Alice May Zeigler


Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2008



Longtime Alaskan Alice May Zeigler died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, of natural causes at Heritage Place in Soldotna. She was 84.

A celebration of life and the release of the combined ashes of Alice and her husband will be held later this summer.

Mrs. Zeigler was born Aug. 11, 1923, in Langlois, Ore. While working in the Langlois cheese factory, she met and fell in love with Walter C. Zeigler. They married in 1941. The couple moved to Alaska in 1969 and settled in Fairbanks. Mr. Zeigler became an Alaska State Tooper and Mrs. Zeigler had a home business as a seamstress.

"She had a passion for sewing and gardening and was a collector of anything related to owls and fishing. From sewing beautiful suits and dresses to growing prize-winning flowers, harvesting vegetables and wild berries, Alice passed many skills from her heritage to her daughter and granddaughter. Her wild Alaska raspberry jellies and blueberry syrups will be greatly missed," her family said. "Alice's laugh and thrills at fishing could be heard along many of the Alaska's river banks and lakes. She lived her life to the fullest and always cared for her family members."

Mrs. Zeigler was preceded in death by her husband in 1983; four sisters; and one brother.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley L. Callahan and her husband, Michael R.; granddaughter, Elizabeth Clayton-Lewis of Anchorage; four nieces in Oregon; and one nephew in Oregon.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

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