Amy R. Paris (1939 - 2016)

Obituary
  • "Our deepest condolences to Amy's family. We cherish many..."
    - Milton & Bessie Sifford
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Philip Eben
  • "Amy I will miss our talks when you would call about your..."
    - Nan McNurlen
  • "Love you auntie aim.. I'll miss your kisses and nukus been..."
    - Jennuhbabe Meyer
  • "Amy helped care for my sister, Virginia Rae Takak Vaughan,..."
    - Katherine Arca

Amy Ruth (Eben) Paris returned to her Heavenly home on May 30, 2016, after dying peacefully in her sleep in Fairbanks, Alaska, at the age of 76. She will be dearly missed by her loved ones, who celebrate the fact that she is at peace with her husband, Gene, and above all, her Creator. Amy was blessed with a large and loving family. She is survived by her children, Ronnie and Karen; her grandchildren, Jody, Steven, Jonathon, Amy and Alex; her great-grandchildren, Xander, Reina and Kaleb; and her siblings, Lorraine, Tiny, Lucy and Willie. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gene; her parents, Wayne and Sarah Eben; and her older brother, Clyde. Amy was born on Sept. 21, 1939, in White Mountain, Alaska, to Wayne and Sarah Eben. She moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in the 1960s, where she met and married her husband, Gene. Her children and grandchildren remember her as a kind and loving mother and grandmother who encouraged them to always be kind and respectful to everyone you meet in life. Amy was an accomplished seamstress at Nordstrom for many years and also worked as a teacher of the Native Arts in various schools in Anchorage. She loved to crochet and do bead work and believed in preserving native values and traditions. A memorial is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016, in the lobby area of First Covenant Church at, 12:30 p.m., with a potluck reception to follow. Please feel free to bring a dish of your choice. Her ashes will be buried with her husband at Fort Richardson, Alaska, following the reception. Vincent Eben will officiate the memorial. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Amy's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in her name to Alaska USA Federal Credit Union account number 243950.
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First Covenant Church
1145 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on June 7, 2016