Longtime Sterling resident Vannoy "Doc" Clifford Cason died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. He was 83.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai City Cemetery. Pastor Mitch Glover will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dustin Schreiber, Dennis Smith, Gary Muller, Andrew Smith, Lonnie McMilin and Luke Krueger.
Mr. Cason was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Norwood, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1941 to June 1945 in the Pacific Theater. He received four bronze battle stars.
He moved to Alaska in 1978 after retiring from Safeway in Bozeman, Mont.
Mr. Cason enjoyed fishing and being with grandchildren and family.
"He will always be in our hearts. He was a loving, giving man; a very brave man. His love for animals, he passed on to his family. He had a great sense of humor. He was a great cook and a wonderful baker. He will never be forgotten," his family said.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ramona; daughter, Lila Darlene; parents, Richard and Eliza Jane; and sisters, Joyce and Opal.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Dennis Smith and Karlene and Gary Muller, all of Sterling; grandchildren, Shelly, Jess, Lisa, Dustin, Andrew and Laura; great-grandson, Korban; nieces, Shirley and Bonnie Jean; and nephew, Sherman.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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