BETHEL AND WADE HAMPTON CENSUS AREAS - ALASKA GENWEB PROJECT
OBITUARIES
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.
ABRUSKA Elena A. Abruska of Lower Kalskag. 12 Jan 1983 - 20 June 2011. Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011
ABRUSKA PETER ABRUSKA SR., Services for Peter Abruska Sr., 83, will be held in Lower Kalskag later this week. Mr. Abruska died Aug. 11, 1987 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Born July 12, 1904, in Chuathbaluk, he was a hunter, fisherman and carpenter. He leaves his wife, Natalia, of Lower Kalskag; his sons, Elia, of St. Michael, Mattis, of California, and Steven and Peter Jr., both of Sleetmute; his daughter, Bolossa Sam of Chefornak; his sister, Alice Avokumoff of Chuathbaluk; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were by 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.
AGATHLUK Bartholome W. Agathluk
March 2, 1943 - February 13, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska
ALIRALRIA LOUISA ALIRALRIA, Services for Louisa Aliralria, 89, will be held later this week at the Kipnuk Moravian Church in Kipnuk. Mrs. Aliralria died Tuesday, March 29. 1988, at Alaska Native Medical Center. She was born June 14, 1905, at Kinak Bay, a summer camp for the Kipnuk villagers. She enjoyed many years of fishing and trapping in the summer and fall camps near Kipnuk She leaves her sons, Martin and Daniel, of Kipnuk, and Peter, of Seward; her daughters, Fannie Amik and Martha Anaver, both of Kipnuk; her brothers, James Tirchik and Albert Tunuchuk, both of Chefornek; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 14 children and by her husband, James, in 1966. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Village Cemetery. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
AMOS Mekoryuk and Nunivak Island resident Nona Nuyalran Amos, 77, died Oct. 29, 2003, at her daughter's Anchorage home following a terminal illness. A visitation will be at 9 a.m. today at First Evangelical Covenant Church. A service will be at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Nathan Toots officiating. Pallbearers will include Howard, Tony, Rolland, Oscar, Raymond and Bryon Amos. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. A reception will be at 2 p.m. at Fairview Rec Center. Mrs. Amos was born Aug. 6, 1926, on Nunivak Island. A homemaker, she enjoyed arts and crafts. She also enjoyed singing, camping, berry picking and living a subsistence lifestyle. She was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church. Her family wrote: "Nona was a special person who cared for and loved all her children, grandchildren as well as others close to her. She was an expert homemaker who was agile in everything she did. She made many Cup'iq traditional parkas and aciq'at (Eskimo boots) to clothe all her children, grandchildren and in-laws. Her faith in God was deeply rooted in God's provision of salvation, providential care and eternal life. Her passion was to sing gospel songs, and she specialized in alto. Her smile and kindness to everyone will be greatly missed by family and friends." Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Spud, Cecilia Woodard, Howard Amos, Fannie Degrote, Tony Amos, Rolland Amos, Oscar Amos, Frieda Amos Seebold, Raymond Amos, Brian Amos and Barbara Amos- Andrew; grandchildren, Charlie D. Spud Jr., Brenda R. Spud, Bev Spud, Quentin Norman, Melissa Doherty, William Woodard, Janelle Woodard, Bradley Amos, Vincent Amos, Sara Amos, James Degrote, Tanisha Degrote, Vincent Degrote, Tracy Degrote, Tara Degrote, David Degrote, Tanya Amos, Elmer Amos, Janelle Amos, Erin Amos, Brandon Williams, Hyman Amos, Kendra Amos, Stella Amos, Walter Amos, Nuyalran Andrew, Angus Andrew and Qurriciq Aiyaksar Andrew; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
AMOS Lifelong Alaskan and Eskimo mask maker Walter Tutqir Amos, 81, died Jan. 25, 2002, at his daughter's residence in Anchorage. A visitation is scheduled for noon Friday at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 13th Avenue and C Street, with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Pallbearers will include Howard Amos, Tony Amos, Rolland Amos, Oscar Amos, Raymond Amos and Bryon Amos. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. Mr. Amos will be buried in the spring at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Amos was born March 12, 1920, at Qavlumiut on Nunivak Island. He also lived in Mekoryuk. He had been a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard/Alaska National Guard and received the Alaska Territorial Guard award. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and a retired Eskimo mask maker. He was a subsistence hunter and fisherman and loved to be in church services and conferences. His family said: ''He was a man of faith, of courage and was responsible for his family's needs. He believed in his savior Jesus Christ, and that was his testimony, as a life consecrated to him as his savior and Lord. He was a man of peace. 'Daddio' was loved and will be missed by everyone in his family.'' Survivors include his wife, Nona M. Amos of Mekoryuk; his daughters, Elizabeth Spud, Fannie Degrote, Frieda Siebold all of Anchorage, Cecilia Woodard of Mississippi and Barbara Amos of Kwethluk; her sons, Oscar and Bryon of Anchorage, Howard, Tony and Raymond Amos of Mekoryuk, and Rolland Amos of Mountain Village; 28 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. His daughter, Christina R. Amos, preceded him in death. Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St.
