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ABRAHAM Anchorage resident Mickey "Yuguai'yuk" Abraham, 86, died of natural causes Jan. 29, 2005, at his granddaughter's home. A visitation will be at 1 p.m., with a service at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baxter Chapel. Bishop Olsen will officiate. A second service will be Saturday in Bethel, with burial at Bethel Old Cemetery next to his wife, Sophie "Panruk" Charles-Abraham. Mr. Abraham was born April 5, 1918, in Nan'varpak, Barrett Inlet. He was an Eskimo Scout in the early 1940s, stationed on Nelson Island when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He worked as a freelance carpenter and lived in Nightmute, Bethel, Dillingham and Anchorage. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, riding his dog team, carving, and making tools and household implements. His family wrote: "Mickey 'Yuguai'yuk' Abraham was known by many people. (He) was a carpenter who built half of Bethel. Loved for his own greatness, for his sense of humor and for his love of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he gave each one a special nickname as a way of expressing his affection. In his last days, he wanted to share his happiness with his children by making amends to them. But time quickly deteriorated and he died of natural causes in the arms of his granddaughter, Shelee. He was considered by his fellow men and women as a great warrior because he was a great provider for his family and elders in the village. He was often consulted by men in the community for his skill in boat and sled building and in hunting and trapping. He was a hard worker who encouraged his children to be the same." Mr. Abraham is survived by his sons, Pete Abraham, Andrew Abraham, Jack Abraham and Frederick Abraham; daughters, Alice Abraham, Margaret "Penni" Abraham and Rose Nelson; and grandchildren, Ruth, Diane, Brian, Sherry, Grant, Michael, Trevor, Margie, Suzanne, Shelee, Larry, Hale, Melinda, Karen, Jordan, Jasmine, Jewel, Zena, Grahm, Kyle, Laurel and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his children, Joseph, Frank, Elizabeth and Marie. A memorial fund has been opened at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, account 849685. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
ADAMS Anchorage resident Eugene Edward Adams, 39, died Jan. 26, 2003, in Campbell Creek Park. A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown, with a service at 3 p.m. Pallbearers will include Henry Adams, Carl Adams Jr., Raymond W. Bourdon, Gregory T. Friday, Fredrick S. Bourdon and Maston A. Thompson-Adams. Burial will be in the spring at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Adams was born Aug. 27, 1963, in Anchorage. He had been a resident of Nome, Mekoryuk, Napakiak, Hooper Bay and Anchorage. He earned a GED and worked for a time as a volunteer firefighter in Wasilla. Mr. Adams was a member of Bering Straits Native Corp. and the Catholic Church. During his youth, he enjoyed participating in the Walk for Hope. He also volunteered at the Brother Francis Shelter during the holidays. He enjoyed camping and subsistence fishing. His family wrote: ''Eugene will be missed very much. He was independent, caring and strong-willed. Where he was needed, he helped in any way possible. Eugene had many friends and family members.'' He was preceded in death by family members Carl Adams Sr., Milton Fury Adams and Jeffrey Scott Friday. Mr. Adams is survived by his mother, Martha Adams of Wasilla; sisters, Rose Mary Tee of Anchorage, Grace Louise Friday of Anchorage and Cynthia Marie Bourdon of Wasilla; brothers, Henry Atmick Adams and Carl Adams Jr. of Wasilla, and Darren Peter Adams of Seward; nephews, Maston Allen Thompson-Adams, Fredrick Scott Bourdon, Jessie Daniel Bourdon, Justin Raymond Bourdon, Jared Chong Tee, Kyle Chong Tee, Frazer Chong Tee, Spencer Chong Tee, Gregory Adam Friday and Douglas Jay Edward Friday; and nieces, Mariah Rose Bourdon, Norma Evan, and Natasha Thompson-Adam. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.
ADAMS Donald D. Adams, 43, died July 11, 2003, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Adams was born July 19, 1959, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his father, Howard Adams, Sr.; sisters, Linda L. and Brenda J. Adams; and brothers, Joel M. and Howard Adams, Jr.
ADKISON Gladys Adkison died July 16, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Adkison was born July 3, 1937, in Nome, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Harlan Adkison; daughters, Beverly Burkhalter, Cynthia Sears and husband, David; sons, Gregg Baldwin, Michael and wife, Denise Drake, and Ronald and wife, Sandra Drake; grandchildren, Aaron, Amanda, Erica, Jason, Lauren, Matthew, Ryan, Stephanie, and Willie; great-grandchildren Alexandria, Brooke, and Zacharias; and brother, Thomas Drake.


WINFRED N. ADLOOAT Anchorage Daily News February 13, 1991 Anchorage resident Winfred N. Adlooat, 76, a former janitor, died Feb. 9 at Humana Hospital-Alaska. A funeral was held at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel, with the Rev. Keith Fullerton of the Evangelical Covenant Church officiating. Mr. Adlooat was born Aug. 4, 1914, in Wales, Alaska. According to his family, he loved to carve ivory and was an active member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. He is survived by his brother, Warren of Wales; his sisters, Nora Larson of Nome, and Glenna Weyeok of Oakland, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the spring in the Anchorage Municipal Cemetery.
AHGUPUK Kara Victoria Ahgupuk, 88, died Feb. 24, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Ahgupuk was born March 10, 1914, in Shishmaref, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Floyd; son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Annie Ahgupuk; son, Robert L. Ahgupuk; granddaughters Beverly Breaux, Angie McLeod, Kara A. Sweeney, Lisa, Wilsa and Irene Ahgupuk; granddaughter-in-law, Christine Sweeney; grandsons, Michael Floyd, David Sweeney, Al, Charlie, and Thomas Ahgupuk; great-granddaughters, Kimberly Hamilton, Tiffany Miner, Jewel Huntsman, Kara Faye and Rachael McLeod; and great-grandsons, Henry Miner, Colton McLeod, Holdyn Floyd, Tyson and Eric Evans, and Ned, Henry, and Robin Ahgupuk.
George Aden Ahgupuk, 89, died April 1, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Ahgupuk was born Oct. 8, 1911. His wife, Kara Ahgupuk; daughter, Ruth Floyd; sons, Ralph and Robert Ahgupuk; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren survive him.
Elizabeth L.J. Alex, 69, died Jan. 2, 2005, at home in Chugiak, Alaska. Ms. Alex was born March 8, 1935, in Indian River. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law; Loretta and Dan Bryant, Kathleen Morris, Charleen and George Shaginaw and Eleanor and Robert Wilde; sister, Mary Sanford; aunt, Irene Johnson; longtime companion, Ellis "Jack" Yates and his family; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
ALEXANDER Nellie Alexander, 81, died Feb. 12, 2002, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Alexander was born March 24, 1920 in Mary's Igloo, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Robert Esenituk and Ralph Alexander; and her daughters, Sarah Esenituk Bonyfeltd and Mary Alexander.


Jim Alexander, 62 Former Alaska resident James Vern Alexander, 62, died Sept. 20, 2005, at his home in Salmon, Idaho.A celebration of life with military honors will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 15 at the AV Center, 1483 Flight Line Road, Pocatello, Idaho.Mr. Alexander was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Salmon to James and Mary (Studebaker) Alexander. He graduated from Shoshone High School in Shoshone, Idaho, in 1960. He attended Idaho State University in Pocatello for one year and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served during the Korean conflict for four years before being honorably discharged. He returned home and continued his education at Idaho State University, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.While at school in Pocatello, he met Sonja Horton, and they married July 7, 1967.He was employed by the KBGL public television station in Pocatello from 1970 to 1980 as their engineer. He transferred to Anchorage in 1980 to be the production and operations manager of KAKM public television station until 1994.While in Alaska, he was introduced to flying, which became his passion. He became an accomplished pilot and instructor for over 20 years.In 1994, Sonja and Jim returned to Pocatello, where he worked as the general manager of KISU public television station for about two years.He was the chief flight instructor for the AV Center in Pocatello, flying and instructing for the next 10 years.He met Alene Deiro in Idaho Falls, and they were married on a ferryboat near Haines on June 14, 2003. They lived in Salmon.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sonja.He is survived by his wife, Alene; daughter, Danielle Harvie; son, Seth Alexander; grandson, Tyler Harvie; and brother, Jere Alexander.Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Salmon Valley, 506 Van Dreff, Salmon, Idaho 83467.
ALLARD Anchorage resident Jerome G. Allard, 2 months, died Dec. 21, 2003, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. A funeral will be at 1:30 p.m., with a visitation from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. The Rev. Garry Cappelman, O.P., of Holy Family Cathedral, will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park. He was born Oct. 22, 2003, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Jerome is survived by his mother, Diane Allard; brother, Jasper Teve; sister, Christine Allard, all of Anchorage; grandmothers, Elizabeth Teve of Chevak and Gail Anaruk of Anchorage; great-grandmother, Julia Cholok of Chevak; great-aunt, Theresa Cholok of Chevak; uncles, Michael Teve and Paul Teve of Chevak, Gregory Teve Jr. and Ernie Tall of Anchorage, George Hooper of Tununak; aunts, Natalia Teve and Pamela Teve of Anchorage, Jennefer Teve of Chevak and Arlene Hooper of Tununak; cousins, Kelsy Polty, Francene Teve, Jonathan Teve, Rhonda Teve, LaTeisha Tall, Cedric Tall and Nathaniel Tall, all of Anchorage. He was preceded in death by family members Gregory Teve Sr., Christine Teve and Joseph Cholok.
ALLEN Clinton Gene (Guy) Allen, 45, died May 2, 2002, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Allen was born in Anchorage. He is survived by his mother, Kitty E. Allen, sister, Lori Lee Gonzales, and brother, Robert O. Allen, Jr.
ANARUK Wesley Gilbert Anaruk Sr., 68, died Aug. 9, 2004 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Anaruk was born Sept. 11, 1935 in White Mountain, Alaska. He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary S. Anaruk; daughters, Amanda J. Anaruk, Beatrice “Alexis” Anaruk; daughter and son-in-law, Sabrina and Ricky Tocktoo; son and daughter-in-law, Samuel and Christina Anaruk; sons, Benjamin Anaruk and Wesley G. Anaruk Jr.; sisters, Viva Kinegak and Ebba Raos; brother, Samuel Anaruk; ten grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gloria Jean Anaruk, 50, died June 18, 2002, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Anaruk was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Trina Anaruk and Reuben Llanes; son, Gabriel William Chaney; mother, Ella Anaruk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Bobby Kallander; Maxine and Harvey Beltz; Michelle and Fred Bacon; and Eleanor and Tony Piggott; brothers, Bruce, Dennis, Max and Gabriel Anaruk; brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Donna Anaruk, and her grandchildren, Brice, Bradley, Christopher, and Thomas Llanes.
ANDERSON Edward R. Anderson, 42, died March 28, 2002, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his sisters, Alaska Sturdevant, Agnes Snyder, Sophia Anderson, Ecko Thorpe, Esther Runstrom and Doris Anderson; and brothers, Alburn Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Ozzie Anderson, John Anderson, Allen Anderson, Ralph Anderson, and Daniel Cleveland.


Dorothy G. Anderson, 71, died peacefully of natural causes Dec. 15, 2006, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Lisa Anderson, in King Salmon.Ms. Anderson was cremated, and a celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Covenant Church in Anchorage. A potluck will be held at the church after the service.Ms. Anderson, a lifelong Alaska pioneer, was born in Goose Bay (Iliamna Lake) on Aug. 18, 1935, to Hugh and Marie Millett. She was one of nine children.In the early 1970s, Ms. Anderson worked for the Cook Inlet Native Association bingo hall and the Anchorage School District as a cook for the hot lunch program (at Nunaka Valley Elementary and East Anchorage High schools). She retired from the Anchorage School District as a bus attendant for special-needs children in May 2005.Her family wrote: "Mom was a very loving, caring, kind, generous woman, and she always put the needs of others above her own. She truly had a heart of gold, and the most precious thing in her life was her family and friends."Ms. Anderson enjoyed spending time with her family (especially during the holidays), traveling, reading, doing crossword puzzles, passing on Native family traditions to younger generations (i.e., berry picking, putting up fish, storytelling), whistling while she worked, doing embroidery, spending time at the cabin in Homer and being outdoors (e.g., boat rides, snowmachining, walking, watching wildlife).Ms. Anderson is survived by her children and spouses, Hildur Feakes of Kenai, Jeffery and Linda Anderson of Kenai, Karleen and Mike Laufenburger of King Salmon and Glenn and Lisa Anderson of King Salmon; 11 grandchildren, Janae Cook, Laura Anderson, Christopher Anderson, Andy Calhoun, Shawn Anderson, Robert Laufenburger, Tony Bowers, Karl Anderson, Jason Anderson, Kyle Anderson and Kurtis Anderson; five great-grandchildren; seven siblings and their spouses; former husband, Edwin Anderson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl Millett; son, Edwin Anderson Jr.; and great-grandson, Maleke Cook.At her request, for those who wish to send flowers, let them be her favorite -- daisies.Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

