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 Kathryn Louise <I>Petty</I> Fiala

Kathryn Louise Petty Fiala

Death 10 Aug 1987 (aged 85)
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot H, 0, 2
Memorial ID 646017 · View Source
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Anchorage Daily News August 14, 1987

A private family burial for Kathryn L. Fiala, an active Anchorage volunteer worker, will be held this morning at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Mrs. Fiala, 85, died Aug. 10 at Providence Hospital. Born July 5, 1902, in Telaqua, Okla., she had lived in Alaska the past 30 years. In 1968, she was instrumental in the founding of the Alaska chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. In 1971 she was honored by the Susitna Business and Professional Womens Club during National Businesswomens Week, and was also appointed by Gov. William Egan as one of 18 representatives to the national White House conference on aging. In 1972 she was elected Woman of the Year in Anchorage. In 1976 Mayor George Sullivan appointed her to the senior citizens advisory commission to the municipality, and she also served as director of the information booth at Anchorage International Airport. In 1977 she was voted outstanding senior citizen by the Salvation Army. During her lifetime, she donated more than 4,400 hours as a nurses aide, 3,000 hours as a Gray Lady at veteran's hospitals, and over 500 hours assisting in disaster relief after the 1964 earthquake, and the 1967 Fairbanks flood. She leaves her husband, Joseph, of Anchorage; her son, Michael Dwyer of Fort Scott, Kan.; and her daughter, Patricia Bright of Midwest City, Okla. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1459, Anchorage, 99510. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 646017
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kathryn Louise Petty Fiala (5 Jul 1902–10 Aug 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 646017, citing Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .