Jack Edwin Gould passed away April 22, 2013, of natural causes at his Juneau home. He was born in Juneau on September 29, 1935, to Jack and Jeanette Gould at St. Ann's Hospital. He was a lifelong Juneau resident who was an avid mechanic and downhill skier. He was a natural at playing the piano even though he never received lessons. After graduating from Juneau High School he spent a year as a ski instructor in Sun Valley, Utah.
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He worked building the pipe line on the North Slope and later worked for Hildre Sand and Gravel, the Porta Shop and later owned Jack Gould Mechanical where he serviced many friends and family owned vehicles. He
was a member of the Operators Union 302 and was a skilled crane operator. He married Bette Pearl. They enjoyed spending endless hours fishing on the back side of Portland Island.
He is preceded in death by his wife Bette Pearl, parents Jack and Jeanette Gould, grandparents Anna and Peter Hildre, Uncles Arnold and Edwin Hildre. He is survived by his daughter Janna Marshall (Jon), son Roy Gould (Stacy), son Steve Gould (Massie), uncle Harvey Hildre (Loretta), brother Alan Gould (Carol), sister Lois Belardi (Rudy), seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 27th from 1-4 pm at the Moose Lodge in Juneau. His family welcomes his friends to attend.
Published in The Juneau Empire on Apr. 26, 2013