AMOS Christina Rita Amos, 36, died Jan. 5, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A service is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St. in Anchorage. The Rev. Nathan Toots and Phil Axelson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ms. Amos' brothers Howard, Tony, Rolland, Oscar, Raymond, and Bryon Amos. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park. A lifelong Alaskan, Christina was born April 17, 1959, in Bethel, and was a 1978 graduate of Covenant High School in Unalakleet. Before moving to Anchorage she lived in Mekoryuk for 19 years. She loved to bake, cut fish, pick berries, and listen to any type of music. Her family said: ''Christina will be greatly missed by her family. She loved everyone and had a very kind heart and she would give the last of what she had.'' Christina leaves her mother and father, Nona and Walter of Mekoryuk; sisters, Elizabeth Spud, Fannie DeGrote, and Frieda Seebold of Anchorage, Barbara Andrew of Bethel, and Cecelia Woodard of Lucedale Miss.; brothers, Howard, Tony, Raymond and Oscar of Mekoryuk, Bryon of Anchorage, and Rolland of Mountain Village; aunts, Bertha Andrews and Alice Smith of Mekoryuk and Hannah Morris of Anchorage, and uncles Harry Mike of Mekoryuk and Robert Mike of Anchorage, 11 nephews, 9 nieces, two great-nephews and 5 great-nieces. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapels.
ANARUK 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
ANAVER Kipnuk resident Martha Anaver, 49, a cannery worker, died Aug. 15, 1990 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral and burial will be held later this week in Kipnuk. Mrs. Anaver was born May 8, 1941, in Kipnuk. She had worked in canneries in the Bristol Bay area for over 10 years. She enjoyed ice fishing and making grass baskets. Mrs. Anaver is survived by her husband Jimmy, her sons, Fred, Carl, Sam, Lance and Ryan, and her daughters, Jennie Paul and Sarah; all of Kipnuk; her brothers, Martin and Peter Aliralria, both of Seward, and Daniel Jimmy of Kipnuk; and her sister, Fannie Amik of Kipnuk. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street.
ANDERSON Wasilla resident Chester Green Anderson, 63, died Sept. 14, 2004, from prostate cancer at his home on Cottonwood Lake. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cottonwood Creek Elementary School gymnasium, 800 Seward-Meridian Parkway in Wasilla. Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Fittstown, Okla., to Green and Maudie Anderson. In 1962, Mr. Anderson earned his bachelor's degree and teaching certificate at East Central State University in Ada, Okla. In 1963, he moved with his wife, Diana, to Whitehorse, N.M., to teach for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In Alaska in 1964, he became the first long-term teacher in the village of Toksook Bay and later a teacher in the village of Oscarville. In 1967, he earned his master's degree in guidance counseling from East Central State University. Later that year, he went to work for the Anchorage Borough School District as an elementary school teacher and became an administrator with the Mat-Su Borough School District in 1974. He retired in 1994. In 1976, Mr. Anderson also opened his own tool and equipment rental business off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Mr. Anderson was an active and energetic individual who loved spending time with his family and friends while working on landscaping and remodeling projects as well as flying, snowmachining and riding his Harley. His family stated, "Chester gave us the strength and determination to become the individuals we are today." Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Scott Stewart of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Anderson of Fairbanks; and grandchildren, Nicholas Hill and David Stewart. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Mat-Su, 3051 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla 99654. Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.
