Juneau Wildflower Court resident Vernon Wallace Hamey died Sept. 25, 2007, of natural causes. He was 87.
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He was born Oct. 9, 1919, in Naples, Ill. He graduated from Fort Madison High School in Iowa and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 690th in Europe and France. He was part of the beach landing at Normandy.
He moved with his family to Manhattan Beach, Calif., in 1958, and worked installing and repairing sprinkler systems for the cities of Manhattan Beach and Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and AMVETS.
He loved fishing and cooking. He was a kind, loving person who made people feel wanted and cared for, his family said.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mabel Hamey, in 1966; son, Jack Hamey; and brother, Julian Hamey.
He is survived by his wife, Jayne Hamey, of Sacramento, Calif.; son, Jim Hamey and his wife, Adele, of Juneau; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Hamey, of Nanaimo, British Columbia; granddaughter, Nadia Hamey, of Santa Cruz, Calif.; grandsons, Jer Hamey and his wife, Cynthia, and Bryan Hamey, of Juneau, and Chris Hamey and his wife, Regan, of Anchorage; three stepchildren, Tom Chaffee and his wife, Sue, Judy Kaminski and her husband, Karl, and Lynne Berry; step-grandchildren, Chris and Katy Chaffee; and six great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Catherine, Julia and Gwyneth Hamey, of Juneau, and Maguire and Evan Hamey, of Anchorage.
He and his family would like to gratefully thank the staff of Wildflower Court for their care and assistance during the past three years.
Memorial remembrances may be made to Love Inc. or Wildflower Court.