Daphne M. McLane

Posted: Friday, April 07, 2000

Kalifornsky Beach resident Daphne M. McLane died Thursday, April 6, 2000, at her home of natural causes. She was 73.

A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Daphne and Stan McLane's home.

Her ashes will be scattered along the shores of Cook Inlet at a future date.

Mrs. McLane was born March 18, 1927, in Seattle and grew up near Silver Lake, Wash.

She attended Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where she met her husband Stanley.

They were married in 1949 and came to Alaska in the spring, traveling the Alaska Highway in a 1946 Willys Jeep rag-top.

Daphne began teaching school at Kenai Elementary in 1952. She operated a kindergarten in her home in 1959, then taught at Sears Elementary School for a number of years. Teaching reading was her specialty and her favorite past time.

Daphne was surprised to find that the telephone system did not reach beyond Kasilof, but never left Alaska. She and her husband homesteaded in Ridgeway in 1959, living there for many years before moving to Chinulna Point.

Mrs. McLane is survived by her husband, Stanley; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Linda McLane, Sam and Susan McLane and Scott and Maria McLane; and grandchildren Cody, Lani, Ariel, Mavica and Stryker.

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