ANDREWS Edward J. Andrews
December 26, 1937 - February 28, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska
ANGAIAK Lifelong Alaska resident Virginia Angaiak, 86, died Dec. 22, 1999, at Providence Extended Care Center. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Additional services and burial will be in Bethel. Mrs. Angaiak was born March 24, 1913, on Nelson Island. Her family said: ''She was a devoted Roman Catholic, a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed grass basketmaking. She was a loving mother and a great provider for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.'' Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Rita and Tommy and Maria of Tununak, and Joseph and Eliza of Anchorage; 52 daughter, Susie of Anchorage, sister, Rosie Charlie of Tununak; stepbrothers, Paul Agimuk and David Chapanak; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Angaiak; son, Gregory; brother, Ben; and mother, Susie Chapanak.
AUGUSTINE Eugenia Augustine
September 10, 1915 - July 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska
BAKER Former Alaska resident Albert Harrison Baker, 24, died Jan. 15, 1992 in Seattle. He was born Jan. 23, 1967, in Mekoryuk. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the spring, in the Anchorage Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Baker had worked in a cannery in Iliamna for some time before moving to Anchorage. In 1990, he moved to Seattle. "Albert will be remembered for his need to help others, and will be missed by all who loved him," said a family member. Mr. Baker is survived by his brother, Allen, and his grandmother, Laura, both of Anchorage; his aunts, Stella Brink of Bellingham, Wash., and Sally Peterson of Bethel; his uncles, Tony Baker, Willie Benedict, and Andrew and Nick Sugar, and a great-aunt, Katie Tootkaylook; and many cousins, including Emily Johnston, of Anchorage. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown.
BAUMGARTNER WARREN ISAIAH BAUMGARTNER October 27, 2002 Page: B9 Record Number: 267971 Warren Isaiah Baumgartner, 6-WEEK-OLD son of Mathew and Mary Baumgartner of Bethel, died of sudden infant death syndrome on Oct. 24, 2002. He and his parents were on a family vacation to introduce Warren to his grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Anchorage and Ketchikan areas. A memorial service was held Saturday at the Baha'i Center. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Angelus Memorial Park. Warren was born Sept. 8 in Bethel. His family wrote: ''He was the joy and delight of his grandparents and many family members in Bethel who have been blessed with being able to spend these weeks holding and playing with him. Warren was happiest when being held and particularly loved to follow and watch lights high above his head as he went from room to room, outdoors, and especially shopping and in restaurants. His high level of alertness was noted by all.'' Besides his parents, Warren is survived by his grandparents, Henry and Flora Jack of Mekoryuk, James and Nelia Baumgartner of Anchorage, Andriana and Don Moss of Ketchikan, and Agnes and Felix Flynn of Bethel; aunts, Naomi Michalsen, Hattie Baumgartner and Zeta Moss of Ketchikan, Natasha Hayes of Los Angeles, Cheyoko Baumgartner of Phoenix, Ariz., Amanda Chief of Bethel, and Ariane and Rebecca Flynn
BIRD Patrick R. Bird
March 18, 1989 - April 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska
BISHOP John Raphael. Bishop, 80, died January 9, 2000, at his home. Mr. Bishop was born in Sleetmute, Alaska, on December 25, 1919. He is survived by his daughter Karen Enstice; stepchildren Bernie, Louise and Dennis Proctor; adopted brother Eddie Bishop; grandchildren Mikhail, William and Erica Enstice, and Shyla and Jessica Proctor.
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.
