Mildred 'Beckie' C. Capp

Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2001

Former Juneau resident Mildred C. Capp died June 23, 2001, in her home in Washington.

Beckie was born Feb. 10, 1924, in Franklin Township, Iowa. She left the farm in the late 1940s and moved to Reno, Nev., where she became a card dealer at Harold's Club.

She moved to Skagway in 1964 where she worked for the city of Skagway. In 1965 she moved to Juneau where she worked for the city of Juneau Finance Department, became co-owner of Capp's Towing, worked for the Alaska Commission on Aging and eventually the Alaska Department of Corrections. She retired in 1985.

In 1988, Capp moved to Washington, where she resided until her death.

Her family wrote that she will be remembered for many things, including being the first person to bring peacocks to Juneau, for entertaining during the holidays and for sharing many Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. She loved to fish, RV-ing and adored plants and gardening. Capp also turned another hobby into a career by becoming a certified ceramics teacher and operating Capp's Clay Chalet out of her home on the Glacier Highway.

She is survived by her daughter Carol and husband Gary Blevens of Auburn, Wash., and her son Jim and wife Karen Shoemaker of Juneau; stepchildren Sam and wife Debra Cokely Capp of Juneau, David Capp of San Francisco, Calif., Fred and wife Robin Capp of San Jose, Calif., and Chris and wife Louisa Capp of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandchildren April Shoemaker, Scott, Chris and Doug Blevens; sisters Jayne Fisk and Betty Leimback; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held June 27, 2001, in Auburn, Wash., followed by interment at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park in Seattle. Memorials can be made to the Lemon Creek Correctional Facility.

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