Longtime Soldotna resident Annie Ruth (Marich) Faulkner died Saturday, Jan.
1, 2005, at her home. She was 82.
A viewing will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai with funeral services starting at 7 p.m. Brian Getz and Carrie Clinton will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the services at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Larry Semmens, Frank Christensen, Jeff Jicha, Norm Kaas, Jack Heatherton and Ken Simpson. Mrs. Faulkner will be cremated following the services and her ashes, along with her husband's, will be scattered over the Kenai River at Poacher's Cove at a later date.
Mrs. Faulkner was born Jan. 2, 1922, in Missoula, Mont. She went to grade school in White Pine, Mont., and high school in Thompson Falls, Mont. In her early years, she worked at a laundromat and nursing home. In 1956, she cooked at restaurants in Thompson Falls and White Fish, Mont. She married Tom Faulkner on March 24, 1965, in Thompson Falls.
In 1972, she moved to Anchorage and then to the Soldotna area in 1974. After moving to the Soldotna area, she worked and managed the dining room at Larry's Club and later cooked at Rig's Caf. She retired in 1985 and helped her husband at home.
Mrs. Faulkner was a Christian, meeting with others of like faith in a home. She enjoyed family, friends, cooking, sewing and gardening.
Mrs. Faulkner was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, who died Dec. 15, 2004; and brothers, John and Stanely Marich.
She is survived by her children, Rose Neumeyer of Plains, Mont., J.J. Anderson of Missoula, Mont.,
Alvie Anderson of Beaverton, Ore., Earl Anderson of Thompson Falls, and Esther Faulkner, Walt Faulkner and Tim Faulkner, all of Spokane, Wash.; several grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Virgina Larson of Thompson Falls and Marie Fox of Cottage Grove, Ore.; and brothers, Andy, Nick and Jim Marich, all of Thompson Falls.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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