Helen 'Jean' Fimple
Soldotna resident Helen "Jean" Fimpel died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at her
home surrounded by her family. She was 70.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday,
Dec. 28, at the Soldotna Church of God with the Pastors Alan Humphries and Wayne
Gentry officiating. A reception will follow the service at the church.
Mrs. Fimpel was born Sept. 21, 1933, in
Cumberland, Wis. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in San Diego, Calif.
She moved to Alaska in 1974. She lived and worked at Eureka Lodge until 1983.
She then moved to Soldotna and worked for Lamonts until retiring in 1994.
She was a member of the Church of God. She
enjoyed reading, camping, bowling, visiting Hawaii, playing card games, sewing
and participating in her grandchildren's activities.
"Mom will be remembered for her generous heart
and love for her family and friends. She was a 'saucy' lady that was always up
for an adventure. She enjoyed everything Alaska had to offer. She never met a
stranger and would lend a helping hand to anyone in need," her family said.
Mrs. Fimpel was preceded in death by her
parents, Lucy and Edgar Heaton.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Hal
Fimpel of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Darla Fimpel of Eureka
Lodge; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Mike Fenton of Soldotna; and
grandchildren, Johana Fimpel of Soldotna, Ryan Fimpel of Anchorage, and Molly
and Tyler Fenton of Soldotna.
Memorial donations in her name may be made to
Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial
Source: Peninsula Clarion,
December 26, 2003