Molly Redman-Ahren

Obituary
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Longtime Alaskan Molly Elizabeth Redman-Ahren, 36, died Aug. 10, 2007, at her Anchorage home.
A memorial gathering will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 222643 Mirror Lake Drive in Chugiak.
Mrs. Redman-Ahren was born June 6, 1971, in Chelan, Wash., to Wendy and Bruce Redman. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
She moved to Alaska with her family in 1972. She lived in Fairbanks until 2000 and moved to Anchorage in 2001. She worked at Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union from 2001 until 2006, when she started working at AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union.
Her family wrote: "When Molly was 10, she started a business, 'Rent-a-Kid'. She secured neighborhood customers, lined up her friends as employees and handled 'being the boss' with talent and enthusiasm. Twenty-six years later, not much had changed.
"Molly cared deeply for people and she treated them well. In return, people cared deeply for her. She was the most loyal of friends and the most dedicated of mentors. Her gift was in seeing character and goodness and beauty even when others did not. She was appreciated as a friend, respected as a person, and admired as a leader.
"At home, Molly loved her family: her husband Anders, her parents, sisters and brothers and their families, her grandmother, and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. And also her dog, Oscar.
"She fished, hiked and traveled but was happiest with her family. She was a spectacular comet that sped too quickly through our sky. She will never be forgotten and will always be loved."
She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Wendy Redman and Ralph Gabrielli of Fairbanks; father, Bruce Redman of Anchorage; husband, Anders Ahren of Anchorage; stepdaughter, Alena Ahren of Seattle, Wash.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ahnya Redman and Patrick Tobin of Morgantown, W.Va., Jenna Redman of Vancouver, Wash., Jennifer Gabrielli and Jeff Steber of Temecula, Calif., and Staale Gronningsaeter of Norway; brothers and sisters-in-law, Adam and Jarret Redman of Vancouver, Ralph and Tonja Gabrielli of Portland, Ore., and Lena Gronningsaeter of Norway; nephew, Elliott Tobin of Morgantown; niece, Abbey Steber of Temecula; father-in-law, Kjell Ahren of Sweden; and grandmother, Greta Griffiths of Chelan.
In lieu of flowers her family suggests contributions to the University of Alaska Foundation for the Molly Redman-Ahren Scholarship Fund.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 14, 2007