The LPGA Tour lost of member of its golf family early this morning with the passing of Tour veteran Dawn Coe-Jones.
Coe-Jones, 56, a native of British Columbia, died peacefully under hospice care with her family in Tampa, Fla. She is survived by her husband, Jimmy, son, Jimmy, in-laws Sandy and General James Jones, and brothers Mark and John Coe.
The three-time winner was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in mid-March and she courageously battled it until her passing this morning.
The inaugural Dawn Coe-Jones Golf Classic was held in October to raise funds for Sarcoma research in her name.
“Dawn touched so many people,” said Gail Graham, a fellow Canadian who played college golf at Lamar University with Coe-Jones, as well as on the LPGA Tour. “She was always the one who worried about others.”
“Dawn is family to me,” said Scranton. “When we think of her and all the fun times, we’ll still laugh, just not as much."
Players and fans took to social media to remember a great friend and fellow competitor, see what they had to share:
Memorial service and funeral arrangements currently are pending. Those wishing to make donations to the Amandalee Fund for sarcoma research at the Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation may do so by contacting the center at: 813-745-1403 or 1-800-456-3434, Ext. 1403, or foundationinfo@MOFFITT.org, or at Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation, Attention: Allison Fonner, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.