Ava Dawn Gaedecke was born at 2:35 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2019 at South Peninsula Hospital to Nina Coffey and Robert Gaedecke of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Patricia and Rob Coreson of Soldotna. Her great-grandparent is Ruby Frazier of Homer. She is welcomed by siblings Diana Gaedecke of the Kenai Peninsula; and Aidan Gaedecke, Ashton Coffey and Willa Gaedecke of Anchor Point. She is also welcomed by namesake Dawn Croom of Soldotna.