Dawn Marie (Arestad) Croom(1982 - 2018)

Dawn Marie Croom, 35, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 19, 2018 with her loving family and friends at her side at Central Peninsula Hospital.

She was born on October 21, 1982 in Fairbanks to David and Juline Arestad. The family moved to the Soldotna area in 1995, where she attended Soldotna High School. After graduation she married Conley Croom, and they had five daughters together.

She was a powerful woman of faith. During her battle with cancer, her faith never wavered, and she continued to bless others. Her home and heart were always open to all. Her goodness and compassion were endless. She worked ministering others through AGLOW international. Dawn also loved flying with her husband Conley and going on personal missions giving flights and delivering presents to local pastors and others in need. She had an adventurous spirit and spent many hours as a girl in the woods climbing trees and building forts. Loving and raising her five girls was her most important and treasured job.

Dawn is survived by her husband Conley Croom, daughters Abigail, Jessica, Isabella, Olyve, and SaraMae Croom, parents David and Juline Arestad, and sisters Joy Dysert and Amy Angleton.

A celebration of life was held at Kenai New Life on Saturday, August 25. The church was packed as many people loved Dawn and were touched by her generosity and joy.

Donations can be made to the Dawn Croom Donation account at Wells Fargo to help cover funeral costs and medical expenses.

Funeral Home

Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611

Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Aug. 30, 2018