Lifelong Alaska resident Danielle Rae Carpenter died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her home in Anchorage. She was 29.
Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Visitation will be at 3 p.m., prior to the funeral service.
Ms. Carpenter was born May 6, 1973, in Anchorage. She lived in the home where she was raised, and where she raised her son, Brandin. She attended elementary school in Anchorage and some of her high school in Kenai. After high school, she attended the Bemidji Beauty Academy in Bemidji, Minn. She worked at JC Penney and various greenhouses in the Anchorage area.
She also was a member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, IRA, Cook Inlet Region Inc., Kenai Natives Association Inc. and the Salamatof Native Association.
"Danielle believed her greatest accomplishment in life was having her son, Brandin. She loved her son, friends and family deeply. She had many joyous moments with her parents and relatives fishing in Chinitna Bay. Danielle expressed her desire to have her ashes sprinkled in Cook Inlet to be with her mother. She will be greatly missed," her family said.
Ms. Carpenter was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Jean Carpenter, and her maternal grandmother, Rika Murphy.
She is survived by her son, Brandin Chanler Carpenter of Kenai; father, Michael Carpenter of Kenai; paternal grandmother, Winifred Carpenter of Bemidji; paternal grandfather, Ray Murphy of Kenai; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Kenai, Anchorage, Bemidji and across the country.
In lieu of flowers, family members request contributions be made to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe Head Start Program at P.O. Box 988, Kenai, AK 99611 in her memory.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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