Gene Pagh passed away peacefully at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital March 29, 2012.
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Gene was born in Hillsboro, Ore., May 22, 1937, to George and Peggy Pagh. He served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist on the USS Randolph, with an honorable discharge in 1957.
He married Delores (Dody) on Feb. 3, 1959. They were married 53 years and had three children.
Gene had his own logging business in Oregon, where he worked until 1974 when he moved to Alaska, then worked for Alaska Airlines until he retired in August 2002. He lived in the home he built with his wife until his passing.
Gene was a happy man with many hobbies and lived every moment of his life trying to make things better for his family, whom he loved very much.
He is survived by his wife, Dody; daughter, Kathy Lambert; and granddaughters, Courtney Lambert and Gena Pagh.
Gene was preceded in death by his mother and father; his sister, Rosie; and his sons, Gary and Doug Pagh. He will be missed by his family and many friends he made over the years.
A celebration of life will be arranged by his family and held at a later time in the year.
The family would like to say thank you to all of the doctors and staff at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for making Gene's last days as comfortable as possible and accommodating the family with so much kindness.
His final arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Published in Daily News-Miner on Apr. 3, 2012