Gary Dee Harwood

Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2000

Kenai resident Gary Dee Harwood died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at his home. He was 57.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna. Pastor Scott Coffman will officiate. Mr. Harwood's ashes were scattered in Kachemak Bay in Homer.

Mr. Harwood was born Jan. 13, 1943, in Englewood, Calif. He was educated at Pierce College in Los Angeles and California State University in Chico.

Mr. Harwood worked for the agricultural and chemical industries. He worked for the Petrolite Corporation as a corrosion engineer in Cook Inlet and on the North Slope. He also worked for Champion Technologies on the North Slope and the trans-Alaska oil pipeline for a total of 10 years. While working for Champion Technologies, he won sales awards every year from 1994 to 1997. He also received the achievement award for exceeding targets and goals in 1999.

Mr. Harwood was a member of the College Heights Baptist Church in Soldotna.

He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling.

"Gary loved Alaska and was a resident the minute he stepped off the plane upon arrival. He loved his wife and sons with a quiet deep devotion of a very private man," the family wrote.

Mr. Harwood is survived by his wife, Sharon Harwood, of Kenai; sons Steve Harwood of Los Angeles and Richard Harwood of Birmingham, Ala.; brother, Randy Harwood, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister Cecelia Pace of Houston, Texas.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, Central Peninsula Unit, P.O. Box 2165 Kenai, AK 99611-2165.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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