Granville “Jack” Fields

Granville “Jack” Fields

March 14, 1928 – Dec. 15, 2020

Granville “Jack” Fields, 92, passed away on Dec. 15, 2020. He was a long-time resident of Homer.

Jack was born in Oklahoma and died in Alaska. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. While fighting on the island of Iwo Jima in 1945, he was severely wounded and sent to California to recover. It is in California that he met his second wife, Roberta (Bobbie) Hanger Haley, and they were married. After retiring, they moved to Homer, Alaska. Roberta passed away after 50 years of marriage.

It was in Homer he met Margaret “Peg” Ziegler from Anchor Point and they were also married. Jack and Peg lived in his home on Ocean View Loop Road. However, after some time they moved into The Terraces Assisted Living Center where they spent their last year together. They attended Faith Lutheran Church in Homer.

Jack experienced various jobs from a mechanic to vending machine repairman to a cafe leaser. He enjoyed many activities, especially boating and fishing.

Jack is survived by his wife, Peg Fields; his daughters, Tana Skinner and Reta Fields-Cortines, both of Oakhurst, California; his step-children, Charles Haley of Anchorage, Robert Murphy of Littleton, Colorado, and Catherine Valiquett of Park City, Utah; and many step-grandchildren.

Jack was a friend to all and a mentor to many. He is missed by all those who knew him.