Howard D. Flynn


Posted: Friday, June 27, 2003

Anchorage resident Howard D. Flynn died Monday, June 23, 2003. He was 80.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E. St. in Anchorage. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m., with services beginning at 1 p.m. A graveside service will at 2 p.m. at the Angelus Memorial Park at 440 E. Klatt Road, Anchorage. There will be a reception following the service.

Mr. Flynn was born in Castleford, Idaho, on Dec. 9, 1922. His early years were spent in California, where he loved to hunt and fish.

Mr. Flynn joined the Marine Corps at the outbreak of World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific at Midway Island. While he was in the Marines he met his future wife, Mary, who also was in the Marine Corps. Two months after the end of the war, they were married.

The Flynns began their first of many adventures together when they flew to Alaska in 1947 in a single engine Cessna with his brother, Don and his wife. Mr. Flynn spent his winters continuing his love of hunting and the outdoors by trapping in the Paxton Lake area along with his brother. He also worked many jobs throughout his life. He was a big game guide and a 30-year member of Carpenters Union No. 1249. This would have Mr. Flynn's 57th year as a commercial fisherman in Cook Inlet. His most enjoyable times were out on the inlet fishing with family and many friends.

At 80, Mr. Flynn enjoyed his hunting camp at Mother Goose Lake and his winter vacations with his wife, Mary.

Mr. Flynn was preceded in death by his daughter, Bonnie Flynn, and three brothers, Don, Bill and Reid Flynn.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Flynn; sister, Pauline Sosnaud; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bob Haag; sons and daughters-in-laws, Dan and Heidi Flynn and David and Nancy Kuznicki-Flynn; grandchildren, Jack and Joe Haag, Jill Haag-Smart, Shelby and Scott Willa and D.J. Flynn; nephews and their spouses, Tom and Becky Flynn of Nikiski and Boop and Beth Flynn of Homer; and numerous other nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage.

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