L. Sirlok Kelluinok Moses
Birth: Mar. 7, 1922, Alaska, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 2010, Alaska, USA
Alaska pioneer Tommy L. Moses, 88, died of natural causes Sept.
28, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center with family by his side.
will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel,
737 E St. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon.
was born in Aonihtuli to Alexis Sirlok and Kelluinok on March 7,
served in the U.S. Army. He joined the Alaska Territorial Guard
in 1942-43 and was honorably discharged on March 31, 1947.
was a subsistence and commercial fisherman, reindeer herder, boat
captain of Sifton, store manager and city council member, served
on the board of directors of the Emmonak Corporation and served
as a parish council for the church. He worked at St. Mary's Mission.
greatest thing that Tommy did was touch everyone's hearts everywhere
during Eskimo Native dances. He was a fiddle player for his friends.
He sang songs and loved to dance. He made everyone get up and move
around. He would say, "Hep, hep!"
is survived by his sons and daughters, Simon, Lucy, John, Irene,
Maria and Bernadette; his in-laws; and numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren throughout Alaska.
family would like to give special thanks to ANMC staff and People
Mover 3C, Bus 13. They would like to thank the following at Emmonak:
City of Emmonak, Emmonak Tribal Council, Emmonak Corporation and
Kwik'pak Fisheries LLC YDFDA corporate office.
Moses family "wholeheartedly thanks George, Frank Hunter and
Cindy Beans for driving while in Anchorage for their help in time
of need," they said. "We thank the Athabascan Fiddlers
Association for hosting a fundraiser for the Moses family. We would
like to give a special thanks to all the people for their prayers
and gifts they brought to the potlatch at Moose Lodge in this time
of loss of our father. We truly appreciate everything you did."
will be greatly missed by his family and friends of the Yukon-Kuskokwim
Delta villages. His generosity with his time and of himself is a
true inspiration to us all.
final resting place is Emmonak Cemetery. Published in adn.com from
October 5 to October 6, 2010