Ninth Generation


4919. Carroll Laurence (Larry) ACKLEY was born on 13 August 1914 in Hazel, Hamlin, South Dakota.839,1751,2746 On 7 December 1941he Enlisted in The Merchant Marines1817 On 30 September 1944 he was in Chief Mate on the S S John W Troy between Finchaven New Guinea and San Francisco.3857 Carroll was dicharged from the military on 15 August 1945 1817 On 13 November 1945 he was in Chief Mate on the S S Alcoa Pilgrim between Pag Pago American Samoa and San Francisco.3857 On 13 December 1948 he was in a 2nd Mate on the P & T Explorer between Vancouver B C and San Francisco. Between 2 February 1951 and 16 February 1951 Carroll was in Chief Mate on the SS P&T Explorer between Pusan Korea and San Francisco. Between 31 May 1951 and 13 June 1951 he was in Chief Mate on the SS P&T Explorer between Buckner Bay Okinawa and San Francisco.3857 He has Death Cert # 0233342746 Carroll died on 21 June 1995 at the age of 80 in Vaughn, Pierce, Washington.839,1751,2746 His Obituary appeared in the The News Tribune on 25 June 1995 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States His Obituary appeared in the The News Tribune on 14 July 1995 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States Obituary: Captain Carroll Laurence (Larry) Ackley On the morning of June 21, 1995, Captain Carroll Laurence (Larry) Ackley of the United States Merchant Marines cast off lines and set sail on his final voyage. He was born on August 13, 1914, in Hazel, South Dakota, but raised in Seattle, Washington, and considered himself a Washingtonian through and through. As a member of the Merchant Marines, Captain Ackley was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his years at sea, "The Captain", as he was known to friends and family alike, rose in the ranks from deckhand to ship's master, holding an unlimited Master License - any vessel, any ocean. Over the course of his career, Captain Ackley sailed into nearly every seaport city in the world, from coastal Europe, and the North and South America to the Indian Ocean, the Orient and the South Pacific. Larry began his nearly 50 year love affair with the sea in 1930, when at the age of 15 he shipped out as a wiper on the H.F. Alexander during summer vacation from Ballard High School. In 1933, he enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and sailed the western coastline of the U.S., from Alaska to California. Throughout World War II, The Captain served aboard merchant ships carrying supplies and munitions to troops in the South Pacific. Frequently required to sail into the middle of war activities without benefit of military convoy, his ships always came through unscathed. In the post war years, Larry began a 14 year term of employment with Pope & Talbot. The Captain's first command was aboard the P & T Reef Knot during the Korean War, where he once again carried munitions and supplies through hostile waters to U.S. forces. In 1967, The Captain went to work for Sea-Land as third mate aboard a vessel charted by the U.S. government to run war supplies to Armed Forces in Vietnam. For the next eleven years, Captain Ackley served Sea-Land in the Atlantic as well as the Pacific. He retired from Sea-Land in 1979, at the age of 65. His last command was aboard the S.S. Long Beach. Captain Ackley's retirement years were spent enjoying quiet pursuits from his home in Glen Cove on the Longbranch Peninsula. During those years he continued to study languages adding Spanish to his already fluent Japanese. He also devoted time to fishing in nearby waters, reading voraciously, and regaling family and friends alike to stories of his far-flung adventures. The Captain was preceded in death by his sister, Helen McCarty, and his son, Christopher Douglas. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years, Rita Elizabeth (Libby) Ackley; his four sons: Harold Charles Boudreau, Richard Anthony Boudreau, George Laurence Ackley, and Stephen Arthur Ackley; daughters-in-law, Shelby Ackley and Kristin Boudreau; brother, John Ackley of Tigard, OR; sister, Elizabeth Beasley of Sun Lakes, AZ; four grandsons, seven nephews and nieces; and his many, many friends. According to his wishes, the Captain will be buried at sea with full honors in a shipboard ceremony attended by family members. Memorial services for The Captain will be held on Wed., (July 26, 1995) at 3:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Key Center Ward, Key Center, WA. Arrangements by Haven of Rest. He was a Captain; Merchant Marine.2772 He had Social Security Number 551-24-3810 CA.1751

