Gil Marick, born April 23, 1937, died peacefully at home with Gretchen July 6, 2013.
Gil was memorable and indelible. He never met an animal he didn’t like and his life was too full to sum up in a paragraph.
Although he died in Kansas, Gil’s heart was always in Alaska.
The Anchor Point VFW will have a memorial and his ashes will be spread over his favorite hunting and fishing places. I — and all who knew him — will miss him so much.
Jack Warren Epperson, 91, of Homer passed away after a short illness at his home in Homer on July 9, 1013. Jack, born in Frontenac, Kan., spent his school days in New Raymer, Colo.
After serving as a P-51 pilot during WWII, he returned to Los Angeles, where he and wife, Mary, had two children: Dean and Terry.
In 1954, Jack moved his family to Alaska and homsteaded; first in the Ninilchik area and later, on Epperson Knob. Eventually, Jack and Mary had a home built on the hillside in Homer with a large yard and spectacular views of Kachemak Bay. One of Jack’s favorite pastimes was watching birds throughout the year; especially, the sandhill cranes that frequented the family property every summer — including the morning he passed away.
Jack was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mary and Allen Epperson, his brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Vivian Epperson, his brother Keith Epperson and his grandson, Shane Harrington.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mary Epperson of Homer, daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Stan Harrington of Anchor Point, son and daughter-in-law Dean and Cindy Epperson of Anchorage, grandchildren, Shanna Baxter and Heath Harrington of Anchor Point, Heidi McLay of Anchorage, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Per Jack’s wishes, no memorial services are planned. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Jack at Hospice of Homer at P.O. Box 4174 Homer, AK 99603.
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