Glen Graham, 75, Chugiak, Alaska
Published 8:52 am Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Chugiak, Alaska, resident, Mr. Glen R. Graham, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at his home in Chugiak from complications of pancreatic cancer.
A celebration of Glen’s life will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, 2100 Boniface Parkway in Anchorage. The Rev. Brandt Hoffman will officiate. Glen’s ashes will be scattered at his favorite place at a later date.
Glen was born Dec. 2, 1936, to Harry and Grace (Erickson) Graham in Albert Lea. He entered into the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served until retiring and being honorably discharged Nov. 30, 1975. Glen had received a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and had worked as an accountant for the USAF, owned and operated Professional Management Services Inc. and worked for the state of Alaska as an auditor. He had moved to Anchorage in 1961 until 2008 when he built a home for his family in Chugiak. Glen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Anchorage and had participated in the Lutheran Engaged Encounter and Marriage Encounter. He was a member of the Alaska Sports Car Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, reading, car racing, snowmachining, skiing, singing, commercial halibut fishing and building things; he had an expert’s skill with all things motorized cars, boats and airplanes.
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“Glen was the most honest man I ever met,” noted a family friend.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda L. Graham of Chugiak, Alaska; daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Mark Coburn of Chugiak; son and daughter in-law Daniel and Gina Graham of Fairbanks, Alaska; son Mark A. Graham of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Matthew and Kristianna Coburn both of Chugiak; brother and sister in-law Chuck and Marsha Graham of Anchor Point, Alaska; and sister and brother in-law Glenda and Donald Batt of Hartland.
Flowers and memorial contributions in Glen’s memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 2100 Boniface Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99504 or to the American Cancer Society, 3851 Piper St., Suite U240, Anchorage, AK 99508.
Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Please visit Glen’s obituary and online guestbook at www.AlaskanFuneral.com.