Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2000

Thelma Nylander

Juneau resident Thelma Nylander died Nov. 2, 2000, at the Juneau Pioneers Home. She was born Nov. 27, 1906, in Berkeley, Calif. She grew up in Berkeley and graduated from Berkeley High School and the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland.

She was married to Henry Nylander who predeceased her in 1988. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Parr (and Gary) of Juneau and her brother Jack Pugh (and Pat) of Moraga, Calif. She is also survived by granddaughters Sandra Parr of Anchorage and Pamela Parr Tietz (and David) of Port Angeles, Wash. A third granddaughter, Tricia Parr Ward predeceased her in 1991. She also had four great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Chapel by the Lake in the Log Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juneau Pioneers Home Resident Council, 4675 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801. The family may be contacted in care of Nancy Parr, P.O. Box 211574, Auke Bay, AK 99821.

Margaret C. Willman

Longtime Juneau resident Margaret C. Willman died Nov. 2, 2000, at her home in Juneau.

She was born Dec. 4, 1928, to Charles and Eleanore (Reed) Hanson in Longview, Wash. She graduated from Kelso High School. She married James Willman on Sept. 25, 1948. Her family first moved to Alaska in 1956, living in Hollis on Prince of Wales Island, then living in Juneau and Skagway from 1959 to 1962, and finally settling in Juneau in 1965.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers William and James, her sisters Marion, Charlene and Gertrude and her children James, Jeanine and Steven.

She is survived by her husband, her sister Florence Day of Anchorage, her daughters Kathleen Wakefield (and husband James) Theresa Narvaez (and husband Thomas) of Juneau; grandchildren Jess and Zachary Wakefield and Thomas, Marcus and Veronica Narvaez and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was retired from the state of Alaska and was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and the Good Sams Club. She enjoyed travel, reading, needlework and playing cards and games with friends and her grandchildren.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the Alaska Memorial Park Chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul's church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice and Homecare of Juneau, 3200 Hospital Drive, Suite 100, Juneau, AK, 99801 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 21836, Juneau, AK, 99802.

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