Longtime Port Graham resident Shura Alice Vicioso died on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at South Peninsula General Hospital in Homer. She was 60.
Funeral services were held on Saturday at St. Herman Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska in Port Graham. Reverend Father Sergie Active officiated. Litya services were held at her home in Port Graham.
Burial was at the Port Graham Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Sawden, Walter Meganack Jr., Dennis Anahonak, Issac Moonin, Nick Moonin, and Robert McMullen.
Mrs. Vicioso was born Aug. 30, 1939, in Port Graham. She worked as a housewife and cannery worker and owned a restaurant in Anchorage from the 1950s through the '70s. Mrs. Vicioso was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church.
She volunteered by visiting and aiding elders and ill people. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, reading, gardening, cooking, baking and visiting.
Her family wrote, "Our mother Alice loved to cook and share her food with others. Alice was also well known for her knitting and crocheting. She always took the time to teach someone else how to cook, crochet or to help someone if they asked.
"Our mother was known for her gentleness, quiet strength and for courage never to give up. She blessed everyone's life she touched. She will be missed greatly."
Mrs. Vicioso was preceded in death by her first husband, George Demas; her parents, Antone and Nancy Meganack; three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Juan Vicioso; her daughter, Pauline N. Demas; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry L. and Pauline V. Demas; nieces, Feona Sawden, Fedora Hedrick, Nancy Pulliam, Tessie Moonin, Susan Kvasnikoff, Eloise Huntsman and Vera Wright; grandchildren, Sebastian Demas, Alexandra Demas, Adrienne Diaz, Priscilla Evans, Sperry Moonin Jr., Larissa Jimmy and Cecil Moonin; and 13 great grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.
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