Longtime Juneau resident Fern Angela Kubley, 76, died on June 23, 2005, following a long illness. She was born on Jan. 16, 1929, near Princeton, Minn.
She traveled to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, with her father and mother during World War II. There, she met her future husband, Wally Kubley. They wed in Ketchikan on Oct. 4, 1945, and were married nearly 60 years.
She was active in the Elks Emblem Club in Ketchikan. She was an Alaska representative at the Republican Convention in San Francisco, which nominated Richard Nixon as president.
She was crowned Mrs. Alaska in 1962 and traveled to Miami to participate in the Mrs. America pageant. She was chosen Mrs. Congeniality by her fellow contestants.
She held the statewide singles bowling title for two years. She helped start the first girls softball league in Ketchikan. She was a Cub Scout leader.
"She loved to fish and spent many a day in a skiff with family and friends out at Mountain Point, dragging for that big king," her family said.
She is survived by husband Wally, daughter Kaaren, granddaughter Shona Angelic Hosly, and great-granddaughter Paige Hosly. Also she is survived by her son Larry, daughter-in-law Julie, and grandsons Wally and Donnie, all of Ketchikan.
She is survived by her son Don Kubley, his wife Tracy Kubley, grandson Dylan Walter and granddaughter Devyn Nicole Kubley, all of Juneau.
She is survived by her Uncle Norman (Mac) MacDonald, his daughter Mariann and her family. In Sitka, she is survived by niece Tony McGraw and family, and nephew Gerry Helland and family.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Gloria Bacich and Elsie Thompson, and is survived by her sister Jodie Stoffel. She is survived by her brothers Claude and Archie Pomerleau. She is survived by nieces and nephews MaryJo, Gloria, Johnny, Teddy, and George Bacich.
At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Girls Softball Association, PO Box 5716, Ketchikan, AK 99901.
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