ELIZABETH ANDREWS DUNCAN

AAFA #0366

1911–1997

 

 

 

DAILY NEWS

Anchorage, Anchorage Co., AK—9 April 1997

 

            Soldotna resident Elizabeth Andrews Duncan, 86, died April 4, 1997, at Central Peninsula Hospital.

            A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Kenai Christian Church in Kenai. Officiating will be the Rev. Robert DeVolld. Family and friends will gather May 10 for a graveside service to bury Mrs. Duncan’s cremated remains next to her husband and daughter in Alford (Family) Cemetery near Harrisburg [Linn Co.] and Halsey, Ore.

            She was born Jan. 9, 1911, in Bladen, Neb., the fifth of eight children. She married Lee H. Duncan Sept. 15, 1940. Both were recorded ministers of the Gospel in the Friends Church. In 1945 they moved to the Northwest, where they remained to raise their family. Mrs. Duncan taught elementary grades for many years in Canyon County, Idaho. When she retired, she and her husband lived in Sisters, Ore.

            Mrs. Duncan lived in Salem, Ore., until her husband’s death in 1983. She moved to Eugene, Ore., in 1984, then to Soldotna in 1993.

            Her family said: “Always teaching, always learning, her intense energy and love for people were evident in volunteer services in each of the communities in which she resided. She had a passion for quilt-making. A published writer, Elizabeth recently completed the story of her life. Friends and family will miss her intelligent, optimistic, vibrant character. She and her husband were strong advocates for Christian education.”

            She is survived by her daughters, Linda Winters of Soldotna, Judi Duncan of Seattle, and Ruth Elizabeth O’Sullivan of Irving, Texas; her son, Lee Duncan Jr. of Eugene; brothers, Alfred and Robert Andrews; and sister, Alta Miller; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Her husband of 43 years, Lee H. Duncan Sr., and her daughter, Norma Garrett, preceded her in death.

            The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Cook Inlet Academy, 46719 Kalifonsky-Beach Road, Soldotna 99669.

            Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapels.

 

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PENINSULA CLARION

Anchorage, Anchorage Co., AK—9 April 1997

 

            Soldotna resident Elizabeth Andrews Duncan died April 4, 1997, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. She was 86.

                        A Memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Kenai Christian Church, with Robert DeVolid officiating.

            Mrs. Duncan was born Jan. 9, 1911, at Bladen, Neb., the fifth of eight children. She married Lee H. Duncan Sept. 15, 1940; both were recorded ministers of the Gospel in the Friends Church. In 1945 they moved to the southwest where they remained to raise their family.

            Mrs. Duncan taught elementary grades for many years in Canyon County, Idaho. When she retired, she and Lee lived in Sisters, Ore., until his death in 1983. She lived in Salem and Eugene from 1984 until she ventured to Soldotna in 1993.

            Her family says, “Always teaching, always learning, her intense energy and love for people were evident in volunteer services in each of the communities in which she resided. She had a passion for quilt making. A published writer, Elizabeth recently completed her life story. Friends and family will miss her intelligent, optimistic, vibrant character. She and her husband were strong advocates for Christian education.

            Mrs. Duncan was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, and her daughter, Norma Garrett.

            She is survived by brothers Alfred and Robert Andrews, and sister, Alta Miller; daughters, Linda Winters of Soldotna, Judi Duncan of Seattle, and Ruth Elizabeth O’Sullivan of Irving, Texas; son Lee H. Duncan Jr. of Eugene; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

            Family and friends will gather May 10 for a graveside service to bury Mrs. Duncan’s cremated remains next to her husband and daughter in the Alford (Family) Cemetery on Highway 99E between Harrisburg and Halsey, Ore.

            The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Cook Inlet Academy, 46719 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna.

            Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth A. Duncan (SS# issued in ID), last residence Soldotna, Kenai Peninsula, AK.

            Her first name was Hester, but she never used it.

            Elizabeth co-authored a family history book: A Glance Back Over Our Shoulders; Pride in our Past-Faith in our Future From 1720-1984, Elizabeth Andrews Duncan and Karen EK Schultz, privately published.

            Her Alford lineage, from her great-grandmother: Chirena Isabelle 1812 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.