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Obituaries

Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2001

Elvera Doris Bouschor

Juneau resident Elvera Doris Bouschor died March 18, 2001, in Anchorage.

She was born March 3, 1918, in Seattle. She moved to Juneau in January 1960. She was a housewife and mother.

She is survived by her husband Victor Bouschor of Juneau, her children William Bouschor of Washington, James Bouschor of Juneau and Victoria Burgess of Maryland, and Patrick and Michael Sheehan of Juneau.

Services will be private.

Raymond A. Davidson

Former Juneau resident Raymond A. Davidson, 76, died March 16, 2001, at his mother-in-law's home in Snohomish, Wash., after a brief illness.

He was born Oct, 7, 1924, in Port Angeles, Wash., to James and Phoebe (Gaboury) Davidson. He attended Port Angeles schools and graduated in 1943. After three years in the U. S. Navy, he married Ardella Kettel in 1947, then graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1951 with a degree in accounting.

The family, with three daughters, moved to Juneau in 1964, where he took a job with the State of Alaska Veteran's Affairs. He later worked with Health & Social Services and D. O. T.

After retiring in 1980 he built a cabin on Shelter Island and enjoyed fishing and boating. His marriage to Audrey Mickels in 1986 renewed his interest in gardening and together they created a showplace yard. Fishing, boating, church and traveling occupied their retirement years. Ray always felt blessed to live in Alaska and experience life on the last frontier. He loved to retell tales of hunting trips and always looked forward to catching more and bigger fish. His family wrote that he was especially close to his step-daughter Beni White during his last few months.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Ardella and oldest daughter Beth.

He is survived by his wife Audrey, daughters Jo Ann (and Gary) Hutchison of Idaho, Wendy (and Curtis) Blackwell of Juneau; son-in-law Conrad Seibel of Idaho, siblings Vivian (and Terry) Russell, Darold (and Bonnie) and Mel (and Arlene) all of Washington; grandchildren Jacob and Kari Seibel, Mica and Kyle Hutchison and Tyler and Jesse Blackwell. Also his mother-in-law Rosa Schenaker, step-daughter Beni White; step-grandchildren Charlie and Eric White, all of Snohomish, Wash.

Memorial services will be held March 31 at Snohomish Presbyterian Church. A Juneau memorial will be 2 p.m. April 28 at Chapel by the Lake.

At his request, his ashes will be scattered at his favorite fishing grounds.

Remembrances may be made to Providence Home Care & Hospice of Snohomish County 2731 Wetmore Avenue #520, Everett, WA, 98201. Audrey Mickels may be contacted at: P.O. Box 2493, Snohomish, WA, 98291.

Gary Daniel Lofstrom

Former Juneau resident Gary Daniel Lofstrom died March 20, 2001, at home in Sequim, Wash.

He was born Feb. 25, 1939, in Everett, Wash., to Hilding Jonas Lofstrom and Gladys Opal (Rise) Lofstrom. He married Wanda Severance in 1960. They later divorced and he married Barbara Marlow in Juneau in 1977.

He attended the University of Washington and later the University of Alaska. He sold insurance in Washington and worked as a parts man for N.C. Marine in Seattle. He was transferred to Juneau and worked as a parts manager for N.C. Machinery. He later owned V&E Equipment Rental. He and his wife moved to Washington in 1998.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He attended the Catholic Church and was a member of the Elks Club, the Sons of Norway, the Masonic Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was a past patron of Juneau Chapter 7 Order of Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lofstrom of Sequim, his children, Daniel, Denise and David Lofstrom of Washington and Douglas Lofstrom of California, stepchildren Kevin Marlow (and Dee) of Seward, Kimberly Jansen (and Robert Roy) of Washington, Beth Dennis (and Art) and Emmett Marlow of Juneau, his brother Douglas Lofstrom of Washington, sisters Audrey Everist and Janis Lofstrom and stepsister Judy Loft of Washington and 14 grandchildren.

Services are March 24 in Sequim.



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