Lifelong Alaskan resident Marjorie Ann Peters died April 1, 2007, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage of acute leukemia. She was 72.
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She was born May 6, 1934, in Ketchikan. She graduated from Mount Edgecumbe High School and attended nursing training. She was employed with the Public Health Service Hospital for 10 years. In Sitka, she worked as a maid at the Sitka Hotel.
She lived in Sitka for 32 years, in Juneau for seven years and in Anchorage for 15 years.
She was a member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood and enjoyed bingo, Native arts and crafts, puzzles and crocheting. She also loved the outdoors, camping and road trips, said family members.
Her family wrote: "Our mother's utmost attribute was being a perfect wife and homemaker. She was a very generous and kind friend to everyone who knew her. She took great pride in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was having them around on holidays or visiting with her on any given moment. She was a very wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her No. 1 priority in life was her family. Our mother had a sense of humor about things in life and lived it to her fullest ability. We will all miss and love our mother."
She is survived by her husband, Franklin Peters; mother-in-law, Ida Peters and extended family; maternal parents, Jimmy and Lena Starr; adopted parents, Amos and Dorothy Wallace, of Juneau; adopted brothers and sisters, Kenny Jack, Roger Jack, Daryl Jack, Brian Wallace and Beverly Brisco; children, Grace Gillian, Rose Tutiakoff, Elizabeth Didrickson, James Gillian, Georgia Hopson, Deborah Gillian and Marjorie Jr. Staub; stepson, David George Peters; 31 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
There will be an ANS memorial service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Juneau. She will be buried in Old Sitka the third week of August 2007.
Memorial donations can be made to Georgia Hopson, 3801 Balchen Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517.