Marie Chase

Marie Christine Chase

1923~ Dec. 28, 2017

Former Nome resident Marie Christine Chase, 94, died on Dec. 28, 2017 at home in Portland, OR.

Marie was born in West Allis, WI, in 1923. In 1948, Marie married Joe L. Chase, whom she met at a USO dance while he was in the Navy. They moved to Seattle, WA, and in 1956 to Alaska, where her husband worked for the Alaska Native Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs, first living in the village of Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, later moving to Bethel, Nome, Sitka and Juneau.

While living in Nome from 1963 to 1966, she was a member of the Kegoayah Kozga women's club. Her daughter and son both attended Nome-Beltz High School.

In Juneau, Marie worked for 15 years in the Office of the Governor under three administrations. She was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska.

She retired in 1986 and moved with her second husband Edmund Hinke to Port Angeles and Sequim, WA. Before divorcing in 1991, they traveled to Europe, China, Australia, Canada and the Caribbean.

Marie moved in 2015 to a retirement community in Portland.      

She is survived by her daughter Julianne Chase (Kevin) Patton of Bremerton, WA, and son Michael F. Chase of Portland, OR, three grandsons and seven great-grandchildren.  

At her request no service was held. Her ashes were interred at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Seattle, WA.

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