BORKOWSKI Rose J. Borkowski
January 3, 1942 - May 5, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska
CHAGLUAK Longtime Toksook Bay resident Joseph Chagluak Sr., 64, died Nov. 20, 1991 at Alaska Native Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. A funeral and burial will be held this week at Toksook Bay. Mr. Chagluak was born May 6, 1927, in Nightmute. He was a subsistence hunter and fisherman until he became ill. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Martina of Toksook Bay; his sons, Ben, John, Billy, Joseph Jr., Jimmie, Michael and Gabriel, all of Toksook Bay; his daughters, Rachel Mitchell of Wasilla, and Mary Agnes and Martina Chagluak, of Toksook Bay. Mr. Chagluak will be dearly missed by his family, including his cousins, especially Pauline Asuluk and Maria Moses, whom he used to enjoy teasing, his family said. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel
CHANAR Lifelong Alaskan Roselie Ann Chanar, 51, died Sept. 11, 1996, after a long illness. She was traveling by plane from Anchorage to Bethel. She was returning home to Toksook Bay. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay with Father Henry Hargreaves. Pallbearers will be Sam Flynn, Ben Flynn, Simon Chanar, Isadore Therchik, Noah Lincoln, Paul Moses, Andy Agimuk, Simeon John, Freddie John, Willie John, Jimmy Lincoln, Simeon Moses, and Bernard Nevak. A memorial Catholic Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at Alaska Native Medical Center, Sixth Floor. Father John Adams of Holy Family Cathedral will officiate. Mrs. Chanar was born May 3, 1945, in Umkumiut. She attended elementary school and had training as a health aide during the 1960s. She taught high school students cultural and traditional skills. She lived in Nightmute in 1945 to 1964. From 1965 to the late 1970s, she lived in Toksook Bay, in Bethel during the 1980s, in Anchorage from 1989 to 1994, then returned to Toksook Bay. Mrs. Chanar was mainly a self-employed basket weaver and also knitted and sewed as hobbies. She harvested greens from the tundra and beach and enjoyed music. She was affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Survivors are her brothers, David of Anchorage and Moses of Toksook Bay; stepbrother, Nick of Toksook Bay; sister, Eliza Lincoln of Toksook Bay; daughters, Susie Braden, Cecelia Chanerak and Agnes Nevak, all of Toksook Bay; son, Daniel Charlie; six grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends around Alaska. Burial will be in Toksook Bay Cemetery.
CHANAR Lifelong Alaskan Brentina Chanar, 76, died July 27, 1992 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel, with Deacon Dennis Foreman of St. Anthony Catholic Church officiating. Further services will be held Saturday at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay with Deacons James Charlie Sr. and Joe Asuluk Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Toksook Bay. Born March 30, 1916, on Nelson Island, Mrs. Chanar was a homemaker and member of the Calista Corp. Her children said: "She was a wonderful mom, patient, considerate of others, courteous to all, cheerful, patient and a good teacher." Mrs. Chanar is survived by her sons, David of Anchorage and Nick and Moses of Toksook Bay; her daughters, Rosalie of Anchorage, Agnes of Toksook Bay and Eliza Lincoln of Toksook Bay; her brother, Paul Agimuk of Chefornak; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
CHARLES John B. Charles
September 15, 1929 - April 8, 1995
Emmonak, Alaska
CHARLES Nastasia M. Charles, 83, died Jan. 30, 2004, at the YKHC Hospital in Bethel, Alaska. Ms. Charles was born March 25, 1920. She is survived by her daughters, Maria A. Kawagley, Nastasia O. Silook, and Elena B. Haroldsen; sons, Peter J. Charles, Daniel J. Charles Jr., Fredrick L. Charles Sr., and Michael F. Charles; adopted sons, Dominic N. Charles and Benjaman Charles; grandchildren, Joel Lee Charles, Carmen Kawagley, Minnie Chavez, Ida Charles, Brian Charles, Margaret Charles, Jack Charles, Ariel Charles, Kathrine Fisher, Fredrich B. Charles Jr., Teddy Charles, Andrew Charles, Chris Charles, Fritz Charles, Andrea Teter, Donovan Teter, Marie L. Kupanoak, John Haroldsen Jr. III, Ruth Haroldsen, Clairesse Haroldsen, Wendy J. Haroldsen and Garth Haroldsen; and numerous great-grandchildren.
