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Alexandria Seversen Roehl Paisley


Alexandria Seversen Roehl Paisley

Aug. 10, 1922-June 18, 2012

Alexandria Seversen Roehl Paisley, 89, passed away on June 18, 2012, at the Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage.

Services were held at noon Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Faith Christian Community Church, 4240 Wisconsin St., Anchorage. Pastor Steve Holsinger officiated. Honorary Pallbearers were Paul Spadora, Nicholas Alexander, Matthew Alexander, Arnold Hague, Jayson Giles and Kim Paisley.

Alexandria was born on Aug. 10, 1922, in Nondalton. She lived in Iliamna and Homer, retired to Seldovia and lived in Anchorage since 1999.

Alexandria received an associates of arts degree in office cccupations. Alexandria commercial fished in Cook Inlet and worked for the Seversen Roadhouse, Peterson Point Cannery and the Alaska Native Health Services (ANS). She retired from ANS in the early 1980s.

Alexandria was a member of Faith Christian Community Church. She was recognized as a volunteer by the Volunteers of America for donating hand-made afghans.

Alexandria enjoyed gardening, crocheting, berry picking, wine making, flying, building airplanes, reading the Bible, family, friends and hard work.

Alexandria, known as Sandy, touched many lives. She had a love for Jesus and flowers. Sandy loved to share good times and a beer with everyone. She was able to have a deep relationship with each person she knew and didnt need words to express herself. She lived a life of love and generosity. Sandy is the solid rock of her family. She raised five children as a single mother and taught us all to love the Lord, her family said.

Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Donald Paisley; daughter Julie Giles; brothers Edward Seversen, George Seversen and Martin Seversen; sisters Katherine Taylor, Mary Clark, Annie Monsen and Bertha Drew.

Sandy is survived by her brother, Walter Seversen; her children, Shirley Alexander, Harmon Roehl, Kim Paisley, Lana and Bill Kiernan and Sheila Hague; her grandchildren, Jayson Giles, Nicholas Alexander, Matthew Alexander, Ashley Roehl, Shelby Roehl, Arnold Hague and Chantel Justice; and eight great grandchildren.

Ashes will be scattered as she requested throughout Iliamna, Seldovia and Anchorage.

Arrangements were by Legacy Funeral Home Kehls Chapel.