Alaska Beverly Affinito

December 14, 1925December 29, 2012

Alaska Beverly Affinito, 87 of Frisco Texas, died December 29, 2012.

She was born to the late Leonard and Isabelle Gleason, December 14, 1925, in Traverse City, MI. Beverly graduated from Benzonia High School in 1943. She married the late John Affinito in 1945, and they lived together in Redford Township, Michigan, before she relocated to Frisco, TX in 2009.

Beverly was a business administrator and a dedicated Christian who faithfully served the Southfield Community Church for some 50+ years. She also served as an officer of the Fellowship of Christian Business and Professional Women, in Detroit, MI during the 1980s.

Beverly is survived by her four children: John D. Affinito, of Tucson, AZ, David W. Affinito and Deborah A. Affinito, of Frisco, TX and Alfred P. Affinito, of Apex, NC. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild as well as by her brother Douglas Gleason of Phoenix, AZ and sister Cora O’Brien of Peoria, IL.

A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to Southfield Community Church for missions, 21122 Indian Street, Southfield, Michigan 48033.

Condolences can be recorded online at Tom Dickey West Funeral Home, Dallas TX.


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Brenda Smith

January 8, 2013

Thinking of you Debbie, David, and all of the grandchildren. I know you have great and fond memories to sustain you through this period of great loss. Although I never met her, I enjoyed hearing your stories Deb, and, I will always smile when I think of the name, Alaska. She must have been quite a lady! God bless all of you.

Renee Hickman

January 6, 2013

I love you mom! You are an amazing daughter and mother. You are hardworking and strong and i envy you for that. Grandma lived a long and amazing life and if it weren't for her, i wouldn't have the most amazing mom in the world. Love you.

Carol James

January 4, 2013

Debbie, so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you anf the girls.

Carol Berner

January 4, 2013

Dear Debbie & family:

Your Mom was very special to me in my over 20 years at Southfield Community Church as our kids were growing up. May the Lord comfort you at this time with the knowledge that she is with her Lord!

Jenny Johnson

January 4, 2013


I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mine and all of your Ally team sends our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Laura Stevens

January 3, 2013

Debbie, I was so sorry to her of your loss. Losing a mom isn't easy but she is in a better place now. I will continue to say prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. And who knows, maybe she and my mom will meet up and start walking around a lake in Heaven! :) Now wouldn't that be something.

January 3, 2013

Dear Debbie and family. We are praying for you and your brothers and aunt and uncle at this time that the Lord will give you comfort and peace in your mother's homegoing. We send our love to each of you. So glad we had a good visit with her in July before we went to the Gideon Convention in Dallas. Love and prayers, Conrad & Luella

January 3, 2013

Dear Debbie and family.
I am so sorry for your loss as well as mine. I loved Beverly so much and wish I could have been there with you. God rest her sould.
Love, Aunt Corky