Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2001

Alexander Stevens II

Juneau resident Alexander T. Stevens II died March 13, 2001, of cancer at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

He was born Dec. 18, 1930, on Douglas Island. He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a commercial fisherman and a retired employee of the federal General Service Administration. After retirement he drove tour buses for Last Frontier Tours.

His hobbies were building and flying model airplanes. He was an avid pool player and a longtime bowler.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alexander A. Stevens, his mother, Bertha (Marshall-Stevens-Johnson), and his stepfather, Charles D. Johnson. He is survived by his sisters, Marge Ling, Dorothy Thornton and Katherine Miyasato, all of Juneau, and Lucielle Stevenson of Seattle; his children, Patricia Murchison, Angela Stevens, Dorothy Stevens and Samantha Des Armo, all of Anchorage, and Annette Ulmer, Alexander T. Stevens III and Roxanne Olvera of Juneau; also 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Alaskan Mortuary and Memorial Park. Services will be 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Tlingit and Haida Hall on Hospital Drive. Pallbearers will be Gary Ulmer, Willis Marvin, Dan Peters, Eli Des Armo, Robert Dunlap and Leon Cain. Honorary pallbearers are Charles Brown, Paul Mureno, Charles Jack, Carl Marvin Jr., Leonard Bowman and George Stevens.

Norman E. Sommers

Former Juneau resident and longtime Alaskan Norman Sommers died March 1, 2001, of cancer at his home in Eagle River. He was 81.

Sommer's widow Ruth and family may be reached at 20416 New England Dr., Eagle River, AK, 99577, 907-696-4686.

Satchel Poshard

Satchel Bayou Poshard died at birth March 8, 2001, in Seattle.

He was 6 pounds, 12 ounces and 19 inches in length.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis Poshard and Diane Regan, his sisters Lydia Kline and Madeline Poshard, all of Juneau; his grandparents Glenn and Jo Poshard and Gayla and Connie Dial of Marion, Ill., and David and Mary Regan of Lafayette, La., aunt Kristen Poshard of Marion, and uncles Gene Regan of Oxford, Miss., and Bryan Regan of Phoenix, Ariz.

A private memorial service will be held in Juneau. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Satchel's name to the Poshard Foundation for Domestic Violence Prevention and Shelter Assistance, in care of John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL, 62918.

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