Former Juneau resident Jules Duane Roulet died peacefully in his sleep Nov. 15, 2007, at home following a short battle with cancer. He was 65.
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He was born Nov. 30, 1941, in Amarillo, Texas, to the late Jules M. Roulet and Johnnie R. Wilson. He attended grade school in Eastern Lewis County and graduated from White Pass High School in 1960. He served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician aboard the USS Galveston. He received an honorable discharge in 1964.
He spent a few years in East Lewis County, where he lived with his first wife, Mary Lynn, and their three children. From there he moved to Alaska in 1975 with his second wife, Betty, and his three children. After his second divorce, he met Kathryn in 1984 in Ketchikan. They married in 1985 in Craig.
He and Kathryn continued to live in various cities in Southeast until 1988, when they moved to Juneau. They lived there until Duane retired from Greens Creek Mining Co. - a job that he loved. In February 2004, they moved to Centralia, Wash., where Duane remained retired and Kathryn continued to work.
He loved camping and fishing with family and friends, as well as get-togethers at reunions with all of his school buddies. He rarely said a bad word about anyone, his family said. He was always logical, they said. He also loved to read and listen to 1950s and '60s music.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Kathryn; sons, Marcus Roulet and his wife, On, of Anchorage, and Jean Paul, of Juneau; daughter, Julie Sharkey and her husband, Tom, of Anchorage; his wife's children, Tracy Reed and her husband, Wallace, of Honolulu, Craig James and his wife, Amber, of Wyoming and Iowa, and Bill James and his wife, Camille, of Wyoming; 13 grandchildren; one great granddaughter, Madison Rose; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Lila Cook.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Sticklin Funeral Chapel in Centralia. There will be a luncheon after the service in the hospitality room at the Chapel. In respect of his wishes, he will be cremated.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Washington Oncology, Providence Hospital and Assured Hospice for all of their help and support.