James Albert Anderegg

Posted: Sunday, November 07, 2004

Longtime Juneau resident James Albert Anderegg died Oct. 25, 2004, in Green Valley, Ariz.

He was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Port Arthur, Texas. He attended the University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and became a civil engineer. He was a World War II veteran. He served in the U.S. Army as a captain and served in the Philippines Public Health Service.

He moved his young family to the territory of Alaska in 1957. Arriving in Anchorage after a long, dusty trip on the Alcan, the family stayed in Anchorage through the celebration of statehood, but left shortly before the Good Friday earthquake.

The family returned to Alaska in 1968, moving to Juneau. He began working for the state Department of Health and Social Services and later the newly formed Department of Environmental Conservation. He and his wife were active members of the Chapel by the Lake. After he retired, the couple moved to Saipan, where he was employed by the Trust Territory of the Northern Marianas.

Upon his second retirement, the couple moved to the island of Hawaii. Their last move was to Green Valley, Ariz., where they took up residence in La Posada, a senior community.

His family said, "Throughout his life, Jim was a giving man, involved with his church and community and yet always available for his family. He will be missed by all those who knew him."

He is survived by his wife, Abbie (Ronnie) Anderegg of Green Valley; his daughters, Judith Anderegg of Palmer, Alaska, and Susan Anderegg of Bozeman, Mont.; and his sons, James Anderegg Jr., of Los Alamos, N.M., and Peter Anderegg of Juneau.

Memorial services will be held Nov. 13 in Green Valley.

Abbie Anderegg has asked that donations be made in the name of James Anderegg to UNICEF: US Fund for UNICEF, Attn: Tribute Cards Program, 333 E. 38th St., New York, NY 10016.

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