Wrangellite transitions from teeth to tenants to terminals


Brian O'Connor/ Wrangell Sentinel

Ruth Stough will join Horizon Airlines as a flight attendant after completing a rigorous interview process, in-flight training, and attending classes at flight attendant school for a month.

Ruth Stough will enter this year a third act in a varied career.

After completing three days of in-flight training last week, Stough will join the ranks of the attendants for Horizon. She'll make regional hops on Bombardier Q400 turboprop planes to locations in Alaska. Prior to becoming a flight attendant, she managed properties in Wrangell and owned a rental business in Sitka. Before that, she was a dental hygienist for 22 years.

"My daughter graduated from high school, and it just seemed like it was time to do something that I thought was kind of fun," she said.

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