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Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Confirmation of the death of three Palmer men on February 27 was made July 24, when an Anchorage pilot spotted the wreckage of an airplane which carried Mason Lazelle, Phillip McRae and Alex Fuller to their death in the Cathedral mountains northwest of Anchorage. All employees of the Matanuska Electric Association, the men were enroute to Yukon River towns at the time of the crash. Lazelle, manager of the MEA, was 49 at death. Born in Fairbanks, he was an early organizer of Civil Air Patrol units in Anchorage and Palmer. He is survived by his widow, Dorothy, and two sons, Roger and Gary, all of Palmer, a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Spanggle of Anchorage, and two sisters, Miss Harriett Lazelle and Mrs. Hazel Wyse, both of Portland, Ore.
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