Kenneth L. Andrews, 34, died June 28, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Andrews was born Aug. 15, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his father, Leon Andrews; mother, Dora Andrews; sisters, Sharon Johnson and Helen Andrews; brother, David Andrews; nephews, Peter Morin, Goose Johnson and Timmy and Kevin Andrews Lee; and niece, Katty Andrews.
ANSELM Lorraine F. Anselm, 53, of Anchorage, Alaska died November 23, 1998 at home. Mrs. Anselm was born March 27, 1945 in Nondalton, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Evan, son Roger Balluta, grandson Guy Todd II, aunt Dolly Hobson and many other relatives.
APOK Robert Apok, Jr., 69, died July 21, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Apok was born May 4, 1934. He is survived by his daughters, Wanda Jackson, Sonia Greigo, and Karen Ferguson; son, Robert Apok III; sisters, Mary M. Apok, Ethel P. Koshney, Annie E. Kozak, Marjorie M. Troffer, Arlene M. Soxie, Roberta L. Rodin, and Barbara L. Apok; and brothers, James A. and Gerald B. Apok.
ARREDONDO Daniel F. Arredondo, 36, died Feb. 17, 2003, at the Omega House Hospice in Houston, Texas. Mr. Arredondo was born June 13, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his parents, Pete and Carmen Arredondo; and brother, Ramon Arredondo.
BAFFONE Albert Joseph "Al" Baffone Jr., 66, died peacefully in his sleep Aug. 1, 2010, while on a fishing trip with friends near Soldotna.A viewing will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. An outdoor celebration of life will be after the funeral at the Moose Lodge.Born June 27, 1944, in Jacksonville, Fla., Al packed a lot of life into his 66 years. You will see proof of that in his extended family and endless number of friends. What we were all guaranteed from him was a rough and rugged exterior wrapped around a heart of gold. Al was quick and to tell you (loudly) what he thought whether you liked it or not, but he was also the first to lend a helping hand.Al was a man on the go. He gave a lot of his time to other people. The time he spent on himself was spent working on his award-winning Harley, playing poker with his buddies, and watching his favorites: the Alaska Aces and San Diego Chargers.He had a tremendous amount of fight for anything or anyone that he believed in. Al went from fighting in Vietnam to fighting for those who couldn't fight for themselves.Al served as vice president for Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 904, as well as Alaska State Council vice president from 2006-2010. In addition, Al was currently serving as the vice chairman of the Alaska Veterans Foundation.Albert was preceded in death by his father, Albert Joseph Baffone Sr.; mother, Margaret "Billie" Kriz; stepmother, Kay Baffone; mother-in-law, Gloria Maret; and his granddaughter, Krista.Albert is survived by his loving and ever-supportive wife, Helen Baffone; children, Melissa, Brian, Carole, Kristy, Roberta, Ray and Karrie; beloved brother, Mike; sisters, Dee and Valerie; sister-in-law, Glenda; brother-in-law, Mike; grandchildren, Kayla, Cole, Devonee, L.J., Dalton, T.J., Kellie, Jaya, Deanna, Savannah, Traivar and Courtney; nephews, Mike Jr., Brody and Skylar; and niece, Lonnie.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to VVA, Chapter 904.
Charles A. Bartels, 43, died Nov. 13, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Bartels was born Dec. 21, 1957, in Anchorage, Alaska and is survived by his mother, Susanna Tumbleson, and his sisters, Susanna Moon and Betty Valka.
BATES Esther Bates, 62, Anchorage, Alaska
BEHREND Donald Fraser Behrend, former chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage, died July 25 at his home in Skaneateles, N.Y. He was 78. The cause of death was brain cancer.A memorial remembrance and a celebration of life will be held at a time and place to be announced.Donald Fraser Behrend was born Aug. 30, 1931, in Manchester, Conn.Dr. Behrend served as chancellor of UAA from 1989 until his retirement in 1994. Previously, he served in Fairbanks as provost and vice president for academic affairs for the University of Alaska Statewide System from 1985 to 1988, and as executive vice president and provost for the University of Alaska Statewide System until becoming chancellor of UAA. Before joining the University of Alaska, he had a long career with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Newcomb and Syracuse, N.Y., first as a wildlife biologist during the early 1960s and then as an administrator from 1968 to 1985. He also worked as a wildlife biologist for the state of Maine in 1967-68.During his tenure as chancellor, Dr. Behrend led the university through the substantial challenges presented by the restructuring of the statewide university system. He guided UAA as it evolved from many disparate campuses and missions to become a single institution focused on teaching, research and public service.He served four years in the U.S. Navy, flying as a radio and radar operator from the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Tarawa. He later earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture with honors, and with distinction in wildlife management and a master's degree in wildlife management, both from the University of Connecticut. He went on to earn a doctoral degree in forest zoology from the State University College of Forestry at Syracuse University.He had a passion for fly-fishing, birding, folk music, history, reading and all things Scottish. He will be remembered for, among many things, his love of life, his hearty laugh and his devotion to his family.He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joan; sons and daughters-in-law Andrew Fraser Behrend and Catherine Behrend of Anchorage; Eric Hemingway Behrend and Sherry Haffenden-Behrend of Canoga Park, Calif.; and David William Behrend and Aileen Droughton of Lincroft, N.J. He is also survived by three beloved grandchildren, Anna, Joseph and Charlotte.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dr. Behrend's name may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018, or
BELTZ Katherine Olivia Beltz, 44, died Jan. 20, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Beltz was born Nov. 28, 1958 in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her son, David Lucas Beltz; mother, Arne B. Beltz; and brothers, William P. Beltz and Axel J. Beltz.
BENKOE Leonard E. Benkoe, 40, died Sept. 17, 2001, at home in Burton, Ohio. Mr. Benkoe was born May 6, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Diana Benkoe; son Matthew Benkoe; mother Audrey Benkoe; sisters, Carol Kosbruk, Sherry Reedy, and Jerilyn Kosbruk; and brothers, Gary Kosbruk and John Kosbruk.
BERKE Anchorage resident Merlyn John "Berke" Berke, 81, died July 28, 2010, at Prestige Care in Anchorage.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Elmendorf Air Force Base at Chapel 2. The officiant will be Chaplain Holmquist. A reception will follow. All attendees at the service must show the following items at the Elmendorf Air Force Base Boniface Gate only: a valid picture I.D. (drivers license), a current vehicle registration and a current insurance card.Merlyn was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Sioux City, Iowa. He moved to Alaska in 1974.Merlyn was in the military from 1946-1985, serving in the U.S. Army and Air National Guard. He retired as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Elmendorf Air Force Base Chapel 1 and VFW Post 102522.His hobbies were fishing, boating, camping, beekeeping and gardening.He was a devoted husband, supportive father and doting grandfather. Family and friends will fondly remember Berke for his sense of humor and willingness to lend a supporting hand.Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Shirley Berke of Anchorage; daughter, Beth Mastel of Anchorage, son, Jon Berke of Anchorage; daughter, Ann Berke of Anchorage; son-in-law, Rick Mastel of Anchorage; daughter-in-law, Angela Berke of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Diana Berke of Sioux City, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Sandra Hurd-Pitcher of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Sarah Berke of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Karlie Berke, Breauna Berke and Taylor Mastel, all of Anchorage, and Carolyne Berke of Denver, Colo., Brian Berke of Lemars, Iowa, and Krisin Berke of Royal, Iowa; sister, Darlene Miller of Orange , Calif.; and nieces and nephews, Craig Miller of Orange, Calif., Kurt Berke of Iowa, Kevin Berke of Des Moines, Iowa, and Kelly Berke of Iowa.He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Berke; a brother, Alfred "Junior" Berke; sister-in-law, Ladonna Berke; and brother-in-law, Jerry Miller.The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, that donations be sent to Gideons, PO Box 242841, Anchorage, 99525 or Anchorage Gospel Mission, 2823 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage 99507.Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel
BISMARK Frederick Theodore Bismark, Sr., 76, died Jan. 10, 2000, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Mr. Bismark Sr. was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 6, 1923. He is survived by his wife Tania; sons Fred Jr., Robert, Stanley, Eugene and Steve; daughters Sharon, Alice, Dorothy and Laura Bismark and Arlene Reiser; grandchildren Lisa, Lindsay, Sherri, Julie Ann, Toni Bismark, Derek Adams, Ernie Baker Jr., Kayla Reiser, Eric and Melissa Torrey, Yvonne and Kristen Webber, Tania Evon, Sonny Zaochney, Margaret and Christine Bell; four great granddaughters, one great grandson, one niece and numerous grand nieces and nephews
BLACKWELL Anchorage resident Cecelia "Elluvaaq" Kashatok Blackwell, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Post Garrison on Fort Richardson. Viewing will be one hour prior to the services. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Richardson National Cemetery where Cecelia will be laid to rest with her husband, Richard. A potluck will be after the services. Pallbearers include Luther Oscar, Richard Oscar, Jessie Oscar, Larry Oscar, Norbert Kashatok and McLauglin Kashatok.Mrs. Blackwell was born March 11, 1945, in Kwigillingok, a village on Kuskokwim Bay. She lived in Alaska all of her life, including Bethel and Anchorage. Cecelia worked for the Bethel Community Services and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp., from which she retired in 1998. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, decorating, playing bingo and hosting feasts.The family wrote, "Throughout her life, Cecelia touched and enriched the lives of so many people with her generous and loving spirit. She was well respected and was known for her gracious and beautiful presence. Cecelia enjoyed hosting feasts and welcomed all with a warm smile and hug. She was a wonderful woman, a loving wife, and the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. Cecelia was well known for the colorful flowers she wore in her hair. She will be deeply missed by all."She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ida Kashatok; husband, Richard Blackwell; brothers, Thomas and Ruby Kashatok; stepson, Timothy Blackwell; sister in-law, Evelyn Davis; and granddaughters, Paula and Gayla Blackwell.She is survived by her sons, Luther Oscar of Anchorage, Richard Oscar of Anchorage; daughters, Arlene Oscar, Donna Oscar, and Dendra Chavez, all of Anchorage; stepsons, Roger Blackwell of San Diego, Calif., Joseph Blackwell of Arkansas, Richard Blackwell of Ponka, Okla., David Blackwell of Ponka and Patrick Blackwell of Ponka; stepdaughter, Brenda Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Daniel Kashatok of Bethel, Tony Evon of Bethel, Norbert Kashatok of Bethel and McLauglin Kashatok of Anchorage; sisters, Carrie Kashatok, Lucy Gunlik, Doris Paul and Ella Koszela, all of Anchorage, and Dorothy Phillips of Tuliksak.Memorial donations may be made in memory of Cecelia to 1736 Moss Creek Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507.Arrangements are with Anchorage Funeral Home.
BLATCHFORD Ruth E. Blatchford, 49, of Anchorage, Alaska died June 27, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Blatchford was born July 15, 1950 in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is survived by her husband Joe D. Blatchford; sons Daniel J. Martinez, Shawn T. Martinez and Burton H. Twitchell; daughter Monica A. Martinez; ex-husband Ken J. Martinez; father Timothy Twitchell Sr.; brothers Timothy and Matthew Twitchell; sisters Lois L. Stover, Ester E. Lurson, Eunice A.Pacheco, Racheal I. McCarthy, Hannah I. Broussard, Mary and Rebecca Twitchell; and five grandchildren.
BOB Sifton Brendon Bob, 30, also known as “Peblo,” died July 6, 2003, at his campsite on Manning Island, Alaska. Mr. Bob was born Oct. 26, 1972, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Brenda M. Bob; daughters, Robyn S. C. Bob and Brandi M. D. Bob; sons, Henry Byron Bob and Brandon Richard Bob; sisters, Sally Leopold and Cecelia Andrews; and brother, Isaac Bob.
BODNAR Andrew Bodnar died peacefully July 28, 2010, at the Anchorage Pioneer Home.A celebration of his life will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Russian Jack Chalet.He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Ohio and grew up in the Hungarian neighborhood of Cleveland. He spent most of his time at gymnastics or in the woods of Rocky River Park.He served as an Army radio man in World War II in the Philippines.As soon as he could, he headed for more wilderness in Alaska. Graduating from the University of Alaska Fairbanks as an electrical engineer, he worked as a civil servant for the Alaska Air Command, first in Fairbanks, where most of his seven children were born. In 1962, the family made the move to Anchorage. He retired from Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage.He loved to canoe Alaska's rivers, fish and hunt moose. He was a gymnast and encouraged all his children to be athletes, too: Bret, Lance, Mia, Dirk, Dru, Kim and Bela; his grandchildren, Andy Walker, Randy Sorenson, Reed Wilkinson, Gina Bodnar, Kevin Bodnar, Kail Bodnar, Ivory Bodnar, Axel Bodnar, Beau Bodnar and Seth Whitfield.He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria.Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
BONFIGLIO Lawrence M. Bonfiglio, 48, died Aug. 26, at the Austin – Govalle Nursing Home in Austin, Texas. Mr. Bonfiglio was born April 5, 1957, in Anchorage. He is survived by his fiancée, Jacqueline Duncan; daughters, Charleigh Bonfiglio and Renee Bonfiglio; son, Mike Bonfiglio; and stepson, Alex Duncan
BOONE Joann Boone, 48, died July 11, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, Wash. Ms. Boone was born June 27, 1956 in Anchorage. She is survived by her daughter, Kelli Boone; sons, Kyle Boone, Andy Tomlinson and David Tomlinson; and sisters, Nancy Boren and Gaynell Gauthier.
BOWEN David Clarke Bowen, 70, died Dec. 29, 2003, at the Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland. Mr. Bowen was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Alden Bowen; sons, Russell Scott Bowen, Geoffrey David Bowen, and John Gibb Bowen; sister, Elizabeth Ann Allard (Beth Ann); brothers, John Wilson Cross (Jay) and Donald Richard Cross; grandsons, Daniel Clark Bowen and Evan Bowen; and four step-grandchildren.
BREEDEN Kenneth W. Breeden, 45, died Jan. 28, 2005, at home in Weston, Wis. Mr. Breeden was born May 7, 1959, in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Breeden; sons, Brent Breeden and Lance Breeden; father, Robert Breeden; sister, Rebecca Wentworth; and brothers, Frank Breeden and Russ Breeden.
BREWER Jennie L. Brewer, 34, died May 26, 2002, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Brewer was born Nov. 23, 1967. She is survived by her daughter, Tia Brewer; mother, Mary Brewer; and sister, Brenda Baehm.
BROOKS Lifelong Anchorage resident, Desmond Taylor “Iirpak” Brooks, 16, died Oct. 10 in Anchorage. A visitation and gathering was held at Holy Family Cathedral on Oct. 17. Brooks was born June 16, 1989, in Anchorage. His Yupik name was “Iirpak” (Big Eyes). He is survived by his mother, June “Toastie” Jardine of Anchorage; brother, Jason Jardine of California; sisters, Nicole Jardine of California and Carly Brooks of Anchorage; niece, Maliyah Nelson and her father, Charles Nelson of California; uncle, John “Jake” Jacobsson; aunts, Deidre Viera, Freda Bossette and Valerie Gallegos of Anchorage, Hilda Vandergrift and her husband, Bill of Missouri, Jean Hull of California and Dorothy Rodgers; cousins, Jamie, Abigail and John; and many other cousins, friends and extended family.
BROWN Stephen Wayne Brown 7/15/1958 ~ 8/25/2008 Stephen Wayne Brown, beloved husband, father, brother and son passed away suddenly Monday, August 25, 2008 of a heart attack at home. Steve was the first child born to Janet Pehrson and Wayne C. Brown in Salt Lake City, Utah.He was an active and faithful member of the LDS Church in which he served in many capacities. He served as a faithful missionary in the Anchorage, Alaska mission, was a bishop in the Mueller Park 5th Ward, and was currently serving as a member of the Bishopric of the University 13th Singles Ward. His energy and testimony blessed the lives of many, but particularly the youth he served. Steve graduated from the Olympus High class of '76 and later the University of Utah with a BS in communications. He was also a member of the Crimson Club. He was a partner at the Summit Group since 1986, President of the firm, and instrumental in the firm's growth to the largest locally owned communications firm in the state of Utah. He had a great sense of honesty and gave the truth whether you liked it or not. Many people came to work at the Summit Group because of their interactions with Steve. His personality was instrumental in the companies' growth. He was married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple to Cindy Fagg on June 20, 1986. Steve loved hunting, fishing, camping and the "Runnin' Utes." But his greatest accomplishment and love was his wife and children, whom he served with all his heart. The most enjoyable part of his life was spent attending his kids games, concerts, and recitals. He was their coach, cheerleader and friend. He is survived by his parents, Janet and Wayne Brown; his wife, Cindy who he loved dearly and his children: Meagan, Sarah, Katelyn, Michael, Elizabeth and Benjamin; also his siblings, Jeffery (Chantal) Brown, Michelle (Joe) Hanna, Jennifer (Scott) Brown, Leslie (Brian) Paul; father and mother-in-law, Don and Lavell Fagg; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents, Paul E. and Ruth Pehrson, Emeral and Clara Brown. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon, Fri., August 29, 2008 at the Mueller Park Stake Center, 1800 E. Mueller Park Road (1800 South), Bountiful. Friends and family may call Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main and Fri. morning 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online guestbook at
BROWN Della Marie McFarlin Brown, 33, died Sept. 2, 2000 in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Brown was born in Anchorage, Alaska on April 25, 1967. She is survived by her grandparents Henry and Idella Brown; mother and husband Daisy and Kirk Piggot; son Robert Brown; daughter Nora Iyatunuk; brothers and sister-in-law James, Arron and John Olie; sisters Mary Montgomery and Gloria Britton, and Gloria's fiance Don; and their two sons Ezekel and Elijah.
BUSKE Former Alaska resident Franklin E. Buske, 82, died of natural causes Oct. 28, 2005, in Beaufort, S.C. He was born May 3, 1923, to Frank and Elsie Buske in Concord, Wis. After graduating from high school in Oconomowoc, Wis., he entered the University of Wisconsin in 1941. He left his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army Air Force in 1943, serving in Germany during World War II. After the war, he resumed his studies, enrolling at Yale University and receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948 in English and creative writing. In 1951, he moved to Alaska, where he worked for the Alaska Railroad for several years and then for the Alaska Department of Highways as the state right-of-way agent in Anchorage. From 1967 to '70, he was the fine arts editor for The Anchorage Times and a fine arts critic and writer of a sports column, "Ham on Wry," for the Anchorage Daily News. He also hosted a program of classical music on radio station KFQD. His love of music and theater led him to join the Anchorage Community Chorus, Anchorage Community Theater, Anchorage Little Theater and Lyric Opera of Anchorage and to serve on the boards of the Anchorage Concert Association and the Alaska Festival of Music, the Alaska Association for the Arts and as a member of the Anchorage Literary Arts Committee. Mr. Buske was honored with a feature writing award from the Alaska Press Club and a poetry purchase award from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. During the 1970s, he taught, lectured and held the post of assistant professor in Anchorage and Fairbanks at the University of Alaska. He collected songs and stories of Alaska Natives and wrote poetry. His poems, "From the Great Land: Woman's Songs," inspired by Eskimo women, was set to music and performed at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1983. Mr. Buske is survived by his son, William Nguyen; sister, Mary Davis; and brothers, George, Lloyd and Howard. Preceding him in death were two sisters and a brother. His ashes will be scattered in Halibut Cove, a favorite retreat during his many visits here.
BUTRUM Longtime Anchorage resident Dorothy Butrum, 87, died peacefully at home Aug. 4, 2010, surrounded by her family after suffering a severe stroke July 11. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 1100 W 10th Ave. A reception will be held afterward.It is her wish to have her ashes mixed with those of her husband, John, and scattered in Alaska.Dorothy was born July 13, 1923, in Perry, Ark., to Ludie and Charlie Evans.In 1941, at age 18, she married John Butrum, her childhood sweetheart. They were a devoted couple until his death in 1984. They lived in Morrelton, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Bremerton, Wash., Corvallis, Ore., Albuquerque, N.M., and Flagstaff, Ariz., before moving to Alaska in 1969 to be near their grandchildren. They lived a short while in Fairbanks and settled in Anchorage.Dorothy retired from Providence Hospital, where she worked at the information desk.Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Southern Baptist Church, where she taught Bible school and the Sunbeams, and participated in the ladies' auxiliary. She was also a lifetime member of the American Legion, and the Order of the Eastern Star.She enjoyed crossword puzzles, traveling, gardening and camping with her husband.Dorothy's family and legion of friends fondly remember her as "the sunshine lady," because she always sent greeting cards and inspirational letters for their birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John Butrum; brother, Leon Evans; half-brothers, Mirl and Jirl Evans; sisters, Lorene Austill and Catherine Evans; and her great-grandson, Brenden Pleitez. Dorothy is survived by her only child, Erma Hood; son-in-law Richard Hood; half-brother Allen Evans; half-sisters, Ruth Baier and Regina Simon; grandchildren, Rodney Hood, and Charise and her husband, Carlos Pleitez; many nieces and nephews; and longtime friends. Her family suggests honoring her with a donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Western Washington and Alaska, 5130 40th Avenue N.E., Seattle WA 98105, in her name in memory of her great-grandson, Brenden Pleitez.

