Charles 'Tex' Kaze Sr.

Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Former Juneau resident Charles "Tex" Kaze Sr., 78, died June 12, 2004, in Anchorage.

He was born Feb. 18, 1926, in Electra, Texas, to Leonard and Anne Kaze. He served in the Navy during World War II. He moved to Hoonah in 1945, spending time in Juneau during the 1950s and 1970s. He was a longtime fisherman, worked on the North Slope and acted as a superintendent for various shrimp and crab tanneries. His family said he enjoyed painting Tlingit designs.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Kaze of Hoonah; daughters, Mary Peterson, Susan Gonzalez and Cynthia Kaze, all of Hoonah; sons, Charles N. Kaze Jr., and Gaylord L. Kaze, both of Anchorage; sisters, Ruth Winsor of Arizona, and Faye Bison of Juneau; brother, Leonard Kaze of California; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Leuband, Evan Gonzalez, Audie Peterson, Hubert Lindoff, Sam Willard and Bernard Wolfe. Honorary pallbearers will be Karl Greenewald Sr., Adam Greenewald, Jennie Lindoff, Cecila Greenewald, Adeline St. Clair, Rosie Stevenson, Anita Lafferty, Sam Gonzalez, Buster Davis, John Martin Sr. and Ron Williams.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the ANB Hall in Hoonah. The funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, June 17, in Hoonah.



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