Allan W. Lahnum


Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2006


  Allan W. Lahnum

Allan W. Lahnum

Former Sterling resident Allan W. Lahnum died of a heart attack Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Forest Health and Rehab in Bremerton, Wash. He was 74.

A private family service was held.

He was born May 5, 1931, in Gunnison, Colo., to Willard W. Lahnum and Alma E. (Gavin) Lahnum. He worked as a professional land surveyor in Anchorage. He helped in remapping the greater Anchorage area following the massive 1964 earthquake.

Mr. Lahnum married Judy Young Marshall in Sterling in 1980.

He was interested in hunting, fishing, boating and snowmachining. In his earlier years Mr. Lahnum enjoyed working with Little League and doing car rallies.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard W. and Alma E. (Gavin) Lahnum; and daughter, Gwen Lahnum.

Mr. Lahnum is survived by his wife, Judy M. Lahnum of Shelton, Wash.; sons and daughters-in-law, Cary Lahnum of Florida, Gavin Lahnum of Hawaii, Richard Gregg of Texas, Charles Lahnum of California, Tyler and Demaris Lahnum of Hawaii, Nathan Lahnum of Hawaii, and Gerald and Sonya Marshall of England; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Scott Hardy of Soldotna; brother, Lane Lahnum of Alaska; 20 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 710 2nd Ave. Ste. 900, Seattle, WA 98104, or The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 886 Bremerton, WA 98337.

Arrangements were made by Lewis Funeral Chapel in Cherry Grove Crematory.

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