Lifelong Alaskan and Kenai resident Beatrice Lou Stanford died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, after a long battle with lung cancer at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. She was 73.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Kenai Bible Church, 600 Main St. in Kenai. Pastor Vance Wonser will officiate. Burial will follow at the Kenai City Cemetery, and the family will hold a celebration of life following the services at the Stanford residence. Pallbearers will include Lonnie, Vernon, Keith, Gary, Lonnie Jr. and Scott Stanford.
Mrs. Stanford was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Kenai. She attended business college in Bellingham, Wash. She had met Lonzy Stanford, and they were married Aug. 25, 1951, in Kenai. She was a member of the Kenai Bible Chapel and Moose Lodge No. 1942. She was an elder shareholder with the Cook Inlet Region Inc., Kenai Native Association Inc. and the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and berry picking.
"Beatrice was a wonderful, loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and auntie. She was a great cook and homemaker," her family said.
Mrs. Stanford is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lonzy Stanford of Kenai; sons, Lonnie Stanford of Kenai, Vernon Stanford of Kenai, Keith Stanford of Anchorage and Gary Stanford of Kenai; daughter, Ruby Statton of Anchorage; sisters, Dorothy Hermansen of Cohoe and Alida Bayes of Soldotna; brothers, Eugene Juliussen and Michael Juliussen, both of Kenai; grandchildren, Chandy, Lonnie Jr., Ryan, Katrina, Tamara, Scott, Steven and Stephanie; and numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Beatrice's name to the American Cancer Society, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Ste. 204, Anchorage, AK 99503 or by calling (800) 227-2345.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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