Joyce M. Sullivan, 1933-2005
Former Skagway resident Joyce M. (Riewe) Sullivan, 71, died March 24, 2005, at her home in North Pole after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mrs. Sullivan was born on May 29, 1933, in Seattle, Wash. and moved to Skagway when she was 18 months old. She met and married her husband, Larry, there, and they resided in Skagway until 1999 when they moved to North Pole.
Joyce was a member of the Skagway Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Lady Elk (Skagway Lodge #431), and an avid gardener. She won Skagways Finest Garden award in 1988.
Mrs. Sullivan was preceded in death by an infant son, Hugh Wade Sullivan; her parents, Herbert and Georgina (Anstey) Riewe; and siblings Gloria Riewe Jones and Durno Riewe.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Larry O. Sullivan (North Pole); daughter and son-in-law, Wayne andBeverly J. Perry (Skagway); son and daughter-in-law, Glenn L. and Laurie Sullivan (North Pole); son and daughter-in-law , Curtis D. and Debra Sullivan (North Pole); son and daughter-in-law, Ross A. and Cheryl Sullivan (Big Lake); sister, Faith (Riewe) Phillips (Sumner, Wash.); eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fairbanks Cancer Center.