Carroll Laurence (Larry) ACKLEY and Rita Marie Elizabeth (Libbie) LYBARGER were married circa 1955.842 Rita Marie Elizabeth (Libbie) LYBARGER, daughter of George H LYBARGER, was born on 12 February 1922 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.839,1751,2746,3858 She lived in Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington about 1995.2746 She has Death Cert # 0234532746 Rita died on 31 July 1995 at the age of 73 in Vaughn, Pierce, Washington.1751,2746,2772,3858 She had Social Security Number 297-16-5119 OH.1751 Her Obituary appeared in the The News Tribune 3,4 Aug 1995 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States Obituary:.
Rita Marie Elizabeth (Lybarger) Ackley
In the early morning hours of July 31, 1995, Rita Marie Elizabeth (Lybarger) Ackley, left this world to be reunited with her beloved husband, Captain Carroll Laurence Ackley, their son, Christopher Douglas Boudreau, and her sister, Elaine Lybarger. Libby was born on February 12, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She died at her Glen Cove, WA home, in the embrace of her loving family. Libby was a woman of exceptional intelligence, wit, courage, and compassion who held strong opinions, but honored the viewpoints of others. Honesty and integrity were the watchwords of her life. Libby possessed an indomitable nature - she was small of frame, but mighty of spirit. Passionate and committed to the causes she embraced, during the late 1970's, Libby volunteered at the Purdy Correctional Center for Women, participating in the "Take a Lifer to Lunch" program, facilitating inmates' transition back into society after years of incarceration. She also worked in the prison library. A life-long student who studied extensively and read voraciously, Libby tenaciously pursued her love of knowledge both in and out of the classroom. In the summer of 1938, between her Junior and Senior years at Shaker Heights High School, Libby was an exchange student in Nazi Germany. She vividly remembered hearing "Mein Kampf" broadcast continuously. In her adult years, she attended classes at Tacoma Community College and the University of Puget Sound. Her wide-ranging studies included economics, chemistry, physics, literature, political science, and the arts. She was passionately interested in music theory, and was an accomplished pianist. Libby was fluent in the French language, and studied through the fourth year level at U.P.S. Her belief in the value of increasing one's knowledge extended beyond her own educational endeavors; she actively supported others in their studies, and joyously celebrated their academic achievements. Life presented Libby with numerous challenges and trials which she met with her simple and elegant philosophy, "We just go on." She was a wonderful wife and mother, valiantly dedicating herself to raising her five sons, supporting and encouraging them in all of their interests. Their love and respect for her is immense. During World War II, Libby served her country as one of only fifty cryptographers charged with decoding top secret messages for the War Department in Washington D.C. She also held the rank of First Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol in Tacoma, WA from 1973 to 1976. Libby's insight and counsel was treasured by her friends and family. She leaves an enduring legacy of wisdom, love, and laughter. Libby will always live in the hearts of her four sons, Harold Charles Boudreau, Richard Anthony Boudreau, George Laurence Ackley, and Stephen Arthur Ackley; her daughters-in-law, Kristin Boudreau and Shelby Ackley; her brother, G. Stanton Lybarger of Amelia Island, FL; her sister, Maryellen Stricker of Euclid, OH; her five grandsons, 13 nephews and nieces, and a multitude of friends. Libby will be laid to rest on Mon., Aug. 7, 1995, in a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held the same day at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, Key Center Ward, key Center, WA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Key Peninsula Volunteer Fire Department, (206) 884-2222, who assisted the family numerous times over the past few years. Arrangements by Haven of Rest, Gig Harbor, WA. She was buried in Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig Harbor, Pierce, Washington, United States.3858 Plot: Section C

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