Obituaries

Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Steven Lee Parker

Longtime Juneau resident Steven Lee Parker died Dec. 5, 2000, at home with his family following a long struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's.

He was born June 8, 1949, in Glendale, Calif., and moved to Juneau as a boy. He attended Juneau-Douglas High School. He served in the Navy as a fireman during the Vietnam War and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star.

He worked on the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and was a member of the Laborer's Local 415 and the Teamster's Local 959. He fished commercially and owned a taxicab company. He was an entrepreneur and artist and carved fossil ivory. Before his illness he was the supervisor for Care-a-Van.

His family wrote he was a survivor and a student of life, and his good humor about his illness eased many of its difficulties. He was always good company and will be remembered for his easy smile, keen mind, gracious ways and love of music, family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Kay Field Parker, son Christian Star and daughter Terra Dawn, all of Juneau, his mother Shirley Parker of California and father Richard Lee Hoskinson of Ohio, sisters Betty Finstad of New Mexico, Barbara Dudley, Belinda (Buell) Elie and Cyndie Blake of California, and nieces and nephews Nicolas and Keri Finstad of New Mexico, Morgan, Kristen and Clayton Dudley; Bryan and Kellie Buell and Courtnie and Ashley Blake of California.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

I. Steve Sanders

Former Juneau resident I. Steve Sanders died Dec. 6, 2000, at his home in Grants Pass, Ore.

He was born May 7, 1962, in Juneau, and grew up here. On March 30, 1984, he married Monika Lynn McVey in Juneau. He enjoyed painting Alaska wildlife, hiking, hunting and fishing. He liked to cook, play guitar, and enjoyed photography and spending time with his family. He home-schooled his children and enjoyed Bible study.

He is survived by his wife Monika Sanders and children Jessica, John and Daniel Sanders, his parents Ivan and Rosemary Sanders and his grandmother Elsie Sanders, all of Grants Pass, sisters Elizabeth Chamberland of Everett, Wash., Janice Yatchmanoff of Phoenix, Ariz., Roseann Faust of Florida, Yvonne Garcia of Mexico and Zenita Haugen of Grants Pass. He was preceded in death by his sister Donna Murphy.

Services were Monday in Grants Pass.



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