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Vernon B. Caswell, Sr.

Vernon Barrie Caswell Sr., 63, died Thursday, June 23, at Humana Hospital Alaska. Graveside services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wasilla Aurora Cemetery, with the Rev. Harold Ward and the Wasilla Veterans of Foreign Wars officiating. A visitation will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Kehl's Palmer Memorial Chapel. A potluck for friends and family at the Caswell home will follow the services.

Born May 28, 1925, in Salt Lake City, Mr. Caswell was a resident of Alaska for 34 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Caswell was employed by The Anchorage Times as a printer from 1954 to 1964, and by the Frontiersman from 1964 to 1970. He worked for the Civil Service from 1970 until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed woodworking, photography and collecting guns. He was a member of the Wasilla VFW and the Latter Day Saints Church First Ward, Wasilla.

He is survived by his wife, LaRetta Ann, of Wasilla; his sons, Vernon Jr. of Newman, Calif., Larry, Dennis and Verl David, all of Wasilla; three daughters, Linda Byers, Carol Jaynes and Diann Caswell, all of Wasilla; his brother, Jack, of Hagerman, Idaho; Louis "Butch," of Eugene, Ore., and one sister, Luanne Lepta of Baltimore, Md.; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 26 June 1988



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