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Frank W. McCoy

Palmer resident Frank William McCoy, 59, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 13, 2004, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

A celebration of Mr. McCoy's life will be held Friday at 6 p.m. at his home, 9200 Gordy Drive in Palmer. All friends and family are invited to attend.

Mr. McCoy was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Riverton, Wyo., to Cecil and Irene McCoy. He was one of seven children. Mr. McCoy graduated from high school in Grand Junction, Colo. He attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colo.

Mr. McCoy served three years active duty in the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1967 to 1970. He became a resident of Alaska in September 1996. Mr. McCoy worked in commercial and residential construction throughout his adult life. He was owner and CEO of Peninsula Roofing Inc. general contractors at the time of his death.

His family said, "Frank leaves behind many friends and family. He has requested that no formal services be held for him. Frank has requested that in lieu of flowers any donations made in his memory be sent to his favorite organization to help fund projects that he started, The Alaska Paint Horse Association, 5201 O'Malley Road, Anchorage, AK 99507."

Mr. McCoy is survived by his sons Robert McCoy of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Joseph McCoy of Arvada, Colo.; his father Cecil McCoy of Vain, Okla.; his brothers Joe McCoy of Grand Junction, Colo., and Paul McCoy of Gans, Okla.; sister Patricia Stevens of Albuquerque, N.M.; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home & Crematory in Wasilla.

Source: Frontiersman, 16 January 2004



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