Sarah G. Kack-Swanke


Posted: Friday, September 12, 2003

Juneau resident Sarah Grace Kack-Swanke, 95, died June 10, 2003.

She was born July 20, 1907, to Joseph P. White and Blanche Jones in Crookston, Minn. She was raised in Missoula, Mont., and lived there until she moved to Florence, Ore., in 1949. She moved to Juneau around 1960 and went to work for the state Department of Transportation in May 1963. She worked various positions there until her retirement in 1986.

According to her family, she loved to play cards, travel and spend winters at her condo in Kona, Hawaii. They wrote, "Fishing the waters of Southeast Alaska in her boat (the Copasetic) was her favorite pastime. Her many friends will remember her for her great love of a good time and how she lived life to the fullest."

She is survived by her husband, Donovan R. Swanke of Juneau; son, Jim McCain of Virginia; and daughter, Margaret Moody of Arizona. She also has grandchildren living in Washington.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13, 2003, at the Salvation Army Church, 439 W. Willoughby Ave.

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