Allyson Leigh Jardine, 71, died Oct. 21, 2021, in Ketchikan.
Born Jan. 28, 1950, in San Francisco, CA, to Harold and Melba (Wade) Jardine, she graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1968. She attended Ketchikan Community College and Edmonds Community College.
In addition to Ketchikan, Jardine lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks. She also lived in Lynnwood, Wash.
She worked for the State of Alaska Division of Health and Social Services. She also was a certified drug and alcohol counselor. She also worked at the Airport Cache and the Moose Lodge.
Allyson “was an avid reader who left no page unturned,” her family writes. “Her interests were as broad as every genre, and she was relentless at getting to the bottom of it.
“Her passions included women’s rights and equality for all beings, according to her family. “She loved poetry and wrote memorable poems that we will always treasure.”
She loved the ocean and treasure hunting.
“The best part of her day in retirement was her morning cup of coffee with her long-time friend Terry Leberman,” the family writes.
“Allyson lived her life, as she said, ‘exactly how I wanted to.”
Jardine was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Melba Jardine; brother, Wade Jardine, niece, Stephanie Smith, and extended family, Dale and Robbie Whitton.
Jardine is survived by her daughter, Tamesa Jardine-Race (Eddie Wurzer); son, Trevnor Jardine; siblings, Evan (Karen) Jardine, Jayme Wittke, Tami (Mike) Gilligan, Tesa (Darryl) Kowalski; grandsons, Scott, Tanner and Conner Race; great granddaughters, Tehya and Kailynn Race; numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family, Sonja, Rex, Trygve and Sven Westergard and Linne Effenburger.
No service is scheduled. Jardine’s body will be cremated and her ashes will be spread at her favorite places at a later date.