Former Juneau resident Tewana Bear died Sept. 21, 2009, in Laughlin, Nev., due to heart attack. She was 65.
Born Sept. 27, 1943, she worked for the state of Alaska for more than 20 years, retiring in 1994.
Her husband called her a workaholic who liked the state because it was "really good employment." She also was an avid Texas Hold'em player, according to her husband.
She and her husband moved to Laughlin after she retired.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Bear; son, Sevn Bear; daughter-in-law, Michelle Bear; and two grandsons, Adam and Aaron.
To read more about Bear, visit mem.com.