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Flo Alice Tryck

Flo Alice Tryck, 78, died April 11 at the Providence Extended Care in Anchorage.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage. Her ashes will be interned at the Anchorage Cemetery.

Mrs. Tryck was born Aug. 20, 1930, in Hay Springs, Neb., to Harold and Frances (Cowan) Dinkel.

She and her family came to Alaska in 1937 as the Matanuska Valley colonists. Flo attended school in Wasilla and graduated high school in 1949 as the only student of the graduating class.

Mrs. Tryck was a past president of Pioneers of Alaska Auxiliary 15 and Queen Regent in 1986, a member of the Sons of Norway for 54 years, serving as the “Sunshine Lady” for many years. She served as a 4-H Club leader for 36 years. She attend 4-H Club Congress in Chicago 1947. She worked noon duty at Denali Elementary School for 36 years.

Flo loved to garden, cook, sew and do handwork. She taught Hardanger needlepoint classes for several years.

Flo and Bill Tryck were married for 59 years. They were the first couple to be married by the First Presbyterian Church of Wasilla, June 5, 1949.

Survivors are her husband William Oscar Tryck; children, William E. and Susan Tryck, Lucretia A. and Mark Teitzel, Donna J. and Andy Johnson; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Source:  Frontiers, 14 April 2009



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