Longtime Juneau resident Laura Lucille Van Kirk died Jan. 22, 2009, in Juneau. She was 87.
Born in 1921 in Cashmere, Wash., to James G. and Dora Murray, she was a Juneau resident since 1960. She married Roy Van Kirk in 1938 in Wenatchee, Wash. Roy died in 1993 in Juneau.
She is survived by her three children, Dennis Van Kirk, of Vancouver, Wash., and Charles Van Kirk and Linda Pierce, both of Juneau; niece, Sunny Lee Murray, of Grand Canyon, Ariz.; and 10 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4343 Mendenhall Loop Road, with a reception to follow.