Nathan Dale Bagley of the Soldotna, Kenai and Homer area passed away Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his winter home in Mesa, Ariz. after a 10 year battle with cancer. His wife Carolyn was at his side.
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Per Nathan's wishes, there will not be a memorial or funeral, but the family will be having an open house at Richard Bagley's house at 2865 Watergate (VIP Subdivision) on Sunday Dec. 8. Stop by anytime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., to visit with the family. Contact Dale at (907) 398-1865 for more information or directions.
Nathan was born in Sheridan, Wyo. Nov. 21, 1940, and moved to Alaska with his family when he was two years old. They lived in Anchorage for 10 years and in 1952 moved to Soldotna when his father took a job with the Alaska Road Commission building the Sterling Highway.
He was a school teacher and taught mostly at Soldotna Middle school teaching Science and Alaska History. Nathan and Carolyn retired in the mid 80's and they lived in remote spots around Alaska including Healy and Amook Island, Kodiak, however their favorite location was Bagley Cove/China Poot Bay across from Homer.
Nathan was an extraordinary outdoorsman and was respected for his knowledge of hunting, fishing, trapping and gold panning. In the 70s and early 80s there was an annual fall moose hunting camp at Hidden Lake with many friends and family members in attendance. Nathan had many close calls and exciting stories about his adventures around Alaska.
Nathan is preceded in death by his father (Nathan Russell Bagley) his mother (Mildred Bagley) and older Brother (Russell Jay Bagley).
Nathan is survived by his wife Carolyn Bagley and first wife Judy McKinley with their four children Dale Bagley (wife Debbie), Doris Peterson, Richard Bagley (wife Gretchen), and Diane DuPerron (husband Neal). The grandchildren are Katrina Peterson, Tristan Peterson, Jamie Bagley, Trevor Bagley, Josh DuPerron, and Jackson DuPerron. He is also survived by his sister Mary Louise Combs and her family as well has his brother's wife Thera Bagley and their family.
In lieu of flowers or donations please make a contribution to any organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.
Arrangements were made by Angel Cremation and Burial in Mesa, Ariz.
Angel's Cremation & Burial
422 W. McLellan
Mesa, AZ 85201
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on Dec. 3, 2013