Elsie Sidback's Obituary
Longtime Nikiski resident and homesteader Elsie Sidback, 91, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Visitation will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at The First Baptist Church Port Nikiski, 51175 Island Lake Road. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Following service, Elsie will be interred at the McGahan Cemetery. A gathering will follow back at the church following the graveside services. Pastor Virgil Redmond will be officiating.
Ms. Sidback was born Dec. 24, 1923 in Perham, Minnesota. She married Wallace on June 21, 1944 in Waycross, Georgia. She moved to Alaska in 1957 where she lived in Anchorage for three years. In 1960 she moved to the Kenai Peninsula, living and homesteading in Nikiski. She was a homemaker and a self-employed fisherman and Aloe Vera Sales woman.
Elsie was a member of the First Baptist Church Port Nikiski, Gideon's Woman's Auxiliary and the Pioneers of Alaska Women's Auxiliary. She was instrumental in setting up libraries and volunteered lots of her time. Elsie loved swimming and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Abraham Sidback on Oct. 2, 1996. She is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Published by Peninsula Clarion on May 28, 2015.
Wallace Sidback's Obituary
Longtime Nikiski resident Wallace Abraham Sidback, 77, died Oct. 2, 1996, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. A funeral was held at First Baptist Church in Nikiski. Visitation was at the church.
Mr. Sidback was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Manistique, Mich. He was trained as a welder and also studied Christian education at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Mr. Sidback served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1945. He moved to Anchorage in 1957 and lived here until 1960, when he relocated to Nikiski. He worked for the Kenai School District from 1960 to 1980, when he retired. He was a past president of the Retired Teachers' Association.
Mr. Sidback was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nikiski, Gideons Prison Ministry and the Pioneers of Alaska. He was honored with awards from several organizations, including the North Kenai Community Club and the Nikiski Library, and for his involvement as a ski coach, swim coach and gymnastics coach. Mr. Sidback enjoyed painting, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elsie May Mayfield Sidback of Nikiski.
-Anchorage Daily News October 4, 1996