Dawn Renee Cortez, 42 of North Baltimore died on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at her residence.
She was born in Lima, Ohio on October 27, 1972 to Donald J. Altman, Sr. and Cynthia (Dickman) Altman. Dawn married Rich Cortez and they later divorced.
She is survived by her father, Donald J. (Connie) Altman, Sr. of Souix Falls, SD., mother Cindy (Ray Hobbs) Altman of Findlay, her daughter Amanda (Victoria Gonzalez) Cortez of Findlay. She is also survived by her fiancé Matt Brooker and his children, Kiley and Johnie Brooker of North Baltimore, a brother Don (Jamayne) Altman, Jr of Souix Falls, SD., sisters Donette (Jeremy) Hastings of Findlay, Deanna (Wayne) Gaw of San Francisco, CA., four nieces, five nephews, five great-nieces and several aunts and uncles. Dawn loved animals and enjoyed cooking for her family. She especially enjoyed taking walks with her sister and was an avid Ohio State fan.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 & 6:00-8:00 p.m. at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Terry McBeath officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o Smith-Crates Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent via www.coldrencrates.com.