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Obituary: Nina Elizabeth Prockish


Nina E. Prockish, 70, a lifelong educator, passed away on June 21st. She was a loving mother, sister, aunt, great aunt, and friend. Nina was a patient, kind, generous, loving, determined, and organized woman of integrity.

Born in Reno, Nevada on Oct 28th, 1941 to Roland and Mary Sanger, Nina had a desire to teach children and a passion for the library program. Soon after they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1965, Nina began her teaching career in the Anchorage School District as a 5th grade teacher. Shortly thereafter, she completed her Library Science degree and spent the rest of her teaching career as an elementary Librarian. Nina retired in 1998, but continued her passion by helping librarians with their collections.

Nina is survived by her daughter, Toni; brother, Wayne and sister-in-law, Laraine; nephew, Tom Sanger and family; niece, Victoria Shepersky and family; cousins Ginny Kish, Rita Thays, Cheryl Butcher, Tom and Lu States, Steve Boczkiewicz, and Cathy Ligmond; and many, many, many friends.

The family suggests donations to the American Lung Association, Anchorage Library Foundation,or the Anchorage Center for the Performing Arts in lieu of flowers.

A service will be held in Carson City, Nevada toward the end of July. Details will follow at a later date.

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