Current Anchorage and former Juneau resident Charlotte M. Duncan died Nov. 17, 2009, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. She was 61.
Born April 11, 1948, in Juneau, she graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and later attended school in Los Angeles. She held various jobs including working for the state of Alaska, Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, office manager of the Tlingit Haida Regional Electrical Authority and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
She loved to read, cook and watch old movies. She also found great joy in knitting and in making dream catchers for her grandchildren to hang by their beds. She had an unmatched green thumb, her family said. While enjoying outdoor gardening she was especially talented in maintaining a great indoor garden. Her home is filled with green plants that she nurtured for many years.
In recent years, she took special joy in her many grandchildren. Nothing was more special than the time she spent with them while they painted her nails, gave her hair a new look, or just enjoyed the time with them as they entertained as only grandchildren can.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Sr. and Frances Marvin.
She is survived by her husband, Jim Duncan, of Anchorage; daughter, Kathy Gilbert, of Portland, Ore., whom she loved dearly; stepchildren, Jim Duncan Jr., Desiree Duncan and Michelle Duncan, of Juneau, Derek Duncan and wife, Tamiko, Jon Duncan and wife, Claudine, Marc Duncan, of San Jose, Calif., and Caron Duncan, of Kake; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl Jr. and Rita Marvin, of Juneau, George and Alice Marvin, Larry and Pat Marvin, of Anchorage, and Reggie and Wally Marvin, of Juneau; grandchildren, Chad and Stephen Nerger, of Seattle, Wash., Hunter Duncan, Chelsey and Colton Welch, Ashley and Aaliyah McClain, all of Juneau, Kaylah, Riley, Hazel, Madeline and Audrey Duncan, of San Jose, Calif., and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Alaskan Memorial Park Mortuary and Crematory with a memorial service to be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, at the Northern Light United Church.
In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Gastineau Humane Society.
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