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Ev Schoeppe, 85, died Nov. 4, 2003, at her daughter's home in Juneau.
Born Mary Evelyn Weston in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 13, 1918, she married Bill Schoeppe in Anchorage in 1940.
Until 1947 the couple lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks, where she did bank and office work and he was a mechanic for aircraft operators.
From 1947 to 1953 they lived on Fritz Cove Road in Juneau. They bought the Duck Inn Cafe.
Schoeppe performed accounting work for territorial and state offices in Juneau from the late 1950s until she and Bill moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 1973.
Before moving to Sitka in 1990 they converted an old church into apartments, built a home near Sequim, and built a 54-foot fiberglass motor sailboat, and lived in various places on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas.
Her family said: "Ev was a gift to all who knew her. Hers is a wonderful example of a passionate life well lived. She was always so interested in the people and world around her, and the following is a perfect fit: 'There are no strangers out there, only friends I've never met.' "
She is survived by her sister ,Eleanor Jean (Ken) Pigford of Grand Junction, Colo., son Karl (Joann) Schoeppe of Juneau, daughters, Ann (Bill) Lockhart of Juneau, and Barbara (Richard) DeLorenzo of Anchorage, and eight grandchildren; Jennie Schoeppe of Seattle, Lisa Schoeppe of Juneau, Toby (Kacy) Lockhart of Juneau, Anje (Chris) Marshall of San Francisco, Josh Lockhart of Juneau, Levi Hanes of Santa Barbara, Calif., Ashley Hanes of Seattle, and Jordan DeLorenzo of Anchorage.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church at Fourth and Gold streets.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 419 Sixth St., Juneau, AK 99801.