Donald W. French
Longtime Homer resident, Donald W. French died
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, of cancer at his residence in Homer. He was 66.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at the Glacier View Baptist Church in Homer. Pastor Richard Wise will officiate.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow at
Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road in Homer.
Following graveside services, a gathering will
be held at the church. Pallbearers are Aaron Lindquist, Chester Godin, Garrett
Buol, Matthew Ortega, Leighton and Jered Guisinger. Honorary pallbearers include
Frank Wise, Monte Sowers and Dan Barkman.
Mr. French was born Oct. 5, 1933, in Gooding,
Idaho, where he was raised and educated. He married his wife, Lois, on Aug. 3,
1952. They moved to Madras, Ore., where they resided until moving to Homer in
1976. Shortly thereafter, he started the Homer Drywall Company. Mr. French
enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and construction.
"He loved and served God, which was reflected
in all of his relationships and business affairs," his family said.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lois of
Homer, daughters Lela Lindquist of Palmer, Dawn Guisinger of Wasilla and Joy
Buol of Salem, Ore., 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home.
Soldotna resident Mitchell Lonch died Friday,
Feb. 11, 2000, at his residence in Soldotna. He was 50.
Arrangements are pending with Peninsula
Source: Peninsula Clarion, February