Loretta 'Sweet Pea' Akers


Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Soldotna resident Loretta "Sweet Pea" Akers died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Alaska Native Medical Center. She was 55.

No services will be held.

Mrs. Akers was born Oct. 1, 1948, in Kanakanak. She was a homemaker who was an enthusiastic and talented quilter, and she quilted daily.

"She was known as Sweet Pea and was a very talented person involved in many activities. She loved flowers and had many growing in her yard. She enjoyed beach fishing and smoking salmon, which she shared with many people," her family said.

"Her winter activity was quilting and she made many quilts for family and friends. Sweet Pea was a very giving person and was always there with a helping hand for everyone.

"Sweet Pea requested that there not be a service on her behalf. Her request is that she be remembered in life."

Mrs. Akers was preceded in death by her parents, Joe Enders and Anne Snyder Enders-Zann; stepfather, Jim Zann; brother, Frank "Lincho" Kellner; and son, Ross Akers.

She is survived by her husband, Tom George; sisters, Vicki Romuald of Minnesota, Ramona George of California, and Cindy Zann of Kenai; three daughters; three grandchildren; surrogate parents, Dan and Mary France of Soldotna; and friend and former husband, Tim Akers of Anchorage.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Foundation in her name.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

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