Barry Power


Barry Oliver Power, 89, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, died Sept. 4, 2007, in Anchorage.

A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St.
Born Jan. 1, 1918, to Frances Oliver Power and Marion Power, he grew up on Whidbey Island, Wash., with younger brother Bob and baby sister Patty. He attended the University of Washington before and after World War II.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the war. His duties included flying missions in the Mediterranean and North Africa.
During one of these missions, he pulled a fellow serviceman from a burning aircraft, and carried the
resulting burn scars on his legs for the rest of his life.
Barry moved to Alaska in 1957 and worked various jobs in communications, which included job sites in Fairbanks, Clear, Nome, Unalakleet, Soldotna and Adak as well as the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. He retired in 1992 at age 72.
His family wrote: "Barry was an extraordinarily loving, caring man who will be deeply missed by all his family and many friends."
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Buck Power; sister, Pat Power Fox; children, Peg Power-Day and her spouse, Michael Day, Sunny Power Flecker and her husband, Alex Flecker, and Jim Power and his wife, Sarah Hill; and grandchildren, Nate Warren, Alder Flecker and Liana Flecker.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of Anchorage.
Published in the Anchorage Daily News on 9/11/2007.