CHARLIE Lifelong Alaskan John Jerry "Chanar" Charlie, 70, died Jan. 20, 1992 at his Toksook Bay home. A memorial service was held Jan. 23, 1992 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay followed by burial and a potlatch. Mr. Charlie was born June 28, 1921, in Nightmute. 23 He was a hunter and fisherman and taught his family the importance of the traditional Yupik lifestyle. He was also an avid ivory carver at one time. "He set an example for his children and his village with strong, gentle, caring ways. His devotion to his Lord and church was shown by his actions as well as his words. John will be missed by his village as well as his family." Mr. Charlie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Theresa of Toksook Bay; his sons, David, Ben and Greg, of Toksook Bay, and Mark Agimuk of Chevak; his daughters, Cecelia Charlie Cutter, Alice Tulik, Bernadette Friday, Angela Charlie and Molly Charlie; his sons-in-law, Harry Tulik and Henry Friday, of Toksook Bay, and Michael Cutter of Anchorage; his daughters-in-law, Carol and Leeann, of Toksook Bay, and Mary Agimuk of Chevak; and 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Christina, Karen, Melissa, David John, Kristy, Jerry, Shannon, Jason, Amanda, Connie, Jamie, Bryson and Roberta.
CHIMIUGAK Noah Felix Chimiugak, 27, died Nov. 1, 1993 in Toksook Bay. Funeral and burial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Toksook. Mr. Chimiugak was born Feb. 12, 1966, in Bethel. He worked as a commercial fisherman and in airport maintenance. He is survived by his mother, Lizzie; his brothers, Paul and Charlie; three sisters, Veronica Simons and Katie and Margaret; his brother-in-law, Henry Simons; two nieces, Felicia and Georgianne Simons; and one nephew, David Simons; all of Toksook Bay. He was preceded in death by his father, George. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
CHIMIUGAK Toksook Bay resident George Chimiugak, 70, an ivory carver, died Sept. 12, 1990 at Providence Hospital. A funeral and burial will be held later this week in Toksook Bay. Mr. Chimiugak was born July 1, 1920, in Chakchak. His family said he enjoyed teaching Eskimo traditions, such as survival and dancing, and teaching and listening to singing. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mr. Chimiugak is survived by his wife, Lizzie of Toksook Bay; his daughters, Katie of Anchorage, and Margaret of Toksook Bay; his daughter and son-in-law, Veronica and Henry Simons, of Toksook Bay; and his sons, Noah, Paul, and Charlie, all of Toksook Bay. He also leaves his brother, 15 Joseph Felix of Toksook Bay; his granddaughter, Felicia Simons of Toksook Bay; and several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
CLARK Clark's Point resident Joseph Lance Clark, 80, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center with his wife, Lena Helen Clark, at his bedside. A visitation was held Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. An Orthodox service was also held Tuesday. A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark's Point Elementary School with an Orthodox funeral at 2 p.m., followed by burial at the Clark's Point Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the school. Mr. Clark was born May 15, 1925, at Old Chefornak. He was raised in Moroya and Bethel. His birth parents were the late John Dull Sr. and Helen Kituralria, and his adoptive parents were the late Alexander Kiayaksuk and Elena Clark. He was given as an infant to the Clarks in exchange for Kiayaksuk's helping John Dull become a trader. He attended the territorial school. As a teen, he herded reindeer by dogsled. Mr. Clark interpreted and translated Yupik and English. He was a Bristol Bay commercial salmon fisherman from the 1940s to 2002, the Clark's Point Cannery winter watchman for 50 years and a subsistence hunter and fisherman for most of his life. He ran the Clark's Point power plant. Mr. Clark earned the honorific title "peaceful warrior" for his people for his public service, including serving on the board of Bristol Bay Native Corp. and as Clark's Point mayor. In 2004, he received the Alaska Federation of Natives' award for Elder of the Year. His family wrote: "He never raised his voice or treated anyone but with the utmost respect. His continued practice of subsistence activities and promotion of those activities to others in the region was an example to us all to preserve our culture and way of life. Joe was a resource of the Bay, far more valuable than any fish, mineral or oil." He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Clara Knutsen Clark; sons, Kay John and Samuel Ross; brothers, Teddy Clark, John Dull Jr., Billy Dull and Arthur Dull; and sisters, Anastasia Clark, Annie Dull and Mary Clark. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Lena Clark; children, Robert, Richard, Carol Ann, Sharon, Helen, Mary Alice, Anthony, Fern and Joel; stepchildren, Gale, Cheryl and Bill Lyons Jr.; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and brother, Clarence Dull of Sitka. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
COLE Vivian L. M. Cole, 52, died Feb. 16, 2002, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Cole was born July 26, 1949, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Robert B. Cole, Jr. and David R. Cole, and her sister, Marla J. Gregory.
