Kirsten Pileberg Orbin

Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Longtime Juneau resident Kirsten Pileberg Orbin died Aug. 4, 2002, in Juneau.

She was born Feb. 12, 1904, in Norway. At 16, she emigrated from Norway to Petersburg. She moved to Juneau in 1937. She owned beauty shops in Juneau. She operated the Orpheum Rooms downtown, and started the Douglas Washeteria with her husband, Lyle Orbin.

She is survived by her son Ray (Alice) Olsen of Seattle, Wash.; daughters Irene (Frank) Cashen of Juneau, and Sandra Robinson of Juneau; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her life and a reception will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at the Juneau Pioneers' Home.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Juneau Pioneers' Home, 4678 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, or a charity of choice.

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