Charlotte R. Dawson, 86, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of George W. and Frances J. (Abbott) Buergelin. She was married to the late Walter H. Dawson. Surviving are eight children: Annie E. Appleman, Frances C. Dawson, Catherine L. Pearl, Melanie J. Dawson, Margaret I. LoBasso, Aleta D. Blanchard, Walter H. Jr. and George W.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private, and she will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with her husband. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.