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Diane Elizabeth Mathisen

September 11, 1951 February 25, 2020
Diane Elizabeth Mathisen
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Obituary for Diane Elizabeth Mathisen

Diane Elizabeth Mathisen, aged 68, passed away at Providence Alaska on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 after a battle with cancer.

Diane was born on Tuesday, September 11, 1951 in Astoria Oregon to Maurice and Beverly Christopherson and later earned her MBA from Washington State University. She came to Alaska in 1978, working in Barrow for the North Slope Borough until October of 1984, when she moved to Anchorage. Diane went to work for Rural Cap in 1987 and retired in 2018.

She was a member of the League of Women Voters and helped with Pre-K programs for infants and children as well as Beans Café. Diane enjoyed shopping markets, fishing and spending time with her husband, Carl. Her family and friends all agree that Diane was a very special person and to know her was to love her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Beverly.

Diane is survived by her loving husband, Carl; daughters, Linda Mathisen of Great Falls, Montana, Karen Villegas (Conrad) of Arizona and Suzan Congleton (Gary) of Anchorage; daughter-in-law, Rose Fusdick of Nome, Alaska sisters, Karina Christopherson of Olympia, Washington, Angela Christopherson of Olympia, Washington and Susan Emory (Bob) of Grants Pass, Oregon and brother, John Christopherson (Lynette Fox) of Olympia, Washington.

A Celebration of Diane’s Life will be 10:00 A.M., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Anchorage Funeral Home (1800 Dare Ave. Anchorage).

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10:00 AM 3/12/2020 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/12/2020 12:00:00 PM
Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory

1800 Dare Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99515

Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Dare Avenue Anchorage 99515 AK
United States

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