We are sad to share that Alyeska retiree Frances Legerat passed away recently in Fairbanks, Alaska. Out of respect for Frances’ wishes and her family’s request for privacy at this difficult time, further details or contact information are not available.
Frances was a Veteran who served in the United States Army and received a National Defense Medal. She started working on TAPS in 1979 as an equipment operator and joined Alyeska October 10, 1991, accepting a role as a Pump Station Assistant at PS 05. While Frances spent most of her time on TAPS at Pipeline locations and Fairbanks, she accepted a transfer to Anchorage in 2004 to work on a special project. She retired March 6, 2011.
Frances was excellent at identifying ways to do business better. She knew what was going on and had a personal connection with all levels of the company. She was particularly effective at providing information to assure good communications were made. Frances was frequently sought out by senior leadership for critical projects because she could manage a diverse scope of accountabilities and deliver high quality work.
Frances always maintained a strong commitment to her community by leading local United Way campaigns for Alyeska as well as investing her personal time as to improve things for others. She will be greatly missed and remembered as a respected and trusted team member.
Bill Howitt, with other coworkers and Alyeska HR, December 12, 2020