Stanley Frost

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Anchorage resident Stanley F. Frost, 83, died March 29, 2008, at his winter home in Green Valley, Ariz.
A celebration of his life will begin at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, with a formal service at 6 p.m. and a buffet afterward at Raven Glacier Lodge, Crow Creek Road, Girdwood.
Stan was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Paul and Mabel Frost, who later emigrated to Detroit. In his teens, he joined the U.S. Army after adventures as a gandy dancer and truck driver. Stan served tours in the European Theater in World War II and during the U.S. occupation in Germany.
An avid outdoorsman who loved and appreciated nature, Stan enjoyed hunting in the Black Forest of Germany and it was there he met and married Marta Klein, returning to California in 1951.
Wilderness dreams brought him to Alaska in 1954. The family settled in Palmer, where he operated a TV repair business, exploring, canoeing and hunting at every opportunity.
In 1964, he learned to fly and soon bought a Super Cub, commuting by air to businesses in Anchorage, where the family moved in 1966.
In 1971, Stan and Marta bought Farewell Lake Lodge, which they operated successfully for more than 30 years. He was one of Alaska's first master guides, and served as president of the Alaska Professional Hunters Association, member of Safari Club International and the Alaska Guide Board to help ensure ethical hunting practices.
Stan achieved his dreams of flying, hunting, exploring and photographing this great state that he loved. He was a gifted artist whose wood carvings have been displayed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Stan Frost lived his life with honor, dignity and courage. He was a man of exceptional intelligence, knowledge, humor, fairness and honesty and an inspiration to many. He enjoyed being a bit crusty and opinionated, but there was always that twinkle in his eye. He was a "real man," his family's patriarch, and will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Marta; brother, Eugene Frost; daughters, Konstanze Halford and Karen Johnson of Chugiak, Cathy Frost of Girdwood, and Candace Frost of Maui, Hawaii; granddaughters, Stacy, Kd, Carly, Lara, Nikki, Tina, Stefani and Natalie; and nine great-grandchildren.
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from July 20 to July 21, 2008