Marc S. Nouchi, 47, passed away Nov. 8, 2012, in Delta Junction.
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He was born in Wailuku, Hawaii, on Sept. 21, 1965, to Hakaru and Miyoko Nouchi.
In 1983, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Honolulu, as well as various other stations in Europe and the United States. His military experience was in signals intelligence non-Morse interception. He was honorably discharged in 1992. Missing military service, he eventually joined the Alaska National Guard and served from 1998 until 2005.
After leaving military service he worked various jobs in the Lower 48 before becoming a police officer and moving to Kake. There he met the love of his life, Misty Hanson, who was at the beginning intimidated by his policeman's persona. She soon learned that he was actually a "big teddy bear" and followed him to Ketchikan where they were married in 1999.
In May 2000, their son, Aaron, was born. To Marc, the world revolved around his family. However, much to his family's dismay he couldn't seem to settle in one place. He worked as a police officer in Barrow, Cordova, Sand Point, Kake and Fort Greely. This continual moving, along with his love of fast cars finally came to a stop when Misty said "enough is enough," and Delta Junction became their home where Marc worked for the Office of Children's Services from 2009 to the present.
He is survived by his wife, Misty, and sons Aaron, Bryan, Adam and Curtis; his mother Miyoko Oga; sisters Truly (Russ) Streng, of Aubrey, Texas; Christy (Alan) Bradley, of Lolo, Mont.; brother Matthew Nouchi, of Irving, Texas; as well as various nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hakaru Nouchi, and brothers, Rory and Anson Nouchi.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Living Waters Assembly of God Church in Delta Junction. Burial will be in Honolulu, at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Nov. 28, 2012