April 7, 1953 ~ October 2, 2020

Born in: Lehighton, PA
Resided in: College Station, TX

Colleen Rex Dau of College Station, Texas was born in Lehighton, Pennsylvania on April 7, 1953 to Quintin L. and Daisy A. Rex. She found peace despite her battle with cancer on October 2, 2020 at which time the good Lord took her by His side and relieved her of all her pain and suffering.

She graduated from Lehighton Area high school and went on to obtain her Paralegal Certificate. She worked for Carbon County Abstract Company where she met her future husband, Jeffery Dau. Colleen and Jeff moved to Dallas, Texas in 1987 where she worked as a legal secretary for several years. They were married on June 25, 1988, in Marble Falls at a church overlooking Horseshoe Bay.

Jeff worked out of town so much that Colleen would introduce him to her co-workers as her weekend husband. In 1993, after the birth of her second child, they moved to the Brazos Valley area and eventually settled in College Station, Texas. There Colleen worked with the Texas A&M University system until she retired in 2019. She is survived by her sister, Denise Rex of White Plains, NY; her husband, Jeffery Dau; a son, Christopher Dau; and a daughter, Alexandra Dau.

Colleen’s greatest accomplishment and joy came from being a wife to Jeff and mother to Christopher and Alexandra. She was gentle and kind and had a ready smile at all times. Anyone who has ever met her knows how kind she was and that is what she is most remembered for. She inspired a love of family, astronomy, astrology, shopping, pets and interests, but most importantly her love and sweet spirit will serve as a legacy and north star for her family to follow.

Colleen was a warrior in her fight with cancer. She inspired others with her strong will, sense of humor and steadfast determination. She will be forever missed by those who were blessed to have known and loved her. Her legacy will forever live in our hearts and minds.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a tax deductible contribution be made to the Colon Cancer Coalition at https://coloncancercoalition.org/donate/general-fund/ in memory of our beloved Colleen Dau.

A memorial service celebrating Colleen’s life will be held at the Aggie Field of Honor in College Station on Saturday, October 10th at 10am, officiated by Certified Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield.

Services

Celebration of Life Tribute: October 10, 2020 10:00 am

Aggie Field of Honor
3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845

979-764-5049

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Charities

The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Colleen Dau 's name.

Colon Cancer Coalition

5666 Lincoln Dr., #270
Edina, MN
952-378-1237
https://coloncancercoalition.org/donate/general-fund/

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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Colleen from the beginning of her career with TTI. I looked forward to seeing her bright friendly smile as she walked into my office whether it was an official visit or strictly a social. Most of the time it ended up being both. She was always most appreciative of any help she received.
    We had many opportunities to share stories about our children. She loved Christopher & Alexandra fiercely as well as her husband Jeff.
    After her diagnosis I made a point to see her at least once a day to make her laugh & lift up her spirits. I could tell my the look on her face if she was agitated & soon as she saw me coming she’d start smiling. She was a very strong brave woman and I definitely was blessed to be her friend. Rest is pease until we meet again my sweet friend!

  2. Colleen and I worked together for 10+ years at TTI day in and day out. We shared laughs every conversation and she always shared loving stories about her family, Jeff, Chris and Alex. We often gave each other rides to pick up vehicles, she was always fun to be around. She was a true, loyal friend that I will miss dearly. With deepest sympathy to the family. RIP my friend, until we meet again, Dan

  3. I was blessed to have Colleen as my sister even though we lived miles apart, Colleen in College Station, Tx and me in upstate N.Y., but we always kept in touch every Sunday by phone. She was always upbeat, outgoing and optimistic.
    She loved her family deeply, her husband Jeff and son Christopher and daughter Alexandra, they all meant the world to her and she cherished them deeply.
    She never complained about her fight with cancer she kept on going never giving up the fight. She was a fighter, a hero and an angel. I will miss her kindness, and most of all her smile.
    She is at peace and in heaven with God and Jesus.
    Love you Colleen you are deeply missed and loved, see you soon.

  4. I was a foreign student coming to Texas A&M for the very first time. Colleen worked in the same office space I worked in at TTI. I just remember her kindness and willingness to help me with getting settled in, dealing with professors, and work colleagues and just generally made my life a whole lot easier and better – (apart from the laughs she got from me trying to pronounce her name right the first time). I remember I had a hard time during my thesis especially, and she was just there with a big smile after my thesis defense. And I remember her excitement for me when I got a full-time job after graduation. I miss her smile, her generosity, and the small pep talks she’d give me from time to time when I felt a bit lost. My big regret is that I didn’t let her know enough how much she had helped me and meant to me. Heaven is definitely richer with her presence.

  5. I was a foreign student coming to Texas A&M for the very first time. Colleen worked in the same office space I worked in at TTI. I just remember her kindness and willingness to help me with getting settled in, dealing with professors, and work colleagues and just generally made my life a whole lot easier and better – (apart from the laughs she got from me trying to pronounce her name right the first time). I remember I had a hard time during my thesis especially, and she was just there with a big smile after my thesis defense. And I remember her excitement for me when I got a full-time job after graduation. I miss her smile, her generosity, and the small pep talks she’d give me from time to time when I felt a bit lost. My big regret is that I didn’t let her know enough how much she had helped me and meant to me. Heaven is definitely richer with her presence.

  6. I also work with Colleen at TTI she was unassuming and always thankful for the smallest gesture. You could see her joy when she talked of family and even coworkers. Praying for her family in the times ahead of you.

  7. I will miss my dear sister in law and her smiling, kind manner. In better times, Colleen and I always enjoyed a fine wine together! Seeing the photos posted on line by Chris and Alex brought back memories of the many happy and celebratory times with our family. Colleen was a beautiful soul. Talking with Colleen and Jeff during these last two years reminded me what a fighter Colleen was and how dedicated Jeff was in helping her through her constant battle. May our dear Colleen finally rest in peace, and my dear brother Jeff, nephew Chris, and niece Alex find comfort through their wonderful memories of Colleen.

  8. I too worked with Colleen at TTI. I enjoyed our many talks and hearing her stories of her kids Chris and Alex who are the same age as my boys. She was one very proud mom.
    I will miss her smiling face.
    RIP my sweet friend.

    Maria

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