Kenai resident, Mr. Stanley "Stan" Baggett, 68, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Nicholson's Assisted Living Home in Kenai, Alaska.
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Stan's immediate family plans to hold a small gathering to honor his life at a future date. Stan's Kenai people are planning a Celebration of Life/Potlatch from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 at the Municipal Park, 301 S. Forest Drive. For more information please call Marsi at 907-529-1167.
Born in Fresno, Calif., on Aug. 21, 1944 to Helen and Frederick (Dick) Baggett, Stan grew up in Bakersfield, Calif., graduating from South High School in 1963. He taught himself how to use the computer and reconnected with several high school classmates. He looked forward to email and phone conversations with all his friends, especially Mike McGee. In 1966 Stan graduated from Moler's Barber College and began barbering career in California and Alaska. He obtained his Instructor's license and taught briefly at the Victorian Academy in Wasilla and the Kenai Beauty School. In 1969 he followed his dream and joined his family in Fairbanks, Alaska, where his son Wesley was born. Stan returned to California in the early 70's but soon came back to Alaska, where he remained for the rest of his life. The majority of his later years were spent in the Kenai area where he lived a quiet life among close friends. In addition to barbering he spent several years driving cab for City Cab and Alaska Cab in Kenai and working at a fish processing plant in Nikiski and on the North Slope. Stan was a real people person, who, like his late father, could tell stories and recall memories till the cows came home without missing a detail! Some of his most prized and precious moments were spent being "grandpa" to his little "pirate girl", Veruca, the light in his life for the past 9 years.
Stan's presence on earth will be missed by his mother, Helen; sister, Janell (Phil) and brother, Roger (Jennifer) all of Nevada; sister Glenda (Rick) of Alaska; his niece and four nephews in Alaska, California and Nevada and two granddaughters in Nevada. Stan also leaves his Kenai 'Family" Marsi Ramirez, her daughter, Veruca Etcitty-Ramirez, Virginia Beaver, Allison Stephens, her daughters Jahzelle and Taeja and family friend Robin. Stan's family would like to extend their appreciation to all the caregivers who assisted him over the years, especially to the staff at Nicholson's Assisted Living Home; the pastoral staff from Kasilof Community Church who spent precious last hours with Stan and Chaplain Randall, Central Emergency Services.
Arrangements have been made with Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Please visit Stan's obituary and online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
Peninsula Memorial Chapel
5839 Kenai Spur Hwy.
Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on June 30, 2013