Former Juneau resident Curt Begley Jr., 61, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at his home in Winlock, Wash. He moved to Winlock two years ago after living in Alaska for 30 years.
He was born Aug. 9, 1943, at Barksdale, La., to Curt and Betty (Prescott) Begley. In 1957, he and his family moved to Hoquiam, Wash.
In 1959, he joined the Navy.
From 1979 until retiring for health reasons in 2003, he worked for the state of Alaska. He was a captain on the Alaska Marine Highway.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Jean (Bland), who died in 1975, and his brothers James, Richard and Jeffrey.
On Feb. 11, 1984, he married Evelyn Katzeek. She survives him at their home, in Winlock He also is survived by a son, Curt III of Ocean Shores, Wash.; a daughter, Rena Ferreira of Olympia, Wash.; three stepsons, Smith and Pete Katzeek, both of Klukwan, and Daniel Katzeek of Juneau; a stepdaughter, Pamela Altig of Melbourne, Fla.; a nephew, Lamark Stanford, whom he began raising in 1984; two brothers, Joe Philbrick of Aberdeen, Wash., and John Philbrick in Alaska; four sisters, Judy Watson of Aberdeen, Wash., Rose in Washington, Alice Day in Alaska and Robin Pedrazzetti of Winlock; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is being planned for later in Alaska.