Former Juneau resident James Howard Carruth died April 5, 2010, near his wife and son in Las Vegas, N.M. He was 84.
Born June 12, 1925, in Slaton, Texas, he was a Juneau resident for 10 years.
He was a machinist's mate in the U.S. Navy, a maintenance and operation supervisor for the state of Alaska and a World War II veteran from 1943 to 1946.
He loved to fly his plane, play tennis, ski and spend time with his family. He was proud of the fact he visiited more than 150 villages, towns and cities in Alaska when he worked for the state. He also loved to bulid, fix and repair things for family and friends.
"He was respected by many and had a postive outlook on life," his family wrote. "He was always happy when he was helping others."
He is survived by his wife, Marie T. Carruth; sons, James Otto Carruth and Robert Henry Carruth; and daughter, Donna Jean "Jeannie" Ingledue.
No services will be held as per his wishes. He was cremated, and his ashes will be scattered by family members in both New Mexico and Alaska.
His family may be contacted at P.O. Box 125, Roy, NM 87743, or firstname.lastname@example.org.