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Lifelong Alaskan Dennis (Duffy) W. Carmen Sr., 49, passed away June 24, 2005, after a long illness, in Big Lake.

A celebration of life for Duffy Carmen and his mother, Evelyn Carmen, will be held at 1 p.m., July 16, for family and close friends, at the family home in Big Lake. Contact Nancy at 892-8484, Larry at 349-5283 or Lance, at 227-2441.

The son of Dennis Carmen and the late Evelyn Carmen, Mr. Carmen was born in Anchorage on Feb. 8, 1956.

He attended school in Anchorage at Airport Heights Elementary and Wendlar Junior High School.

He graduated from East High School with the class of 1975.

Mr. Carmen had four beautiful sons he loved and cherished very much. He was a loving person who would have done anything for his family, friends or anyone in need.

He had many interests, including basketball, baseball, bowling and playing cribbage with his boys and mother.

The past few years, he enjoyed learning about the various birds in the Big Lake area.

He was a dedicated fan of the New York Yankees.

Mr. Carmen was a member of Alaska Teamsters Local 959 from 1976 - 2005 and had been employed as a truck driver for K & L Distributors for 22 years.

He was very proud of his Alaska Native heritage and was a participating member of CIRI.

He is survived by his four sons, John, Tim, Dennis W. Jr. and Tyler; father, Dennis; sister, Nancy, and her husband, Jimmie Rogers, of Big Lake; brother, Larry, and his wife, Kathy, of Anchorage and eldest brother, Lance Carmen of Anchorage.

Additionally, Mr. Carmen is survived by his loving aunts and uncles, Gladys and husband, Ron Roberts-Workman, of Illinois, Marietta and husband, Dave Curtis, of Valdez, Steven and wife, Ursula Carmen, of British Columbia, Roger Carmen and wife, Anna, of Anchorage, and Clyde Peterson of Palmer.

His three nieces and five nephews will miss their uncle dearly.

His mother, Evelyn P. Carmen, preceded him in death, on March 11, 2005.





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