Grenola D. Tolbert

Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2005

Grenola D. Tolbert, 76, died Nov. 7, 2005 at Wildflower Court in Juneau.

She was born in Okmulgee, Okla. She migrated with her farming family to Arizona and later to California. She lived in Juneau for more than 40 years.

She was a business partner to her husband, Fred Tolbert Sr. She worked for more than 20 years with the state of Alaska.

Her friends and family say she "was a gentle soul with a positive energy, had a great sense of humor and was just plain lots of fun," and that she was a lifetime faithful servant to God. She holds the family record for the largest fish caught, a 208-pound halibut in 1989.

She is survived by her son, Fred Tolbert Jr. and his wife, Teresa of Juneau; her daughter, Jacqueline of Juneau; her brothers, Samuel and Romeo Fields of Arizona and Calvin Fields of Colorado; her sisters, Maggie Brown of California and Verma Whitfield of Juneau; her granddaughter Teja of Juneau and grandson Christopher of California; and numerous nieces and nephews in Juneau and throughout the United States.

Services will be 2 p.m., Nov. 11, at the Alaskan Memorial Park in Juneau. Friends of Grenola and the family are welcome.

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