Carol A. Capsul, 54, died April 29, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Capsul was born March 20, 1947. She is survived by her sons, Donald Capsul, Darren Capsul, Darrel Whitley and Reuben Attatayuk.
Evelyn Pauline Carmen, 70, died March 11, at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas. Mrs. Carmen was born May 21, 1934, in Wood River. She attended schools in Dillingham, Cordova and Anchorage. Mrs. Carmen graduated from Anchorage High School in 1953. On May 9, 1953, she married Dennis Carmen in Wasilla. Mrs. Carmen enjoyed bowling, dancing, handiwork and crocheting. She worked as a medical secretary for many years. Mrs. Carmen and her husband traveled extensively after retirement. She is survived by her husband, Dennis; children and spouses, Lance Carmen, Larry and Kathy Carmen, and Nancy and Jimmie Rogers; sisters and spouses, Marietta and Dave Curtis, and Gladys and Ron Roberts-Workman; brother, Clyde Peterson; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Danielle Rae Carpenter, 29, died June 4, 2002, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Carpenter was born May 6, 1973. She is survived by her son, Brandin Carpenter; father, Michael Carpenter; paternal grandmother, Winifred Carpenter; maternal grandfather, Ray Murphy; godmother and aunt, Mary Ellen (M.E.) Perrizo; aunts, Virginia Hunter and Hazel Felton, as well as numerous uncles and aunts.


Shane Carty, 18, Shane Joseph Carty, 18, died Dec. 11, 2006, at his Anchorage home. A visitation and service were Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at 1 p.m. today at Anchorage Memorial Park. Pallbearers include T.K. Harris, Kevin Marrese, Chris Romero, Scott Root, Collin Peirce and Chuck Cansler. Mr. Carty was born Jan. 14, 1988, in Anchorage to Ellie Carty. He attended Dillingham Elementary and Lake Hood Elementary schools and Romig Junior High School and was in the process of receiving his GED. He began working for Flight Services and Systems Inc. at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in July 2006. His family wrote, "The whole family immediately fell in love with Shane's big blue eyes and bright-as-the-sun smile! In the almost 19 years that Shane was with us, he has blessed his family in many ways. Shane's friends consider him family, as they lived as brothers." "Shane was very kind, artistic, talented and smart. He always went out of his way to help anyone who needed it and made everyone laugh. Making music was on top of Shane's list of passions that included rocking out, playing guitar, wishing to play drums, turntablism, producing beats and irregular time signatures. He also loved cooking, skateboarding, streetlights, airports, photography, lomography, (artist) Zdzislaw Beksinski, sleeping and astronomy. "Shane was a young man of wisdom, pride, respect, family, music and life. Shave will forever be remembered and never forgotten." Mr. Carty is survived by his mother and her boyfriend, Ellie Carty and Dave Bennish; sisters, Shelby and Sasha Carty; brother, Scott Root; brother-in-law, Travis Turnbull, nephew, Blake Ashton Turnbull; grandparents, Myrtie and Jim Carty; aunts and uncles, Diane and Jim Folsom Sr., Helen, Mark, Mike, Chris and John Carty, Kathy Mclinn and Karen Johnson; cousins, Collin Peirce and Kane, Courtenay, Britni, Michael and Anna Lee Carty, Alisha and Jim Folsom, and Wesley Richards; and longtime friends, T.K. Harris, Kevin Marrese, Chris Romero, Chuck Cansler and Jenni Souhala. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Derek Carty.

Girdwood resident Constance "Connie" Casey, 81, died peacefully July 19, 2010, with her husband Casey by her side.A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Aug. 15 at Our Lady of the Snows in Girdwood.Connie was born Oct. 20, 1928, in Rochester, N.Y., where she attended Our Lady of Good Counsel elementary school and graduated from West High School in 1947. She later moved to Austin, Texas, where she worked for the Department of Education.In 1954, Connie's adventurous spirit brought her to Alaska, where she took a job with Cordova Airlines. While working for Cordova Airlines, she met the love of her life, Harold "Casey" Casey. They were married June 9, 1956, and recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. During her life in Alaska, Connie worked for Universal Services and then Alyeska Resort for 35 years, retiring at age 79.In her early years in Girdwood, she served as the housing director of the 1969 Junior Nationals and the Airline Races through the '70s and '80s.Connie was independent, caring, hardworking and adventurous. She loved travel and was a rare globe trekker for her time. She and Casey traveled extensively across Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and New Zealand for most of her life. Vietnam and Africa were two of her favorite destinations. Connie was committed to the art of letter writing and kept in contact with many of her friends and family. While in Girdwood she enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing.Connie is survived by her husband, Casey; cousins, James and Patricia Spalding; close family friends, Lin Hinderman, Peter Zug, Dave Perea, Duffy and Jessica Daniels; and the hundreds of people whose lives she influenced.Connie was preceded in death by her father, Art Besant (1974); mother, Lillian Besant (1993); and sister, Joan Berry (1987).Though she and Casey had no children, a friend told them, "You have more 'kids' than anyone I have ever met and you did a good job raising us!"She was compassionately cared for by CareNet and Providence Hospice over the last six weeks of her life.Memorial donations in Constance Casey's name may be sent to Providence Hospice at 3435 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage 99507.

CHAMBERLAIN Anchorage resident Albert Raymond Chamberlain, 91, died Aug. 5, 2010, at the Alaska Regional Hospital of heart failure.A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 36th Avenue and Muldoon Road.Mr. Chamberlain was born May 31, 1919, in Spokane, Wash., and graduated from high school in Bellingham, Wash. He attended college for two years.Mr. Chamberlain moved to Alaska in 1948 and lived in Ketchikan from 1948 to 1975. He then moved to Fairbanks for a short period of time and has lived in Anchorage since 1976.Albert served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Services, Search and Rescue, and is a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Employment included Ellis Airlines, Pulp Co., Reeve Aleutian Airways, and Wien Airlines in Ketchikan. He retired from Reeve Aleutian Airways in 1987.Albert's hobbies and special interests included all aspects of aviation, hunting, fishing and gunsmithing. He was an Eagle Scout and was awarded the Charles Taylor Aviation award.He belonged to an non-denominational worldwide group of Christians, OX5 Club (aviators), and the National Rifle Association.A few days ago, his family said Dad remarked, "I have done and seen so many wonderful and exciting things in my life. I have been blessed to be married for 68 and a half years to my wonderful "Missy." Who could possibly ask for anything more?"Albert is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty Anne Sease Chamberlain; sister, Dorothy Rivers; brother-in-law, Dick Sease and wife Ruth; children, Robert and Connie Chamberlain, Anne Bailey, and Dave and Kathy Chamberlain; grandchildren, Trail and Tracy Wills, Cynthia Wills, Laurel and Wilfredo Rivas, Melissa and Joe Reid, Mara Chamberlain, Daniel Chamberlain, Michael and Rose Chamberlain; and lots of great-grandchildren.


Patricia Chappell, 56, died July 10, 2003, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Chappell was born May 1, 1947. She is survived by her son, Martin Chappell; sisters, Harriet Kaufman and Carol Kompkoff; and brothers, Arnie, Art, Ernie, and Robert Standifer, Jr.
CHERNIKOFF Stephen Michael Chernikoff, 36, died May 5, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Chernikoff was born Dec. 5, 1964, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by sisters, Nattie Rastopsoff, Patty Folger and Elizabeth Vance, and brothers, Ralph Rastopsoff and Craig and Ben Chernikoff.
CHESSIK Dorothy Chessik, 64, died Nov. 26 at home in Eagle River, Alaska. Ms. Chessik was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Point Hope. She is survived by her son, Anthony Welcyng; grandson, C.J. Craggle; sisters, Esther Frankson, Cora Hamby, Eva Long, Ruth Nelson, Lena Rotman, Agnes Dolly Sage and Alice Sherbick; sister-in-law, Betty Chessik and brother-in-law, Norb Chessik.


