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Birth: May 21, 1910
Marysville
Cooke County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 2001
Aztec
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA

Anchorage Daily News April 17, 2001

VONDOLEE SHEPPARD PAGE died March 21, 2001, of cancer in Aztec, N.M. He was a 41-year resident of Alaska and a major contributor to the community of Wasilla. He was superintendent of the Mat-Su Borough School District from the mid 1960s to 1979. He was one of the earliest members of the Aurora Dog Mushers, which helped create the Wasilla- Knik Historical Society and the Mushers Hall of Fame. His second wife, Dorothy Page, served on the City Council for many years and as mayor of Wasilla. He and Dorothy co-founded the Iditarod Trail Race. He served as president for three years. He, along with a few others, kept the race alive in the early years and saw it through difficult times, his family wrote.

Mr. Page was born May 21, 1910, to Carl Monroe and Mary Lou Moon, in Marysville, Texas. The family soon moved to Pleasant Hill, N.M. He attended Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., before teaching school in Fort Sumner, N.M. There he met and married his first wife, Frances Mildred Page. He went on to teach in New Mexico for 16 years and served in administration for 14 years. In 1934, Mr. Page received his bachelor's degree in political science; and in 1949, a master's degree in school administration, both from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He also attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He went on to teach at UAF. He served in the infantry and the Corps of Engineers during World War II. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1970 as a colonel. Mr. Page was a 1971 winner of the Personalities of the West and Midwest and was featured in the 1971 edition of the same magazine. Gov. Egan gave him a Certificate of Merit for his contribution to Alaska on his retirement from the Mat-Su Borough. Mr. Page received many awards for his contributions to society. One of his most treasured accomplishments was the book he published on his genealogy, ''Pages in History.'' After retirement he spent many years traveling and compiling the history. His family wrote: ''He was a joyful, sincere and humorous man whose talents included music, the arts and writing. He is extremely missed.'' His daughter, Marie Ann Page of Clovis, N.M., and her five children survive Mr. Page

Furnished by Nancy K. 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl Monroe Page (1888 - 1983)
  Mary Lou Moon Page (1890 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Dorothy G. Page (1921 - 1989)
 
 Siblings:
  Vondolee Sheppard Page (1910 - 2001)
  Travis Morris Page (1911 - 1945)*
  Velma Leota Page Hicks (1913 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: COL US ARMY - Resided in Aztec, NM
 
Burial:
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: 6 0 2850
 
Maintained by: Michael C Lynn
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jan 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17577870
Vondolee Sheppard Page
Added by: Bear Hugs
 
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