Soldotna resident Lisa Marie (Marquis) Haviland died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, after a lengthy illness at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 33.
A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Sterling. Pastor Bob Reasner will officiate.
Mrs. Haviland was born Jan. 13, 1971, at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Wash. She moved to Alaska in 1973, where she was raised. She left Alaska in 1989 and graduated from high school in Chehalis, Wash., that year. She joined the Marine Corps in 1989-1990 and served a short time before she received a medical discharge.
"She was proud of the time that she served her country," her family said."
Mrs. Haviland's primary hobby was spending time with her two sons. She also enjoyed target practice and camping.
"Her husband and sons were her life," her family said.
"She was my best friend and a loving mother. There won't be anyone else like her," her husband said.
"She's the best mom I could ever have, best mom ever," her son, Billy, said.
"She was the best mom, very caring." her son, Lars, said.
Mrs. Haviland was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, James and Pearl Marquis, and her maternal uncles, Jason and Elliott Reid.
She is survived by her husband, Charles "Chuck" Haviland; sons, William "Billy" and Lars Haviland of Soldotna; parents, Kenneth and Rebecca Marquis of Kenai; grandparents, Donald and Mary Reid of Soldotna; sisters, Pamela Phipps of Soldotna, Jeannie Blakely of Kasilof and Tanya Marquis of Soldotna; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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