Kenneth E. Christoffersen, 76, died April 21, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Christoffersen was born Feb. 22, 1929, in Kodiak, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Annette; daughters, Brenda, Carol, Carrie and Jessie Christoffersen, Glenna Hill, Loriena Koruna, Esther Price, Christine Pulis, and Kathrene Waterbury; and sons, Danny, Fred, Kenneth E., Kenny, and Tim.
CICARDO Senior Master Sgt. Thomas E. Cicardo, 47, was killed in the tragic C-17 crash on July 28, 2010, on Elmendorf Air Force Base.Family, friends and colleagues are invited to celebrate the life of Thomas E. Cicardo at 1:30 p.m. Monday at an outdoor ceremony at Fort Richardson Cemetery. Those who want to join the funeral procession should meet outside the gate no later than 1 p.m. Those who do not wish to join the procession may proceed to the committal shelter at the cemetery.Tom was born Jan. 24, 1963, on Torrejon Air Force Base, Madrid, Spain.As a young boy Tom traveled throughout Europe with his parents and enjoyed discovering new places and meeting new people using his fluent German and gregarious personality. Even as a small child, he loved putting together model airplanes. He played baseball, was a member of the Boy Scouts and even flew across the Atlantic in the cockpit of a commercial airplane, that he no doubt charmed his way into. In 1976, he was his mom's co-pilot on their drive to Alaska with his sister. He spent the next 34 years discovering Alaska and touching the lives of those around him with his Alaska-size heart. In high school, Tom was involved in the ROTC program and since military blood ran through his veins, it only seemed natural that in 1981 his military career began.Tom served his country with high distinction for more than 28 years in the Armed Forces of the United States. Prior to joining the Alaska Air National Guard, Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, and the Air Force Reserve. He joined the Alaska Air National Guard in September of 1997, where his wide-ranging military background made him an invaluable asset.He spent his first 11 years in the Alaska Air National Guard in the 210th and 211th Rescue Squadrons, where he flew in an HC-130 aircraft. During his tenure in rescue, he participated in 58 search and rescue missions in the State of Alaska, in which he was credited with saving 66 lives and assisting 13 others to safety. He deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, flying combat search and rescue missions in Afghanistan and personnel recovery missions in the Horn of Africa.In 2008, Tom was handpicked to be part of the C-17 initial cadre to stand-up the 249th Airlift Squadron. He checked out in the C-17 "Globemaster III" aircraft and quickly upgraded to instructor and flight examiner loadmaster. He helped build the training and standardization/evaluation functions in the squadron. His efforts were instrumental in the squadron, receiving an "Outstanding" rating during a recent Pacific Air Force's Standardization and Evaluation inspection, where he was also recognized as an "outstanding performer."Over the course of his military career, Tom accumulated 5,400 flying hours in the C-141, C-130, HC-130 and C-17 aircraft and visited countless countries. He was a highly decorated combat veteran receiving more than 30 awards and decorations, to include the Afghanistan Campaign medal, the Air Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.In 2002, Tom married his wife, Theresa. Together they enjoyed camping, exercising their three energetic dogs, watching movies and socializing with friends.Tom was often described as "over the top" enthusiastic and always gave 110 percent when working or helping someone. Tom was always the first to volunteer many times, no matter the scale of the task. He was known as the "go-getter" and did everything with gusto. He loved history and enjoyed cooking a big pot of anything to entertain friends.Tom is survived by his wife, Theresa Dayton; his mother, Kerstin Hanel; his sister, Jessica Murphy; and a large extended family in Alaska, Germany and Oregon.In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in care of Tom's family's account at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.Condolences may be sent to 8912 Sahalee Drive, Anchorage 99507.
CLARK Anchorage resident Ifginia Rosa Clark, 77, a homemaker, died Dec. 4, 1990 at Alaska Native Medical Center after a lengthy illness. A funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory with the Rev. Keith Fullerton of Evangelical Covenant Church officiating. Mrs. Clark was born Sept. 23, 1913, in Unalakleet. According to her family, she loved to sew. She is survived by her daughters, Grace Scribner of Anchorage, Mabel Moses of Mekoryuk, and Ada Hengel of Winona, Minn.; her sons, Jerry Roberts of Bethel, and Alden Roberts of Anchorage; her brother, Harry Eakon of Unalakleet; her sister, Clara Gordon of Fairbanks; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the spring in Angelus Memorial Park.
CLEARY Anchorage resident Eugene Francis Cleary, 77, died July 28, 2010, in Anchorage from cancer.A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Holy Family Cathedral, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Burial will take place at a later date in Westwood, Mass.Gene was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Boston, Mass., to Frank and Elaine Cleary. After serving in the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army, he married his childhood sweetheart, Florence, and moved to Los Angeles in 1957. There he began a 40-year career as a pile driver and commercial diver.In 1965, along with his wife and four children, he moved to Alaska. His diving career took him to various locations throughout the state, where he worked on oil platforms, underwater pipelines, salvage projects and marine construction jobs. In the early '70s, he started his own diving company, Cleary Diving Service, and built the diving vessel Shamrock. He transitioned from diver to business agent of the Pile Driver, Bridge, Dock Builders and Divers Union, Local 2520, where he worked until his retirement in 1998.A true Bostonian at heart, Gene was a fan of all New England sports teams and passed this tradition on to his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed traveling to Boston and Las Vegas, reading, model-ship building, family game nights and all activities requiring a grandpa's support."Our father was an intelligent, honest, loyal, and hard working man who believed a handshake was as good as your word," his family said. "We will miss his wit, his straight-forward attitude, his old school manners, his stories from the past, and his love for all of us."Gene's wife, Florence, and his sister, Patricia, preceded him in death.He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Kevin Hanley and Cathy and David Pedzewick; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Janice Cleary and Steven and Melissa Cleary; grandchildren, Shaun and Ryan Hanley, Christopher, Andrew and Shelby Pedzewick, Lara Cleary, and Kyle and Conner Cleary; his brother, Robert Cleary; and sister, Bernice Wipfler and her family.The family would like to thank Providence Hospice nurses Amanda and Mimi for their wonderful and compassionate care.In lieu of flowers, donations to Providence Hospice, 3435 E. Tudor Road, would make Gene smile.
CLEVELAND Joseph Kaylon Cleveland, Jr., 28, died Feb. 2, 2000 at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Cleveland was born in Selawik, Alaska on Dec. 11, 1971. He is survived by his mother Violet Cleveland; brothers Harry, Fred, Roscoe and Lancer Cleveland, Davie Starbuck; sisters Cheryl Cleveland and Ruth Baker.
CONRAD David Harry Conrad, 77, died Aug. 4, 2010, in Anchorage.A service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Legacy Funeral Home, 1707 S. Bragaw St.David was born Oct. 2, 1932, in Vandergrift, Pa., to Clarence "Pete" and Alberta Cooper Conrad. He was born at home with his grandmother, Maud Altman Cooper, in attendance as midwife. Dave was proud to be the son of a coal miner. In December 1950, he enlisted in the Air Force and retired in 1970. He then worked for RCA Alascom for six years. His final job was with the State Division of Public Assistance, retiring in 1991 as a welfare office supervisor.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing things, playing bingo and talking with friends, but mostly spending time in the Southcentral Foundation Elders program.David was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David C. Conrad; and two nephews.David is survived by his wife of 37 years, Elizabeth Foster of Selawik; his daughter, B.J. Kennedy of Rantoul, Ill., son-in-law, Norman; and three grandchildren; daughter, Carmen (Dan) Tuck of Airdrie, Alberta, Canada, and their four children; sons, David (Amelia) Mainord and two children of Portland, Ore., and Bill (Diana) Mainord and son of Riverside, Calif.; brother, Bill Conrad of Sarver, Pa., and his two sons and two daughters. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Home-Bragaw Chapel.
COOK Ernest Michael Cook, 31, died Aug. 31, 2002, at Yakima Providence Hospital in Yakima, Wash. Mr. Cook was born Feb. 11, 1971, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Christina Lynn Cook; daughters, Kristin and Cassandra Cook; sons, Jordan and Justin Cook; and mother, Mary Yerk.
COPELIN Lifelong Alaskan Catherine "Cathy" Marie Copelin, 55, died peacefully Aug. 11, 2010, with her family by her side.A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home, 11621 Old Seward Highway. A gathering of family and friends will be after the service at Al's Alaskan Inn, 7830 Old Seward Highway.Cathy was born March 4, 1955, in Anchorage, where she raised her two sons, John and Chad. When her children were younger, Cathy enjoyed camping, fishing and four-wheeling with them and their father, Tom.In 2006 Cathy married Andrew Cotton and shared love, laughter and unity with him.Cathy loved being surrounded by her family, playing card games, watching old movies and taking her two devoted golden retrievers on walks.Some of Cathy's happiest times were being serenaded by her husband Andy, enjoying her grandchildren and playing the slots in Las Vegas. She truly was "Lady Luck.""Cathy was a 'do gooder,' always wanting to please everyone and was happy just being in the presence of those who loved her so dearly," her family wrote. "Through the trials of her illness she never complained and had strength and courage that is so rare. She was always there at the drop of a hat no matter what the need was; (she was) a great listener and her quiet presence was always a comfort."Cathy was a great mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend.She is survived by her sons, John and Chad Copelin; daughter-in-law, Heather Probasco; grandchildren, Sage, Colt, Victor and Kimberly Copelin; sisters, Theresa Warmkessel, Vicky Tenney and Pamalana Artola; brothers, Allen Choy, Michael Choy, Jerome Snyder and Chad Lineman; and many nieces and nephews.Cathy is joined in heaven by her husband, Andrew Cotton; parents, Clara and Allen Choy Sr.; and many other loving family members and friends.
Joan Elva Corliss, 73, died June 17, 2001 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Corliss was born Jan. 29, 1931 in Anchorage. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Lyon; son, Ron Naanes; graddaughter, Sunny Remmy; and brothers, Gerald Brown and John Brown. According to her family, she was instrumental in the development of the Alaska Federation of Natives and served as the first executive secretary and as a board member of their original executive board. In 1968, she gave testimony during the hearings on Alaska Native Land Claims on Interior and Insular Affairs made up of several federal legislators, receiving a standing ovation for the strength and conviction of her remarks.
CORNETT Anchorage resident Leona Lillian Cornett, 76, died Oct. 6, 1998, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a brief illness. A service for Mrs. Cornett will be at 1 p.m. today at the Providence Extended Care Chapel, 4900 Eagle St. Born Nov. 21, 1921, in Canmore, Alberta, Mrs. Cornett moved to Alaska in 1986. She had worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone until her retirement in 1972. Mrs. Cornett was a Presbyterian and taught Sunday School. She also enjoyed gardening, birds, her home, children, crafts and home decorating. Her family said: ''Mother was a kind and loving person who was positive and strong and proud, despite her multiple sclerosis. She was dearly loved and respected and will be sorely missed.'' Mrs. Cornett is survived by her daughters Alys Orsborn and Deborah Cornett of Seattle and Diane Cornett; her grandson, Sean Orsborn of Newtok; her granddaughters Shannan Meyer of Milwaukee and Breanna Orsborn of Portland, Ore.; her great-granddaughters Tarryn Meyer of Milwaukee, Felicia Fairbanks and Katrina Fairbanks, both of Newtok; and her brother, Lorne Coleman of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 47 The family suggests memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alaska Chapter, 511 W. 41st Ave., Suite 101, Anchorage, 99503; or to Providence Extended Care, 4900 Eagle St., Anchorage, 99503. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
CROSBY Clair E. Crosby II, 50, died March 26, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Crosby was born June 15, 1954, in Seward. Crosby was well known in Anchorage for his musical talents. Crosby was a strong advocate for accessibility for the disabled in public buildings. His many interests included painting, studying the Bible, and computers. He is survived by his son, Clair Crosby III; mother, Shirley Crosby; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Gary Wise and Carol and John East; brother and sister-in-law, E.G. and Susan Sutton; and former brother-in-law, John Hartvigson.
CROSS Shirley Ann (Hill) Cross, 74, died Aug. 10, 2010, at Alaska Regional Medical Center from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Friends are invited to a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 10252 at 3105 Mountain View Drive. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Alaska Alzheimer's Association .Born Sept. 24, 1935, in Hot Lake, Ore., to Willard and Virgie Hill, she graduated from schools in Telecasset and Union, Ore., and attended Eastern Oregon State University in LaGrande, Ore. She moved to Portland, Ore., where she met and married Clyde Bernard "Red" Cross. They moved to Anchorage in 1984. She worked for the Anchorage School District, retiring in 2001.She was an active member of VFW Post 10252. She was an avid cribbage and pinochle player and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors with her family.She is survived by her son, Michael Cross of Portland; grandchildren, Michael of Anchorage, and Colton, Lindsey and Ashley, all of Portland; one great-grandson, Connor; and brother, William Hill of Hermiston, Ore.; and one niece, Martha of Fairbanks.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and daughter, Julie.
CROWE Moses N. Crowe, 65, a lifelong Alaskan, died Jan. 19, 1990 at his Anchorage residence. A funeral will be held in Quinhagak later this week. Mr. Crowe was born May 22, 1924, at Jack Smith Bay. He had been a commercial fisherman for much of his life. He leaves his daughters, Frieda Ramsey and Carrie Alexie, both of Anchorage; his brother, Jimmy Crowe, of Quinhagak; his sisters, Florence Jones, Fanny Small and Christine Hunter, all of Quinhagak, Nettie Evon, of Manakotak, and Annie Don, of Mekoryuk; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
CURTIS Anchorage resident Edgar John Curtis, 80, died Oct. 20, 2004, at his home of natural causes. At his request, he will be cremated and no service will be held. His remains will be interred at Fort Richardson National Cemetery and scattered at some of his favorite places. Mr. Curtis was born Nov. 20, 1923, in Whittimore, Mich. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1951. He earned a Ph.D. from Sussex College of Technology in 1980. During World War II, Mr. Curtis served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 in Central Europe, and in the USAR from 1950 to 1955. Mr. Curtis served in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Curtis was a registered professional engineer and registered land surveyor. In Anchorage, he worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for over 20 years and the U.S. Geological Survey and retired from the U.S. Minerals Management Service in 1983. He had also been employed with several engineering companies in Michigan before moving to Alaska in 1961. Mr. Curtis was a member of East Anchorage United Methodist Church and served on several boards and committees from 1977 to 1996. He was a member of Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and life member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Curtis also contributed his time to the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Curtis loved to travel, especially to Hawaii. He also traveled in Europe and Asia. He was a rock hound, an avid reader and book collector. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Curtis of Anchorage; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Katie Curtis of Toksook Bay, and George and Linda Curtis of Pinole, Calif.; stepdaughters and their spouses, Lynn and Bill McCrory, Mary and David Bond, Robin Campbell and Karen Martin, all of Anchorage; grandchildren, Ryan, Kimberly and Jeffrey Curtis; stepgrandson, Patrick McCrory of Kings Point, N.Y.; and two greatgrandchildren. John Curtis, his son, preceded him in death. His family suggests memorial donations to the East Anchorage United Methodist Church, 1600 Patterson St., Anchorage 99504, or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
CURTIS Longtime Anchorage resident John Chas Curtis died March 19, 1999, at the Mary Conrad Center after a lengthy battle with diabetes and complications. He was 54. A memorial gathering to celebrate his life will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at 4011 Romanzof Circle in Anchorage and all friends and family are invited. A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Polar Bar. At his request, Mr. Curtis will be cremated and his ashes scattered over two special places: Crooked Lake and Big Lake. Mr. Curtis was born April 6, 1944, at Omer, Mich. He came to Alaska just out of high school in 1962 and went to work for the Army Corps of Engineers and later was accepted into the Alaska Air National Guard. Following his service with the Guard, he worked for local real estate and land developing companies before realizing his dream of owning his own business. While self-employed, he worked on projects in Seward, Cordova, Ninilchik, and Homer boat harbors, the Yukon River Flood Control System, Shemya runway, Amchitka Clear Early Warning System, and Snettisham and Rampart power projects. Mr. Curtis was also involved in the development of Valdez's new townsite after the earthquake and the Valdez Small Boat Harbor. In the Anchorage Bowl area, Mr. Curtis's company, Crown Inc., built more than 100 rental units and 315 houses in a seven-year period. Maxim of Alaska Inc., another venture, focused on construction and remodeling. According to his family, he was a man with a dry sense of humor. His success in the business world was partly due to hard work, his ability to focus and get to the bottom line of situations quickly, and his extreme perceptive abilities. Mr. Curtis was a life member of AMVETS, Post 0002. He was also a member of the Methodist Church, BPO Elks Lodge 1351 and the Mental Health Association. His hobbies included fly fishing, boating, snowmachining and duties and pleasures associated with weekend cabin living. Mr. Curtis is survived by his companion, Robyn Sneva of Valdez; mother and step-father, Audrey and Skip Skinner, of Fallbrook, Calif.; father and step-mother, Ed and Pat Curtis of Anchorage; brother and sisterin- law, George and Linda Curtis, of Pinole, Calif.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Katie Curtis, of Toksook Bay; nephews and niece, Ryan, Jeffrey and Kimberly Curtis of Toksook Bay, and many relatives in Michigan. The family requests memorials be given to the American Diabetes Association, 801 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 103, Anchorage 99503.
DARNELL Anchorage resident Doris Devorix Darnell, 83, died Aug. 3, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage.A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Muldoon Road, Anchorage.Doris was born Oct. 20, 1926, in Woodlawn, Tenn., to Jack and Evie Darnell. He grew up in Woodlawn. Doris married Dolores Meacham on June 14, 1955, in Corinth, Miss. The couple made their home in Erin, Tenn., where he owned and operated a service station.They moved to Alaska in 1975 and he worked at Garrett's Tesoro and was employed there until June 18, 2010.Doris is survived by his wife, Dolores of Anchorage; three children, Glenna Jackson of Kernersville, N.C., Deidra Ray, Aloha, Ore., and Jack Darnell of Anchorage; three grandchildren; and one brother, Roy Darnell of Harvest, Ala.Memorial donations are preferred to the Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene.Arrangements are with Cremation Society of Alaska,
DAVID Lifelong Alaskan resident Joseph David Jr., 27, died Feb. 21, 1991 in Mekoryuk. A funeral was held Feb. 28 at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel. The Rev. Keith Fullerton of the Evangelical Covenant Church officiated. A graveside service was conducted March 2 in Mekoryuk. Mr. David was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Nome. He grew up in Unalakleet, Mekoryuk, Bethel and Anchorage. He was a 1982 graduate of West Anchorage High School. He was a member of the Calista Regional Corp., and the Mekoryuk (NIMA) Village Corp. While living in Anchorage, he had been employed at Tony Roma's Restaurant. He later taught ivory-carving for the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and most recently had been employed at Bering Sea Reindeer Products in Mekoryuk. Mr. David is survived by his parents, Joseph and Margie, of Anchorage; his brothers, John of Mekoryuk, Dwayne of Anchorage, Morris King of Anchorage, and George Kink Jr. of South Naknek; his sisters, Rose Evon, Ruth Washington and Rena Nyako, all of Anchorage; and Sandra King of Fairbanks.
DAVIS Nome resident Lawrence Tingook Davis, 75, died at his Anchorage home Feb. 4, 2006, due to carcinoma. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nome Recreation Center. The Rev. Caleb Dotomain will officiate. Pallbearers will include Peter Neagle, Tim Lynch, Stan Piscoya, Bill Herzner, Shane McHale and Mike Piscoya. Burial will be at Nome Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Deering to Lucy and Elmer Davis. He completed the ninth grade. Mr. Davis served as a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard of Deering from 1944 to 1948 and with the Alaska National Guard of Nome from 1951 to '58. The owner and operator of a reindeer herd in Nome since 1967, Mr. Davis was also the founder of the Reindeer Herder Association. He served as past president of Sitnasuak Native Corp., as a councilman on the Nome City Council and as a state representative. He was instrumental on the state level, his family said. Mr. Davis worked on the introduction and establishment of rural community colleges statewide and received historical recognition for the Iditarod Trail. He had also received an invitation to the White House to meet with President Ford. His family wrote: "Dad passed on his knowledge and experience of subsistence hunting, fishing, gathering, gold mining and the fine art of reindeer herding to the future generations." Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, MaryAnn Davis of Nome; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Ann Davis of Soldotna, Clark and Dora Davis of Nome, Thomas Davis of Nome, and Jeff Davis of Anchorage; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Peter Neagle of Anchorage, Cheryl and Tim Lynch of Anchorage, Ruth and Stan Piscoya of Nome, and Paula and Bill Herzner of Nome; sisters, Ethel Karmun of Nome, and Flora Jepson, Mary Gibson and Queen Davis, all of Anchorage; brother, David Davis of Kotzebue; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, William Davis; sister, Suzy Davis; and brothers, Clifford and Henry Davis.

Dorothy A. Desylva-Johnson, 49, died Dec. 27, 2001 at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Desylva-Johnson was born Dec. 10, 1952, in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is survived by her sons Frank Robert Johnson and Bruce Alan Johnson.
DeWEIL Larry (aka Lawrence) Gene DeWeil, 46, died Feb. 19, 2002, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. DeWeil was born on July 11, 1955, in Juneau, Alaska. He is survived by his sisters, Gladys Gardner, Karen Shugak, and Darlene Barlow; and brother, Richard W. DeWeil.
DIMMICK Harold Dimmick, 77, died Sept. 4, 2002, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Dimmick was born July 30, 1925, in Shishmaref, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; daughters, Arlene J. Hobson and Lily E. VanFleet; sons, Gordon K. Dimmick, John S. Dimmick, Russell A. Dimmick, and Robert E. Donlun.
DOULIN Lifelong Alaskan Frances "Frankie" Doulin, 62, died June 18, 2005, of natural causes at her Anchorage home. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., at Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory, 1800 Dare Ave. 80 Ms. Doulin was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Mekoryuk and moved to Anchorage at a young age. Her family wrote: "Frankie enjoyed spending time with her dog Tuffy, watching movies, talking on the phone with friends, shopping, going on drives with Dan and taking vacations. She had a passion for collecting Elvis memorabilia, jewelry and anything pink. Frankie was employed by local Anchorage restaurant Simon and Seafort's for the past six years." Ms. Doulin is survived by her fiancé, Daniel James; dog, Tuffy; and many friends in the Anchorage community. Memorial contributions may be given to Assets, c/o Frankie Doulin, 2330 Nichols St., Anchorage 99507.
DULL Anchorage resident and housekeeper Onessia Susan Dull, 54, died Feb. 21, 1990 at home. A visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street. A funeral will immediately follow at the chapel with Capt. Larry Fankhauser of the Citadel Corps of the Salvation Army officiating. A gathering of friends and family will be held after the funeral at Mrs. Dull's home. Mrs. Dull worked for Super 8 Motel in Anchorage for several years. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Pilcher and Jonnie Lee, both of Anchorage; Margaret and Sandra, both of Sitka, and Evelyn Sanborn, of Palmdale, Calif.; her sons, Sonny, of Toksook Bay, and John, of Pelican; her brother, Wesley Macar, of Bethel; and seven grandchildren. Burial will be in Anchorage Memorial Park.
Nick Grienoff Elxnit, 97, died peacefully on May 26, 2001, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Elxnit was born Nov. 3, 1903, in Kodiak, Alaska to Alexandra Fomin of Aleut and Russian descent, and Harry Grienoff of Finland. His stepfather was Alex Elxnit of Seldovia. His sister Dora Ursin preceded him in death in 1996. His nephews Rayder Ursin of Ninilchik, Norman Ursin of Seattle, Wash., nieces Laura Resoff of Kodiak and Eleanor Shurvaloff of Edmonds, Wash., and many great and grand nieces and nephews survive him.
ENCELEWSKI Fedora Mae Encelewski, 83, passed away Sept. 10, 2002, with her children by her side. Although a resident of Anchorage for the past 29 years, she returned to Ninilchik every summer to commercial fish. She worked as a health aide and in housekeeping at the Alaska Native Medical Center. During her teenage years, she baked bread for the fishermen. Carrying it in a gunnysack, she would walk Ninilchik beach delivering to the fishermen. According to family, people loved her famous bread, kulich, cinnamon buns, and fry bread. She also taught her children the art of smoking fish to a succulent perfection. In addition, she worked in the canneries. Fedora had a very large extended family and everyone who met her felt instantly included. She always told her children that love was the most important thing in life and this included the love of her God and her Church. Although she was an industrious dynamic lady with infinite energy, she knew how to have fun! Her children, grandchildren and all those who knew her will sorely miss her stories, life lessons and sense of humor. She could sing, dance, and play the guitar and accordion. Whether it was cleaning house or cleaning fish, her chores were always sprinkled with fun and laughter. She is survived by sisters Nadia and Mae; children: Larry, Loretta, Sharon, Judy, Greg, Grant, Eric, and Linda; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and was preceded in death by her parents, numerous brothers and sisters, two infant children, and three grandchildren.
ENSLEY Former Alaska resident Roger Edward Ensley, 71, died Jan. 3, 2006, at home in Las Vegas of natural causes.
Mr. Ensley was born March 8, 1934, in Iowa. He was a resident of Alaska from 1956 until 1980. He had lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks. He was the former owner of the Alaska Lane Hotel and the Cattlemen's Hotel in Anchorage. His family wrote: "He was a good man, a great dad, and a loving husband and son. God bless him." Mr. Ensley is survived by his mother, Irene Wenzell, formerly of Fairbanks, now of Seattle; wife of 32 years, Merle Ensley; daughter and spouse, April and Ronald Strand of Anchorage; stepchildren, Nickie Matre and Lawrence, Gloria, Pam, Debbie, Mike and Tim Hudson; grandchildren, Susan, Tesa, Melissa and Libbey; great-grandchildren, Haley and Corbin; cousins, Vern and Jerri; and Ensley family members in Iowa.
ERICKSON Longtime Alaska resident Patricia M. Erickson, 57, died Feb. 4, 2006, at Alaska Regional Hospital of heart failure. A service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holy Family Cathedral, 800 W. Fifth Ave., with the Rev. Donald Bramble officiating. Mrs. Erickson was born May 23, 1948, in Rockville Center, N.Y., and moved to Sutton with her family when she was 12. She had six brothers and was the only daughter, much loved by her mother, Catherine, her family said. Mrs. Erickson graduated from Palmer High School and worked as a teacher's aide in Sutton. Her family wrote: "Pat, as she was known by family and friends, was a strong woman who loved her family dearly. She spoke highly of her children, Brian and Michelle, and her grandson, Jeffery. She loved her church, and she and her husband were earth angels at the cathedral, taking care of the grounds as her health permitted. She prayed daily with the rosary for friends and family who had needs and put many on her prayer list with wonderful outcomes. She was especially close to her brother Daniel, whom she worked for part-time. She was very giving and never did anything half-heartedly. "When her grandniece, Josie Jean, was born, she was so excited she bought over 60 outfits. When she went to Hawaii, she would laugh at the idea of only going one to two weeks; three or four was more like it. She left us too soon with her many plans and dreams of the future. "She and her husband were best friends for 28 years. They enjoyed RVing, gardening, fishing, and, most of all, being together. She had the ability to love many, and those who had few friends could count her as a friend." Survivors include husband, Bruce Erickson; mother, Catherine; son, Brian Fisher; daughter, Michelle Erickson; grandsons, Jeffery and Tyler; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Connie Wansor, Peter and Jeannie Wansor, Daniel Wansor and his life partner, James Aloes, and Robert Wansor; and numerous nieces and nephews, including Melissa and Erik. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Wansor; and brothers, Charles Wansor Jr. and Thomas Wansor. Memorial bequests can be sent to Holy Family Cathedral. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St.

