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Leslie Gordon Augustson

Anchorage resident Leslie Gordon Augustson died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at Providence Extended Care Center in Anchorage of natural causes. He was 85.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 4, at the Sterling Senior Center.

Mr. Augustson was born Jan. 8, 1918, in Helma, Minn. He was a veteran of World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

A resident of Alaska since 1964, Mr. Augustson lived in Sterling, Eagle River and Anchorage. He retired from the Civil Service in 1974.

Mr. Augustson was a member of the VFW, the Moose Lodge and Sterling Senior Center. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and fishing.

"He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and always wanted to help others. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him," his family said.

Mr. Augustson was preceded in death by his wife, Betty H. Augustson.

He is survived by his daughters, Vicki A. Fant of Anchorage and Nora Victory of Eagle River; daughter and son-in-law, Diann A. and Vasco Avila of Hanford, Calif.; son, John R. Augustson of Elsie, Neb.; grandsons, Patrick S. Fant of Anchorage, Steven Avila, David Avila and John R. Augustson Jr.; granddaughters, Carrie Rosa, Shanna Augustson, Erin E. Augustson; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, January 4, 2004



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