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Wesley Allen Talcott

Sheep Mountain resident Wesley Allen Talcott, 38, died at his home on July 21, 2000, of ALS Lou Gehrig's disease. A funeral service for Mr. Talcott will be held at Lazy Mountain Bible Church, Wolverine Road, Palmer, on Tuesday, July 25, at 3 p.m.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Palmer Pioneer Cemetery. Pastor Keith Lauwers will officiate.

Mr. Talcott was born Sept. 21, 1961, in Reno, Nev., to Allen N. and H. Cordean (Johnson) Talcott.

His family moved to Alaska in 1962 and he lived in Anchorage for 29 years, where he attended school and graduated from West High School in 1979. In 1994 he received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alaska. Since that time he has lived in the Chitina and Gakona area for three years and for the last seven years he lived in Majestic Valley in the Sheep Mountain area.

Mr. Talcott worked as a computer specialist for Grendahl Eye Associates in Anchorage. He has also worked in the Bristol Bay area fishing, building steel buildings on the North Slope and on the pipelines in Wyoming and Idaho. At the time of his death he was owner/operator of Majestic Valley Lodge. He was a member of Spring Creek Bible Church. He enjoyed skiing, hunting, hiking, guiding and snow-machining.

According to his family: Wes was a dedicated father, loyal husband, open-hearted friend and brother to a lot of people. He had an ability to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable. He lived his dreams and enjoyed life always with a smile, strong laugh and a quick joke. He will be greatly missed , but we have faith that he is resting peacefully with the Lord.

Mr. Talcott is survived by his wife, Jodi Talcott; daughters, Alexandra and Natalie; his mother, Cordean Talcott; brother, James Talcott, all of Alaska; and sister, Becky Giacomazzi, of Oregon. He also leaves his uncle, Lee Talcott, of Nevada, and the Grendahl family, of Anchorage. He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Talcott in 1992.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Alaska Chapter for ALS Research, 1838 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK 99517.

Arrangements for the family were made by Kehls Palmer Mortuary.

Source:  Frontiersman, 25 July 2000



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