Mercedes Errazuriz, 97, died Sept. 2, 2010, at her home in Wasilla. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 2311 Pembroke St., Anchorage. Pastor Rick Cabero will officiate. Arrangements were with Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.

ERVIN Ethel Shirley Ervin, 54, died March 22, 2003, at the home of Phil and Kay Osterhaus in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Ervin was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Dillingham, Alaska. She is survived by her loving companion, Bob Hand; children, Phil Osterhaus, CJ Dolchok, Alice Umetsu, Jewel McCarr, and Tracy McCarr; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Myrtle Heinrich, Darlene Fitting, and Brenda Jensen; and brother, Russ Osterhaus.
ERWIN Arlene Yukon Erwin44, died Nov. 22, 2002, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Erwin was born Nov. 17, 1958, in the Yukon Territory. She is survived by her sister, Marlene K. Gabrielson.
EVAN Theresa Alice Evan, 67, died July 8, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Evan was born June 14, 1936. She is survived by her daughters, Joan Evan, Pauline McClennaham, and Sophie Ring; and sons, James Evan and John Evan, Jr.
EVAN Barbara Joan Evan, 41, died April 20, 2004, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Evan was born August 18, 1962, in Nondalton, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Guy Todd; mother, Olga Balluta; brother, Roger Balluta; and many other relatives and friends.
EVANS Lifelong Alaskan Lena Young Evans, 84, died July 1, 2005, at Providence Seward Medical Center of cardiac arrest. A visitation will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Fairbanks with a service at 3 p.m. Scott Fisher will officiate. Burial will take place Wednesday at Tanana Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Pete LeRoy, Roy LeRoy, Paul LeRoy, Rodney Evans and Carl Jerue Jr. Honorary pallbearers will include Ted Harwood, Lester Erhardt, Greg Smith, Ricky Smith and Richard Smith. Mrs. Evans was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Tanana to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Young. Most of her life was spent in Fairbanks. In 1939, she met and married John Evans, and they lived in Rampart until 1947. She lived in Anchorage off and on throughout her life, and most recently lived in Homer. Mrs. Evans was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. During the 1980s, she was on the front page of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner being blessed by Pope John Paul II. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, berry picking, fiddle dancing, going to thrift stores, and visiting friends and family. Her son, Franklin, writes: "She was not educated, but she was very professional in how she carried herself." She was very kind-hearted and a loving mother, friend and relative who was easy to love, her son also wrote. He added that she gained many friendships throughout Alaska. Mrs. Evans is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Franklin and Mary Evans, grandchildren, Kenneth, Aldrick and Kendra Komakhuk, all of Anchorage; nephew, Carl Jerue Sr. and his wife, Marcia, great-nephew, Carl Jerue Jr. and his wife, Tammy, all of Anvik; numerous other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends all over Alaska; and longtime friend, Earl Ridner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, John Evans; infant daughter; brother, Howard Young; and sisters, Cecilia and Cora. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
FANNIN Ada Ruth (Funk) Fannin, 76, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, died Aug. 7, 2010, after a courageous seven years with breast cancer.Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with Pleasant Grove 7th Ward assisting. The viewing will be at 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at Ada was born in Sterling, Utah, the 11th of 13 children. Some of her favorite stories of childhood involved killing snakes and playing Monopoly with her sister while out helping with the cattle. She was involved with music and theater productions in Sterling.After graduating from high school, Ada went to LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, where she was student body vice president. While in Utah, she was also an Arthur Murray dance instructor.Ada and one of her friends then decided to move to Los Angeles, where Ada worked at a bank. In L.A., Ada met Harold Fannin on a blind date. They were married several months later.Because Harold was in the military, they moved several times within the U.S. and in Europe before settling in Anchorage in 1971.Along the way, a son and two daughters were born. Ada enjoyed being a mother and a homemaker. She was especially talented at creating beauty in the home and organizing family excursions that provided wonderful memories. Her love of learning was an inspiration to her children, each of them earning college degrees.Ada was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions at the church throughout her life. She also was in community and church musical productions over the years.Ada and Harold relocated to the Lower 48 in 2003. Her family wrote, "Ada is now reunited with her eternal companion, Harold, who passed away November 2009."Ada is survived by her children, Chuck (Lisa) of Germany, Garnet (Mike) of Oregon, and Marina of Utah; five grandchildren, Tiffany (Jesse), Kenny, Travis (Jessica), Krystal and Sarah; and six great-grandchildren, Keegan, Kinley, Karson, Logan, Natalie and Adina.

Joyce I. Fashbaugh, 53, died Jan. 13, 2003, at home in Manchester, Tenn. Ms. Fashbaugh was born March 6, 1949, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Amber Nauman; son, John West; father, Fred H. Elvsaas; sister, Judy Petterson; brothers, Leonard Ogle, Dexter Ogle and Fred Elvsaas; granddaughters, Amanda Nauman, Jessica West, and Kassidy West; grandsons, Arron Nauman, Dylan West, and John David Ray West; son-in-law, Randy Nauman; and daughter-in-law, Kristy West.
FERGUSON Harold Matthew Ferguson, 45, died Aug. 9, 2001, at home in Greenfield, Mo. Mr. Ferguson was born July 15, 1956, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Dorothea Ferguson, and daughter Chelsea R. West.
FLICKINGER Anchorage resident Inez Flickinger died Aug. 6, 2010, at age 92. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Anchorage Baptist Temple.She was born Oct. 3, 1917, to John and Mary Millsap in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Inez's artistic talents were prevalent throughout everything she did. As a child, she learned to play drums, piano and organ. She was also very active in her church and school. One of her proudest achievements was winning the Idaho state speaking championship as a teenager.Inez met her first husband, Earl Stewart, while she was still in high school. They married in 1934. They welcomed two children into the world -- a son, Kit and a daughter, Virginia. Her husband's piloting career moved the family all over the United States. In spite of their busy life, Inez found time to take up ceramics, knitting, crocheting and sewing. Hours of love and effort produced many beautiful keepsakes for friends and family.At age 44, Inez returned to school and earned a degree in accounting. She worked in that field for 21 years. In 1953, she married Glenn Flickinger and they spent many happy years in California. After retiring, they moved to Idaho for a time and then to Arizona, where they resided until Glenn's death in 1981.Inez remained a few more years in Arizona before moving back to her family roots in Post Falls, Idaho. In 2004, she moved to Anchorage to be near her daughter and family. Her final years were spent enjoying family, church and especially her Sunday school class, known as the "Senior Saints."Inez is survived by her two children, Cyrus Kit Stewart and Virginia Lee Kohfield, six of seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the children's bus ministry at Anchorage Baptist Temple, 6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage 99504. This ministry brought great delight to Inez, who loved to see the "little ones" able to attend church.
FLOOD Ryan A. Flood, 18, died Oct. 6, 2000 in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Flood, a CIRI descendant, was born in Anchorage, Alaska. His mother and father, Tom and Georgia Flood; brothers, Richard A. Flood, Randon M. Flood and Robert T., Flood; grandparents, Harold M. and Sylvia Jo Flood and George and Mildred Schmalzried; and numerous other relatives survive him
FORD-EVERETT Jeweldean "Jewel" Ford-Everett, 64, died March 10, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. She suffered from a debilitating illness that rapidly progressed over the last few months. A service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. She was born Feb. 12, 1946, in California and moved to Anchorage when she was 5 years old. She graduated from West High School in 1964 and later, in her 40s, graduated from Alaska Pacific University. She worked at KTUU as a camera person in the 1980s; in the 1990s she worked for KTBY Channel 4. She loved Alaska and lived in many different locations, including Willow, Chickaloon, the village of Mentasta and the place she called home, Chitina. She was a volunteer EMT in Chitina for a number of years and recently was on the board of directors of KCHU radio in Valdez. Jewel played drums and loved to do beadwork; she enjoyed science fiction and often watched sports on TV. Jewel loved nature and was a free-spirited, adventurous, unique individual. Jeweldean is survived by her sons, Jay Rylander and Chris Rylander and his wife Lissa; her granddaughters, Jade Hartley and Ivy Rylander; her great-granddaughter, Ryli Hartley; her sister, Costella Fleming; her nieces and nephews, Conswella, Joy, Shari, Chad and Richard; and her brother, Wynne Ford and his wife Sheila. Jewel was preceded in death by her mother, Tolular Ford; and her son, Brian Rylander.
FORTIER Former Alaska resident James Robert Fortier, 65, a computer system manager, died of advanced liver cancer Dec. 20, 2005, at his residence in Weatherford, Texas. Mr. Fortier was born Feb. 19, 1940, to Frank and Muriel Fortier, in Skowhegan, Maine. He and the former Sharon Murphy were married Sept. 30, 1967. Mr. Fortier and his family lived in Anchorage from the early '60s until the early '80s. He worked for the Municipality of Anchorage's Wastewater Utility. The Fortier family invites friends to visit Mr. Fortier's personal Web site,, and read about his experience during his illness. Survivors are his wife, Sharon Fortier of Weatherford; son, Jon Fortier of Maine; daughters, Mikaron Fortier and Robyn Fortier of Seattle; mother, Muriel Fortier of Winthrop, Maine; brother, John Fortier and wife, Joan, of Maine; sister, Janet DeJoni of Anchorage; sister-in-law, Carol Fortier of Winthrop; and many nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the Japanese Gardens at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107.
FOWLER-STRAIGHT Former Alaska resident Theresa Diane Fowler-Straight, 39, died July 26, 2010, at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla.A local gathering of family and friends will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gallo's Restaurant, corner of Arctic and Dimond boulevards. A memorial service was held in Palm Bay, Fla.She was born Sept. 18, 1970, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Carolyn Wagener and Lonnie Harold Fowler. She lived in Alaska from 1983 until 1998.Theresa is survived by her daughter, Desiree Fowler; sons, Kodi and Mykel Straight; granddaughter, Nevaeh Bay "Na-Na"; parents, Larry and Carolyn Wagener; father, Lonnie Herold Fowler; brothers, Bobby and Lonnie Fowler; two nieces, Ashley and Samantha Fowler; two nephews, Zachary Fowler and Lonnie Fowler Jr.; grandmother, Dovie Hyatt; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
FOX-HARVEY Dianne Louise Fox (aka Fox-Harvey), 42, died Aug. 8, 2002, in Anchorage. Ms. Fox was born Dec. 28, 1959, in Anchorage. She is survived by her husband, McKinley W. Harvey, sons Matthew L. Fox and Seth Ryan Reynolds; grandson, Michael M. Fox; brother, Lawrence E. Phay; and brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Terri Phay.
FRALEY Edith Carol Fraley, 61, of Anchorage, Alaska died August 9, 1999 at her home. Ms. Fraley was born June 20, 1938 on King Island, Alaska. She is survived by her sons Roger Newton, Daniel Rediske, Linval L. Fraley Jr., Wesley Fraley and Richard Putkonen; daughters Karen J. Moore and Carma J. Fraley; grandchildren Kyle Moore, Michael D. and Christie A. Fraley.
FRANZEN Norman Keith Franzen, 43, died May 7, 2000 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Franzen was born in Seattle, Wash. on Jan. 21, 1957. He is survived by his daughters Mary Elizabeth Snyder and Michele Carlina Snyder; brothers Gary, Rodney and Dennis Franzen.
FRIDAY Hooper Bay resident Joseph William Friday, 51, was found dead Jan. 12, 2001, in Anchorage of hypothermia. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today with a service following at noon at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street. The Rev. Thomas Gallagher S.J. will officiate. Additional services will be held at the Little Flower Church at Hooper Bay, with burial in the Hooper Bay Cemetery. Mr. Friday was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Old Chevak and attended a school for the deaf in Vancouver, Wash. He had also lived in Spokane, Wash., and Boise, Idaho. When he returned to Alaska, he worked at a furniture upholstery and repair shop in Anchorage. Mr. Friday enjoyed hunting, fishing and Alaska Native crafts. His family said, ''As a young boy Joseph enjoyed fishing and hunting with his father, Charlie Friday, and brothers. During his stay here on earth he will be remembered for his kindness, happiness, joy and respect he gave to friends and family.'' The family added that he was a proud grandfather and that he will live on in the hearts of his family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Friday; and nephew, Jeffrey Scott Friday. Mr. Friday is survived by his father, Charlie Friday of Hooper Bay; sons, Charles Friday of Jerome, Idaho, and Joshua Friday of South Carolina; daughter, Angela Friday of Boise, Idaho; brothers, John T. Friday and Peter B. Friday of Hooper Bay, Gregory T. Friday of Anchorage, Henry F. Friday of Toksook Bay and Ronald P. Friday of Tuntutuliak; sisters, Alice O. Daly of Cooper Landing, Ellen R. Friday, Maria T. Friday and Christine M. Olson of Hooper Bay; grandchildren, Cheyenne Friday and Shawnee Friday of Boise; nieces, Calandra M. Olson of Hooper Bay, Moya Rain Friday of Anchorage, Frances and Margaret Daly of Cooper Landing, Mary, Alice and Nina Olson of Hooper Bay and Lucia Friday of Hooper Bay; nephews, Gregory and Douglas J. E. Friday of Anchorage, Craig Friday of Hooper Bay, Billy, Brian, Paul, Charlie Olson of Hooper Bay and Octivian Friday of Mexico. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.
FULTON Thomas Henry Fulton, 76, died Feb. 12, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Roseburgh, Ore. Mr. Fulton was born April 10, 1923, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his brother Robert L. Fulton; sister-in-law Willa Virginia Fulton; niece and niece¹s spouse, Therese Fulton Guest and Nigel Guest; nephew James Fulton; grand niece Breanna Fulton; grand nephews, Ramon, Steffan, Stephen and Morgan Fulton.


