Leif Strand

Obit:Sunday, August 20, 1967

End of the Trail

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A past president of Anchorage Pioneer Igloo No. 15, Leif Strand died at Boseburg, Oregon on August 20. Born in Norway, Strand had resided in Anchorage since 1920. He was 80 at the time of his death. Retiring from the Alaska Railroad as a bridge and building inspector in 1949, Strand was a past commander of the Jack Henry Post of the American Legion. He had also served on the Anchorage City Council.

Surviving are the widow, a son, Leif, and a daughter, Mrs. Sigrid Bryant, all of Anchorage. Interment was in the Veteran's Cemetery in Roseburg,� [Nov1965]Mrs. Gladys J. Stiver, 51 died at her Anchorage home on August 10. A 25-year resident of Alaska, Mrs. Stiver founded and operated the Anchorage Welcome Service. As former executive director of the Alaska Heart Association, she traveled throughout 'the state. A lieutenant colonel in the Civil Air Patrol, Mrs. Stiver assisted her husband, the late Harry Stiver, former CAP Wing commander, in enlarging the CAP activities throughout Alaska. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. David Hardy of Anchorage. Funeral services were conducted at the First Presbyterian Church in Anchorage with burial in Forest Lawn.� [Nov1967]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Nov 1967

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