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John B. Luy and D. Joseph Luy

Posted: Tuesday, February 06, 2001

Kenai residents John B. Luy and son D. Joseph Luy died Sept. 28, 2000, in an airplane accident while traveling from Spokane, Wash. to Kenai.

John was born Jan. 19, 1915, in Uniontown, Wash. He was the only son of John Sr. and Elizabeth Luy. He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Viola.

John moved from Lewiston, Idaho, in 1969, with his family purchasing the 150 Mile House Ranch in British Columbia, Canada. He ranched in the area with his son John E. for a number of years before selling and moving to Kersley. After selling there, he retired to Williams Lake, British Columbia, and pursued his hobbies of fishing and hunting.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John E. and Nancy Luy, of Marguerite; daughters and sons-in-law Stella and Ray Onstott, of Williams Lake, and Caroline and George Gilson, of 150 Mile House; as well as eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

D. Joseph was born March 12, 1960, at Lewiston, Idaho, the youngest of five children. As a boy, he moved with his parents to 150 Mile House where he attended school at Williams Lake and Quesnel, British Columbia. He is survived by his wife, Ulrike, who lived part-time in Germany. He visited Germany on a regular basis for the past three years to be with his wife.

"Both John and Joe were avid hunters and fishermen. Another great pleasure was flying in the wilds of Alaska," the family said.



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