Clara ‘Elaine’ Stanley


Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2006


  Clara 'Elaine' Stanley

Clara 'Elaine' Stanley

Lifelong Alaskan and Nikiski resident Clara “Elaine” Stanley died Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, at her home on her 30th wedding anniversary, after a long illness. She was 56.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Nikiski New Hope Christian Fellowship in Nikiski. Pastor Henry Haney will officiate. A memorial potluck will follow the services at the church.

Mrs. Stanley was born July 22, 1950, to Fred and Vera Roehl in Anchorage. She studied and received her GED in 1977. Mrs. Stanley worked as a commercial drift fisherman in Bristol Bay and was a teacher’s aide in Newhalen for 10 years until she moved to Anchorage, where she worked as a long distance operator.

In 1981 she moved to Nikiski, where she has lived for the last 25 years. She also worked as a driver-secretary for the Cook Inlet Native Association Youth Group in Kenai.

“Elaine believed that she was going to meet Jesus, and see all her dear loved ones that went before her. She was a loving and caring mother and wife. Her love reached further than just her family, but to everyone around her, she will be missed by all,” her family said.

Mrs. Stanley was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Anna Roehl; brothers, Allen, Bobby, Henry and Willis Roehl; and sister, Esther Sheratine.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Kris Stanley of Nikiski; sons, Gareth and Gordon Stanley of Nikiski; daughter, C.C. Vanderpool; sister, Betty Alsworth of Anchorage; brother, Hans Roehl Sr. of Bethel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Linda Roehl of Anchorage and Floyd and Pauline Roehl of Eek; and granddaughter, Macy Erin Stanley of Nikiski.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.

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