Mikki Kathleen McClain (2014 - 2014)

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Mikki Kathleen McClain was born in Darwin, Australia, on Aug. 29, 1972. She came home to the U.S. with her parents when she was 8 months old. Her early school years were in New Mexico, where her dad worked the oil fields. Mikki's childhood heroine was Nadia Comenici. Only a promise to enroll her in gymnastics kept her from launching herself from the roof of the family home in order to accomplish a triple flip. She went on to compete as a gymnast in Wyoming, New Mexico, Oregon and finally at Eagle River High School and Dimond High School in Alaska. She graduated from Dimond in 1990, and from the University of Alaska in 1998. As a child and early teen, Mikki loved spending time with her dad, who took her bow hunting and taught her to handle guns. One of her favorite excursions was a two-week canoe trip down the Red River from Denison, Texas, to Shreveport, La. Following the trip, Mikki was true to her vow to never again eat peanut butter. On another adventure with her dad she helped build an adobe house. Mikki was passionately loyal to her family and friends. A poor swimmer, she is credited with saving the life of her brother-in-law from a near drowning incident on Squirrel Creek some years ago. Mikki had just started a new job working produce at Muldoon Carrs on her last birthday and found supreme pride in her work and joy in her co-workers. Her tomatoes will miss her. Mikki was an active member of the Wiccan/Pagan community. She had one of the most complete collections of books on Wiccan and Pagan culture in the U.S. Her collection followed her via the housefire that took her life on Nov. 18, 2014. Mikki is survived by her parents, Dick McClain and Jane (Jo) McClain; her son, Micheal Ashley Williams; and daughter, Lamia Sidhe McClain. A memorial account named Mikki McClain Memorial has been set up at Wells Fargo, and to gofundme at www.gofundme.com/helpclanmcclain. Services will be held at the American Legion Post 28, located at 7001 Brayton Dr., at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Please bring your favorite memories and photos of Mikki. A dish to share if you wish is welcomed. Words of comfort may be left at www.alaskacremation.com.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 25, 2014