Nikiski resident Margaret Vivian Wolfe died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 76.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at her daughter Bonita Quale's home, 47710 Interlake Drive in Nikiski. Her remains will be scattered at Turnagain Arm at a later date.
Mrs. Wolfe was born Sept. 16, 1924, in North Bend, Wash., where she was raised and educated. In 1984, she moved to Nikiski where she worked hard raising her large family. Mrs. Wolfe had retired formally when she moved to Alaska, but she continued work outside of the home in the food service industry and later began working in property management. She enjoyed collecting angels of all shapes and sizes, listening to country music played by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Donna Jean, and playing bingo, especially when she won, according to her family.
"Mama was a strong and true partner to Dad for 48 years. She raised us firmly and knew the importance of adding humor especially in the difficult times. God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be, so He closed His arms around you and whispered, 'come to me.' You didn't deserve what you went through and so He gave you rest. God's garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. And when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you back to suffer that again," the family wrote.
Mrs. Wolfe is survived by her husband of 48 years, John Wolfe, of Nikiski; sons and daughters-in-law Lonnie and Sharon Osborne, of Portland, Ore., Jack and Shirley Osborne, of Portland, Ore., and John Jr. and Melanie Wolfe, of Nikiski; daughter, Darlene Nealey, of Chesaw, Wash.; daughters and sons-in-law Bonita and Carl Quale, of Nikiski and Glenna and Billy Moore; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, 35477 Kenai Spur Highway, Suite 214, Soldotna, AK, 99669.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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