Dawn Lynette (Hogoboom Davis) Durrant passed too soon from this life. She was born Oct. 2, 1977, and she slipped away from us into a better place Jan. 4, 2017. She is survived by her son, Austin Davis; her stepson, Chris Davis; her partner, Christopher Curry; and her siblings, Christina Wright, Heather Rowland, David Hogoboom, Michelle Reeves, Roger Hogoboom, Catherine Hickman and Shannon Hogoboom. She also is survived by her mother, Elizabeth O'Brien; stepfather Michael O'Brien; grandmother Naomi Gilkerson; father-in-law Tom Davis; and Brent's parents, Carolyn Nelson and Wendell Durrant, of Idaho. She was preceded in death by her infant son, James Ryan Durrant, and by her husband, (the love of her life), Brent Durrant; as well as by her father, Charles Hogoboom; her mother-in-law, Glenda Davis; and her grandfather, Roger Gilkerson. She also left behind her best friend, JD Clawson, and many other friends, especially in Alaska, Arizona and California. Dawn spent much of her working life in retail sales, including special emphasis in natural foods and produce. She also worked for several years as a DJ. Growing up, she was busy with music, 4-H, church and school activities, and all that went with being part of a large family. She especially loved helping with her younger siblings, as well as reading and collecting shoes. Dawn was a person with many talents and interests. Her home was a delightful extension of her personality, with imaginative decorations and collections, including mirrors, pictures, decorative eggs, an amazing variety of jars and other kitchen treasures, plus much more. She often welcomed her family and friends into her home. Dawn and her sisters enjoyed baking together, and over the years, they shared many cookie recipes and other kitchen adventures. She was an avid coupon clipper, and took great delight in seeing how many super-savings deals she could manage to fit into one shopping trip. She also loved to grow things, both in her garden (especially roses and vegetables) as well as indoors. She loved her "critters" too, from dogs and cats to geckos, birds and whatever else needed her at the time. Dawn also loved words. She collected them. She delighted in learning new words, and in using them, especially ones that required people to have to ask the meanings. Dawn grew up in Alaska and lived in Fairbanks most of her life. When the military stationed her husband, Brent, for duty outside of Alaska, and she was preparing to move out of Alaska to be with him, one of the hardest things for her, besides leaving the people and places she had known for so long, was deciding which of her many, many pairs of shoes she had to leave behind. Many more stories could be shared about Dawn, and we will often think of them and keep them as treasured memories. So farewell for now, Dawn, and please do give that baby James an extra hug for us. We love you. Please visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer to sign an online guest book.
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