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Douglas Chadwick Fletcher


Seward resident, Douglas Chadwick Fletcher, 43, died in a car accident in Anchorage on Jan. 31, 2013 around Mile 105 near Girdwood.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 at United Methodist Church at 321 Fourth. Doug’s ashes will be scattered on top Mount Marathon by his family on July 4 during the Mount Marathon Race.

Douglas was born on Jan. 16, 1970 in Seward. He attended Boise State University where he studied physical education and archeology. He was a loyal employee of Safeway for over 17 years. He enjoyed hiking, traveling and photography as his hobbies.

The family shared that “Doug was a loving husband and family man who adored his nieces and nephews. Doug lived life to the fullest by traveling and exploring the world. Doug just completed a big adventure by visiting India and visiting the Taj Mahal with his wife by his side. Doug loved his mom and dad and watched over them faithfully. Doug will be remembered for his worldly travels but in the end always returning back to the place he loved the most... Alaska.”

Doug is survived by his wife Maria Kobzeva of Seward; mother and father Marie and Skip Fletcher of Seward; brother Skip Fletcher Jr. of Lahaina, Hawaii; as well as his four sisters, Sandra Fletcher of Anchorage; Nancy Stout of Moses Lake, Wash .; Suzanne Moore of Snohomish, Wash .; Kambe Padgett of Wasilla; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DF Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank Alaska, 303 Fourth Ave., P.O. Box 69, Seward, AK 99664.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Anchorage Funeral Home. Doug’s online guest book is at


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