Carol Moriarty (1952 - 2017)

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Lifelong Alaska resident Carol Moriarty passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Carol was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on Dec. 3, 1952, to John and Jacqueline Moriarty. She was an Anchorage girl her whole life, and loved and appreciated what being a true Alaskan is all about. She was an avid fisherman who enjoyed fishing the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula.
Carol was Managing Editor of the Anchorage Daily Times in the late 1980s. In her 18 years at the Times, she worked her way up from the lowliest of positions - that of proofreader of the classifieds - to the top of the editorial staff. She made a major life change in the early 1990s, when she decided to return to school and obtain a nursing degree. She graduated cum laude with additional honors, in 1995, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a nurse for many years until her retirement.
Carol was a talented quilter and a generous crocheter who donated many of her creations to help those less fortunate stay warm through the cold Anchorage winters.
Carol is survived by her son, Bennett John Lapham (BJ); her sister, Denise Moriarty; her nephew, Zenith Kleine; and niece, Kelsey Kleine; her uncle, Garry Johnson; and her dear friend, Michael Runner. She was preceded in death by her parents.
No services were held, per her request.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2017