Susan "Kaye" Pozar Fegert
Last updated 6/21/2023 at 9:13am
Kaye was born and raised in Washington State and graduated from Grand Coulee High School. She was a proud "Tiger" for life. Kaye was very fond of and kept in touch with many of her classmates for over 60 years. It meant a lot to her when her classmates reached out to her during her illness and our family is very grateful for their care and support.
Kaye moved to Alaska with her family in 1974. She embraced and thrived in the Alaskan lifestyle. She was a tough Alaskan girl. Living the "cabin life" and having to haul water and use an outhouse at 60 below was no big deal. Her love of Alaska, its beauty, it's people and the communities where they lived was boundless and defined her life and made her very happy.
Kaye and her husband Bob settled down and bought property in Willow, built their house with their own sweat and toil, and then enjoyed over 30 years of bliss with a lovely home place and all the comforts of a cozy cabin. They tucked into their place and welcomed many friends and strangers to their dinner table. Kaye was a good friend to SO many people. There was always a place for someone who didn't have a place to go at holidays or any ordinary day. Everyone was always welcome at the Fegert house.
Kaye was well known for her baking skills and brought joy to many friends and neighbors by sharing her goodies and recipes. She was especially proud to have won the Grand Champion Ribbon at the Alaska State Fair for her delicious Carrot Cake.
One of Kaye's favorite pastimes was to run the rivers of the Upper Susitna Valley with her husband Bob. They spent many years exploring and enjoying the Lake Creek area, volunteering to work at lodging operations and fish camps and meeting people from all over the world. She made a lot of lasting friendships with folks in that community that she really treasured.
Kaye was always a fierce supporter of the underdog and had a sharp tongue for B.S in politics. She spent some of her career working locally for ethical standards for the DEC and Labor Unions. She worked at many jobs, just like most Alaskans do, from waitressing to Executive Level Administration. She did what she felt was right and we are better for it.
Kaye leaves behind the love of her life Bob Fegert, her husband of 54 years; 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. We will all miss her and wish her well on her journey to peace.
Our family would like to extend special thanks to Sunshine Clinic in Willow for their loving care and support. They went above and beyond to care for Kaye. We are very grateful for them and what they do.
A memorial service will be held later this summer. For now, just know that she loved and was loved and lived her best life.