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Photos: Hundreds pay tribute to Romer Derr

The people attending the memorial service yesterday afternoon for Juneau icon Romer Derr filled the Chapel by the Lake sanctuary. Derr died Thursday. He was remembered by many for, among other things, his work for...
A professor, wearer of fancy hats, food bank creator and advocate honored

...her at Saturday's event.Derr divorced and spent some time as a single mother. She fell in love again and married Romer Derr, who recently passed away.She had a diverse career, one that included running laboratories and civil service. She...
My Turn: Why historic preservation matters

...father, Gov. Bill Egan at the original ceremony and his personal experiences; the ringing of the bell (again) by Romer Derr; the beating of the drum by representatives of the Aak'w Kwaan and Fillipino community; the flag raising by the Veterans...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Rep. James for participating By Romer Derr Legislators, when they arrive get to know all of us better. Romer Derr, president Juneau Chamber of Commerce...Digg Reddit Archives Letter by Romer Derr Thanks to Rep. James for participating...
New names, same mission meeting, dinner and auction Saturday, the group's mission won't be changing, said outgoing President Romer Derr and incoming President Kathy Kolkhorst. The chamber will continue to advocate for private enterprise in cooperation...
Grand Marshals for 2009 both historic Juneau figures

...Juneau and Douglas Grand Marshalls are important figures from the statehood period. Juneau's Grand Marshal will be Romer Derr, a member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at the time, who designed the ringing of the bell ceremony for the original...
Snapshots of history

...the Alaska Statehood Act in Washington D.C. The bell-ringer's claim to fame was inadvertent, but nevertheless Romer Derr's name became etched in local history books and forever associated with the historic moment.A passerby, a tourist...
Chamber taps Sanford as Citizen of the Year

...award, to a Vietnam veteran, former volunteer firefighter and former Assembly member, Merrill Sanford.Chamber member Romer Derr presented the award to a surprised Sanford during the Chamber's annual dinner at Centennial Hall Saturday evening...
Photos: 50 years of STATEHOOD

...speakers included the Rev. Dr. Walter Soboleff, Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Juneau Assembly member Jeff Bush. Romer Derr reprised his 1959 role as the official bell ringer.Top: the 50-star flag is replaced with the 49-star flag, which...
Neighbors mailbox

...or gift donations held Oct. 21nd . Our superb chef, Laraine Derr, with the help of her hard working cheerful crew, Romer Derr, Sharon Barton, Chiska Derr, her friend, Dean, Bill and Gretchen Pence, Rita Klaudt, Matt Grauman, & Roger Arsua...


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