Obituary

Christine Marie Casperson, Sharon L. Cote

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2000

Christine Marie Casperson

Christine Marie Casperson died Oct. 8, 2000, in Juneau. She was a

50 -year resident of Juneau.

She was born Nov. 22, 1939, in Wanaque, N.J. to John and Julia Hudert. She was the fourth of six children Johnny Pat, twin sisters Maureen and Dorothea, Andrea and Kathleen. The family moved to Nome in 1946 and Juneau in 1951. She was a cheerleader for the Crimson Bears at Juneau Douglas High School, a passion she continued as she watched her sons play and later coach the Juneau basketball teams.

After graduating in 1958 she went to Marylhurst College in Portland, Ore. and played basketball and tennis. She graduated with teaching credentials in 1962 and taught in Oregon and Alaska, mostly the Juneau School District.

She married Bruce Ross Casperson in 1964. They had five children; Kevin, Carl, Christopher, Dorothea and Robert. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1970 and taught until her retirement in 1975. Despite repeated bouts with cancer, she continually found the silver lining in every cloud, and was thrilled to reach her 60th birthday, her family said.

She is preceded in death by her father, sister Andrea and husband Bruce Casperson.

She is survived by her children, daughter-in-law Brenda, her sister Maureen Eberhardt all of Juneau; son-in-law Alex Van Duyn of San Francisco; grandson Tyler Casperson of Fairbanks; mother and sisters Dorothea and Kathleen Hudert of Vancouver, Wash.; and her brother Johnny Pat of New York.

Memorial services are 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church. Viewing is from 12-12:45 p.m., reception to follow at St. Paul's reception hall. Flowers can be sent to St. Paul's, 9055 Atlin Dr. Please bring a hot dish for reception.

Sharon L. Cote

Juneau resident Sharon L. Cote died Sept. 29, 2000. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Juneau. A full obituary will follow.



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