Lee Alan Shoemaker


Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007



Soldotna resident Lee Alan Shoemaker died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, from natural causes at the Stone Brook Inn Assisting Living Home in Soldotna. He was 64.

Per his request no services will be held.

Mr. Shoemaker was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Bradley, S.D., where he was raised and attended high school. He entered the U.S. Army on April 15, 1964, and served during Vietnam until he was honorably discharged April 16, 1966. He was self-employed in the security services and was retired. He moved to Soldotna in 1996. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, reading and drawing and he was particularly fond of old Westerns.

“Lee was proud to serve his county in his tours of Vietnam. His family meant the world to him and he was especially fond of his grandchildren. His passion for the outdoors showed in his enjoyment of drawing. He had many hobbies he was very proud of and was always willing to share them with anybody. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family,” said his family.

Mr. Shoemaker was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Maybell Shoemaker; and brother, Wallace Shoemaker. He is survived by his son, David Shoemaker of Nikiski; daughter, Jennifer Shoemaker of Portland, Ore.; granddaughters, Ashley Shoemaker of Portland and Cassidy Shoemaker of Nikiski; and grandsons, Sean and Ty Shoemaker of Nikiski.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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