gena and Andy Malachinski, January 12, 2022 Our condolences to Dawn’s entire family. I will always cherish the memories I have of her. The Whittaker Family Michelle Whittaker , January 12, 2022