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Irvin Mountcastle Jr.
Eagle River resident Irvin Eugene Mountcastle Jr., 67, died Sept. 8, 2007, at Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage.
A graveside service with military honors will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Bret Bengard of Susanville, Calif., will officiate. Attendees are to meet at the Fort Richardson gate between noon and 12:20 p.m.
Irvin was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Falfurrias, Texas. He graduated from Falfurrias High School in 1958 and attended three years of college at Colorado State University.
He became a resident of Eagle River in 1967 and lived in the Mat-Su area from 1997-2004. He was a former driver for Chugiak Senior Center and Princess Cruise Lines. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1982-2000. He retired in 2000 at the rank of sergeant first class from the 244th Engineering Battalion at Fort Richardson and in 2002 from Chugiak Senior Center.
He was a member of Church of Christ in Susanville, Calif. He loved woodworking, horseback riding and playing with his grandchildren.
His family wrote: "Irvin will be greatly missed by his wife of 36 years, Denise Mountcastle, and their family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather."
Irvin is survived by his wife, Denise; children and their spouses, Heather and Vaughn Asi of Columbia, Mo., William and Pamela Mountcastle of Delta Junction, Eugene and Jenny Mountcastle of Eagle River; son-in-law, Richard Maltby of Fort Riley, Kan.; grandchildren, Richard Maltby II, 11; Raychelle Mountcastle, 11, Tom Mountcastle, 9, Lauren Maltby, 9, Roxi Mountcastle, 6, Wyatt Mountcastle, 2, Grace Asi, 1, and Gunner Mountcastle, 1; sister, Diane Mattingly of Wellston, Okla.; and two nieces, Barbara Swindell of Wellston, Okla., and Linda Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 204, Anchorage 99503.
Local arrangements are with Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory.
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