Kenai resident Earl Rodney Lovejoy Jr. died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 51.
A private family service will be held at the family camp in Brownville, Maine.
Mr. Lovejoy was born Dec. 25, 1953, in Milo, Maine, where he was raised and graduated from the Dover-Foxcroft Academy in Dover, Maine. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war and received an honorable discharge. He moved to Kenai in 1998 and worked for Best Concrete until 2001. He then started Silver Fox Trucking, where he was self-employed until 2004, hauling halibut from Homer to Vancouver, B.C., and hauling groceries from Spokane, Wash., to IGA in Kenai.
"Earl fought a brave battle for 19 months and left this earth in dignity and peace," his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Denison of Kenai; daughter, Alicia Lovejoy of Coventry, R.I.; son, Andrew Kroemer of Maine; granddaughter, Emma Kroemer of Maine; mother and father, Annie and Earl Lovejoy Sr. of Brownville; sisters, Hazel Durant of Brownville, Toni Lovejoy both of Brownville, Cathy Lee of Medway, Maine, and Lisa Grant of Brownville; and brother, Kenny Lovejoy of Milo, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be sent to Hospice of Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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