Doris Welton Howard Clark

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2000

Doris Welton Howard Clark died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Heritage Place in Soldotna.

She was 84.

A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Heritage Place at 232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1916, at Pontiac, Mich. She went to high school at Venice High School in Venice, Calif., graduating in 1932. She retired in California in 1983, later moving to Alaska in 1985, and resided at the Chuda House until 1990. She moved into Heritage Place in 1992 and resided there until her death. She was a Protestant.

"She was much loved by family and friends," her family wrote.

Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Arline and Jim Ruckhaber; granddaughters and their husbands, April and Bob Boynton, Jinene and Larry Tucker, Cindy and Patrick Biswell; great-granddaughters Jamie Maes, Amber McEnerney, Carrie Jessica, Sarah and Chelsea; great-grandsons, Garrett and Damon; great-great-grandchildren, Maria, Keyshawn, Taylor, Blake, Gabriel, Zachary, Ema and Justin.

Memorial donations may be sent to Heritage Place, 232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Jacquelyn "Jackie" June Dunk

Soldotna resident Jacquelyn "Jackie" June Dunk died June 4, 2000, at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. She was 70.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna United Methodist Church. Pastor Dale Kelley will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.

Jackie was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Middletown, Ohio. She first came to Alaska in 1962 with her husband and three children. After the 1964 earthquake, they returned to Michigan, only to return again to Alaska in 1983 to be near their daughter and beloved grandchildren. She was known in the community for her generosity, loving spirit, enthusiasm and her distinct uncontrollable laugh.

Jackie is survived by her husband, Stephen C. Dunk; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Andy Clarke; son, Stephen N. Dunk; grandchildren, John and Kate; aunt, Frieda Mull of Ohio, adopted daughter, son and grandkids, Ruth Ann, Dave, Jarod and Jacob Urban; sisters-at-heart, Ruth Wallace and Jane Fair, and many other loved and cherished friends.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2165, Kenai, AK 99611 or Soldotna United Methodist Church, 158 S. Binkley St., Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Truman Dale "T.D." Wooten

Homer resident Truman Dale "T.D." Wooten died Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Providence Hospital Extended Care in Anchorage after a short illness. He was 73.

A visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at East End Church of Christ in Homer. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the church with burial to follow at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road.

Mr. Wooten was born Oct. 2, 1926, in Burnet, Texas. He served in the Merchant Marines through all of World War II and was discharged in August 1945.

He married his wife, Dorothy, on Feb. 27, 1947. They had four children.

In the mid-1970s, the Wootens moved to Homer to help build the East End Church of Christ. They fell so much in love with Homer that they decided to stay.

He preached for the church and was involved in numerous community activities, most especially Little League baseball, for which he became chief umpire.

Mr. Wooten was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy, his son, Joey Wooten, and a brother, Reavis Wooten.

He is survived by his children, Karen Luchsinger, of Burnet, Texas, Truman Wooten Jr., of Houston, Texas, James Wooten, of South Carolina; sisters, Wanda Hoggarth of Leander, Texas, Francis Bump of Weatherford, Texas, Elva Schaefer of Killeen, Texas; aunt Beth Hall, of Richland, Texas; numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a world of good friends.

Arrangements were by Homer Funeral Home.

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