Pauline "Polly" Hathaway,77, passed peacefully to eternal sleep June 28, 2014, surrounded by family and friends at St. Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage.
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A service will be held at the Anchorage Friends Church, 2824 E. 18th Avenue, on July 3, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. with potluck to follow. Burial will be in Deering, AK, on Monday, July 7.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests an American Red Cross donation.
Polly was born to Margaret and James Moto, Sr., in Deering, on December 31, 1936. She graduated at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in 1957. She married James Hathaway on November 21, 1958 in Anchorage.
Polly had many interests, most notable was sewing and knitting for family and friends; subsisting for berries, masru, sourdock, hooligan and salmon. She retired from the US Postal Service and worked for Southcentral Foundation and Immediate Care. During Jim's Air Force career they resided in Anchorage, AK, Everett, WA; Dennison, TX, Panama Canal, Myrtle Beach, SC, then returned to Anchorage. Polly was a swim instructor and volunteered with the local American Red Cross at various stations. It was always her goal to ensure that those she dearly loved learned to swim. She was a dedicated member of Anchorage Friends Church where she was on the Ministry in Counsel. Her home was open to many people and she volunteered to provide rides when needed.
She is survived by her sisters, Alice Anderson, Edna (Bert) Foss, Betty, Shirley and brother Emerson Moto; children Bruce Hathaway (Molly Sheldon), Sheri (Dave) Humphries and Teri Hathaway (Willie Eben); grandchildren, Brandon Bahr, Renee Hathaway (Daniel Hertzler), Jennifer (Tony) Meyer, Dean, Nicholas, James, Matthew and Zachariah Humphries, Natasha and Christina Souza, Amanda Eben and Michaela (Michael) Lemas; great-grandchildren, Jeremiah, Brandon Jr, Jade, Daniel, Robert, Nevaeh, Anthony and Levi. She also left behind many nieces, nephews and friends. Polly had many pets during her adult lifetime and she ended with Nicky, who was her constant companion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings, George, James Jr.; the first Shirley Moto and Delores Barr; and grandson Joshua Humphries.
The family extends thanks to the staffs of Alaska Native Medical Center and St. Elias Specialty Hospital.
Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel
737 E. Street Anchorage, AK 99501
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from July 2 to July 3, 2014