Obituaries

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2000

Ladd E. Macauley

Juneau resident Ladd E. Macaulay died April 19, 2000, in a car accident on the Seward Highway.

He was born Nov. 22, 1942, in Seattle. He moved to Juneau in 1956. He is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and the University of Montana. He also attended George Williams College in Chicago.

He was the creator and founder of Douglas Island Pink and Chum (DIPAC) in 1973. Originally, the hatchery was located at Kowee Creek. It moved to Sheep Creek and to its present site on the Gastineau Channel in 1989. Macaulay left DIPAC in 1997 and worked for the Division of Investments for the state Department of Community and Economic Development as a loan officer. Before he created DIPAC, he was a biology teacher.

Macauley had a profound love for life and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed being a coach, playing his bagpipes, painting and collecting fish can labels.

Macaulay was a founding member of the Stroller White Pipes and Drums, a member of the Gastineau Channel Little League and on the board of directors of St. Ann's Care Center. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club. He was the recipient of the University of Alaska Meritorious Service Award in 1990 and the City and Borough of Juneau's Man of the Year Award in 1992.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years Linda, children Cindy (and husband Dan) Cashen, Jerry (and wife Susan) Macaulay, Amy Jo (and husband Andy) Meiners and Andy (and wife Carrie) Macaulay; and eight grandchildren all of Juneau, his parents Joanne and Hugh Macaulay of Bainbridge Island, Wash.; brothers Scott (and wife Jeanie) of Juneau, Doug (and wife Barbara) of Idaho and Bob (and wife Kelly) of Sequim, Wash; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2000, at Northern Light United Church. A reception will follow at the Ladd Macaulay Visitor Center at DIPAC.

Memorial funds have been established with the Gastineau Little League, P.O. Box 33694, Juneau, Alaska, 99801 and the Eagle River United Methodist Camp, P.O. Box 20272, Juneau, Alaska, 99802.

George Daniel Cooper

Former Juneau resident George Daniel Cooper died April 17, 2000, from a heart attack in Camano Island, Wash.

He was born Dec. 24, 1923 in Cotopaxi, Colo. Cooper and his wife, Phyllis, moved to Alaska in 1949.

Originally, he was employed with Juneau-Spruce in Fairbanks. Within a few years, he began his concrete business, Northern Redi-Mix and Northern Sand and Gravel. At that time, he was also the Texaco consignee for the territory north of the Brooks Range.

He was a delegate from Fairbanks in the Alaska Constitutional Convention that helped Alaska to become the 49th state. He also served as the chairman of the Alaska State GOP in the early 1960s.

Cooper and his family left Fairbanks in 1963 and moved to Edmonds, Wash., where his company, Dierolite, pursued and patented color corrective lighting. He returned to Alaska in 1970 as the general manager of Concrete Products in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Soldotna. In 1974, he worked on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline as project manager at Copper Center for Earth Resources.

The next decade brought Cooper to Juneau where he was manager and CEO of Huna Totem Corporation. He retired in 1995 and moved to Camano Island, Wash.

Cooper was an avid aviation enthusiast. His love of flying took him and his family on many trips throughout The Last Frontier. He was also a violinist.

He is preceded in death by his daughter Kathryn.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; daughter Marilou (and husband Terry Klimpel); sons George Jr. (and wife) Debbie; Gregory (and wife Beth) and seven grandchildren all of Camano Island, Wash; sisters Marilyn Rocks, Evelyn Moore and Leona Anderson all of Washington state.

A memorial service was held today, April 21, at the Stanwood United Methodist Church, Stanwood, Wash.

Memorial funds have been arranged with the University of Washington, Cancer Care Alliance Department, P.O. Box 356043, Seattle, Wash., 98195; Stanwood United Methodist Church, 27128 102nd Dr. NW, Stanwood, Wash., 98292 and the Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital.

The family may be contacted at 104 N. Scenic Ave., Camano Island, Wash., 98292.



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