Obituaries – March 13

Marjorie Joan Mangimelli, 90

Marjorie Joan Mangimelli

Longtime Homer resident, Mrs. Marjorie Joan Mangimelli, 90, died Saturday, March 2, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. Services will be held at South Peninsula Hospital on Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Marjorie was born July 2, 1922 in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Marjorie loved art, crocheting, knitting and loved attending and teaching bible studies. She was always known for her English accent and lady-like elegance.
During WWII, Marjorie married U.S. Military Officer, Jack Philip Mangimelli. Together, they raised two children and lived in numerous states and overseas in France. Marjorie became a born-again Christian in 1955 and lived her life to love and tell others about Jesus. She moved to Homer in 1992 to live near her daughter and family.
Since 1996, she was known as the “Critter Lady” at Friendship Terrace, where she crocheted and knitted critters and scarves that blessed children and adults, not only locally, but also around the world. In 2010, Marjorie became a resident at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her son, Jack Philip Mangimelli, Jr.; and sisters Elsie Phillips and Irene Butterworth. 
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn Charves and son in-law, Steve of Homer; granddaughter, Marie Poland and great-grandson, Alexander Bykov. 
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Crematory. Please visit Marjorie’s obituary and online guestbook at

Dorothy Marie Olson, 70

Dorothy Marie Olson

Dorothy Marie Olson

Homer and Anchorage resident Dorothy (Dori) Olson, 70, died January 25, 2013 suddenly at her vacation home in Tacna, Ariz. She was cremated by Yuma Mortuary and Crematory and her ashes returned with her husband to Alaska.
A celebration of Life will be held at Bay Shore Club House in Anchorage on March 16, 2013 at 1 p.m. with a potluck to follow. Dori was born May 10, 1942 in Lucan, Minn. to Henry and Francis Baune. She graduated from Milroy High School in 1960. Shortly after graduation she moved to Minneapolis where she met and married her husband of 46 years, James M. Olson.
In 1969 she moved to Anchorage and fell in love with the state. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, fishing and hunting and in 1989 got a rare chance to harvest a buffalo in Delta Junction. She retired from the United States Post office in 2007, after 33 years of service. She started at the Anchorage Airport post office and transferred to the Spenard Post Office where she worked until 1981. After moving to Minnesota for a year her husband and she decided that Alaska was truly their home and moved back and took up residence in Homer in 1982. After she retired; she shared time between houses in Anchorage, Homer and her vacation home in Tacna, Ariz.
She is preceded in death by her mother and father Henry and Francis
Baune and brother James Baune. Her family remembers that she had a great love of family and friends, a quick smile and a great laugh. She was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is survived by her husband James Olson, daughters Lisa Wright of Anchorage and Heather Mahoney of Wasilla and Stepson Bret Rathbun of Hawaii. Grandchildren; Jamie Mitchell, Jennifer Wright, Harry Mead Jr., Savanna Mahoney, James Wright, Becki Wright, Nancy Wright, Evan and Alex Rathbun. Great Grandchildren; Isaiah, Jayda, Braydon, Kaiden, Madison, Hailey and Zoey. Brothers and Sisters; Laverne Baune, Merlin Baune, Roman Baune, Phylis Holt, Arlene Van Heuveln and Betty Baune all of Minnesota.
She is gone but not forgotten, she will live in our hearts forever.

Thelma “Teena” Schnepel, 87

Thelma “Teena” Schnepel

Thelma “Teena” Schnepel

Homer resident Thelma M. “Teena” Schnepel, 87, died Monday, Mar. 11, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 15, at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery.
Thelma was born Jan. 13, 1926 in New York City and was a high school graduate. She moved to Homer in 2005 and was a housewife. 
“Teena was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother,” her family said. “She loved to roller skate, bowl, boat, drive and do crossword puzzles.”
In recent years, Teena enjoyed going on cruises, and trips to Las Vegas were always at the top of her “favorites” list. 
A hopeless romantic, she loved settling in to watch at least one good love story a day, which always brought a tear to her eye. Game shows were also among her favorites.  
After losing her son to cancer in 2005, Teena moved from Florida to Alaska to be close to her daughter. Together, they enjoyed frequent outings for shopping, lunches and bird-watching, as well as becoming travel buddies. 
Teena enjoyed Bingo on Wednesday nights and dinner with family and friends on Sunday nights. “We’ll all miss you mom,” her daughter said.
Teena was preceded in death by her husband, William Schnepel and son, William Schnepel.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Helene and Larry Herndon of Homer; granddaughter, Dawn Maurer of Kirkland, Wash.; grandson, Robert Greaves of Kent, Wash.; great-grandsons, Ty and Bode Maurer, both of Kirkland, Wash.; and sister, Marion Roller of Bergen, N.J.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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