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Lucy Ann Craig


Anchorage Resident Lucy Ann Craig, 66, died May 1, 2000, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Visitation will be for one hour beginning at noon today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. A funeral will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Gallagher officiating.

Pallbearers will include Simon Okpealuk, Joseph Malenab, Willy Topkok, Leonard John and Bruce Stavish.

Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery after the service.

Mrs. Craig was born Dec. 6, 1933, in Mary's Igloo, where she lived until she was 18, when she moved to Lost River. She later lived in Nome until the 1960's when she moved to Anchorage. She loved knitting and sewing as indoor activities. In summer, she loved to fish, hunt and skin muskrats.

Her family said: "She always welcomed friends and family from her home region to her home with open and loving arms. She always helped anyone in need."

Mrs. Craig is survived by her daughters, Sarah Kakaruk of Teller, Thresea Okpealuk of Anchorage and Mamie Faglie fo Portland, Ore.; sons, Stanley Okpealuk and Everett Okpealuk of Anchorage; sisters, Mary Killarzoac and Agnes Okleasik of Teller, Rita E. Kakaruk of Seattle and Rose Okbaok of Nome; brother Norbert Kakaruk of Teller; adopted son, Joseph Malenab of Anchorage; her closest companion, Don Ruchin of Bayshore, N.Y.; and 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Source: Anchorage Daily News Friday, May 5, 2000 page B-7





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