Aveina Saena Galumalemana, 68, Anchorage resident Aveina Pulusi Saena Galumalemana, 68, died Sept. 28, 2005, at Providence Alaska Medical Center of kidney failure. A visitation will be at noon, with a service at 1 p.m., Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2501 Maplewood St. The Rev. T. Hermann Scanlan will officiate. Pallbearers will be Fiatau, Poleta, Onosai, Dean, Romney, Spencer and Keandre Saena. Burial will take place at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Saena was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Sauniatu, Samoa. Before moving to Alaska in 1993, she lived in Nu'uuli, American Samoa, and Tuana'i, Samoa. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Siuta Saena; daughters, Moana Leituale, Tapuitea Seve and Aveina Galumalemana; sons, Amu Saena Galumalemana, Fauono, Itagia and Onosai Saena, Va'a Lealaisalanoa, and Suatia Peni; and grandchildren, Genevieve, Fiatau, Poleta, Onosai, Melia, Tusi, Jerry, Amu Jr., Dean, Britney, Tapuitea, Karen, Noelani, Romney, Spencer, Muara'a Jr., Nicole, Valerie, Filigatauivi, Spencer, Leilani, Keandre, Javon, Tilo, Nathan, Rasheed, Fa'apo, Siiae, Dennis and Sterling. She was preceded in death by her daughter, To'oto'o. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
GANNON A. Jean Gannon, 54, died April 16, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Gannon was born Feb. 12, 1951, in Karluk, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Bruce E. Gannon, and daughter, Shelly A. Gannon.
GARCIA Hector Garcia, Jr., 19, died May 13, 2001, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Garcia, Jr. was born Nov., 6, 1981, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his parents: CIRI shareholder, Marie Garcia, and Hector Garcia, Sr. both of San Antonio, Texas; brothers Daniel Sallison of Anchorage, Soloman Garcia of Anchorage, Carlos Garcia of San Antonio and sister Maria Garcia of Anchorage.
GEORGE Everett Palmer George, 56, died July 29, 2000 at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. George was born in Yakutat, Alaska on Dec. 3, 1943. He is survived by Virginia Graham, Zenith Williams Jr., Lillian Outwater, Teddy, David and Tawni Williams, Dorothy Smith, and Elsie Stewart.
GESULGA Christopher C. Gesulga, 51, III died Nov. 17, 2004, at home in Lathrop, Calif. Mr. Gesulga was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; step-daughters, Crystal and Jessica; father, Chris; and sisters, Candice and Terry.
GIBSON Longtime Alaskan Robert "Gib" Gibson, 79, died peacefully the morning of March 1, 2004, at the Mary Conrad Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Mr. Gibson was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Montana and grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was in the Merchant Marine during World War II and first came to Alaska in 1946 aboard a vessel that wrecked in the Aleutians. He returned to Alaska in 1954 as a Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. He lived and worked there for five years. He then taught another three years in the village of Kwethluk before moving to Bethel. He was a communications engineer for the White Alice system during the 1964 earthquake and was instrumental in restoring power to Anchorage. He later taught for the Kuskokwim Community College and retired with the state of Alaska. He met Jackie Feigon in 1977 in Anchorage. They married and lived in Bethel for four years before retiring to their homestead across the river from Aniak from 1981 to 1996. They then moved into Anchorage. His family wrote: "An accomplished mechanic, electrician, photographer, musician and chef, Bob Gibson was a true renaissance man. "As a lifelong teacher, Gib made an impact on many lives. Years later, people would come up to him and say, 'You were my teacher' or 'I went to college because of you.' " Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife, Jackie; and his children, Rebecka Stalnaker, Roberta Gibson, John Gibson, James Gibson and Sean Gibson; stepchildren, Teri Braleman, Julie Feigon and Kim Feigon; sister, Nancy Coon; and 13 grandchildren. His family added, "In lieu of flowers, it would have given Gib great pleasure for donations to be made to the Democratic Party of Alaska, P.O. Box 231230, Anchorage 99523-1230.
GIELAROWSKI Anchorage resident Juanita Viola Gielarowski, 76, died July 30, 2010 at Holy Family Assisted Living Home of cancer.A graveside service was held Aug. 3.Juanita was born Aug. 21, 1933 in Omak, Wash,, to Russell and Edith Carpenter. She became an Alaska resident in 1972. Her hobbies were cooking, entertaining, helping and visiting with family. She especially loved being with and spoiling her only daughter, son-in-law and grandsons.Her family writes: "Nita" as dad called her, "Mom", "Auntie", but most importantly, "Grammy," was the most loving, giving, openhearted woman to be with us. Her memory was amazing. We all enjoyed her stories, and she was very talented at sewing, cooking and writing poems. You could ask Mom for the time and she would tell you how the clock worked. She took care of those in need. When her first grandson, Bob "3", was born, she talked non-stop about love and devotion. Then grandson number two and three, Tom, then Kyllan, were born, and it just goes on."Juanita "Grammy" is survived by her only child, Linda A. Stowers; and son-in-law, Robert Stowers Jr.; grandsons Sean, Robert "3", Thomas, and Kyllan Stowers; great-grandchildren, Paige, Jaycee, Casey, and Bob "3" and wife Melissa; brothers, Edwin Carpenter and wife Dodie, Ronnie Carpenter and wife Mary, their families and many nieces and nephews.Juanita was looking forward to the birth of her great-grandchild, whose parents are Bob and Melissa.She was preceded in death by her first husband, Edgar Hartman; and by her second husband, Thomas Gielarowski; and stepdaughter, Brenda Lee; her sister, Fern Pock; her brother, Clarence Carpenter.In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the American Cancer Society .Arrangements were entrusted to Legacy Funeral Home-Bragaw Chapel
GJERTSON Mark E. Gjertson, 37, died Oct. 23, 2002, in Jackson, Calif. Mr. Gjertson was born Oct. 26, 1964, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Hubert; son, Nathan Redfeather Gjertson; sister, Rosetta Sharon Loomis; and brothers, Matthew G. and Timothy D. Gjertson.
GOLF Kenneth Woodrow Golf, 54, died Aug. 6, 2000, in Salem, Ore. Mr. Golf was born in Anchorage, Alaska on Sept. 24, 1945. He is survived by his brothers Larry R. Bent and Harold Golf.
GONZALES Lori L. Gonzales, 42, died June 1, 2004, at home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ms. Gonzales was born July 29, 1961, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Andre LaFrance; mother, Kitty Allen; grandson, Cody James Peterson; brother, Robert O. Allen Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lorinda Rose Peterson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends throughout Alaska.
GONZALES A longtime resident of Anchorage, Bernardino Calizo Gonzales, 89, died Aug. 7, 2010, at home of natural causes.Relatives and friends are welcome to a visitation from 1-3 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., followed by a prayer service. A funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Father Vincent Blanco will officiate the visitation and funeral. Attendees to the funeral must meet at the Fort Richardson main gate at 9:45 a.m. for a military escort.Mr. Gonzales was born May 21, 1921, in the Philippines. He graduated with an associate's degree in radio and communications and worked later as a radio operator for the Philippine Postal Service in Manila and the Philippines/U.S Naval Base in Sangley Point, Cavite. He was a soldier of the U.S. Army and member of the U.S. armed forces in the Philippines during World War II, a POW who survived the Bataan Death March.After the war, he pursued his profession in Itogon-Suyoc Mines, a large mining company in Benguet, Philippines, until he retired in 1972. Soon after retirement, he joined the Merchant Marine, serving both local and international shipping companies prior to immigrating to the United States in 1981. He had since resided in Anchorage. Here, he worked as a school volunteer, where he helped Asian students cope with the curriculum requirements. He was a friend to many and enjoyed reading and sharing stories with others.He is survived by his children and their spouses, Florante and Elena, Rolly and Tessie, Ben and Lourdes, Romy and Helen, Roel and Allyn and Yoly Gonzales of Anchorage; grandchildren, Orlando and Heather, Christian, Norman, Romina, Allen, Kristine, Brent, Krisalynn and Erika Gonzales, of Anchorage, Ronald and Valerie of California, Roma Gonzales and Jenny Ancheta of Redmond, Wash., Evaflor and John Vinoya, Rosario, Vincent, Reina Marie, Kristine and Michael John Gonzales of the Philippines; and great-grandchildren, Anthony and Alyssa Gonzales of Eagle River, Caindael and Calista Gonzales of California, Jasmine, Jozlynn and Tristan Ancheta of Redmond, Wash., and Sean, Ian Gonzales, and Angeline Vinoya of the Philippines.Mr. Gonzales was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita; son, Melchor; and grandchildren, Michael Eric Gonzales and Ryan Anthony Gonzales.Arrangements are with Janssens Evergreen Memorial Chapel
GRABOW Victor C. Grabow, 76, died Nov. 28 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughters, Beth Grabow and Susie Hardy; and son, Chuck Grabow.
GRAYBILL Well-known Alaska bush pilot John Graybill and his devoted wife of 58 years, Dolores "Dolly," died when their plane went down in inclement weather on Aug. 12, 2010, while headed home to Chugiak from the McGrath area.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Peters Creek Christian Center on Chapel Road in Chugiak. A celebration of life will be after the service at John and Dolly's airplane hangar.John Lee Graybill was born Nov. 29, 1930, in Ann Arbour, Mich.Dolores "Dolly" Mae Graybill was born June 7, 1932, in Dearborn, Mich.It has been said they were one of a kind, while in fact they were one. John was the epitome of a true Alaska pilot and without his wife Dolly there wouldn't ever have been a llegendary John Graybill.After marrying, John and Dolly moved from the Dearborn/Ann Arbor area while Alaska was still a territory in the early 50's. They started their family in Fairbanks soon after John got his wings. Adventurous and hospitable, the Graybills and their wide circle of friends enjoyed the great outdoors and flew extensively throughout every corner of the state.Both of them were interested in and respectful of Alaska's Native people. They particularly loved their cabin in the Iliamna/Kochanok area and having friends from all over the world come and visit for hiking, beachcombing, fishing, cookouts, family time and even taking a hot tub in a remote volcanic pool.For the last couple of decades John used his camera to extensively shoot big game and landscapes while Dolly continued in her mastery of wild game cookery and gardening. She was highly successful at homemaking in the Bush as well as at their home in Chugiak.The family wrote: "This is the end of an era for many, many people. John & Dolly were the center of activity for pilots from all over the country and of course especially in Alaska. Although the family recognizes the incredible number of friends throughout the world with thankfulness for the love and devotion they have given John & Dolly through the years, we are most humbled and thankful for the blessing we have had to be able to call them our own."The Graybills were preceded in death by their grandson, Vinnie Morrison.They are survived by their children, John E. Graybill, Teri Jones, Lori West, Cori Frankenfield and Meri Teich, as well as their families who live in Alaska, Washington and Florida; and by 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Arrangements are by Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel and Crematory, Wasilla Chapel.

Evelyn Griffith, 67, died at Providence Hospital on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer.She was born Aug. 3, 1943, in Lucedale, Miss., to the late William B. and Mary E. Johnson, and was raised in Oakdale, La.Evelyn married James Griffith on March 24, 1964; they moved to Alaska in 1977 and made their home in Eagle River. She was a retired beautician, then became a Hospice worker and volunteered with the Lady Shriners. She enjoyed hiking and camping with her husband and friends. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle River. Evelyn loved God and the beauty of nature, and she brought joy to everyone she met.Evelyn is survived by her husband, James; brother Earl (Lynn); sister Vivian (Charles); one aunt, Ruth Williams; and a cousin, Charlene Waters. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends whom she loved dearly.A family memorial has been held.Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel

GRITZ Aurora Gritz, 38, died Aug. 10, 2010, at her Anchorage home, surrounded by her Hope family.A service was Monday at the Anchorage Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Hope Community Resources auditorium.Aurora was born Aug. 16, 1971, in Fort Wainwright and a year later was placed into the care of Hope Cottages.Aurora graduated from Bartlett High School in 1993 and enjoyed music and sporting events. Aurora remained part of the Hope family her entire life and was loved greatly by many.
HAASE Mikel Haase, 59, died July 28, 2010, of natural causes at his Anchorage home.Mike was born July 11, 1951, in Twisp, Wash., to Harriet and George Haase. He lived in Winthrop, Wash., throughout his childhood. He attended the University of Washington, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental design and a Master of Science degree in landscape architecture.After college Mike worked for the Bureau of Land Management in Burley, Idaho, before moving to Anchorage in 1983 to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a natural resource planner for the National Wildlife Refuge System.Mike loved the natural world and was proud to work for its preservation. He was thrilled by his trips to Peru, Africa, Australia and China.Mikel was a quiet, kind, and compassionate man. He loved beautiful things and enjoyed attending music, theater and dance performances. He was accomplished at many crafts and enjoyed making special pieces for friends. Giving gifts at holidays and birthdays brought him joy. Generosity to those in need was a hallmark of his life.Mikel is survived by his mother, Harriet Haase of Winthrop; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Greg Harrigan of Napa, Calif.; niece and nephew, Christina and Joseph of Vellejo, Calif.; and an extended family of friends in Alaska.Mikel enriched the lives of those around him and will be greatly missed.

