Charles Mohun Quarr

Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Soldotna resident Charles Mohun Quarr died Saturday, June 12, 2004, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 80.

Services will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Soldotna on Wednesday, June 16, starting with a potluck at 5 p.m., a memorial service at 6 p.m. and Mass of the Resurrection at 7 p.m. His ashes will be buried in Kenai City Cemetery.

Mr. Quarr was born Nov. 29, 1923, in San Francisco. He graduated from Saint Ignatius High School and received his bachelor's degree in agricultural science from University of California, Davis (Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity). He graduated from Kings Point Academy in 1944.

Mr. Quarr served his country during World War II in the Navy on destroyers in the South Pacific Theater. His many occupations included V.P. Kern County Land Company Ranching Operations, Crocker Bank, Military Sealift Command (chief engineer) and Crowley Tug.

He spent the last 12 years in Alaska, where he touched the lives of many.

Mr. Quarr was a devoted member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He believed in service to others in need through hospice, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, American Cancer Society, Kenai River Property Owners Association and numerous civic organizations. The family requests your support of these organizations.

"Charlie loved Alaska and all his many friends here. He fulfilled his dreams of spiritual devotion, service and making a difference in lives he touched while living here. Charlie was truly himself when he felt he was helping someone in need. He will be truly missed by those he left behind," his family said.

Mr. Quarr is survived by his previous wife, Harriet; children, Cathy Q. Alexander and Wilson, Simone and Marianne Q. Dean; grandchildren, John Alexander, Sara Alexander, Thomas Quarr, Amy Quarr, Charlotte Dean and Mac Dean; and numerous friends in Alaska and all over the globe.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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