Grandmother, wife, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, sister, daughter and long-time Juneau resident Alma Fassel, passed away in Anchorage unexpectedly of natural causes on Aug. 7, 2010, after 74 years of life.
Known as Alma Ruth to her family, Alma was the daughter of Ruth and Lew Kennedy, and sister to Byron and Hubert Kennedy. Alma was born and raised in Plymouth, Ind. in 1936 and traveled to Alaska by motorcycle in 1966 where she spent the next 44 years of her life.
She was a generous soul with nice words for all. She is loved and will be missed by her daughter Katrina Mitchell, son-in-law Grey Mitchell, granddaughter Hannah Mitchell, son Carl Fassel, grandson Rick Fassel, brother Hubert Kennedy, sister-in-law Saundra Kennedy, brother Byron Kennedy, nieces Briana Kessler, Tina Eller, Beth Ann Kennedy, Anne McWherter, and lots of family and friends.
A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date.