Robert Duncan MacFarlane

Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2005

Former Juneau resident Robert Duncan MacFarlane, 79, died Oct. 28, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the home of his daughter.

He was born to Archibald M. and Bernice I. Engeberg MacFarlane on May 4, 1926, in Kalispell, Mont. He grew up in the area around Portland, Ore. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942. He served in the Pacific Theater aboard the USS Intrepid until the end of World War II. After the war, he attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman. He graduated in 1952 with a degree in architecture. He practiced architecture until 1999 when blindness ended his career. He took pride in several of his projects, including the Jungerman House in Davis, Calif.; the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Ore.; the Horse Show Arena in Santa Barbara, Calif.; and the Hoodland Park Community Center on Mount Hood in Zig Zag, Ore.

He enjoyed sailing, gardening, painting and writing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Bernice; his wife, Aline "Bobbie" Krist MacFarlane of Coos Bay, Ore.; his grandson, Juan Cutino MacFarlane of Juneau; and his brother, Douglas MacFarlane of Moscow, Idaho.

He is survived by his children, Ann MacFarlane of Juneau, Sarah MacFarlane of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ian Angus MacFarlane and his wife, Jennifer, of Phoenix; his sisters, Susan Forbes and her husband, Edward, of Jefferson, Ore., and Marie Fenner and her husband, Charles, of Brookings, Ore.; his three grandchildren, Lindsey MacFarlane of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lizzie and Darby MacFarlane of Phoenix; his four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Elena, Hayden and Mary-Ellen Bryson of Juneau; and close friend, Melda Holmgreen of Coos Bay, Ore.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pikes Peak Hospice at 825 Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600, Colorado Springs, Colo., 80903. He will be interred at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore., with his parents.

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