Soldotna resident Georgia Alberta Pasqua died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, from lung disease at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 84.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at the Funny River Community Lutheran Church, Mile 15 Funny River Road off of Rabbit Run Road. Pastor George Rakos and the Rev. Herb Graf will officiate. A gathering will immediately follow the services at the church. Her ashes will be scattered in the Kenai River at a later date.
Mrs. Pasqua was born Nov. 23, 1922 to Samuel and Georgia (Holly) Swesey in Tacoma, Wash. She was raised there and attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma. Mrs. Pasqua worked for Lamonts department store in Federal Way, Wash., until retiring in 1983. She moved to Sterling in 1996 and lived in the Kenai Keys area. Mrs. Pasqua later moved to Soldotna and became a founding member of the Funny River Community Lutheran Church. She was an avid reader, dog lover and flower expert.
"Mother was a gifted woman, who had the ability to light up the room with her stories and humor. Even during those last years of being shut in, she was still able to give her family and friends a great deal of joy. A woman of faith, she was at peace as she entered Jesus' arms," wrote the family.
Mrs. Pasqua was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Andrew Pasqua.
She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Deasy of Sterling; sons, Dennis Rakos of Spanaway, Wash., Andrew Rakos of Juneau, and George Rakos of Anchorage; granddaughters, Tracy Luckett of Olympia, Wash., Deborah Erickson of Juneau, Jahna Pollock of Anchorage, Karen Rakos of Anchorage, and Dana Rakos of Spanaway; grandsons, John Rakos of Portland, Ore., Richard Johnson of Seattle, and Robert Johnson of Milton-Freewater, Ore.; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Georgia's memory to the Funny River Community Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 2084, Soldotna, AK 99669, or to a charity of choice.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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