Anchorage, AK — Stan Truelson, 83, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on Feb. 11, 2013, with family by his side. Born Stanley Dunham Truelson Jr., on March 19, 1929, he was the son of the late Stanley and Alice Truelson of Amesbury.
After graduating from Amesbury High School he attended Harvard University on a full academic scholarship. After receiving his degree he enlisted in the United States Army serving until 1954. He then returned to Harvard earning a master’s of education degree, followed by a master’s in library science from Simmons College. In his he career he was the head medical librarian at several institutions including Yale University as well as the Alaska Health Sciences Library System where he helped implement electronic sharing of medical info between system hospitals in the 1970s well before the internet.
Stan was an avid outdoorsman, a skilled musician and an expert chess player. He enjoyed his annual winter vacations to Hawaii which provided contrast to an Alaska winter.
He was married to the late Elsie Sousa Truelson and leaves his five children, Susanna Sutton and her husband, John, of Inner Mongolia, China; Jonathan Truelson, of New Haven, Conn.; Mark Truelson and his wife, Traci, of Newton, N.H.; Eric Truelson and his wife, Diana, of Anchorage, Alaska; and Katy Jamison and her husband, Jamie, of Sorrento, Fla. He also leaves behind grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as his dear friend Loretta Andress.
Stan will be dearly missed by all.
ARRANGEMENTS: A private memorial was held in Anchorage.