Stanley Meacham Engle


Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2006


  Stanley Meacham Engle

Stanley Meacham Engle

Longtime Homer resident Stanley Meacham Engle died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, from cancer at his home. He was 78.

A wake will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, on the MV Rainbow Connection, dock E-1 at the Homer Harbor in Homer. For more information, call (907) 252-7612 or (907) 235-6584. Mr. Engle’s ashes will be scattered in the Kachemak Bay.

Mr. Engle was born April 2, 1927 in Long Beach, Calif. He attended Woodbury Business College in Burbank, Calif. He entered into the U.S. Navy on April 20, 1945 and was honorably discharged July 16, 1946.

In 1948, Mr. Engle worked on a tug boat removing World War II scrap from the Aleutian chain. From 1951-53, he worked for Holmes and Narver on the Marshall Islands. He worked for Shell Oil from 1954 -69 in Bakersfield, Calif., Ventura, Calif., Los Angeles and Anchorage. While in Mr. Engle worked for Carr-Gottstein from 1969-80 and for Anchor Realty from 1980-85. He lived in Anchorage from 1966-85 and in Ninilchik from 1989-2002. He was self employed building and remodeling homes in Anchorage, Ninilchik and Homer. He never retired, he just got too sick to work.

“Stan was such a good man that was dearly loved by all his family and friends. Honest to a fault. Never, never boring; he made life interesting for everyone around him,” Mr. Engle’s wife, Doris, wrote.

“Stan was the genuine article. A smart man with a very sharp wit, he was always a delightful conversationalist. He thoroughly enjoyed life and always brightened the lives of his family and friends. He loved to travel, play cards, enjoy good food and the company of his family and friends. He was also a great pool player in his earlier days,” wrote his sister, Marilyn Engle Cox.

“Stan, Dad or Grandpa was who he was to our household. He was his son Rod’s greatest teacher. Rod often said ‘I don’t know what I would have done without all my father taught me.’ His three grandsons, Woody, Gus and Max, loved him very much and Stan was so proud of their wonderful achievements and of course how handsome they were,” wrote his daughter-in-law, Patricia.

Mr. Engle was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Meacham Gore; and father, F. Stanley Engle.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris E. Engle of Homer; sons, Stephen M. Engle of Homer and Roderick J. Engle of Anchorage; grandsons, Woodrow J., Gus E. and Maxwell Engle, all of Anchorage; brothers, Noble L. Engle of Red Bluff, Calif., and Loren B. Engle of Redding, Calif.; and sister, Marilyn Engle Cox of Woodinville, Wash.

Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.

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