Obituary: Terry Pegues

Posted: Friday, September 07, 2001

Lifelong Juneau resident Terry Pegues died Sept. 4, 2001, in Juneau following a long battle with heart disease.

Pegues was born in Juneau on Sept. 1, 1931, to Dorothy and Jack Pegues. He was a 1949 graduate of Juneau High School and studied history and public policy at the University of Alaska and George Washington University.

His career as a basketball broadcaster started in the 1950s and spanned four decades. In 1989, he was inducted to the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.

Beginning in 1959, he traveled extensively as a service school recruiter for the Alaska National Guard. His own military roots were planted when he became an NCO graduate of the Army Infantry School.

In 1966, Pegues became project field representative and manpower planner for the Office of the Governor. Later he served as director of the Manpower Division of Tlingit-Haida Central Council and as executive director of the Southeast Alaska Community Action Program. He ended his career in human resource development at the Alaska Department of Labor.

Pegues was a member of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Board, Juneau's Alaska Centennial Committee, Juneau Block Grant Committee, and Juneau Lions Club. He was also on the boards of the Juneau Teenage Club and Juneau Youth Football. He was a member of the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 2.

He is survived by his wife June (Brown) Pegues and their children James, Pamela, Neil, Mark, Terrence, Carrie and Amberly; brothers Jim, Don, Rod, Bob and Dick; his children from previous marriages Mike Pegues and Judy Grantham, and Lisa, Christopher and Anthony Newhouse; and numerous nieces, nephews, grand-

children and great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers are Gus Adams, Dr. Henry Akiyama, Bob Armstrong, Catalino Barril, Tom Cashen, Hugh Doogan, Johan Dybdahl, Dan Etulain, Murlin Everson, Rich Hansen, Fred Hope, Louie Howard, Terry Lennon, Robert Loescher, John Martin Sr., Chris McNeil Jr., Peter Metcalfe, Pat Ness, Jim Pegues, Gary Perkins, Bob Primacio and Gil Truitt.

A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Juneau.

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