Edward Stephen Haehl, 37, died Feb. 17, 2001, at Ybor City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Haehl was born Jan. 23, 1964, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his father Carl Frederick Haehl, mother Emma LaVonne Haehl, sister Tammy LaVonne Smiley, brothers, Michael Frederick and Timothy William Haehl, and companion Dana E. Gillespie.
HALL Longtime Anchorage resident Larry Joe Hall, 71, died Aug. 5, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Private family services will be held. Larry was born Nov. 1, 1938, to Joseph W. and Florence M. (Gleason) Hall in Ponca, Neb. He entered the U.S. Air Force in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1959. Larry was a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 751, and a commercial fisherman in the Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound for many years. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and riding his Harley. Larry is survived by his sons, Luck Hall of Anchorage and Jim Hall of Jackson, Neb.; grandchildren, Delaney and Cailin of Anchorage and Lyndsie, Travis and Jesse of Jackson, Neb.; great-grandson, Tanner of Jackson, Neb.; sisters, Janet Merchant of Sioux City, Neb., and Carolyn Hall of Wausa, Neb. Arrangements were by the Anchorage Funeral Home.
HALL Former Anchorage resident Eugene E. "Gene" Hall Jr., 73, of Independence, Mo., died at 5:15 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010, at his home.A memorial visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence.Gene was born June 27, 1937, to Eugene E. Sr. and Doris Elizabeth (Hefflon) Hall in Independence. He was a lifelong member of the RLDS/Community of Christ Church. He started his working career as an apprentice in Local No. 10 of the International Association of Structural Steel and Ornamental Ironworkers in Kansas City, Mo., in 1954. The last structural work he did in Kansas City was on the Truman Sports Complex in 1973. In 1964 the family moved to Anchorage. He transferred his membership to Local No. 751 and worked on the oil pipeline at Prudhoe Bay.In 1987 he took a dispatch for an ironwork job in Honolulu, Hawaii, and worked about five months on Johnston Atoll in the South Pacific. After sustaining a back injury there, he no longer worked at the trade after 1987. He retired officially from ironwork in 2002.The family returned to the Independence area in 1999, and Gene worked as a security guard for Guardsmark Services, Wackenhut Services, U.S. Security and the RLDS Church. From 1961 through 1964 and from 1969 to 1973 he was a dump truck owner/operator in Independence as Gene's Trucking and Gene Hall Trucking. He was also an owner/operator of a long haul contract from 1985 through 1989 called Gen-Eve Transportation.Gene was proud of over 35 years of K-9 experience working with the first German shepherds utilized by the Anchorage and Seward Police Departments, Alaska State Troopers and providing private K-9 narcotics detection services to fish processing, vessel owners, remote pipeline locations and logging camp companies. During this period he was one of the first K-9 owner/handlers to work dogs on the streets of Anchorage. He was the owner and manager of Arctic K-9 Services, providing mobile and K-9 security patrols in Anchorage in support of 10 major apartment and condo complexes. He also provided village public safety at Icy Bay and Two Moon Bay, Alaska, for timber logging camps.He was happiest working with dogs in all endeavors, including breeding and training. His accomplishments include two Register of Merit shepherds with Top 10 national rankings, 15 championship titles, and top Alaska Show winners for 1980 through 1990. He was listed in German Shepherd Quarterly as National Breeder of the Year in 1980 and 1985.Gene was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Sharon.He is survived by his wife of 51 years, 11 months, Mary Evelyn Hall of the home; and son, Brian Hall of Independence.Arrangements are with Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th Street, Independence, MO 64055, 816-373-3600. Condolences may be sent to the family at lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Alzheimer's Association .
HALVERSON Andrew Edward Halverson, 77, died Dec. 2, 2001, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Halverson was born in Crooked Creek, Alaska and he is survived by his wife, Rita M. Halverson; son, Hans J. Halverson; and sister, Evelyn Roehl.
HASTAIN Evelyn Naomi Brown Hastain died July 27, 2010, in Anchorage at age 98. Funeral services were held July 31 in Bolivar, Mo. The Rev. Doyle Mayfield officiated, with interment in Mount View Cemetery, Polk, Mo. A celebration of life will be held from 6:30 to 8 pm. Friday in the home of Kirk and Linda Hastain, Vassar Drive, Anchorage. Call 272-3434 for information.She was born July 2, 1912, to Rollo G. and Rose Whitehead Brown on her grandparents' homestead in the former Cheyenne-Arapaho Indian Territory of Oklahoma. When Evelyn was 15 years old, her family moved to Fair Play, Mo., where she graduated from high school. In 1930, she married her high school sweetheart, Leonard Hastain. They spent most of their lives in Polk County, Mo., raised their family, and engaged in farm, dairy and livestock production.Evelyn was saved in November of 1929 at Bismont Baptist Church near Fair Play. She was active in the Missionary Baptist Church since 1953 at Pleasant Hill and Goodson, Mo., and Northstar in Alaska.Her family wrote: "She often spoke of her experiences in the Lord and the sure hope He put in her heart when she was born again. Thanks be to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose blood redeems us from the law of sin and death."After the death of her husband of 68 years in 1998, Evelyn moved to Anchorage in 2000. She lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Kirk and Linda Hastain.Evelyn was preceded in death by an infant son, William Thomas Hastain.She is survived by children and spouses are Janice and Ernest Kopkau of Plainfield, Ill., Max and Edna Hastain of Moscow, Idaho, and Kirk and Linda Hastain of Anchorage; half-sister, Jo Ann Hopkins of Fair Play; grandchildren, Steven Kopkau and Rhonda Klemick of Riverside, Ill., Jocelyn Hastain Fenton and husband, Garth of Anchorage, and Danny Compton of Columbia, Mo; and great-grandson, Raleigh Alexander Fenton.
HATTON Duane Perry Hatton, 41, died Feb. 18, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Hatton was born July 21, 1959, in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Justin Hatton; daughter, Samantha Johns; mother, Louise Sambo; and sister, Cynthia Hatton.
HENNINGSEN Dr. Melvin George Henningsen, 96, died June 4, 2005, at Marlow Manor Assisted Living Center of congestive heart failure. A funeral will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at East Anchorage United Methodist Church, 1660 Patterson St. Interment will be Friday in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, Calif. Dr. Henningsen was born Jan. 18, 1909, in Hayward, Calif., to Hans and Matilda Henningsen. He graduated from the University of California in 1933 as a doctor of dental surgery. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Dr. Henningsen was a practicing dentist in Hayward for 46 years and was also a University of California Dental School faculty member. He was a member of Congregational Church in Hayward and East Anchorage United Methodist Church. Dr. Henningsen was past president of the Hayward Rotary and Northern California Rotary. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship in Rotary. He was sent by Northern California Rotary to Hong Kong to administer to the dental needs of hundreds of Vietnamese "boat people" escaping from the Vietnam War. Dr. Henningsen was elected into the International College of Dentists and was a member of the Psi Phi Fraternity and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society. He received the Medal of Merit from President Reagan for his work on the Republican Presidential Task Force. He enjoyed travel, photography, hunting and fishing. "He was a fully contributing member of the 'greatest generation,' " his family wrote. "(He was) a man of wide-ranging interests and commitments, devoted to looking after his family and serving the community." He moved to Alaska in 1997. Dr. Henningsen is survived by his son, Richard of Anchorage; daughters-in-law, Barbara of Anchorage and Janice of Berwyn, Pa.; grandchildren, Laurie Schlueter, Rick Henningsen, James Henningsen, Brett Henningsen, Brooke Henningsen, Brian Henningsen and Denise Villasana; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Irving Henningsen, and son, James Henningsen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Denali Home Health and Hospice, 3935 Reka Drive, Anchorage 99508. Arrangements are with Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.
HERMAN Bethel fisherman Larry Herman, 33, died Aug. 20, 1994 near Bethel. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Phillip Axelson will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Charlie Herman, Simeon Herman, Phillip Herman, Sam Herman, Gary Teague and Peter Hinz. 28 Mr. Herman was born Jan. 17, 1961, in Mekoryuk. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard and worked as a mechanic and commercial fisherman. Mr. Herman was a member of the Covenant Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, berry picking and snowmobiling. His family said: "He was always willing to help any and all who needed him, and always made family and friends feel at home." Mr. Herman is survived by his parents, Sam and Carrie of Anchorage; five brothers, Charlie Herman and Noah Jones of Anchorage, Simeon and Phillip Herman of Bethel, and Sam Herman Jr., of Kelso, Wash.; and five sisters, Emily Johnston, Ann Kinne, Lori Teague and Dolly Herman, all of Anchorage, and Irma Melton of McGrath. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Russell H. Herman, 46, of Anchorage, Alaska died Jan. 3, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Herman was born April 28, 1952 in Nome, Alaska. He is survived by his sisters Lorraine R. Kost and Dorothy E. Gregory; brothers Kenneth G., Thomas S. and Sidney J. Herman; aunts Etta Tocktoo, Helen Allatayuk and Lydia; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his best friend, Reggie Tungwenuk.
HERMAN Anchorage resident Charlie L. Herman, 53, died March 8, 2005, at his home of natural causes. A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Covenant Church with the Rev. Nathan Toots officiating. Pallbearers will be David Farre, Gary Teague, Steve Tyrrell, Simon Herman, Phillip Herman and Sam Herman Jr. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park. Mr. Herman was born May 1, 1951, in Mekoryuk. He was a welder by trade and a member of First Covenant Church. Mr. Herman enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and being with his family. His family wrote: "Charlie was a great hunter, he loved the outdoors, and he was a great and loving father and grandfather to his kids and grandkids. Charlie loved to help others. He was very compassionate, caring, and he loved to share with others after one of his many great hunts." Survivors include his daughters, Audrie Herman, Melissa Herman, Cheryl Herman and Juliann Herman; grandsons, Mathew Jackson and Malik McCormick; granddaughter, Ida McCormick; parents, Sam Sr. and Carrie Herman; sisters, Emily Johnston, Ann Tyrrell, Lori Teague, Irma Melton, Dolly Herman; brothers, Simon Herman, Noah Jones, Phillip Herman, Sam Herman Jr.; brothers-in-law, George Johnston, Steve Tyrrell, Gary Teague, Mark Melton, Steven Boney; sister-in-law, Mary Herman; eight nieces and eight nephews. His brother, Larry Herman, preceded him in death. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
HILL Capt. Jeffrey A. Hill, 31, died July 28, 2010, in a tragic C-17 crash on Elmendorf Air Force Base while practicing for the Arctic Thunder Air Show demonstration.Jeff was born May 29, 1979, in Hartford, Conn. He enlisted in 1997 and, shortly thereafter, met his wife, Rachael Brown. They were married in 1999 and had their two beautiful sons, T.J. and Tyler, while stationed at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. They moved to Eagle River in 2008.His Air Force career began as an F-15 aircraft maintenance technician for the 12th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf. Hard work earned him his commission as a second lieutenant in 2002, as well as an assignment to pilot training. After successfully completing pilot training, he was selected as a T-1 instructor pilot, responsible for training the next generation of Air Force pilots. Jeff completed a three-year tour at Columbus AFB, and earned a coveted spot as a C-17 pilot assigned to Elmendorf in 2007.Jeff was an exceptional pilot, and during his C-17 career he was personally responsible for many missions supporting both Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He piloted Elmendorf's first plane into Haiti during the earthquake relief effort in January, bringing critical humanitarian supplies to the region. Jeff also delivered much-needed equipment to aid in the oil spill cleanup effort in the Gulf of Mexico. He took his job as a C-17 instructor pilot very seriously and was always ready at the drop of a hat to answer his nation's call. He accomplished many things in his Air Force career, but what he treasured most was gaining recognition for those who worked for him. Jeff was truly a professional of the highest caliber.Jeff also had an unparalleled passion for the outdoors. At every opportunity, he was having fun in the mud, in the snow or in the water. He loved to take his wife, his boys and his friends out camping, fishing, snowmachining or on a four-wheeler ride. He hiked, explored and took advantage of everything that Alaska and life had to offer. As passionate as he was about the outdoors, he loved being a father and a husband most of all. This was evidenced by his excitement in sharing life with his family.Jeff tackled every day of his life with enthusiasm, a great attitude, a smile and a little witty sarcasm. He was an absolute joy to be around. His personality was infectious and drew people to him. He gave his life in support of his country and he will be greatly missed by his family, friends, co-workers and everyone fortunate enough to know him.Jeff leaves behind his loving wife, Rachael; his two sons, whom he affectionately referred to as his "little bros," T.J. and Tyler; his father, Robert; his mother, Carol; his sister, Jackie; and more friends than you could possibly imagine.In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in care of the Hill family account at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union. Condolences may be sent to 17508 Airlifter Drive, Elmendorf AFB, 99577.
HINKLE-KINNER Longtime Alaskan Clela Coleene Hinkle-Kinner, 89, died July 27, 2010, at her Anchorage home.A celebration of her life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at her home, 803 Ingra St.Clela was born Dec. 14, 1920, in Betrice, Neb. Her family wrote: "Her parents called her Clela. Her only daughter called her "Mommie." Her sons called her "Mom," and her grandchildren called her "Grandmommie" as did all their friends. Her great-grandchildren called her "Gramy," as did all their friends."She always had a kind word and a cup of coffee anytime, day or night. Gone but not forgotten, she will be dearly missed."Clela is survived by many family members. [My note: This is possibly the worst obit I have ever read. Whoever wrote this should try again and capture the essence, personality and achievements of this Alaskan woman.]
HOELDT Robert Allen Hoeldt, 50, died Aug. 12, 2004 at his brother’s home in Anchorage. Mr. Hoeldt was born Oct. 16, 1953 in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughter, Jessie Hoeldt; sons, Joshua Hoeldt and Justin Hoeldt; mother, Shirley Hislop; sisters, Rhonda Baysinger, Dawn Sanchez and Michelle Thies brothers, Lee Hoeldt, Randy Hoeldt, Rodney Hoeldt, Rorey Hoeldt and Ryan Heoldt; his ex-wife, Debbie Strickland; and his girlfriend, Monica Brisquetts.
HOTES Longtime Alaskan Elizabeth "Betty" Anne Hotes, 91, of Kirkland, Wash., died Aug. 9, 2010, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle while undergoing experimental heart surgery.Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Heritage Hall in Kirkland, with burial afterward in Kirkland Cemetery.Born Elizabeth Oswald on Oct. 4, 1918, in Birmingham, Ala., she was the only child of the late Richard Willing Oswald and Florence Tennant Ford. In her youth, she loved swimming and playing tennis. She studied fine arts at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. in the late 1930s.Using her passion for art to earn a living, she became a draftswoman and mapped patterns for American bombers to follow in Germany during World War II. She graduated from Pennsylvania Central Airlines (now Capital Airlines) flight attendants' school in July 1944 and worked as one of the nation's first flight attendants, then called "hostesses." She worked as a draftswoman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the White Alice Project in Alaska circa 1968.Mrs. Hotes and her husband, Douglas Nesbit Hotes, a decorated World War II Airborne engineer, met while he was serving in the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. They were married in Mexico in August 1949. They traveled throughout the Southwest before driving up the Alaska Highway with five children to homestead in Anchorage.Mrs. Hotes and her husband founded Alaska Mechanical Contracting and developed subdivisions. She later helped her husband develop a successful business as a heating and ventilating manufacturer's representative.Mrs. Hotes was a follower of Jesus Christ. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sleeping Lady Chapter, had a lifelong passion for art, gardening and reading, and loved animals and travel. She spoke Spanish and French and had planned to revisit Paris soon. She traveled to all the continents except Antarctica, and enjoyed annual visits with her family to Hawaii. She had a particular fondness for mai tais and sunsets.She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002.She is survived by her son, Richard Hotes of Anchorage; daughter, Heather Ebey of La Jolla, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ron Ekemo of Eagle River; son and daughter-in-law, John and Stacy Hotes of Woodinville, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Florence and Bruce Scott of Wasilla; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Jennifer Hotes of Kirkland; and 11 grandchildren, who brightened her life.Mrs. Hotes long supported the Best Friends Animal Society. Donations in her name may be made to the society at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.Mrs. Hotes had a zest for life and laughed often.


Jeff Huber, 51, Anchorage resident Jeffrey "Jeff" Allan Huber, 51, died Dec. 15, 2006, at Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. Chaplain Don McCullough will officiate. A full obituary will be published later. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
HUFF Former longtime Alaskan Donna Jean Russel Huff, 86, died on May 27, 2010, at Summit Healthcare in Show Low, Ariz., after a brief illness. A memorial will be held for her at her winter residence, Superstition Sunrise, Apache Junction, Ariz., in mid-November.
HUGHES Timothy Guy Hughes, 40, died July 21, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Hughes was born Sept. 30, 1960, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his father David A. Hughes, Sr.; sister Tishumingo Metcalf; brothers, James V. Hughes, David A. Hughes, Jr. and Guy J. Hughes; nephews, Allen C. L. Metcalf, Timothy J. E. Metcalf; and nieces, Ayshona L. Metcalf, Tia M. Hughes and Taylor Hughes.



Bonnie Marie Hughes, 79, longtime resident of Anchorage, died peacefully May 12, 2010, at her granddaughter's home in Sandy, Ore., with her family in attendance.A service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunset Hills Baptist Church, 12130 Old Seward Highway, with Pastor Judson Owens officiating. Bonnie will have a graveside service at Fort Richardson National Cemetery in early June, and will be buried with her husband. Pallbearers will be Preston and Tom Hughes, Bob Bachand and Brad Hickok.Bonnie was born Aug. 3, 1930, in Collie Holler, Mo. She moved to Alaska with her family in December 1963, living in Anchorage until her passing.Bonnie grew up in East Texas, attending Kilgore High School, graduating in 1948. She was active in the Kilgore High School marching squad.She enjoyed her extensive family, family celebrations, fishing, hunting, selling real estate, crocheting, spending time at her Kenai riverfront property and doing construction work.Bonnie worked in Alaska as a bookkeeper (1960s), real estate agent (1970-1980s) and owned her own construction company until she retired in 1985 with her husband, T.O. Hughes. She worked in Hughes, Seward, Pilot Station, Cordova and throughout Alaska with her husband and family on Bush schools, road projects and many other projects too numerous to mention.Family members said: "Bonnie's love of her family and friends made her eyes sparkle, and she was a joy to be around. She was an excellent instructor, tutoring her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in school subjects including her favorite, mathematics. She loved God, her family and friends. She was a wonderful mother, teacher, comforter, friend and a great wife. She was our family's rock."She is survived by her children, Theresa Walker, Tom and Janis Hughes, Preston and Janice Hughes; grandchildren, Jason and Kim Reynolds, Jon and Lesle Parrish, Roger and Bonnie Buck, Brad and Shellie Hickok, Robert and Kim Dooley, Kylie Hughes, Michael Walker, Angela Walker and Ashley Roshon; her great-grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Buck, Wyatt, Aidan and Easton Hickok, Emma and Tyler Dooley, Olivia and Zachary Reynolds, Aaron, Emily and Rosie Chanar, Camden Walker; and her brothers, Tommy, Mike and Lowell Blackwell.Arrangements are with Legacy Funeral Homes & Cremation Services' Kehl's Chapel.

