Obituary: Margaret Rae Kalin Justice

Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2001

Margaret Rae Kalin Justice died Oct. 7, 2001, in Juneau after a long illness.

She was born July 30, 1925, in Belleville, Kan., to Dr. Eugene Victor Kalin and Rebekah Mae Benson Kalin.

She attended undergraduate schools in Kansas and California, completing her master's degree at Syracuse University in New York. She started her teaching career in California, and moved to Juneau in 1959, continuing to teach for three years until she was recruited by the state Department of Education, where she remained until her retirement.

She married Wheeler "Bud" Justice on March 19, 1965.

After retirement she remained active as a volunteer with Friends of the Library and coordinated a senior citizens' bridge club. She also was an avid painter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Victor Kalin.

She is survived by her brother Jay Kalin of Overland Park, Kan.; three children, Jody Epps of Lake Jackson, Texas, Jennifer Garcia of Tacoma, Wash., and Jeff Justice of Juneau; and six grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Oct. 12 at the Alaskan Memorial Park. Memorial gifts can be made to Bartlett Regional Hospital or the Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

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