Alaska resident Sandra M. Dye died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, in Maui, Hawaii. She was 50.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Fellowship Church of Christ at Mile 8.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Pastor Rick Cupp will officiate. A gathering will follow services at the Eagle's Lodge in Kenai.
Ms. Dye was born March 12, 1950, in New Castle, Pa. She moved to Alaska with her family in 1952 to homestead in Moose Pass, where she was raised. She graduated from Kenai High School in 1968 and spent most of her life in Anchorage and on the Kenai Peninsula.
Ms. Dye managed the Kenai bowling alley in the late 1980s, which kept her close to a sport and the people she loved. Recently, she received computer training earning a degree from AVTEC in Seward. She also managed lodging industry businesses locally.
"Sandi enjoyed the outdoors of Alaska, including horseback riding and fishing. She had a passion for competition and for the interactions and relationships it created with others. She most enjoyed being among family and friends; she brought families together. She always made our home the gathering place for our friends and relatives growing up. She gave all of herself in raising her children -- being a loving mother is where she shined the brightest. She was a loving and caring person who was always there to help someone in need. She will be dearly missed by family and friends," her family said.
Ms. Dye is survived by her sons and daughter in-laws James and Jennifer Dye of Kenai and Mike and Jennifer Dye of Homer; father, John Kinda of Moose Pass; sisters Patricia Doyle of Anchorage and Carol Thomas of Spokane, Wash.; and brother, Charles Johnson of Anchorage.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kenai Peninsula United Way, 11355 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Sulo Matt Kivi
Kenai resident and former Nikiski resident Sulo Matt Kivi died Sunday, Aug. 27, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was 83.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Star of the North Lutheran Church in Kenai. The Rev. Robert Deardoff will officiate.
Mr. Kivi was born Oct. 27, 1916, in Hurley, Wis. He worked as an iron ore miner in Michigan. He moved to Alaska on June 11, 1989.
Mr. Kivi is survived by his wife, Vienna E. Kivi; sons Richard, Gary and Kenneth Kivi; his daughter, Kathleen Kleinbrook; five sisters; and 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Arrangements were by Alaska Cremation Center.
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