Twila Webster Obituary

Twila  Webster
Twila Webster

February 28, 2013
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Twila Nadel Webster, 52 died February 28, 2013 at Alaska Native Medical Center with her family by her side.

Twila was born June 19, 1960 at Fort Richardson, Alaska to Lloyd B. and Agnes (Kiyutelluk) Magby. She graduated from East Anchorage High in 1978 and attended UA-Anchorage before moving to Wisconsin where she met her husband, John Webster.

Twila traveled extensively in the lower 48 with her husband, John and returned to Anchorage where they built their business, "Greatland Towing". She enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, camping, fishing, clam digging, and berry picking. Twila also enjoyed and excelled at skin sewing and beadwork which she learned from her mother, Agnes.

Twila was always helping friends and family. She was a loving wife and mother, a dear daughter, sister, precious aunt and good friend to all she met. She battled cancer courageously and will be missed deeply by all who loved her.

Twila leaves behind her husband, John; son, Joshua Schwartz; daughter, Jenny (JT) Leopold; newborn granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn Leopold and her two dogs, Molly and Sissy.

She is also survived by her mother, Agnes K. Magby; sisters, Betsy Magby(Timothy Koenig) of North Mankato, MN; Veda (Del) Spelta; Karen Tocktoo; Sandra Mitchell; brothers, Jed Magby; Joel Magby; Jason Magby; special cousin, Josephine Wienstein and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins from the Magby, Webster, and Kiyutelluk families.

Twila was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd B. Magby; stepfather, Earl L. Mitchell; infant sons, Travis and Justin Schwartz; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Dolly Kiyutelluk of Shismaref, Alaska; her paternal grandfather, Ivy Lee Magby; and paternal grandmother, Pearle Mae (Wallace) Matthews, both of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

At her request no services will be held. Her ashes will be spread at her favorite fishing spot and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. She is at peace now and forever in our hearts.

Our sincere thank you to the nurses and staff at ANMC for their kindness and support.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Alaska. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at

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