Longtime North Kenai resident Novis Luther Eady, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at his residence in Eva, Ala. He was 67.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Masonic Lodge No. 11 at 36081 B Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.
Mr. Eady was a man who followed his dreams. In 1967, after receiving his honorable discharge from the Marines, he moved his family to Alaska. For many years, he lived on the Kenai Peninsula, where he had a wealth of friends and adopted family.
He worked for Amoco for 21 1/2 years and was close to his "week-on" family. His hobbies included being a volunteer firefighter in the 1970s and flying. He had an extensive Masonic career, which included being a past master of his home lodge and several offices in the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Alaska. Working with children at the Shriners outreach clinics was especially rewarding to him.
"Everyone who knew Novis will miss the way he could laugh until the tears filled his eyes, and his willingness to help anyone," said his family.
Mr. Eady and his wife, Greta, retired to the community of Eva about six years ago. There, they filled their time tending their goats, chickens, ducks and donkeys all lovingly known as "Dad's Critters."
In their new home, "Novis' love of serving quickly found them driving the local senior bus service and delivering Meals on Wheels. All of his seniors have expressed how much they loved him and will miss him," said his family.
He is survived by his wife, Greta; children, Michael and his wife, Pam, of Kenai, and Patty Christensen and her husband, John, of Kenai; grandson, Garrett Eady; and step-granddaughters Meagen and Sara Christensen of Kenai; sister, Lillian; brothers, Carmen and Billy; and his extended family, including the entire Wright family of Alabama and Bill and Sarita Cox of Chugiak.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity or the Shriners' Crippled Children's Hospital.
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