A visitation was held from noon to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20, at Valley Funeral Home, 151 E. Herning Ave. in Wasilla. Services were at 2:30 p.m. that day at the Knik Cemetery in Knik.
Archpriest Simeon Oskolkoff of the Russian Orthodox Church officiated. A reception, in Knik, followed directly after the services. Pallbearers were Sheraphim Stephan Jr., Steve Garcia, Markel Ewan, Bobby Munson, Daniel Stephan and Tom Clinger.
Mrs. Theodore was born April 15, 1922, in Knik, and was self-educated. A majority of her life was spent living in Knik. She was a homemaker and member of the Russian Orthodox Church. She enjoyed sewing, bead working and canning goods for winter.
Her family said: She was a person with a big heart, who never hesitated in expressing her kindness and love for her family, and lived each day to its fullest.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends. We will all carry her memory with us and pass that on.
She believed in prayer and what it can do. We will gain strength in her passing by knowing her spirit is alive in all of us.
She is survived by daughters, Rosie Choquette, Patsy Garcia, and Martha Stephan; sons, Sam, Arthur, Paul, Ronnie, Raymond, Randolph and Larry; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial donations to the family may be made c/o Randolph Theodore, 984 Nugget Ave., Wasilla, AK 99654.
Arrangements were made by Valley Funeral Home.
Source: Frontiersman, 22 August 2000