Vera Mae Fort (1927 - 2017)

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Verna Mae Fort was born in Hollis, Okla., on July 2, 1927, and passed away, at the age of 90, in Seattle, Wash., on July 8, 2017. Verna was predeceased by her husband, El Ray Fort; and her daughter, Denise Fort.
Verna is survived by her son, Greg Fort of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Saylor and Piper Fort of Seattle; her sister, Carolyn Nall of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and a cousin, Max Hodel of Anchorage, Alaska.
Verna and her husband moved to Anchorage from New Mexico, in 1951, and resided here until 1984, at which time she moved to Seattle. Both of her children were born here.
Verna worked in the travel industry in Anchorage for many years and made many life-long friends. She had a gregarious nature and related to many friends in Anchorage, returning for visits regularly until constrained by failing health.
Interment will be in the Anchorage Memorial Cemetery. A graveside service and committal is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on July 26, 2017