Betty Ann Fastabend

Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2010

Soldotna resident Betty Ann Fastabend died of natural causes Sept. 17, 2010, in Soldotna. She was 87.

Services will be held April 14, 2011, in Coos Bay, Ore.

Mrs. Fastabend was born Oct. 5, 1922, to Arthur and Gertrude Briggs in Great Falls, Mont.

She served in the Civilian Air Corp at Gore Field, Mont., as the base commander's secretary from 1941-1945. She married Joseph B. Fastabend on Nov. 22, 1945.

Mrs. Fastabend worked as an interior decorator.

Her family said: "Mother was a gracious, elegant lady with a sharp intellect and quick with. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

"After many years in Oregon, Betty fulfilled her life's last wish by moving to Alaska to be near her family. Although her time here was short, her love of Alaska could not have been stronger. Her ashes will be spread in Oregon next spring next to those of her beloved, deceased husband."

Mrs. Fastabend was preceded in death by her husband, who died 2007.

She is survived by sons Joseph Fastabend, Richland, Wash.,; Daniel Fasstabend, Chase, British Columbia; and Michael Fastabend, of Soldotna.

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