Wasilla resident Paul Quartly.66, died Aug. 1, 2010, in a plane crash in Denali National Park.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Wolf Lake Airport in Wasilla.
Mr. Quartly was born Nov. 20, 1943, in Bakersfield, Calif., and raised at Lake Tahoe. He later moved to Washington where he worked in the timber industry. In 1975, he moved to Alaska where he worked for many years on the North Slope and on numerous construction projects throughout the state. He first lived in Eagle River then moved to Soldotna and finally settled in Wasilla. "He loved his work as well as tinkering in his ship, travelling to far away places and watching his beloved Alaska Aces. He knew many people from one end of Alaska to the other, and was a friend to many," his family said.
He is survived by his wife, Rose of Wasilla; son, J.D., daughter-in-law, Jenya, and granddaughter, Alyson, all of Kenai; brother, Warren Quartly and his family of Longview, Wash., step-children, Donnie and Libbie Lozier of Spanaway, Wash., and Billi Mingo of Hawaii; and numerous step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are entrusted to Legacy Funeral Homes and Cremation Services - Kehl's Palmer Chapel.
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