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
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
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
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Hospice of
Published in the Anchorage Daily News on 9/11/2007.