James Lane

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Longtime Alaskan James M. Lane, 54, died Aug. 1, 2007, at Providence Alaska Medical Center surrounded by his loved ones.
A celebration of life and potluck will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 24 at the home of the Schaaf family, 5805 Miley Drive in Anchorage.
Jim was born June 7, 1953, in Rapid City, S.D.
He spent his youth in Indianapolis, Ind. In 1974, he moved to Fairbanks to join his two sisters. He was a member of the Laborers and Operators Unions during the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. In 1983, he moved to Anchorage, where he worked in a variety of positions, eventually finding happiness as the warehouse supervisor for Frontier Medical.
Jim enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing and barbecuing. He savored the Alaska summers.
His family wrote: "Jim will be remembered for his wit and wonderful sense of humor, as well as his compassion, love and patience. He truly never met a stranger. Jim was always 'that guy'; the guy that everyone else bragged about having as a friend, who could be counted on in any situation to lend a hand or go out of his way to assist others. Jim will be missed dearly by his family, co-workers and friends."
Jim is survived by his daughters, Danielle Nicole, 11, and Samantha Rose, 18; sister, Vicki Oman and husband Douglas; sister, Peggy Lane; brother, Greg Lane and wife Yvie; brothers, Bill Lane and Jim Hurst; and his mother, Mildred "Midge" Anderson; and many nieces and nephews. Jim will also be missed dearly by his close friends, the Schaafs, good friend Steve Koleszar; and last, but not least, his longtime friend, Gary Niece.
Arrangements were with Alaska Cremation Center.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 14, 2007