Former Juneau resident Hazel Mary Beach, 75, died July 18, 2002, in Anchorage.
She was born March 15, 1927, in Hazelton, British Columbia. She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1947. She worked for the state of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She also volunteered for the Foster Grandparent Program for several years in the Anchorage area.
Her family wrote: "Hazel is remembered for her love of music, gifted story writing, sense of humor and her ability to meet challenges and persevere.
She loved the arts, musicals, operas, classical music and fine dining. Friends loved to have her around."
She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Riley of Salem, Ore., Kathey and spouse Ted Ariel of Anchorage, and Trudy and spouse David Rowland of Mount Vernon, Wash.; sister Katherine "Kitty" Miyasato of Juneau; grandchildren Libby and Larry Riley, Noah Gray, Russell Ariel, Amy, Travis and William; Amber Biesler; and great-grandson Kian; and faithful companion, Quincy.
Services were held in July in Anchorage.