Former Wrangell resident Myra Arlene Sarber dies age 80

April 21, 1942 - April 14, 2023

Myra Arlene Sarber passed with her family by her side April 14 in Sunnyside, Oregon. Myra was born the sixth child of seven in Spokane, Washington, to Thelma Irene and Faber Sebastian Wondzell. In 1951, her family moved by steamship to Wrangell in the territory of Alaska. 1955 brought a consistent and loving stepfather, Albert Ronning.

She married her lifelong love, Homer Sarber, in Petersburg in 1962, and they settled down in Ketchikan to raise their family.

Myra and Homer lived in Ketchikan for 35 years, during which time Myra worked many different jobs, in addition to those of homemaker and...


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