Kathleen Brandt


Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2007

Former Juneau and Ketchikan resident Kathleen (Wilson) Brandt died Jan. 24, 2007, in Walla Walla, Wash. She was 86.

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She was born March 31, 1920, in Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1938. She and her husband, Larry Brandt, and their children moved to Petersburg in 1950.

They lived all over Southeast and South Central Alaska until 1976. Larry built many schools, hospitals and other public buildings, such as the Pioneer Home in Sitka; the high school, District Court House and Bartlett Hospital in Juneau; and the hospital in Ketchikan.

She ran the Alaska Crippled Children's "White Elephant Shop" in Sitka for many years in the 1950s and enjoyed embroidery and needle work.

Most of all, she enjoyed her family, they said. The family was active in Resurrection Lutheran Church in Juneau. She hosted a breakfast for Sen. Ted Stevens on his first election to the Senate from Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; all of her siblings; and two aunts, Nettie Hanson and Alma Wick, both of Ketchikan.

She is survived by her three children: Jack Brandt of Juneau, Thomas Brandt of Hillsboro, Ore., and Patricia Mitchell of Walla Walla; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Cremation will be in Walla Walla. She will be interred with her husband at Skyline Memorial Gardens in Portland, Ore.

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