Pioneers of Alaska - Juneau
About the Pioneers of Alaska - Juneau
King and Queen Regents
A homemade crown made by Mrs. Gussie Byington (First elected Queen) was used through 1980-1983.  A metal and jeweled crown was purchased for the Queen Regent following that year.  The King Regent was presented with a gold-plated No. 2 “muck stick” or round-pointed shovel for the Royal Scepter, and he has always worn a black derby hat of felt material.  In mid-1987 materials were purchased and the auxiliary made new King and Queen Regent robes.  None had been used before this date.  Each year the names of the King and Queen Regent of that year are engraved on small brass plates, and are attached to the shovel handle.

The first gold colored round-pointed shovel was used by then Gov. Bill Sheffield and Grand President Max Wells at the ground breaking ceremony of the Juneau Pioneers Home on September 25, 1986.

Click on highlighted text to view a picture of that year's King and Queen Regents.
1980 George Messerschmidt & Gussie Byington 1999 Don Burford & Wilma Kirkpatrick
1981 Trevor Davis & Isabel Skuse 2000 Fred & Jean Thorsteinson
1982 Charles L “Jack” & Ruth Popejoy 2001 Norman & Betty Miller
1983 Leslie E. Swanson & Maxine Race 2002 Jim Ruotsala & Katherine Shaw
1984 Clifford L. & Edna Swap 2003 Maurice & Angie Long
1985 Thomas & Olive Landon 2004 George Danner & Mary Lewis
1986 Donald L. MacKinnon & Ruth Sterling 2005 Bob & Peggy Cartmill
1987 Arthur H. & Esther Kassner 2006 Gerald Dorsher & Sandy Adams
1988 Dr. Clayton L. & Gertrude Polley 2007 Frank Morris & Virginia Calloway
1989 Amos J. & Catherine Alter 2008 Don Burford & Florence Mynarski
1990 Leonard J. & Joan Harju 2009 Dick Garrison & Peggy Garrison
1991 Thomas & Nancy Shanley 2010 Don Burford & Carrita Campbell
1992 Gene & Jane Hanna 2011 Don Burford & Carrita Campbell
1993 Eugene T. Specht & Florence Heppler 2012 Larry & Mary Ann Welp
1994 Ken & Romayne Kareen 2013 Doug Boddy & Mary Lou Meiners
1995 Jake Hendricks & Virginia Post 2014 Bruce & Harriet Botelho
1996 Ralph & Betty Hunt 2015 Dan & Lorinda Kassner
1997 Mike Race & Lorraine Bayer 2016 Doug & Carol Whelan
1998 Bob & Vi Dyer 2017 Terry Brenner & Dee Brenner
 

King and Queen Regents
2016 King and Queen Regents
Doug and Carol Whelan


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