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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008

Thanks to the friends, family of Bernice Stoll

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This is a special memorial tribute to a beloved and dear friend - Bernice Stoll - from all of her good friends. We are taking this opportunity to provide thank yous and mention the various activities Stoll so enjoyed.

Thank you to the drivers of the Care-A-Van, especially Russ McDowell, who Stoll thought the world of. These drivers made sure she got to go out to breakfast every day.

Stoll especially enjoyed the ladies and gentlemen who participated in the Monday and Wednesday Bridge Club. Stoll was an excellent card player. She always looked forward to these days.

At Mi Casa Restaurant, Stoll had a close relationship with the waitresses, especially Chris Kozecar, who waited on and joked with her, providing her with special attention.

The girls at His and Her's beauty shop, Debbie Keller and Theresa Nitschke, spent lots of time making Stoll beautiful. But to all her friends, she already was.

Stoll also enjoyed Nickie at Henry's Food and Spirits; Norma Patrick, from Wildflower Court; Delores Graver; George and Helen Bonnett; and other numerous friends who, at one time or another, had contact with Stoll. Special mention is made to Joy Baker, park host of the Eagle Beach Campground, who always made sure Stoll got to go for a ride in the Polaris - over rocks and roots - it did not matter. Stoll saw many bears there.

Thank you to the people at Wildflower Court, who made her last days the best they could be

I, Stoll's closest and dearest friend, took Stoll to breakfast several times a week, including for Sunday brunch. I often took her wherever she needed to go, including going for rides in the car for a change of pace.

Stoll, at age 95, took her first excursion on Mount Roberts Tramway and really enjoyed the adventure. She also attempted a bit of archery. She was interested in many things.

Stoll was at her happiest when she was with her friends. God bless all of you for caring, including any friends who may not have been mentioned.

Mabel Cody and friendsof Bernice Stoll


Thanks for supporting our annual Christmas stocking project

The Juneau Coast Guard Military and Family Associations (formerly known as the Coast Guard Women's Association) delivered 139 handmade stockings to local Juneau Charities that work closely with families in need. The making and delivery of handmade stockings is part of their annual "Christmas Stocking for Disadvantaged Children" project.

This year's recipients include St. Vincent DePaul's "Adopt a Family" program and Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies' annual holiday party. Stockings were handmade by JCGMFA members throughout the summer months from donated material and filled with charitable contributions from local businesses and private individuals. Stockings were made for children in the age range of newborn to teenager.

The JCGMFA would like to personally thank the following businesses, individuals and organizations that supported this year's project through their generous donations: Coast Guard Auxiliary, Coast Guard Juneau Officer's Association, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer's Association, Maria Kirby, Patty Britza, Kristie Balovich, COSTCO, Dr. Ellenbecker, Foodland Super Drug, McDonalds, Dr. Moeller, Safeway, Super Bear, and Wal-Mart. Private donations were also received from individuals, Coast Guard active duty and civilian personnel, and other organizations that wish to remain anonymous. Stockings were delivered on Dec. 19.

JCGMFA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that supports friends and family of military services and local Juneau charities. For more information about JCGMFA or to make a donation for next year's stockings, call 723-3631 or write to Juneau Coast Guard Military and Family Association, P.O. Box 35121, Juneau, AK, 99803.

Eileen Nally


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