Kim Boyd Kuk (1953 - 2016)

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Loving son, brother, uncle, great-uncle and former Anchorage, Alaska, resident passed away, at the age of 62, on Feb. 2, 2016, in Mesa, Ariz., of cancer. Kim was born on June 14, 1953, in Beulah, N.D., and raised in Fort Pierre, S.D., where he graduated from Stanley County High School. After attending the School of Mines in Rapid City, S.D., he joined family in Anchorage. Kim was a dedicated engineer for the Alaska District Corp of Engineers for more than 30 years. He was a kind and gentle man who loved his family, animals, photography and travel, both national and international, mostly job related. He was a Master Gardener who loved growing all plants, with a special interest in raspberry cultivation. He prepared an in depth booklet on the subject and was a volunteer teacher for the Cooperative Extension Service for several years. Kim is preceded in death by his father, Earl William Kuk; and infant brother, Randy Earl Kuk; grandparents, Otto and Emma Kuk and William "Bill" and Clara Schmidt of Beulah, N.D. He is survived by his mother, Ardella "Dell" Kuk (Schmidt) of Anchorage; sisters, Carmen (husband Tom) Austad of Magnolia, Texas, and Roxanne Kuk of Anchorage; nieces, Krystal Vinson of Anchorage and Ryen (husband David) Park of Katy, Texas; great-nephews, Donald and Krystopher Vinson of Anchorage and Bradley and Cole Park of Katy, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Private services will be held at time of interment in Anchorage. Condolences can be mailed to Kuk Family, P.O. Box 231616, Anchorage, AK 99523. A Celebration of Life will be held in June for family and friends.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 10 to Mar. 13, 2016