Kathryn Crocker (1946 - 2015)

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  • "I grew up with Kathy in the Magnolia neighborhood in..."
    - Barbara James-Tupper
  • "So sorry for your loss, Butch."
    - Doug Pope
  • "I am missing my sister Kathy, more each day, but I am also..."
    - Al Young
  • "Butch-Joe and I are sorry to hear of your loss. Your wife..."
  • "Butch: Sorry to hear about Kathy. I know you will miss..."
    - Jesse Bell

Kathryn Crocker, 69, passed away on June 26, 2015, at her home in Anchorage, Alaska, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on June 12, 1946, in Seattle, Wash. Kathryn graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle and worked for The Bridal Shop and IBM Service Bureau. After moving to Alaska in 1975, she worked for Werner Travel and Gary King Alaska Experience Travel as a bookkeeper, agent and manager for 23 years. Kathryn also worked at Routh Crabtree APC as Office Administrator for 10 years. Kathy met her husband, Eugene "Butch" Crocker, while he was visiting a friend in Seattle and they were married on April 11, 1975. Living in Anchorage, their early years were spent vacationing at the family cabin on Crocker Island at Big Lake. An avid gardener, Kathy loved to attend gardening events in Anchorage and the surrounding areas. She was also a gifted photographer, her images winning awards in local shows. Kathy was a huge Seattle Seahawks and Mariners fan and went out of her way to listen or watch them whenever possible. She and her husband spent many years traveling. One of her favorite places was Denali National Park, camping, hiking and capturing wildlife with her camera. They enjoyed visiting friends in Kantishna at the end of the Park Road. Winter months were spent at many of their favorite locations, Hanalei on the North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii; Danzante, south of the town of Loreto, Baja Peninsula; and Majahuitas, south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, one hour by panga boat. In her travels, Kathy's favorite country was Kenya, visited twice. Her favorite cities were Hong Kong and Sydney, Australia. Kathy was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and sister-in-law, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all as she is remembered often and lovingly for her laughter, sparkling blue eyes and her grace. We were blessed for the time we had with her. Kathryn is proceeded in death by her father, Herb Young, and survived by her husband, Eugene "Butch" Crocker of Anchorage, Alaska; mother, Keitha Young of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Barbara Boohm of Chehlis, Wash.; brother, Alan Young of Stanwood, Wash.; brother, Mark Young of Seattle; sisters-in-law, Arlene Bennett and Linda White, both of Anchorage; and numerous nieces and nephews. As per Kathy's wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes will be scattered in several locations special to her. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. The family wishes to express their gratitude for those who cared for Kathy, the Alaska Women's Cancer Care, Katmai Oncology Group and Providence Hospice. Arrangements are through Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Please visit www.janssenfunerhomes.com and share your memories and thoughts of Kathryn.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on June 30, 2015