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.
CROWE Lifelong Alaskan Jimmy Crowe, 59, died May 19, 1997, at Bethel Hospital. A funeral and burial service will be conducted at a later date in Quinhagak. Mr. Crowe was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Quinhagak. He survived a severe accident in 1981 while hunting moose on the Yukon River. He worked at the Quinhagak airport until his condition no longer allowed him to continue. Mr. Crowe also had been a commercial fisherman and a member of the Alaska National Guard. His family wrote: ''Jimmy was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and uncle. The last few weeks of his life he had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren. Different children of all ages were drawn to him like magnets. Jimmy had nicknames for all the children who came into contact with him. He will be greatly missed.'' Mr. Crowe is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and James Roberts; son, John Crowe; granddaughters, Vera and Jamie Roberts; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Paul Jones, Fannie and Christian Small, Christine and Joseph Hunter, all of Quinhagak, Netti and Carl Evon of Manokotak, Annie and Fred Don of Anchorage and Mekoryuk; nieces, Frieda Ramsey and Mary Jones-Lewis of Anchorage, Frances Echuck, Louisa Small, Margaret Ford and Nellie Hunter of Quinhagak, Mildred Tom of Manokotak, Carla Evon of Seward; nephews, Henry, John, David, Warren and Frank Jones, all of Napakiak, John, Albert and Frank Hunter and Louie Small of Quinhagak, Alvin Evon of Manokotak, Terry Don of Bethel, Wayne Don of Germany and Darren Don of Fairbanks.
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.
DOCK ANDY DOCK, Services for lifelong Alaskan Andy Dock, 87, will be conducted in Kipnuk. Mr. Dock died May 28, 1987 at Humana Hospital Alaska., Born July 27, 1899, he was a commercial fisherman. A member of the Calista Corp., he loved to hunt. He is survived by his wife, Julia; his daughters, Celia Carl, Emma Aliralria, Elsie Carl, and Alice Dock; his sons, Carl, Paul, and David, all of Kipnuk; his brother, Qulia Dock of Kipnuk; his sister, Mary Samson of Kipnuk; 31 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Cemetery. Local arrangements by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue chapel.
DOTOMAIN Lifelong Alaskan Walter Eklund Dotomain, 60, died of complications from a heart attack July 16, 2001, at Alaska Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 12th Avenue and C Street. The Revs. Phil Axelson and Nathan Toots will officiate. His ashes will be scattered in areas of Alaska that he loved. Mr. Dotomain was born April 14, 1941, in Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island. He was a 1962 graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School and a 1963 graduate of Haskell Vocational. He was living in Soldotna at the time of his death. Mr. Dotomain had worked with the Federal Aviation Administration since early the early 1970s as an air traffic controller/specialist. He was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church. He enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, boating and hunting. His family said: ''Dad was a very humble man and was known and respected by many all over the state of Alaska. He loved and worshipped the Lord and was a unique individual who had friends and acquaintances in all walks of life. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Dad loved his family deeply and was very proud of them.'' Mr. Dotomain is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathie; daughters and son-in-law, Janet Gomez, Suzi and Bill Piscoya; son and daughter-inlaw, Boyuk and Lorna Dotomain; grandchildren, Mario Gomez Jr., Michael and Keegan Dotomain, Wesley Piscoya, and Michael and Brandy Gorman; parents, Tom and Annie Dotomain; brothers and sisters-in-law, Caleb and Janet Dotomain, Isaiah Dotomain, and Aaron and Rita Dotomain; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah Dotomain, Fena and Palmer Sagoonick, Minnie and Bob Reska, Rosanna Dotomain and Eleanor Dotomain; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Life Alaska in honor of Walt Dotomain, P.O. Box 230785, Anchorage 99523-0785. Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
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.
