Louis P. Reich (1946 - 2017)

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Louis Paul Uqpik Reich III, age 70, passed away on Jan. 12, 2017, in Anchorage, Alaska. Uqpik means "Snowy owl" in Inupiaq. Louis was born to Alaska Territorial Guard Veterans Norma and Louis P. Reich II in Kotzebue, Alaska. He attended grade school at Wrangell, Alaska, and Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska. After high school, Louis served in the United States Army in Vietnam. Louis enjoyed Yahtzee and visiting over coffee with his many relatives and friends. Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Norma and Louis Paul Reich II: and siblings, Mamie Ella, Charlie Reich (Mamie), Gretchen Petersen (Gary), Mamie Jorgensen (Trygve) and Helen OConnor. Louis is survived by brothers, Herman (Della), William (Maureen); and sisters, Maxine Spencer and Lizzie Davis (Robert). His gentle spirit will also be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends, including more than 50 nieces and nephews. A family gathering with military funeral honors was held on Jan. 14, 2017, at the Cremation Society of Alaska in Anchorage. The family thanks all who came despite short notice. Your love and presence was greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Life service for Louis will be held this summer in Kotzebue, Alaska, and his ashes will be scattered near the Noatak River, where he loved to spend time. In lieu of flowers or Memorial Donations, the family requests a moment of silence and quiet reflection. Rest in Peace, Bro. Psalms 15 and 23. St. Matthew 6:5-15
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Cremation Society of Alaska
7216 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99507
907-277-2777
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 22, 2017
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