Kenai resident Jasper Harvey Standley died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna after a battle with liver cancer. He was 85.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Bishop Dan Eason will officiate.
Mr. Standley was born April 11, 1918, in Ellensburg, Wash. In 1943, he enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1947, and then began service with the U.S. Naval Reserve Seabees. He worked for the Laborer's Union, working various jobs. He moved to Alaska in July 1984.
While in Alaska, he worked for Guardian Security in Soldotna, Kenai and Ninilchik, Builders Bargains and Frontier Training Center. He eventually retired from the Labor Union.
Mr. Standley was a member of the Kenai Church of God, where he was a council member and head usher. He also enjoyed woodcrafts and gardening.
"He was a loving husband of 57 years, father and grandfather. He was loved by all who knew him. He smiled easily and drew friends and family like a magnet," his family said.
Mr. Standley was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances Standley of Kenai; son, Harvey Ed Standley of Soldotna; daughters, Paulette Espinoza of Malaga, Wash., and Coralee Price of Kenai; grandchildren, Jasper Covey of Nikiski, Travis Covey of East Wenatchee, Wash., Johanna Espinoza of Malaga, Joel Price, Andrea McGrane and Justin Standley, all of Soldotna; and great-grandchildren, Jasper E. and Cole Covey, both of Nikiski, Josiah and Tyler Covey of East Wenatchee, Connor and Destiny Price both of Fort Collins, Colo., Timothy, Lauretta and Kyra Price, all of Soldotna, and Isaac and Abagail McGrane, both of Soldotna.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Central Peninsula Unit, P.O. Box 2165, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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