|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1904|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1995|
Anchorage Daily News June 27, 1995
Longtime Alaskan Ada ''Stada'' Charlton, 90, died June 14, 1995, in Portland, Ore.
Ms. Charlton was born Dec. 30, 1904, in Glenwood Springs, Colo., to Bill and Rebecca Jack. She received bachelors' degrees in journalism and art, and master's degrees in history and education. In retirement, she attended the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she took courses into her 80s. She came to Alaska in the summer of 1945 and worked as a cook for the Alaska Railroad. She then taught for more than 30 years in schools throughout Alaska, including Healy, Fairbanks, Sitka, Bethel, Yakutat, the Pribilof Islands, Seldovia and Nome. In recent years, she was known to Anchorage residents for walking several miles every day in brightly colored clothing and ski poles along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. Her family and friends remember Ms. Charlton as an open-minded and nonjudgmental person, who, in the words of her daughter, Jolie, ''always encouraged you to do whatever you wanted to do.'' She inspired countless friends to take risks to achieve their dreams, though she never told others what to do. She loved the color purple, the coastal trail, flowers, trees of all kinds, Bishop's Attic, Tony Knowles, Jay Hammond, children and, above all, Alaska's beauty, which she supported protecting. She was a world traveler. Her life was also a journey of spiritual growth, and she was always inquisitive of the many paths leading to enlightenment and personal change. She was a member of the Unity Church and a student of Edgar Cayce's philosophy. She is preceded in death by a son, Jack Tucker.
She is survived by daughter Jolie Haste; son and daughter-in-law Bob and Pam Schrivner, and grandson Alexander Schrivner of N.D.; sister-in-law Jean Stahl; niece Barbara Gardner; nephew Bill Jack of Calif.; and special friends Linda Ott of Portland, Ore., and Kevin Harun and Mike Coumbe of Anchorage. Remembrances of her life may be sent to Jolie Haste, Rt. 2, Oxford, Iowa, 52322. Her ashes were scattered along the coastal trail.
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered along the coastal trail
Created by: Nancy K
Record added: Apr 24, 2008
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