Junetta F. Call died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, following a long battle with emphysema and cancer. She was 74.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10046, at 134 N. Birch St. in Soldotna, with lunch following the service.
Mrs. Call was born Jan. 8, 1927, in Missouri to the late Wilkie and Vera Morlan. On Feb. 25, 1946, she married Edward Call, and as a military family, they traveled extensively during the next 19 years. They moved to the Kenai Peninsula in 1966.
Mrs. Call did sales and secretarial work and was a postal carrier, but she was best known for her volunteer work with the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Heritage Place, the Veterans Center, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to being a member of the ladies of the Moose and the Fleet Reserve Auxiliary, Mrs. Call was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 10046 Ladies Auxiliary. She was president six times, holding many other offices throughout the years. She was chair of several different department programs and received recognition for many hours of volunteer work.
Her hobbies included crafts, reading, gardening and TV game shows. She also loved to travel.
"Mom loved get-togethers with the family, especially celebrating Christmas with her grandkids and summer barbecues," her family said. "She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends."
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ed; daughter and son-in-law, Sherrie and Charlie Murray of Reno, Nev.; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Cathy Call of Soldotna; daughter, Junetta Lynn DeLong of Soldotna; grandchildren Russell, Jason, Julie, Damon, Renee, Justin, Jamie Lee, Andy, Kristina, Lance, Faith, Jackie, Roger, Gary Lee and Vanitta; great-grandchildren Sherry, Samantha, Joshua, Brendon and Adriana; sister, Sonja; and brothers Frank and Don and their wives, all of California.
In lieu of flowers, and in accord with Mrs. Call's wishes, the family requests memorial donations by made to the Hospice of the Central Peninsula, 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, or to the Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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