Longtime Soldotna resident Debra Levon Koski-Southwick died April 14, 2002, at Heritage Place in Soldotna following a lengthy illness. She was 48.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Cameron Dockery will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the Soldotna Senior Center.
Mrs. Southwick was born Oct. 27, 1953, in Sedro Wooley, Wash. She was adopted by Joe and Jean Koski at the age of 5 months. When she was 6 years old, she moved to Alaska with her family. She attended school at Tustumena, Anchorage and Soldotna. She graduated form Kenai Central High School in 1972. She worked various jobs in the restaurant industry.
"Debra had a kind and loving heart. She liked doing things for others. She loved crafts. She will be missed very much by her loved ones. Her mission on earth was finished and God called," her family said.
Mrs. Southwick is survived by her husband, Dale; sons, Charles of Soldotna and Richard of Spokane, Wash. She is also survived by her parents, Joe and Jean Koski; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Christine Koski; nephews, Brian and Keary; nieces, Catherine and Laura Koski; aunts, uncles and cousins. She is also survived by her biological family in Washington, with whom she was reunited a couple of years ago.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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