Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2000

Thomas G. Hooten

Former Juneau resident Thomas G. Hooten, 64, died Aug. 4, 2000, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

Hooten was born Dec. 18, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Indiana and Oklahoma. He joined the Navy in 1954 and served in the SeaBees until 1958. He was employed in the airlines industry for more than 13 years, primarily with Western Airlines. He lived in Ketchikan in 1969, Juneau from 1969 to 1975, Anchorage from 1975 to 1977 and Wasilla from 1977 to 1986 and from 1993 until his death.

Mr. Hooten worked for the state of Alaska as a fee real estate appraiser, and owned and operated MATSU Appraisals in Wasilla. In 1998 he retired from National Bank of Alaska's Palmer branch.

His family wrote, ``Tom particularly loved Southeast Alaska and requested that his ashes be scattered there. We will miss his wacky sense of humor, gentle smile, and generosity. He was so looking forward to building a dollhouse for his youngest granddaughter when he took ill.''

The family may be contacted at 373-1715.

Mr. Hooten was preceded in death by his parents, Rosabelle and Horace Raven Hooten. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Pauline Hooten; sister, J. Claire Doxator of Denver, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Carlye Hooten and Mike Monroe of Chico, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Marlene Hooten of Redwood City, Calif.; three granddaughters, Merrit and Tay Hoover of Chico and Maile Hooten of Redwood City; niece, Elizabeth Morenberg and family of Chadron, Neb.; and nephew, Edward Doxator and family of Chicago, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the Tom Hooten Memorial Account 2101983702 at National Bank of Alaska, P.O. Box 100600, Anchorage, AK 99510.

At his request no funeral services will be held.

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