Sara Machentanz dies at 83

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Sara Machetanz, wife of renowned Alaska artist Fred Machetanz, has died at age 83.

Sara Machetanz died Thursday.

She moved to Alaska in 1947 and married Fred Machetanz later that year. They built a cabin in Palmer in the 1950s and spent many years filming Alaska and lecturing in the Lower 48 about its marvels.

Sara Machetanz wrote four children's books that were illustrated by her husband.

A memorial service was planned for Tuesday in Palmer.

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