Anchorage resident Mary Caroline Dalton died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, surrounded by her family and friends. She was 46.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Anchorage. A potluck will follow the services.
Her wishes were to be cremated and returned to Circle where her family still lives.
She had a challenging life and accomplished her career goals by the age of 34. All of her positions involved working with youth. She was employed by the North Slope Borough School District, Alaska Federation of Natives and Cook Inlet Native Association.
She and her husband, Alonzo, met in 1978, and were together since, They traveled and enjoyed each other and then were blessed with twins. They lived on the Kenai Peninsula during the 1990s.
"Mary appreciated all of her daughters' talents, being that they are all unique and very special.
"Mary also enjoyed being creative, taking pictures, collecting rainbows and lambs, reading, camping and fishing. She often said that the days are too short, not enough time to do all that she wanted to do," her family said.
She was working on an autobiography. She and her husband's family is extensive, and it was a challenge to locate and update all the family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Sarah Crow Dalton, and sister, Sharon.
She is survived by three daughters, Sarah Dick of Lime Village, Dulcie and Marcha Rivers, both of Anchorage; sisters, Verley Dalton of Hawaii and Elizabeth Dalton of Soldotna and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, an educational fund for daughters Marcha and Dulcie has been established. Savings accounts have been set up for them at National Bank of Alaska.
Arrangements were made by Anchorage Funeral Home.
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