Anchor Point resident Diana Mae Dalton died Thursday, April 15, 2004, of natural causes at an assisted living home. She was 56.
A service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 10221 in Anchor Point. Commander Jim Dress and Chaplin June Picard will officiate.
Mrs. Dalton was born Sept. 29, 1947, in Pasco, Wash. She first moved to Alaska in 1959, when her father was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base. She returned to Fairbanks in 1973, when she became an Alaska resident. She lived in Homer from 1974 to 1981 and Anchor Point from 1981 to 2003, before moving to the assisted living home.
Mrs. Dalton worked as a dental assistant and secretary for Dr. James Meesis in Fairbanks and moved to Homer in October 1974 when he opened his office there. She also tended bar and, for the past 20 years, was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 10221 in Anchor Point.
"Diana had an adventurous spirit, from skydiving to motorcycle riding," her family said. "She also loved to fish. Despite chronic illness, she always had a sense of humor."
Her husband of 20 years, Mike Dalton, added, "Without a doubt, Diana was one of the strongest persons I have ever met."
Mrs. Dalton was preceded in death by her mother, Eldoro, and father, Jerry M. Hickey, of New Mexico.
She is survived by her husband; stepchildren, Vonnell Nelson, Michele Chauez, Colleen Dalton and Patrick Dalton; sisters, Connie Collier of Santa Marie, Calif., Debbie Malone of Farmington, N.M., and Lynn Marquez of Lake Oswego, Ore.; and brother, Michael Hickey of Vancouver, Wash.
Arrangements were made by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes.
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