Doris June Oglesby


Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007



Longtime Soldotna resident Doris June Oglesby died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Family Church of God, which meets at St. Francis By the Sea Episcopal Church, 110 S. Spruce St., Kenai. Pastor Jack Evans will officiate. She will be buried with her husband Dewey Oglesby at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.

Light refreshments will be provided immediately following services.

Mrs. Oglesby was born March 7, 1923, in Kirksville, Mo.

"She had a pioneering spirit. As a young woman she moved to Hawaii, where she attended culinary school and worked as a professional chef," her family said.

In 1977 she moved to Alaska and married Dewey J. "Dude" Oglesby. The couple settled in Soldotna where she spent time gardening. Mrs. Oglesby sewed often and made sleeping bags for the homeless.

She also enjoyed canning fish and making jelly for her friends at Heritage Place.

Mrs. Oglesby was a member of the Family Church of God in Kenai.

"She had a great love for the Lord, all of His little children and all of her church family. She was devoted to the Lord and treasured her Bible studies. Doris enjoyed quilting, reading and gardening. She will be missed by many. May her desire to help the people in need live on through the people she loved for years to come," her friends said.

Mrs. Oglesby was preceded in death by her husband; mother, Lena Gudat; and brother, Dale Carlyle.

She is survived by her daughter, Kay Zibolsky of Appleton, Wis.; sister, Donna Powell of Missouri; and brother, Donald Carlyle of Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Mrs. Oglesby's memory to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, 33955 Community College Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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