LaPrile Clowe Stephan
Was born in Welser, Idaho to James and Lydia Anderson. She was the youngest of eight children. Full of spunk and charm from her childhood. She enjoyed her large family, farm life, high school sports and friends. At the age of eighteen her adventurous and helping spirit brought her on a trek to the U.S. territory of Alaska. Soon after her arrival to Anchorage she met her future husband, Walt Stephan, it was a match. Walt and LaPriel married on November 30, 1941. As long time Alaskans they shared many business and community interests including a grocery store, toy store, potato chip company, landscaping business, real estate, Painting Palette and Gallery 20. All of which LaPriel was an integral part. They had three sons, Michael, Patrick and Shawn and a daughter, Susan. LaPriel thrived on being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. LaPriel had many personal interests and pursuits. Well known by her friends and family as an artist, having a gift of hospitality-offering a meal to anyone at any time, involved in her church, book club, Anchorage Women’s Club, Gideon’s, Bible studies, PTA, Youth for Christ and Pioneers of Alaska. LaPriel was a beautiful and inviting woman who lived out her faith in God by loving Him and faithfully loving others. The Legacy of LaPriel Clowe Stephan lives on in each of us as we choose to live as she did; caring for others, forgiving offenses, speaking words of encouragement or taking someone to lunch. More than anything else, she would want each of us to know that we are truly loved and accepted by the God who now has her joyfully in His eternal care.
A memorial service with reception following will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Alliance Bible Church on Dowling at 11:00 am.
Burial will be held at Angelus Memorial Park Cemetery on Klatt Road at 3pm following the memorial service.