Claude Shelby Epperson (1947 - 2012)

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Juneau resident, Claude Shelby Epperson, age 64, died on March 19th 2012
from complications resulting from ALS at the Seattle VA Hospital. Claude was born on June 3, 1947 in Juneau, Alaska. He attended school in Juneau through his freshman year in high school, he graduated from Adna High School, and completed Junior College in Centralia, Washington.

Joining the army in 1968, he served in Viet Nam for one year with the 101st Airborn as a Forward Artillery Surveyor. He was awarded three Army medals including the Bronze Star. He was discharged in 1970 returning back to Juneau, Alaska. Claude worked for many years in freight hauling and moving. He was retired for the last several years. Claude was an avid oil painter. His greatest love was fishing and hunting in Southeast, Alaska.

Claude was preceded in death by his mother and father Gwendolyn and Floyd Epperson and older brother Thomas. He is survived by his daughter, Elise and her husband Tom Crow; his son, Derrack; his niece, Sherry; nephew, Mikko, great nephews Seth Epperson and Cullen Corrigan and his twin brother, Dean and sister-in-law, Mary
Ann Epperson of Juneau.

A celebration of Claude's life will be held on Sunday April 1st at the Juneau
Moose Lodge at 4pm. Food and refreshments will be provided. In lieu of flowers, financial contributions can be made in his honor for his children Derrack and Elise.

Published in The Juneau Empire from Mar. 23 to Mar. 31, 2012
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