Carol Thilenius

Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008

Juneau resident Carol Thilenius died May 6, 2008, in her sleep at home. She was 73.

Born in 1935 in La Grande, Ore., she was a Juneau resident for 31 years. According to her family, she was a teacher, professional handweaver and marine biologist of considerable skill.

She taught handweaving at the University of Alaska Southeast for many years but more recently had become interested in geology, micro fossils and botany. She traveled extensively in Africa, South and Central America and Australia, collecting plants along the way.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Lyle Ager.

She is survived by her husband, John Thilenius; sons, James and David Thilenius; daughter-in-law, Sherry Thilenius; and grandaughters, Claire and Grace Thilenius.

No formal services planned at this time.

If necessary, donations and memorials can be made to a favorite charity in her name.

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