CENTER STAGE – Members of the Sheet'ka Kwaan Dancers enter the stage Saturday at the Performing Arts Center during the Pack the PAC event. The show, which raised money to support the facility, also included performances by the Sitka Gymnastics Academy, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp Young Performers Theater, Sitka Cirque, Fireweed Dance Theatre, GSAC Sitka Community Theater and the Sitka High Drama Debate and Forensics team. The Mt. Edgecumbe High School Yup'ik Dancers, a Sitka High foreign exchange student, Blatchley Middle School jazz band and the Sitka Studio of Dance also performed. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

David Lance Meabon

David Lance Meabon


Services for David Lance Meabon, a former Sitka resident, will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at Prewitt Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at the City Cemetery, and a potluck dinner will be held at 205 Lance Drive.
David died Jan. 7 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was 70.
He as born May 31, 1947, in Ellensburg, Wash., the son of Kenneth and Shirley Meabon. He graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1965, then joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served until 1969. He attended Bates Technical College in 1984.
He came to Sitka with the Coast Guard in 1967, and married Colleen Jimmy in May of  that year. After his discharge from the Coast Guard in 1969, he worked for Alaska Lumber and Pulp Corp., leaving in 1986 when a strike was under way.
He later worked three years for the city as a Police Department jailer; for Alaska Airlines and then as a TSA; and for Sitka Tribe of Alaska as a bus driver. He left Sitka in 2003.
His family remembers his enjoying John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and other Western movies; playing chess; and being Santa Claus for many years for The Cellar.
He liked spending time outdoors  with his kids, camping, fishing and shooting; and teaching them about vehicle maintenance and repair.
David is survived by his wife, Colleen B. Meabon, of Anchorage; children Tracy C. Fallin of Derby, Kansas, David C. Meabon of Sitka, Jason C. Meabon of Roseburg, Ore., Heather C. Meabon of Anchorage, and Joshua C. Meabon of Sitka; his father-in-law Harry Jimmy; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
His brother, Mike Meabon of Yelm, Wash., and his sister, Sandy Herrick of Texas, also survive.
Flowers, cards or donations may be mailed or delivered to 205 Lance Drive, Sitka.

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