Yewell Rix Stubblefield
Longtime Soldotna resident Yewell Rix Stubblefield died Dec. 12, 2006, at Sun West Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility in Sun Lakes, Ariz. He was 85.
A military service was held Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, in Phoenix, Ariz. His internment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. His ashes will be spread in Michigan and Alaska.
Mr. Stubblefield was born Dec. 30, 1920, in New Concord, Ken. He served in World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He and his wife, Flossie, homesteaded south of Soldotna in 1957, moving up from Taylor, Mich.
He had several businesses on the Kenai Peninsula during his 30 years of residency. He farmed “Yewell’s Jewels” potatoes, owned and operated the Soldotna Texaco and started Peninsula Aggregate in 1967. He later added Glacier Concrete. He retired in 1982 and began spending winters in Missouri and then Arizona.
Mr. Stubblefield was preceded in death by his wife.
He is survived by his children, Margo Wheaton and Tamara DiCarlo of Arizona, Jewell Gautham of Oregon, John Stubblefield of Soldotna, Gayle Barrett of California and Mary Marok of Anchorage; 14 grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Regency Mortuary of Sun City, Ariz.
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