Allen Tru McGrady
Kenai resident Allen Tru McGrady died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at Providence
Hospital in Anchorage. He was 66.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on
Monday, Feb. 21, at the First Baptist Church in Kenai. Deacon Bill Milewski will
officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Spruce Grove Memorial Park, Kasilof.
Mr. McGrady was born on July 25, 1933, at
Mountain Air, New Mexico, the son of Jesse and Vera (Bain) McGrady. He graduated
from high school at Carlsbad, New Mexico.
In 1953, he married Vivian Stone at Carlsbad.
The couple moved to Alaska in 1957, making their home in Kenai. He was a member
of the Laborer's union and worked as a Teamster truck driver for Doyles Fuel
Service before retiring in 1988.
Mr. McGrady was a member of the Elks Lodge and
a volunteer fireman for the Kenai Fire Department in the early years. He was
also a Kenai city council member. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, fishing and
motor home travels. He also greatly enjoyed gardening.
His family wrote, "Thank you for being a loving
husband, father and grandfather. Everything you shared with us was a valuable
gift. We will miss your flowers in the spring. The memory of you will always be
in our hearts."
Mr. McGrady is survived by his wife of 47
years, Vivian; sister Eloise of Kenai; brother and sister-in-law Harold and
Beanie McGrady of Kenai; daughter Pam Burnett of Kenai; daughter and son-in-law
Ginger and Rick Self of Sterling; son David McGrady of Sterling; grandchildren
Travis and Pepper Burnett, Trent Burnett, Sarah and Dwayne Self, Ryan, Dawn,
Kevin and Daren McGrady and Corey, Kelly, Kaeli and Kelsey Self; and
great-granddaughter Paytience Burnett.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be
sent to the McGrady family at (address removed).
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial
Peninsula Clarion, February 17, 2000