Longtime Alaskan and Sterling resident Ival Ovilla Vangas died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, surrounded by family at her home. She was 71.
Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at the Sterling Senior Center. A celebration of life follow at Larry Dobson's house in Sterling.
Mrs. Vangas was born Feb. 22, 1936, to Curtis and Margie Holegate in Portland, Ore., where she graduated from high school. She moved to Alaska in 1960 and lived in Anchorage, Glennallen and Ketchikan. Mrs. Vangas worked for the Black Angus Restaurant in Anchorage in 1972 for many years until moving to Glennallen where she lived for five years. After retiring in 1997, she moved to Sterling.
Mrs. Vangas was preceded in death by her mother; and stepfather, Howard Huntington.
She is survived by her daughter, Betty Kennedy of Fallon, Nev.; sons, Travis Dobson of Redmon, Ore., Curtis, Dale, David and Lorence Dobson of Sterling; grandchildren, Angela, Virginia, Jeremiah, Sabrina, C.J., Trisha, Jason, Courtney, Jennifer, Daniel, Donna, Davis, Donald, Bonnie Jean, Felecia, Rosalyn and Taylor; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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