Glen R. Graham

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 20:44

Glen R. Graham, of Chugiak, died Wednesday, Oct. 24 at his home in Chugiak from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

A celebration of Glen’s life will be held at Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 2100 Boniface Parkway in Anchorage. Rev. Brandt Hoffman will officiate. Glen’s ashes will be scattered at his favorite place at a later date.

Glen was born Dec. 2, 1936 to Harry and Grace (Erickson) Graham in Albert Lea, Minn. He entered into the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and served until retiring and being honorably discharged November 30, 1975. Glen had received a BA degree in Accounting and had worked as an accountant for the USAF, owned and operated Professional Management Services, Inc. and worked for the State of Alaska as an auditor. He had moved to Anchorage in 1961, where he lived until 2008, when he built a home for his family in Chugiak. Glen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Anchorage and participated in the Lutheran Engaged Encounter and Marriage Encounter. He was a member of the Alaska Sports Car Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing, flying, reading, car racing, snowmachining, skiing, singing, commercial halibut fishing and building things. He had an expert’s skill with all things motorized, cars, boats and airplanes.

“Glen was the most honest man I ever met,” noted a family friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda L. Graham of Chugiak; daughter and son in-law, Sally and Mark Coburn of Chugiak; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Gina Graham of Fairbanks; son, Mark A. Graham of Anchorage; grandchildren, Matthew and Kristianna Coburn both of Chugiak; brother and sister in-law, Chuck and Marsha Graham of Anchor Point; and sister and brother-in-law, Glenda and Donald Batt of Hartland, Minn.

Flowers and memorial contributions in Glen’s memory may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 2100 Boniface Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 99504 or to the American Cancer Society, 3851 Piper St. Suite U240, Anchorage, AK 99508. Arrangements by the Anchorage Funeral Home & Crematory. Visit Glen’s obituary and online guestbook at

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