ERNEST Earl Ernest, 60, died Sept. 15, 1995, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Evangelical Covenant Church, 11th Avenue and C Street, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots of Evangelical Covenant Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Ernest was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Mekoryuk. He was a general construction laborer. His family said: ''He loved the outdoors and was well liked by everyone.'' Mr. Ernest is survived by his sons, Author and Gerald of Mekoryuk. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapels.
ESTLE Soldotna resident Josephine ''Kay'' Fletcher Estle, 71, died Dec. 17, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Ward Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Marydell Street. Born on Oct. 9, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leslie and Violetta Rasmussen Fletcher, she was a graduate of Franklin High School in Boise. She went on to study education at Boise State University and received her master's degree from Purdue University. Mrs. Estle moved to Alaska in 1955 and taught in many locales, including Mekoryuk on Nunavak Island, Glennallen, Lake Otis Elementary School in Anchorage and Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof. From this last school, she retired to a homestead in Cohoe. Mrs. Estle was an active member in the Homemaker's Club, the Relief Society of the LDS Church, and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska. She was a master knitter and crocheter, and had a wide collection of dolls, teddy bears and cookbooks. She was an accomplished musician, and in retirement years gave voice, piano and violin lessons in her home. In 1956, she married fellow teacher Paul Estle, and he preceded her in death.
ESTLE Soldotna resident Josephine ''Kay'' Fletcher Estle, 71, died Dec. 17, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Ward Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Marydell Street. Born on Oct. 9, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leslie and Violetta Rasmussen Fletcher, she was a graduate of Franklin High School in Boise. She went on to study education at Boise State University and received her master's degree from Purdue University. Mrs. Estle moved to Alaska in 1955 and taught in many locales, including Mekoryuk on Nunavak Island, Glennallen, Lake Otis Elementary School in Anchorage and Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof. From this last school, she retired to a homestead in Cohoe. Mrs. Estle was an active member in the Homemaker's Club, the Relief Society of the LDS Church, and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska. She was a master knitter and crocheter, and had a wide collection of dolls, teddy bears and cookbooks. She was an accomplished musician, and in retirement years gave voice, piano and violin lessons in her home. In 1956, she married fellow teacher Paul Estle, and he preceded her in death. 41 Mrs. Estle is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Elwin and Susann Estle; and grandson, Case, all of Soldotna; brothers and sister-inlaw, Noel and Connie Fletcher of California, and Craig Fletcher of Eagle River; and her niece, Sherrie of California. Burial will follow the service at Kasilof Cemetery. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
EVON Central Junior High School seventh-grade student Shawna Everest Evon, 12, was found dead June 8, 1991 in Anchorage. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. Another funeral will be held at Bethel Moravian Church Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Will Updegrove and Rev. Walter Larson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel City Cemetery. Shawna was born Oct. 3, 1978, in Bethel. At the age of 5, she moved to Mekoryuk, where she lived until moving to Anchorage two years ago. She did well in math and spelling and was on the honor roll many times. She was in track and enjoyed competing in the meets. Shawna enjoyed running, reading, playing Nintendo, singing and riding snowmobiles. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Her family said: "She was a sparkling, lovable, and friendly person who loved her family and friends with an unconditional love. She also loved having pets, especially puppies." She is survived by her mother, Rose of Anchorage, her father, Raymond, and sister, Sherilyn, of Bethel; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Nellie, of Bethel; her maternal grandparents, Joe and Margie David, of Anchorage; her nephew, Andrew Hunt of Bethel; and many friends and relatives in Bethel and Mekoryuk. Memorial donations in her name may be sent to Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C Street, Anchorage 99501. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Downtown.
