Lifelong Alaskan Mildred Yarmak died Tuesday, March 9, 2004, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She was 71.
No services will be held at Mrs. Yarmak's request.
Mrs. Yarmak was born April 4, 1932, as one of the first set of twins born in Seward. She met her husband, Edward Yarmak, and they married in 1954 in Seward. They moved to Anchorage in 1954, and Mrs. Yarmak worked as the supply officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation until she retired in January 1986. Shortly thereafter, the Yarmaks moved to Soldotna, where they have lived ever since.
Mrs. Yarmak enjoyed reading, gardening, raising flowers outside and traveling to the Lower 48.
"Mildred loved her kids and grandkids," her family said.
Mrs. Yarmak was preceded in death by her father, Christopher Hansen.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Edward Yarmak of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Nancy Yarmak and their children, Brian and Craig Yarmak, all of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law, Theresa Ann and Steven Packel of Anchorage and their children, Lesley Kryslemire of Salt Lake City, and Bethany Packel of Anchorage; mother, Ester Rodgers of Anchorage; sister and brother-in-law, Meryl and Dale Rorrison of Soldotna; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond R. and Ann Rodgers of Anchorage; and brother, Arthur Hansen and his family of Hawaii.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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