Karrie Ferrell (1947 - 2018)

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Funeral services for Karrie Aprill-Lytle-Ferrell, 70, will be on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at 2 p.m., with a Visitation from noon to service time, at Valley Funeral Home, 151 East Herning Avenue in Wasilla, Alaska, with Rev. William Hamilton officiating.
Karrie was born on April 23, 1947, in Wiesbaden, Germany, to Stanley Standafer and Katharina Anna Schwarz-Standafer. She came to Alaska as a young teenager and spent all of her life here, except from 1974 to 1982, when she lived in Burwell, Taylor and Sargent, Neb. She lived and worked in Palmer until 1990, when she moved to Anchorage, Alaska.
She worked as a cook, bartender and waitress for several restaurants in the Mat-Su Valley, including the Bounty and Valley Hotel. She was a nutritionist and cook at Valley Hospital until she was injured in about 1985. She was retrained and was a secretary at Kehl's Palmer Mortuary for several years. She then was Executive to the President of Northern Television. After Northern Television was sold, she then worked for Alaska Children's Services in Human Resources. She had to retire due to poor health in 2004. She kept herself busy by giving her grandchildren words of wisdom.
She loved to cook and bake. She was on a bowling league for many years. She helped many of the youth in Palmer over the years.
She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Ferrell of Anchorage; three sons, Carl Aprill of Wasilla, Randy Lytle of Palmer and Rick Lytle of Norfolk, Neb.; two daughters and son-in-law, Kandy Lytle of Lincoln, Neb., and Kelcey and Gene Timperley of Lynch, Neb.; one stepdaughter and son-in-law, Elesha and Alvin Ancheta of Anchorage; two sisters and brother-in-law, Doris Sullivan-Huck and Bob Huck of Concord, N.C., and Barbara Lawrence of Fairbanks, Alaska; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that Memorial Contributions be directed to AK SPCA Clinic, 3710 Woodland Drive Suite 1200, Anchorage, AK 99517; or Friends of Pets, P.O. Box 240981, Anchorage, AK 99524-0981; or any .
Full obituary will be posted on Valley Funeral Homes Web site and also at www.bobferrell.com.
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Valley Funeral Home & Crematory
151 East Herning Avenue
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 373-3344
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 30 to Jan. 31, 2018
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