Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2000

Myrtle Edwards

Longtime Skagway resident and former Douglas resident Myrtle Marie Edwards died Oct. 30, 2000, in Juneau. She was an 83-year resident of Alaska.

She was born Aug. 20, 1917, in Skagway to William and Alta Edwards, the middle child in a family of seven children. She moved to Douglas to attend school and her father took a job as Deputy Federal Marshall. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1935. She married Orrin Edwards of Douglas in 1938 and returned to Skagway in 1945.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Skagway for 53 years, and a member of the Presbyterian Church for 52 years.

She is survived by her daughter Shirley Hughes of Tennessee; sons David Edwards of Massachusetts, John Edwards of Juneau and Alan Edwards of New Hampshire; sister Geneva Walters of Arizona and brother John Feero of Sterling; also nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Skagway. Pallbearers were John Tronrud, Si Dennis Jr., Dennis Spurrier, Paul Taylor, Mark Maggi and Jeff Kasler. Honorary pallbearers were David Edwards, Alan Edwards, Gary Danielson, Bill Hunz, Oscar Selmer, Fred Beeks, Charlie Burnham, Les Fairbanks, Vern Grisham, Bob Rapuzzi and Don Thoe.

Donation may be made to a charity of choice in Edwards' memory.

Lois L. Richardson

Former Juneau resident Lois L. Richardson, 73, died Nov. 10 at Kennebunk Nursing Center in Kennebunk, Maine.

She was born April 22, 1927, in Needham, Mass., the daughter of Raymond F. and Christine M. (McIntosh) Light. She was a graduate of Needham High School and also graduated from the Leland Powers School of Theatre in Boston.

She also lived in Koloa, Hawaii, and served as director of Military Affairs for 19 years in the Air National Guard in Alaska and Hawaii before retiring in 1986.

She enjoyed radio and theater.

She was preceded in death in by her husband Eugene L. Richardson in1980 and daughter Pamela Richardson in 1989.

She is survived by her sister Mrs. Beryl (James) Docherty of Kennebunk, three stepdaughters and two nephews.

Services will not be held. Interment will be at Alaskan Memorial Park in Juneau. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Friends wishing to send condolences to the family may write c/o Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunk, Maine 04043.

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