Barbara Craig


Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Former Juneau resident Barbara Sheridan Craig died on June 2 in Portland, Ore. She was 87.

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She was born in 1919 to Lenna and Elmer Sheridan in Orange Cove, Calif. She graduated from Stanford University in 1940.

During World War II, she married Glen Craig while on his leave from the war in the Pacific. After the war, they raised four children on a cattle ranch in Nevada and a wheat farm in Idaho.

In 1959, the Craig family moved to Juneau aboard the motor yacht Denali on which they spent summer months cruising Southeast Alaska with friends. She was a school teacher and later owned and operated the Alaska Travel Service.

After leaving Juneau in 1972, she and Glen settled on Little Gold Stream Creek, north of Nenana, where they raised sled dogs. Over the years, they spent a lot of time prospecting for gold and operated small mines on the 40 Mile River, at Kantishna and in Nevada.

She enjoyed her family, said family members. She enjoyed compiling the family members histories, hosting parties, sewing and world traveling.

She is survived by her four children, Sheri Lundell, of Portland, Chuck Craig, of Juneau, Bob Craig, of Delta Junction, and Joe Craig, of Elfin Cove; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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