Myrtle Vivian (Hughes) Jorgensen (1934 - 2017)

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Myrtle Vivian Jorgensen (Hughes) passed away peacefully January 24, 2017 due to pneumonia complications. Myrtle was born February 16, 1934 in Juneau, AK to her mother Katheryn Annin-off . Due to circumstances, she was raised in The Johnson's Childrens Home in Juneau, Alaska by Lyle and "Aunty" Johnson. Myrtle met Albert Jorgensen at a children's home function, and were married July 10, 1961. They had three children, Albert, Roger and Kamilla. The family moved to the Mat-Su Valley in the early '70s and built their family home. Albert and Myrtle designed their home to be very tall, with Al always saying they'd get to heaven quicker if they ran to the top during the rapture. Myrtle was an excellent baker and cook. She was known for being the baker at Little Beaver Lake Camp for many years, always having fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, and goodies. Many summers were spent there, it was a great time with family, friends and the Lord.
Myrtle is survived by her sister, Shirley Stearns (Gary), sister-in-law Jeanne Hughes, son Albert Jorgensen (Evelyn) and daughter Kamilla Diamond (Ernest), grandchildren Jamie (Alan) Wilby, Angela (Zackary) English, Richard Powell III, Sondra Powell, Sarah Diamond, and Jesse Diamond, great grandchildren Emilee Christenson, Gage and Jaikeb Wilby, Kahri and Lukas English, Gabriel McCasland, Jace Diamond, Dallas Bailey, Nevaeh Diamond, and Emry and Kinsey Hanson and an extensive family.
Myrtle is preceeded in death by her parents, her husband Albert, her son Roger, and her brothers Stanley, Frank, Roscoe, and Edward Hughes.
The memorial service for Myrtle will be Saturday February 11 at 2 pm at Matanuska Assembly of God, 865 W Auklet Ave in Palmer, AK. (907) 745-2540
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 5 to Mar. 4, 2017