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Governor Orders Flags Lowered for Former Juneau Lawmaker


November 8, 2013, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday in honor and memory of former state legislator Elton Engstrom, Jr. Engstrom died Wednesday at the age of 78.

Engstrom served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1965 - 1967 and the Alaska Senate from 1967 - 1971. In addition to his public service, Engstrom was a lawyer, fish-buyer, property manager and author.

He is survived by his wife, Sally; brother, Allan; sons, Elton and Allan; daughter, Cathy Engstrom Munoz; son-in-law, Juan Munoz; and four grandchildren. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, November 14, and raised to full-staff at sunset.

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