Charles F. Herbert

Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2003

Former Juneau resident Charles F. Herbert, 93, died Sept. 3, 2003, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

He was born Feb. 17, 1910, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He arrived in Cordova in 1926 and earned a bachelor's degree in mining from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1934. He lived in Fairbanks for more than 20 years. He served as a legislator for the Fairbanks North Star Borough from 1941-42, and also as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

In 1953, he married Roberta Roberts McInerney. He was appointed Commissioner of Natural Resources for the state of Alaska by Gov. Bill Egan. During his years in Alaska, he wrote many research papers and documents related to mining in Alaska. He also prospected all over Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, South America and Africa. He was a member of the Alaska Mining Association, the Elks Club and various other organizations.

He is survived by sons, Steve Herbert of Kona, Hawaii, and Paul Herbert of Friday Harbor, Wash.; sister, Carolyn von Stein of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Charlie, Danny and Lizzie Herbert of Friday Harbor, Wash., and Greg Herbert and Keli Reddekopp of Juneau; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Katelynn Reddekopp and Rashel, Brandon and Kyle Herbert of Juneau.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Arrangements were by Dodo Mortuary of Kealakekua, Hawaii.

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