Joseph S. "Little Joe" Carlough Jr.

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2000

Kenai resident Joseph S. "Little Joe" Carlough Jr. died Thursday, August 17, 2000, from injuries received in a car accident at mile 150.3 of the Sterling Highway. He was 42.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at the Seldovia Bible Church. Rev. Tim Volstad will officiate. An additional memorial service will be held at the Seafarers' Memorial on the Homer Spit at a later date.

Mr. Carlough was born Nov. 14, 1957, in Seldovia. He grew up and received his education in Seldovia and lived there for 37 years before moving to Kenai. He was the skipper of the crab boats F/V Mary J, F/V Kona Kai and the F/V Lady Jessie. He was also a setnetter. He enjoyed fishing, sports and kids.

The family wrote, "He was a loving and caring father to all children that he took part in raising. He loved to fish and be on the water. His knowledge of the water made him an excellent skipper of many boats. He was also well known as "Little Joe" by many. He will be missed by all."

Mr. Carlough is survived by his wife of six years, Janine Carlough; daughters, Jessica and Kristi Carlough; son, Owen Gruber; stepsons, Jason and Luke Carlough, and Josh and Travis Werba; father and stepmother, Joe and Barbara Carlough Sr.; mother Mae Bergstrum; brothers Scott and Billy Carlough; granddaughter, Gavin Elvsaas; sister-in-law, Susan Carlough; and numerous other family and friends.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Seafarers' Memorial Fund, In Memory of Joe, P.O. Box 796, Homer, Alaska, 99603.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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