Donald Spooner

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Anchorage resident Donald Roy Spooner, 74, died Feb. 9, 2010, at Alaska Regional Medical Center of kidney failure after an infection.

A service will be at 4 p.m. March 13 at the Anchorage Baptist Temple, 6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd.

Donald was born June 26, 1935, in Upland, Calif. He served in the Naval Reserve.

He became a resident of Alaska in August 1971. He was employed by the Civil Service at Fort Richardson from May 1976 through August 2001. He retired in August 2001.

He was affiliated with the Anchorage Baptist Temple. Donald enjoyed model railroading and camping.

His family wrote: "Don was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tease. He had a large store of knowledge on many subjects and was a great teacher. He was inventive and artistic. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him."

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Carol Spooner; sons, Kenneth and Michael Spooner; daughter-in-law, Clarissa Spooner; and granddaughters, Maygan and Vivian Spooner, all of Anchorage.

Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Witzleben Bragaw Chapel.

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2010