Gerald Levi McQueen (1956 - 2018)

Obituary
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Gerald Levi McQueen was born April 1, 1956, April Fool's Day. He delighted in saying "I may be a fool but I know the truth!" This was because Mac reclaimed his live birth status of American National, an act that gave him great delight.

"Mac ws a teacher, not in schools but in life. He was tolerant and patient and he touched many lives with his teaching. he was a father figure to many and cared deeply for all those he taught, including nieces, nephews and countless friends. He never failed to express his love and care. He was accepting of all people and adept at teaching truths about what was going on in the world. He helped people feel empowered to go out and make a difference. Those who knew him well benefited from not only his teaching but from his listening ear ... he taught and listened in equal measure. he was always there as a sounding board, confidant and mentor. Mac was a Master craftsman, lending his detailed eye for beauty to all he touched and created. He worked from the heart with all who encountered him, offering generosity of time, resources and love. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved the people of Alaska.

Mac passed away on April 15, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. he was preceded in death by his beloved father, Gerald Levi McQueen. Mac leaves behind his beloved life partner of 30 years, Patricia Mann and her son Donald Hallstead of Kasilof, Alaska. He also leaves behind his mother, Mary Kathryn McQueen, formerly of Safford, Arizona, siblings Theresa Welker of Mesa, Arizona, David McQueen of Colorado Springs and Lorrie (Fred) Ines, also formerly of Safford, Arizona.

Fare thee well, Mac, until we meet again. Alaska and the world are better for having had you in it! A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on June 23, 2018 at his home in Kasilof at 28705 Old Setnetter Drive, in Alaska. Condolences may be sent to Patricia Mann at P.O. Box 1183, Kasilof, Alaska, 99610.
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 16, 2018