Earl Malcolm, 72, of Delta Junction, passed away peacefully Dec. 17, 2014, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. His wife of 50 years and his son were at his side.
Earl and his twin sister, Evelyn, were born Aug. 9, 1942, in Princeton, Minnesota, to Forrest and Gladys Malcolm. One of 10 children, he grew up in a loving home where hunting, fishing and trapping were an important part of life. As a result, his adult years followed the same pattern. One of his favorite phrases was “Give me a buck and let me go fishing.”
He served in the U. S. Army from 1964-66, most of which was spent at Fort Greely. He always said it felt like Bre’r Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch.
He and his wife and son returned to Alaska after 7 years in Minnesota. He lived in Delta Junction until his death.
Earl is survived by his wife, Mary, of Delta Junction; son Quinn and grandson, Dylan, both of Anchorage; sisters Joyce, Elaine, Helen and Carol, all of Minnesota; as well as many nieces; nephews; cousins and in-laws.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Donald, Robert and Richard; and sisters Evelyn and Betty.
Earl will be sorely missed by friends and family. No services will be held per his request, and his cremains will be buried in Minnesota at a later date.