WILBURMarcella Elaine Wilbur, 73, of Wasilla, Alaska, for- merly of Deadwood, passed away July 11, 2017, at Matsu Regional Hospital in Wasilla, Alaska.

She was born July 7, 1944, in Belgrade Village, Minn., to Marvin and Nora Milbrett. Her family moved to Deadwood, Ore., and she married Carl Wilbur in 1963. She and Carl lived in the Deadwood area for many years before moving to Wasilla.

Marcella was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many.

Marcella was preceded in death by her father, Marvin Milbrett; a brother, Michael Milbrett; a sister, Sandra Harris; a grandson, Scott Bennett Dale; and brothers-in-law Herb and Dale Wilbur.

Marcella is survived by her mother, Nora Milbrett; her hus- band of 54 years, Carl; her daughter, Colene Gardner (Tim); her sons Jim (Denise), Troy (Christie); 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; six sisters: Loretta, Elise, LaVonne, Bonnie, Wendy and LoAnn; four brothers: Gerry, Ron, Larry and Brian; and many nieces and nephews.

A potluck celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 29, at 3 p.m. at the Wasilla VFW Hall on Knik Rd.


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