Longtime Alaskan Fred R. Glover Sr. died Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 84.
Memorial services will be 6 p.m. today at the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425. Pastor Ray Boutwell and the Elks will officiate.
Mr. Glover was born March 5, 1916, in Hoquiam, Wash. He graduated from Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, Wash., and attended numerous Federal Aviation Administration technical schools.
Mr. Glover moved to Nome in 1936 and worked as a gold miner and dredge worker. In 1942, he began working for the Civil Aeronautics Authority and continued his service with the Federal Aviation Administration throughout the state. He lived and worked throughout Alaska, retiring in 1972 and settling in Soldotna. Mr. Glover also served in the Alaska Territorial Guard.
Mr. Glover was a member of the Elks Lodge in Kenai and the Good Sam's RV club. He won an FAA award for the self-initiated acts of assistance during the 1964 earthquake. He also was an avid fisher and hunter.
The family said, "Our dad loved his wife, Pauline, whom he was married to for 45 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed."
Mr. Glover was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by his son, Fred, of Anchorage; daughters, Carolyn Bernard and Pauline Penland, both of Soldotna, and Mary Godbee, of Anchorage; grandchildren Edgar, Michael John, Michael David, Kimberly, Shelley, Christine, LaDonna, A.J. and Javier; and great-grandchildren James, Ashley, Tiffany, Wayne, Caleb, Jacob and Joshua.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.
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