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Willard G. 'Woody' Mahurin

Obituary

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2004

Former Soldotna mayor Willard G. "Woody" Mahurin died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at his home in Webb City, Mo. He was 88.

A Masonic memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.

Mr. Mahurin was born June 24, 1915 in Sligo, Mo. He lived in Webb City and Joplin, Mo., for 28 years, after living in Alaska for 25 years. Mr. Mahurin built a motel and restaurant in Soldotna, where he served as mayor. He was in the Aleutian Islands during World War II and was a member of the Latter-day Saints and master mason for more than 50 years.

Mr. Mahurin was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and Winnet Mahurin; seven brothers, Jimmy, Jack, Ray, Theron (Speck), Paul, Richard and Max; and three sisters, Geneva, Heloise and Patty.

He is survived by his wife, Reba, whom he married Feb. 24, 1935; daughters, Lynne Mahurin of Webb City, Lee Morgan and LeeAnn Langan of Joplin; son, Marshall Mahurin of Kenai; sister, Gwen Meadows of Grove, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren

Arrangements were made by Simpson Funeral Home in Webb City.



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