Kasilof resident Mrs. Dawn Ann Drake, 52, died Monday, April 29, 2013, in Goodyear, Ariz., after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services are at 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at The Star of The North Lutheran Church, 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai. Rev. Corbie Cross officiates. Mrs. Drake will be laid to rest following the services at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mrs. Drake was born May 19, 1960, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her high school diploma in Homer.
In 1974 she moved to Anchor Point where she lived a little while before making Kasilof her home. Dawn enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom, attending church and exercising.
The family wrote, “Dawn Drake, 52, grew her wings and flew to Heaven on April 29, 2013. Dawn loved exercising and warm weather. Her favorite thing to do was go for long walks in downtown Kona, Hawaii. She loved jewelry and online shopping, but more than anything she loved her four grandchildren. Dawn touched many people’s lives everyday. She was full of optimism and hope, up until her very last breath. She surrounded herself by friends and family who cared about her as much as she cared about them. She will live on in the thoughts and the hearts of the people she left behind.”
Dawn was preceded in death by her father, James Clark; nephew, Ivan Drake; niece, Courtney Clark; and brother-in-law, Mitch Drake.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Drake of Kasilof; daughters, Mandy Pierce of Three Forks, Mont., and Amber Butler of Anchorage; son, Devon Drake of Kasilof; mother, Carol Clark of Anchor Point; grandchildren Junior, Keith and Ethan Pierce, and Ryle Butler; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Charlie Stephens of Kenai; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sam and Cheryl Clark of Belgrade, Mont.; Daniel and Jo Clark of Maple Valley, Wash., and Jason and Laurie Clark of North Pole; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory.
Please visit Dawn’s obituary and online guestbook online at AlaskanFuneral.com.