Anchorage resident Glenn Bovey, Jr., 82, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Anchorage, Alaska on March 10, 2013.
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A memorial service will be held this summer. Dates are still pending.
Glenn was born in Waterloo, Iowa on December 15, 1930. He graduated high school in his home town and served in the Army which took him to Alaska in 1951. He was an avid basketball player in both high school and the Army. He ran the Field House at Fort Richardson and opened Bovey Trophies, a business he had with his wife for 35 years.
Glenn was a member of Moose and Elks Club and American Legion and was affiliated with St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Glenn enjoyed golfing, traveling, being a "snow bird" and living half of the year in Arizona spending time enjoying his grandchildren.
His family wrote, "We are missing our parents, but take comfort knowing that they are together. Theirs was an amazing love story."
Survivors include his daughter Cathy Cipriano of San Diego; son Brian Bovey of Anchorage; son-in-law Chris Cipriano of San Diego; daughter-in-law Sinnamon Bovey of Anchorage; grandchildren Carly Cipriano, Gary Moore and Braeden Bovey; sisters Sue Buss and Kim Foster of Iowa; sisters-in-law Marge Bovey of Anchorage and Joanne Bovey of Spokane, WA; and brother-in-law Richard Buss of Iowa.
He was preceded in death by Therese Ann Bovey his wife of 60 years who died just 4 months prior on November 16, 2012; they had dated since they were 12 years old; mother Bernice Baker; father Glenn Bovey, Sr.; and brothers Bruce, Don and Gordon Bovey all of Iowa.
Arrangements were with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in adn.com from May 5 to May 6, 2013