Douglas resident Gary E. Nulph, 63, died from a longtime illness Dec. 12, 2003.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1940. In hopes he would one day make it to Wasilla and build a small log home, he moved to Douglas 13 years ago. He worked for several years as a long-haul truck driver and house painter for people in the states of Washington and Alaska.
He dedicated much time to helping his friend, Ruth Nelson, a longtime Juneau resident who died on June 2, 2002. He enjoyed her company. Another dear friend of his was the family physician Dr. Cole, to whom the family wishes to thank.
Family members said he did not have much but was always willing to open his door to help anyone in any way he was able.
He is survived by six daughters, one son and 11 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, any donations can be sent to the Nulphs at 10846 West Deanna Drive, Sun City, AZ, 85373.
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