Posted: Thursday, February 01, 2001

Geraldine Rockman

Juneau resident Geraldine Rockman, 63, died Jan. 28, 2001, in Anchorage.

She was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Shanandoah, Penn. She grew up in Hazelton, Penn., and Detroit, Mich. She spent most of her life in Tucson, Ariz., and moved to Juneau last year to be close to her daughter and family.

She served in the U.S. Army. Throughout her life she worked a number of professions, including nursing, mechanics and as a beautician. She was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family, and enjoyed camping and fishing. She also appreciated cars.

Her family said she was giving and generous and willing to help anyone who came to her in need. She was popular with children in her neighborhood and loved kids.

She is survived by her daughter Debra McKlain Sullivan and grandchildren Sarah, Cody, Angelique and Dylan, all of Juneau, her brother Donald Rockman of Michigan and her sister Ros Levine of California.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary, 3839 Riverside Dr. A reception will follow at her daughter's house at 5821 North Douglas Highway.

Mary Angeline McDonald

Juneau resident Mary Angeline McDonald died Jan. 26, 2001, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

She was born May 24, 1941, in Montana. She grew up in Pinehurst, Idaho, and moved to Wrangell and then Juneau in the 1970s. She worked for the State of Alaska as the supervisor for the Department of Vital Statistics.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and living in Alaska.

She is survived by her husband, John McDonald, of Juneau, daughters Kellie Wiersma and Jo York of Washington, and son Tracy Buckham of Ecuador.

No services are scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to John McDonald, 1907 Lemon Creek Road, Juneau, 99801, or the American Diabetes Association, 801 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 103, Anchorage AK 99503.

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