Emily Maddox Britton
Longtime Alaska resident Emily Maddox Britton, 96, passed away peacefully December 30tH at Providence Horizon House, Anchorage, AK. Emily was born Sara Emily Maddox on June 21, 1915 in Whitesville, GA. She married the love of her life, Joe Britton in 1935. After living in North and South Carolina and Oklahoma the Britton family moved to Alaska for a year in 1951 and returned for good in 1957. Emily worked at J.C. Penney until her retirement in 1981. She gave much time and energy to the Anchorage Woman’s Club in which she was a member for 49 years, DAR, Pioneers of Alaska, and the First Methodist Church and, in her later years, she attended the First Presbyterian Church. It was with great honor that she represented the Woman’s Club and DAR at the Welcome Ceremony at the Federal building for newly naturalized citizens for many years. She was an accomplished artist and her creative and artistic talents blessed family and her many friends. Emily never knew a stranger and invited many to share her life and her home. Together with her husband they were great ambassadors of friendship and good will here in Anchorage and in their extensive travels around the country and the world.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Joe Britton.
Emily is survived by her two sons and their spouses, Wayne and Nancy Britton, and Joe M. Britton and Camille Rodrigues, her five grandchildren, Devin Gregg and her husband Patrick, Brent and his wife Marlene, Rebecca, Galen & Erin Britton, three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Dalton and Riley Gregg, and her brother and sister-in-law Charles and Margaret Maddox of LaGrange, GA.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 616 W. 10th Ave. on January 11 at 3:00 pm.