Longtime Kasilof resident Judy Davalos died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. She was 67.
A private service was held by the family on Friday, Dec. 14, 2007 at the Peninsula Memorial Chapel, and a memorial potluck was held with her friends at J Bar B on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.
Judy was born on Aug. 10, 1940 in Ketchum, Idaho, spent her childhood in Canyon, Calif., and went to high school in Pleasant Hill, Calif. She married and raised four children in the San Francisco Bay area and Lake Tahoe, Calif. In 1986 she moved to Alaska and settled in Kasilof, where she lived the last 21 years.
She was known by her friends for coordinating fundraising benefits, card leagues, and for the collection of hats she wore. Though she lived apart from her family, she always remembered everyone's birthday and holidays with gifts and cards, and maintained close relationships by phone and letters. "She could always be counted upon to care about life's ups and downs...she will be very missed," said one family member.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Bertrand Miller, mother, Hattie Effland Miller, and sister, Bonnie Mason.
Judy is survived by her sons Jesse, Joey and John Davalos, daughter Juanita Davalos Lynch, grandchildren Kristina and Benjamin Davalos, sisters Rita Cooke and Lora Reeves, and brother Gary Miller.
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