Obituaries

James Albert "Jim" DubendorfBetty Lou ClovisKenneth FisherSusan JacobsEarl Westphal

Posted: Tuesday, February 29, 2000

James Albert "Jim" Dubendorf

Soldotna resident James Albert "Jim" Dubendorf died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Mission, Texas, where he and his wife were spending the winter. He was 65.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Memorial Chapels in Kenai. Pastor James Pearson will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.

Mr. Dubendorf was born on June 18, 1934, in Pillow, Pa., to Arthur "Jake" and Maude (Weller) Dubendorf.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He remained in the Air Force, working as an accountant and bookkeeper until he retired.

He moved to Alaska in 1977, living first in Soldotna, then Kenai and then Anchorage, where he met his wife, Dale Lawson. The couple was married April 24, 1995, in Las Vegas. He also did some bookkeeping for businesses in the Kenai-Soldotna area.

Mr. Dubendorf was a sports enthusiast, enjoying all sports. He had bowled in his earlier years and more recently enjoyed playing golf.

He is survived by his wife of nearly five years, Dale; sons James Jr. of Portland, Ore., and Douglas of Salem, Ore.; daughter, Dianna E. Dubendorf of Florida; five grandchildren; his mother, Maude of Soldotna; brother, Richard of Soldotna; sisters Corrine L. Olsen of Kenai and Carol D. Kooly of Soldotna; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Dubendorf family at Box 367, West Riverview Avenue, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

Betty Lou Clovis

Longtime Soldotna resident Betty Lou Clovis died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. She was 76.

A celebration of life will be held in July at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof, where she will be buried next to her husband.

Mrs. Clovis was born May 11, 1923, in Lake City, Colo., to Thomas and Rose Jacques. She grew up and attended school in Colorado.

She married Charles Edward Clovis, and they spent their early years in Colorado, California and Idaho before moving to Soldotna in 1968.

Many peninsula residents will remember her as the seamstress for Johnson's Dry Cleaners and from the Central Peninsula General Hospital kitchen, where she was employed until retiring in 1989.

"She was well-loved by her family, friends and co-workers for her wisdom, sense of humor and beautiful smile," her family said.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Clovis; brother, Jack Jacques; son, Tommy Lee Clovis; and three grandchildren.

She is survived by her sister, Peg Jacques of Lakeside, Ariz.; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and DeLorus Clovis of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Paul and Ann Clovis of Chandler, Ariz.; son, Larry Clovis of Soldotna; daughter and son-in-law, Lorna and Bill Bunch of Soldotna; daughter, Sharon Clovis of Soldotna; grandchildren, Kahlene Smith, Shannon Kooly, Heather Craig, Robert Belnap and Wayne Baker, all of Soldotna; Kelly Clovis of Pingree, Idaho; Dena Lish and Verena Clovis of Pocatello, Idaho; Carina Boyiddle of Anadarko, Okla.; Donita Fry of Yacolt, Wash.; Tammy Slovik of Goshen, Ohio; Jerry and Jay Merritt of Meridian, Idaho; and Sherril Merritt of Penrose, Colo.; and her friends Vern and Alice Thorton of Soldotna and Eve Hoover of Seldovia.

Floral arrangements may be sent to the family. Contact Peninsula Memorial Chapels in Kenai for further information.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

Kenneth Fisher

Homer resident Kenneth Fisher died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at South Peninsula General Hospital in Homer. He was 47.

Arrangements are pending with Homer Funeral Home.

Susan Jacobs

Nikiski resident Susan Jacobs died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at her home. She was 50.

Arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

Earl Westphal

Sterling resident Earl Westphal died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 84.

Arrangements are pending with Peninsula Memorial Chapels.



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