Miss Keepers of the Crown

Dawn Holmstrom 1981Dawn Holmstrom - Miss Kansas 1981

Dawn resides in Plano, Texas with her hubby of 33 years, Russ.

Since her time in “Pratt, America”, she graduated from Texas Tech University with honors, married, became Director of Catering at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, and then retired to be a full time mom.

Son, Kyle, 27, resides in the Dallas area with his wife, Jacqueline.  Daughter, Blair, 24, lives in Plano with her husband, Matt.  2013 and 2014 were full of wedding plans (and deposits as Russ would say!) as both couples married within 10 months of each other! 

Dawn is active in her church, King of Glory Lutheran in Dallas, and has enjoyed singing in Sanctuary Choir for over 30 years.  She and Russ are marriage mentors and have mentored numerous engaged couples since 1992. 

Both Dawn and Russ love to travel--Russ anywhere with beautiful scenery and a nearby golf course—and Dawn, with her camera and plenty of SD cards…

Dawn is happiest when working on a project—whether a beautification grant for the neighborhood, working in her own yard, refinishing furniture or many other DIY projects!

She has treasured her relationship with Jeanette Siemens, her Miss KS traveling companion, over the years and considers Jeanette and Jerry as “family”. 


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