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Former Juneau resident Myrtle W. Stickel, 85, died March 25, 2005, in Anaheim, Calif.
She was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Corcoran, Calif. She was the youngest of six children and the only daughter of Clarence and Myrtle Wilson. After graduation from high school, she attended the University of California Berkeley, where she met her husband, Richard Stickel, at a church youth group. They were married May 16, 1942, in Berkeley.
She earned her nursing degree in 1943 at the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing. The couple then moved to Virginia where he was assigned with the Navy Civil Engineering Corps. Their first son, Glenn, was born in S.C., followed by two more sons in Calif.
The couple made many moves as his civil engineering career took them to California, Valdez and Juneau, Hawaii, Maryland, Peru and British Columbia. She resumed her nursing career in 1973 as a community health nurse for the city of Baltimore. They retired to Canyon Lake, Calif. They enjoyed square dancing and were members of the Canyon Lake Community Church. They traveled frequently.
Her family said that she was a loving mother and wife, always giving generously of her time in support of her strong Christian faith.
She is survived by Glenn's wife, Teri; sons, Frank (Jeanne) and Brandt (Jeannie), all of Calif.; grandchildren, Mark, Kate, Brandon and Nathan of California; and Teri's son, Mark Bailey of Washington.
Services were held on April 3 in Canyon Lake. Final interment will be in Dick's hometown of Etna, Calif. Memorial donations may be made in her name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY, 10163.