March 26, 1930-Aug. 13, 2015
A.C. Gribble, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the age of 85.
“He was a loving husband and father, Las Vegas Security entrepreneur, Western Airlines executive, Alaskan pioneer and fisherman,” his family said.
A.C. was born March 26, 1930, and raised on a small farm in southern Colorado. A.C. worked on the Great Western Railroad, was the manager of the Ralston Purina Granary, married Kathrine Lee Schade and soon started a family. He and Kate raised their three sons and daughter and loved to take them and others boating and fishing. In 1963 A.C. move his family to Homer, where he was the first manager of the Port of Homer and worked for Pacific Northern Airlines which became Western Airlines. He helped start the first little league baseball in Homer. A.C. rose through the ranks of Western Airlines, managing several stations in Juneau, Seattle and San Francisco, where he met and married Carole. They were transferred to Las Vegas when he became regional director for Western Airlines. After he retired from Western Airlines, A.C. started and managed several security companies and Pia Zadora Airlines. Through his life he loved to boat and fish on Lake Mead, return to Alaska and fish in Kachemak Bay and the Tsiu River south of Cordova with his family and friends. A.C. will be missed by his family and many very close friends.
A.C. is survived by his wife, Carole Ann Gribble; daughter, Charlotte Moss and husband Bob; son, Ken Gribble and wife Diana; daughter-in-laws Shirlie Gribble and Ava Gribble, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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