Nikiski resident Elizabeth Ann Darien died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 43.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Pastor Dan Thornton will officiate.
Mrs. Darien was born Nov. 6, 1958, in North Bend, Ind. After graduating from high school, she went to cosmetology school. She moved to Alaska in 1981. She lived in Anchorage, Kenai and Nikiski. She also lived in Grand Junction, Colo., for a year. Mrs. Darien worked at Classical Creation for three years, Billie's Hair Design for two years and bartended at the Casino Bar.
She had won the hot shoe packs contest at the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's "My Shoe Packs Are Hot Dance" in the spring of 1991. Her hobbies included sewing, quilting, beading, putting up fish, cooking, camping and fishing at the tribe educational fishery.
"Beth loved spending time visiting with her friends, which she had many of. Beth was most beautiful with her grandchildren. Beth, we will love you forever. She touched all of our lives, and she will be greatly missed. We will treasure her memory forever," her family said.
Mrs. Darien is survived by her husband of 14 years, Eli W. Darien Jr. of Nikiski; daughter, Angela Goldner of Soldotna; grandson, Kaleb Christian Goldner; granddaughters, Kiarra Justice Goldner and Kitauna Jade Goldner; sister and brother-in-law, D.J. and Dwight Goddard of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; brothers, Terry Clem, Larry Netto and Richard Dennis; and sisters, Chris Sites, Pricilla Forkner, Cindy Douglas and Camille Bebee.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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