Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2000

Hazel ``Ruth'' Hursh

Former Juneau resident Hazel ``Ruth'' Hursh died Aug. 2, 2000, in Soldotna from complications from a stroke. She was 80.

She was born April 30, 1920, in Freemont, Ohio. She graduated from nursing school in Ohio in 1942. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army in England during World War II.

She worked as a nurse and midwife in the Kentucky hill country in the early 1950s and moved to Juneau in 1952 to work at St. Ann's Hospital. She moved to Kenai to work as a public health nurse for the territory of Alaska, and while there met and married Keith Hursh. They had two children.

Her nursing career took her throughout the Kenai region, and after her retirement in 1978 she traveled throughout the lower 48, returned to England and visited Japan, Europe and Hawaii.

She enjoyed different cultures, art, poetry and flowers, and watching birds. She also loved spending time with her young grandson, Garrett.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years. She is survived by her son, Ted Hursh; daughter Jan Feller (and husband Kevin) and grandson Garrett Feller, all of Kenai, her brother Bob Sheidler (and wife Dorothy) of Arizona, her sister Helen Hirt (and husband Dick) of Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held Sunday.

Dolly Larsson

Former Juneau resident Dolly Larsson died Aug. 7, 2000, in Washington.

She was born Dec. 21, 1913, in Juneau, and lived in Juneau for 31 years. She spent much of her life in Washington.

She is survived by her children Sally Laier of Enumclaw, Wash., and A. Juarez, and grandchildren Robin, Sanz and Amy Laier.

Services will be held Friday in Burien, Wash.

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