Kenai resident Helen Mearns Turnage-Stuck died Sunday, July 1, 2001, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage of natural causes. She was 56.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai. Pastor Bob Deardoff will officiate.
Mrs. Stuck was born May 19, 1945, in Aberdeen, Scotland. She lived in Aberdeen until she moved to Louisiana, where she lived until she moved to Kenai in 1978.
She devoted her life to her children as they grew. She also spread her love through waitressing at the Katmai Windmill Restaurant, Ding Hows, Elks Club and Airang Restaurant.
Mrs. Stuck was also a member of the Kenai Moose Club. She enjoyed knitting, bingo and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
"Mom was a wonderful and special person," her family wrote. "She touched everyone's lives in a special way. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her and loved her."
Mrs. Stuck is survived by her husband, Michael Stuck of Kenai; mother, Emma Cowie of Aberdeen, Scotland; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Don Schreiner of Kenai; sons and daughters-in-law George and Kim Cowie of Kenai, Aaron and Stacey Turnage of Phoenix, Ariz. and Alex Cowie of Kenai; stepsons and their spouses Micheal and Rachel Stuck of Vider, Texas, Patrick and Joanna Stuck of Portland, Ore. and John Turnage of Columbia, Miss.; grandchildren and their spouses Travis and Shauna Schreiner, Ryan and Katelyn Cowie, Alex and Shane Cowie all of Kenai, Jessica and Sydney Stuck of Portland, Ore., Miranda Turnage of Columbia, Miss., and Christen Stuck of Vider, Texas; sisters Merle Cowie and June Fowler of Aberdeen and Zena Rodman of Kenai; brother Billy Cowie of Aberdeen; mother-in-law, Maxine Deckard of Victoria, Texas; sister-in-law, Shirley Johnson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sharon and Cecil Lastinger of Victoria; nieces June Warta and Merle Stewart of Kenai and many others throughout Victoria, Texas, and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2165, Kenai.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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