Mary "Clydean" Black

Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2000

Longtime Kenai resident Mary "Clydean" Black died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at her home in Kenai. She was 62.

Memorial services were held Saturday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kenai. Elder Ed Hawkins officiated.

Mrs. Black was born June 8, 1938, in Mesa Rica, N. M. She moved to Alaska in June 1967, residing in Anchorage. In 1971, she moved to Kenai. She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Black was a member of the Kenai Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. She enjoyed Bible study work, interior decorating and archery.

Her family wrote, "Clydean's hope is to awake into a paradise earth. Her last thoughts were of family and friends. She was 'Clydean' to the end."

Mrs. Black is survived by her husband of 42 years, Charles W. Black, of Kenai; parents Clyde and Mary McCauley, of Grandbury, Texas; sister Myrna Gleason, of Colorado; brothers John McCauley, of Texas, and Phil McCauley, of Arizona; daughters and sons-in-law Trish and Chris Merritt, Terry and Dennis DiBetta, Lorie and Wayne Gepner and Cassandra and Tim Pence; and grandchildren Scott and Bethany Merritt and Garland and Elise Gepner.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Kenai Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 65, Kenai, AK 99611.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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