HUNTER Anchorage resident IDA AGNES HUNTER, 87, died of natural causes July 7, 2002, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Cathedral, with a Mass at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Sergott will officiate. Pallbearers will include Pete Hunter, Jesse Hunter, Frank Hunter, Archie Lokanin, Donald 65 Pittman, Danny Hunter and Olie Hunter. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hunter was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Holy Cross. She was one of 18 children and attended Holy Cross Mission. During her teen years, two of her brothers died, and she left school to help her parents at home. Later she joined Sisters of Lady of the Snow and was sent to Hooper Bay where she met Alexis Hunter Sr. They married Dec. 12, 1939. She volunteered as a teacher with Little Sister of Snow in Old Kesungnak in the early 1940s and taught under the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Old Chevak, Chevak, Hooper Bay, Chowhocgoliak and Newtok. She also taught for Adult Basic Education in Anchorage until her retirement in 1978. Mrs. Hunter was awarded the Golden Apple Certificate in September 1997, the Career in Education Award in September 1997 and a Providence Horizon House Volunteer Recognition Certificate in December 2001. Her family wrote: ''Mom is best remembered for her big heart. She enjoyed family get-togethers and helping people in all the villages where she lived. She loved to teach, loved her family and helped whenever she could.'' Mrs. Hunter was a member of Sisters of Lady of the Snow, where she was an organist and teacher of hymns. She loved cooking, sewing, camping, berry picking, playing Scrabble, gardening and singing. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Pauline Demientieff; sons and daughter-in-law, Frank and Regina Hunter, and Pete Hunter; daughters and son-in-law, Alma Gentry, Rosemarie Hunter, and Marilyn and Archie Lokanin; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexis Hunter Sr., on March 27; sons, Harold, Kevin, Richard and Alexis Jr.; and daughter, Cora Mae. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
HYDE Perry Roger Hyde, 52, of Anchorage, died Aug. 13, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel, 440 E. Klatt Road. A time of sharing memories begins at 3 p.m.Perry was born Feb. 18, 1958, in Buffalo, N.Y. He moved to Alaska in 1976.His family stated: "My dad loved to go camping, fishing and spend time with his family, especially playing with his 'grand boys.' He loved to take road trips and eat a great steak dinner. He lived as a man of strong character, and his favorite quote was 'Fast living and great friends.' He was a great dad and will be missed very much."He is survived by his daughters, Cassey Ann (Maurice) Stricklin of Anchorage and Nicole M. Osterhaus of Wasilla; grandchildren, Cassandra, Alicia, Devante, Kaisan and Marquice; and best friend, Peter DiMaggio.Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel, of Anchorage
IVANOFF Gregg Allan Ivanoff, 38, died Jan. 23, 2004, at home in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Ivanoff was born Aug. 24, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Roberta Ivanoff; sons, Christophor Ivanoff and Gavan Ivanoff; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and George Wright; nieces, Kynde Baun and Kami Wright; nephew, Bud Baun; aunt, Polly Conaway; uncle and aunt, Jake and Carmen Ivanoff; and numerous cousins.

Sharon Kaye Jensen, 61, died Nov. 29, 2004, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Ms. Jensen was born March 3, 1943, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Ron Jensen; special love, Dave Smith; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Kirschner; nephew, Andy Kirsch; and many other nieces, nephews and special friends. According to her family, she was very proud of her Alaska Native heritage, growing up in Anchorage and Wasilla. She loved birds and appreciated their presence on her many walks.
JOHN George Moses John, 65, died May 6, 2004, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. John was born May 9, 1938. He is survived by his sister, Mary C. Wasky, and half-brother, Julius John.
JOHNSON Paul Owen Johnson, 65, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Kavanagh House in West Des Moines, Iowa. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at McLaren's Chapel with a brief remembrance service at 6 p.m.Paul was born March 10, 1945, in Vancouver, Wash., the son of Ivadel and Ken Johnson. He grew up in Portland, Ore., and served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1966. Paul was a longtime government service employee, completing his career as director of the multi-family housing division for the State of Alaska. He retired in 2004 and moved to West Des Moines.Paul was a true family man, loved by all who knew him. He was a great storyteller and loved to hunt and fish in Alaska.Paul is survived by his wife, Cecilia Diaz-Johnson; 10 children, Michelle (Christy), Ty (Shona), Guy, John, Misha (Michele), Aron, Lillian, Joel (Krissy), Paul and Adam; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Don (Linda) and Ken (Janeen). He was preceded in death by his parents.Memorial contributions may be given to Kavanagh House, 900 56th St., Des Moines, IA 50312
JOHNSON Anchorage resident Martha G. Johnson, 82, died of cancer Aug. 4, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Martha also suffered from Alzheimer's disease.There will be viewing at 12:30 p.m. today at Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., with the funeral at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Ed Gregory will officiate. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Richard Johnson Sr., Ronald Johnson, Richard Johnson Jr., Cody Tims, Todd Delahoussaye and Jody Knodel.Martha was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Cruthersville, Mo., to William and Vora Simpson. She grew up in Florida, where she met and married her husband, Ellison P Johnson. They lived a military life, transferring from Florida to Oregon, back to Florida, France, Texas and then to Alaska, where they settled in 1960. They raised four children: Linda, Rick, Ron and Rene. Martha was a member and Sunday school teacher with Muldoon Road Baptist Church and later with First Baptist Church downtown.Before getting married, Martha worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C. During the war, she worked as a nursing assistant in Astoria, Ore. She was a stay-at-home wife and mother who devoted everything she had to raising her family. When her youngest was in junior high school, she returned to college and earned a bachelor's degree from UAA, graduating with honors. She then worked as a social worker for the state of Alaska at the Cooperative Extension Services, from which she retired.During retirement, she and her husband enjoyed annual trips to Hawaii. Martha devoted herself to being the best wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother a family could ask for. She will be deeply missed.She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ellison P. Johnson; children and their spouses, Linda and Bill Delahoussaye, Richard and Marge Johnson Sr., Ronald Johnson and Kim Hankins, and Rene and Leland L. Tims; grandchildren, Melissa Carey, Todd Delahoussaye, Rick Johnson Jr., Ashley Roberts, Ronnie Johnson, John Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Cody Tims, Leigha Ducharme, Landon Tims and Lenea Tims; and numerous great-grandchildren.Martha was preceded in death by her parents and numerous siblings from her large, loving family, who were there to greet her in heaven.Arrangements by Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Jennifer Hornberger Jones, beloved wife, mother and daughter, died at home May 22, 2010, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous 2 1/2-year battle with cancer. She was 32.A service will be held Thursday at Faith Christian Community Church, 4240 Wisconsin St. Viewing will begin at 3 p.m., with the service at 4 p.m. A potluck reception will be afterward at the church.Jennifer was born in Anchorage Sept. 2, 1977, and was raised in Newhalen. After graduating from high school, Jennifer attended the University of Nevada, Reno, where she obtained a B.S. in secondary education.On May 30, 1999, Jennifer married Jeremy Jones of Carson City, Nev., in a ceremony conducted by her grandmother, Sara Hornberger. They moved to Anchorage, where Jennifer taught school for several years before becoming a devoted stay-at-home mother for her children, Joella and Benjamin. Their family was completed when a bedraggled little dog, soon to be known as Turbo the Terrible, found and adopted Jennifer.Jennifer had become an accomplished bead worker and started her own business crafting custom beadwork. After her cancer diagnosis, she and Laura Revels began a quilt project, Beading for a Cause, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Cancer survivors and family members get together each week to make beaded squares that represent what cancer means to them and their loved ones. Jennifer's other hobbies and interests were reading, crocheting and gardening. Jennifer enjoyed participating in traditional subsistance activities such as picking berries and putting up salmon to share with family and friends. Above all, Jennifer loved spending time with her family.Last summer the entire family, including Turbo, made a trip to Lake Clark to visit Jennifer's paternal grandparents. Afterward they flew to Newhalen to visit her parents. While there, Jennifer and Jeremy renewed their wedding vows for their 10th anniversary in a special ceremony with their children as attendants.Jennifer will be remembered for her kindness, grace, thoughtfulness, determination and devotion to her family and friends. She made this statement to her family: "It is so important to me that our lives reflect the goodness of God, and that the time He has given us on this earth is precious, directed and completely worth it in the end."Jennifer is survived by her loving, devoted husband, Jeremy, and their children, Joella Beth and Benjamin David. She is also survived by her parents, George and Funa Hornberger; siblings, Jaslyn (Matt) Wren and Chester Hornberger; nephew, Samael Wren; maternal uncle, Peter John and aunt, Fedosia Balluta; godmother, Joanne Wassillie; goddaughter, Shoshanna Smallwood; paternal grandparents, Charles and Sara Hornberger; aunts, Linda (Mark) Harriger and Gayle (Kendal) Carpenter-Kaihoi; and numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends, as well as Turbo the Terrible.Jennifer was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Arseny and Nastasia Melognak of Newhalen.A memorial scholarship in Jennifer's name has been set up with Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and coordinated by the Lake and Peninsula School District. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer and her family requested that donations be made to that fund: The Jennifer E. Hornberger Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund (JEHJMSF), Lake and Peninsula School District, attn: Laura Hilton, P.O. Box 498, King Salmon 99613.

KAHN William Kahn, 63, died Nov. 17, 2001, in Spokane, Wash. Mr. Kahn was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Anchorage, Alaska, and is survived by his mother, Lillian Lapp, and daughters, Nicole Hathaway and Lisa Whitney.

Elsie Kakaruk, 78, died July 12, 2001, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Kakaruk was born March 8, 1923, and is survived by her sons, Patrick T. Kakaruk, Floyd S. Kakaruk, Steve Kakaruk and Walter Kakaruk; and daughters, Ann Kalerak, Kathy King, Linda Japp, Mary Ellen Baier and Margaret Kakaruk.
KALERAK Walter Kalerak, 65, died March 18, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Kalerak was born Nov. 2, 1937, in Solomon, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Ann Kalerak; daughters, Lynda Kalerak and Annette Piscoya; son, Walter Andrew Kalerak; granddaughters, Meghann Piscoya, Sarah, Harmony, and Lily Huntsman; grandsons, Ryan Kalerak, Benny, Cameron, and Andy Piscoya; and sisters, Esther Bahnke, Martha Anselm, Dolly and Ruth Kalerak.
KALERAK Lynda Kalerak, 39, died Aug. 25, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Kalerak was born Dec. 3, 1963, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Anthony Kalerak; daughters, Lily Huntsman, Harmony Huntsman, and Sarah Huntsman; son, Ryan Kalerak; mother, Ann Kalerak; sister, Annette Piscoya; and brother, Walter Andrew Kalerak.
KAMKOFF Anchorage resident Virginia "Natviralria" Kamkoff, 61, died Jan. 23, 2006, at Alaska Native Medical Center of natural causes. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., with a funeral at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 12th Avenue and C Street. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Pallbearers will include Johnnie Kamkoff, Wade Kamkoff, Victor Wilson, Justus Eben, Bert Kaganak and Richard Ketah. Burial will be at noon at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Kamkoff was born July 22, 1944, in Scammon Bay. She attended Haskell Institute. She was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church and enjoyed berry picking, knitting, gospel music, crossword puzzles and the Food Network. Her family wrote: "Virginia was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, sister and cousin. Her love was felt strongly not only by family but by many friends. She was a beautiful woman and will be greatly missed. Although she is at peace, her memory will always be in our hearts until we see her again." Ms. Kamkoff is survived by her mother, Bertha Wilson; daughter, Josephine Kamkoff; sons, Johnnie and Wade Kamkoff; grandchildren, Haley, Corey, Wade, Trevor, Jasmine, Tatsiana, Denali and Livia; sisters, Laura Eben and Esther Kaganak; brothers, Victor and Moses Wilson; aunts, Paula Ayunerak, Gertrude Pete, Perpetua Horn and Maryann Andrews; uncles, Fred Augustine, Cornelius Benedict, Nathan, David, Timothy, Charlie, Joseph, Monroe and Michael; and many cousins.

Joan M. Katkus, 87, died Aug. 26, 2010, at Harbor View Manor. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the VFW 9365 in Wasilla. Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home.

KERR Johanna C. Kerr, 89, died Aug. 24, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Kerr was born Dec. 14, 1913, in Anvik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Evelyn M. Jones, Joan Baumgart, Kathy Johnson, Mary Ellen Lavigne, and Dorothy Nitz; and sons, Robert W. Rude, James Kerr, and Glen E. Kerr.
KILONGAK Anchorage resident Bernadette Marie Kilongak, 41, died March 30, 2000, at her home from natural causes. A visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St. She will be flown to her hometown of Newtok for burial in Newtok Cemetery. Ms. Kilongak was born May 24, 1958, in Tununak. She lived in Newtok for 21 years, Bethel for five years and Anchorage for 15 years. She was a health aide in Newtok and a homemaker. She enjoyed beadwork, skin sewing and knitting. Her family said, ''She had a caring, big heart, was loving to her children and very caring to those she loved. ''Bernadette loved the outdoors, subsisting, berry picking and fishing. Before her back was injured, she was very active, especially when fishing season opened. After she injured her back, she tried to do all the things she used to do. She refused to accept her disability. She will be remembered for the cheerful person she used to be.'' Ms. Kilongak is survived by her boyfriend, Glen Delgado; sons, Johnthan Charlie, David Delgado and Chesley Kilongak; daughter, Rhonda Delgado; twin sister, Bernice John of Newtok; sisters, Theresa Waska, Molly Kassaiuli and Sally Kilongak, all of Newtok, and Margaret Wisecarver of Wasilla; brothers, Alexie Kilongak and Brian Kilongak, both of Newtok, Bob Kilongak Sr. of Toksook Bay, Charlie Kilongak Sr. of Emmonak and Tom J. Carl Jr. of Tuntutuliak; and granddaughter, Allyssa Charlie. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremiah Kilongak. The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to 4412 Reka Drive, Anchorage 99508.

KIMURA Anchorage resident Kazue Kimura, 87, died April 1, 2006, at the Anchorage Pioneer Home of natural causes. A service will be at 2 p.m. today at All Saints' Episcopal Church. The Rev. Gregory Kimura will officiate. A reception will follow the service. Mrs. Kimura was born March 15, 1919, in Seattle. She moved to Alaska in 1942. She and her husband owned and operated Snow White Laundry and Cleaners from 1945 until 1965, Nikko Garden from 1966 until 1978, and World of Travel Ltd. from 1979 until 1989. Her family wrote: "Our mother was loved by all who knew her. She was a kind and giving woman who cared about others. She loved to travel, garden, make quilts and play bridge. She had a sharp mind and took care of the books at the family's businesses. "She lived in Japan for a few years and learned to be a tailor at her stepsister's shop. She continued her love of sewing by making matching outfits for her grandchildren when they were little and her granddaughter's prom dresses. Her quiet kindness touched everyone who knew her. She was loved by all." Mrs. Kimura is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Donna Kimura; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jim Tuttle;
KIRKPATRICK Nicky R. Kirkpatrick a/k/a Perry, 33, died June 7, 2004, in Eugene, Ore. Ms. Kirkpatrick was born Jan. 2, 1971, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal R. Kirkpatrick, and parents, Nick and Veta Sacaloff. Ms. Kirkpatrick graduated from Nikiski Middle-Senior High School and moved to Oregon in 2002, where she was a homemaker.
KOMAKHUK Minnie Ann (aka Anne) Komakhuk, 61, died June 14, 2002, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Komakhuk was born Aug. 30, 1940, in Solomon, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Starlette Komakhuk; sons Douglas, Roy and Samuel Komakhuk; daughter-in-law, Trudi Komakhuk; grand-children, Kristel, Tanya, David and Daneille Komakhuk; and her great-grandson, Alexander Stiles.
KOMAKHUK John M. Komakhuk, Sr., 59, died July 22, 2002, at home in Eagle River, Alaska. Mr. Komakhuk was born July 17, 1943, near Solomon, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Carol Komakhuk; mother, Ethel Komakhuk; daughters and sons-in-law, Joannie and Gale Daw, Tina and John Whittaker; son Wayne Komakhuk; grandchildren, Jay, Timothy and Jessica Daw, Brandi and John Whittaker, Jr.; brothers, Hansel, Kenny, Sammy, Eddie, and Jonathon Komakhuk; and sisters, Molly Judd, Maggie Clark, Clara Beckman, Carol Elvsaas, and Myrtle Sabatis.
KUPIHE Shelley D. Kupihe, 44, died April 19, 2002, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Kupihe was born Dec. 9, 1957, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Micah and Samuel Kupihe; stepmother, Millie Boster; father, George Boster; grandmother, Mattie Bodfish; sisters, June Childress and Cynthia Bean; and brothers, Gordy and Lindsay Boster, and Randy Osborn.
KURTH Anchorage resident Jane Kathleen Kurth, 67, died at Providence Alaska Medical Center on Aug. 16, 2010, after a brief battle with cancer.A funeral celebrating Jane's life will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 19, 2010, at Anchorage Baptist Temple, 6401 E. Northern Lights Blvd., with a reception afterward.Jane was born Oct. 6, 1942 in Perry, Iowa. She grew up on several farms in central Iowa. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Des Moines to work for Blue Cross.Jane became an Anchorage resident in 1974. She was employed at Kendall Toyota and was a member of Anchorage Baptist Temple. Her special interests included spending time with her family and grandchildren, sewing, quilting, baking, bird-watching and traveling."Jane was the most caring person you could ever have met," her family wrote. "She loved her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She took delight in her faith and love of Christ and is now home with her Lord and Savior. She was the treasure and center of our family and will be greatly missed."She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Tamsin Kurth; daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Jay Jokela; son, Colin Kurth; grandchildren, Lilian Kurth, Noah Kurth, Logan Jokela and Abigail Jokela; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Janine Weyer of Granger, Iowa; sister, Barbara Dickenson of Gifford, Iowa; twin sister, Judy Weyer of Osceola, Iowa; and Kayla Hanson of Perry, Iowa.Arrangements were entrusted to Legacy Funeral Home-Kehl's Chapel.


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