Ward E. Bible

Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

Former Soldotna resident Ward E. Bible died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at the Anchorage Pioneer's Home. He was 88.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Bible was born on May 27, 1912, on a farm outside of Coshocton, Ohio, where he graduated from high school. He moved to southern California in 1935, and worked for Douglas Aircraft in Culver City for almost 10 years. He then moved his family to Victorville, Calif., where he and his wife Marguerite went into the food and beverage business. They were best known for owning and operating the "Covered Wagon" in downtown, and later the "Red Log" on the hill in Victorville.

After retiring from those enterprises, and subsequently building a vacation camper park in Chester, Calif., he and and his wife moved to Soldotna in 1993 to be with their family.

Mr. Bible loved to hunt and fish, and pursued those interests throughout his life. He also enjoyed following sports, participating in a good card game, and could tell wonderful stories on any subject. He especially loved his time with his many grandchildren. He had a way of making people feel very comfortable around him.

He was a charter and lifetime member of the Victorville Elks Lodge, which he enjoyed and was always very proud of.

"Grandpa Bible will be missed by all," his family said.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite; parents, Adam and Elnora; and sister, Norma.

His is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Francis Bible; sister, Leila Norris; sons and daughters-in-law Dennis and Susan and Glenn and Susan; grandchildren Scott, Christine, Ryan and Courtney; and great-grandchildren Desiree, Bradley, Carissa, Carley and Erica.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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