FALLERT Father Francis J. Fallert, S.J., 71, died Saturday morning in his sleep at the Jesuit Residence, 2890 N. Kobuk St., Fairbanks, of complications of leukemia, for which he was being treated. 14 There will be a Rosary on Monday at 7 p.m. at Chapel of Chimes in Fairbanks. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks. Burial will be Thursday in Tununak. Father Fallert was born May 6, 1919, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1940, in Sheridan, Wash., where he began his course of studies for priesthood. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 21, 1952, and served most of his priestly life in rural Alaska. Father Fallert's most recent assignments have been in the Nelson Island villages of Toksook Bay, Tununak and Newtok. He has served as former Superior of the Society of Jesus in Alaska and had been dedicated to the development of Copper Valley School in Glennallen, where he served as administrator from 1964 to 1966. Father Fallert is survived by three sisters, Eleanor Gooley of Harrington, Wash., and Rosella Acherman and Katherine Yarwood of Spokane, Wash.
FENTON Palmer resident Robert Nicholas ''Nick'' Fenton, 56, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage from complications of injuries he received in a vehicle accident. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family home in Palmer. Mr. Fenton was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Los Angeles. He completed his bachelor of arts degree and graduate work, and held both California and Alaska teaching certificates. In 1990 he moved to Alaska where he worked as an elementary school teacher in several bush villages for 10 years. He had worked in Chevak, Mountain Village, Napaskiak and Chefornak until his retirement. His family wrote: ''Nick was a caring, funny individual who loved the outdoors, traveling, Alaska and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed.'' Mr. Fenton is survived by his wife, Shannon Fenton of Palmer; daughters, Nicole Fenton and Carly Fenton of Palmer; parents, Argero and Bob Fenton of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Kris Fenton of Clovis, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Terry Brennan of Fresno; mother-in-law, Joyce Schaeffer of Olympia, Wash.; brother-in-law, John Brickell of Olympia; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Brickell of Olympia and Carole Boylan of Loyalton, Calif.
FRANCIS John Francis
June 19, 1915 - July 13, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska
FRANCIS Lawrence Francis
May 14, 1935 - December 15, 2000
Emmonak, Alaska
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.
FRIEND

Tununak residents Matthew Friend, 36, and Lucy Bernadette Friend, 34, husband and wife, died Dec. 7, 1999, in a plane crash outside of Bethel. A funeral was held Dec. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Tununak, where they were buried together. The Rev. Anderson officiated. Matthew ''Qusanq'' was born to Otto and Eva (Wiseman) Friend on March 5, 1963, in Bethel. He graduated from high school in Kwigillingok in 1984. Lucy ''Atsa'' was born to John and Helen (Tangkak) Walter on Sept. 24, 1965, in Bethel. She graduated from high school in Tununak in 1983. Matthew and Atsa were married Sept. 10, 1988, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mr. Friend was skilled in carpentry. He applied that knowledge in his work and built the couple's home. He had served in the Alaska Army National Guard since October 1990. He was the noncommissioned officer in charge for the Tununak unit. He was a Primary Leadership Course graduate. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion in Bethel. He was a subsistence and commercial fisherman. Mrs. Friend worked as a teacher and director at Carl Flynn Memorial Preschool in Tununak from August 1989 to May 1992. Since December 1993, she had worked for the Lower Kuskokwim School District at Paul T. Memorial School in Tununak. Family members wrote, ''Atsa (Lucy) was a loving daughter, a devoted mother and sister. She had many talents. She inspired us to be independent, and learn more about growing up in our world of two cultures: Yupik and Western. She had a way of bringing humor into everyday life. She could laugh at anything. She touched many people through her kindness, generosity and unique personality. She brought the best in us and knew us in her own way. She learned by experimentation, and found out her mistakes, which she shared with her sisters. ''Matthew was helpful to his family, and (we) will always remember him as part of the family even though he was in Tununak for many years. He worked very hard to provide for his family. Together, they did the best that they could for their family. They were caring, kind and helpful as a brother, sister, father, mother, son and daughter. They loved their children and each other dearly. They were friendly toward everyone, both young and elderly, always helpful.'' They are survived by their four children, Brian E. Walter, Tracy M. Friend, Vanessa M. Friend and Adrian J. Friend, all of Tununak; parents, Otto Friend of Kwigillingok, John and Helen Walter of Tununak; grandmother, Eliza Fairbanks of Chefornak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Edward George of Kwigillingok, Carrie and Jessie Paul of Kipnuk, Aggie Friend of Kwigillingok, Elizabeth and Peter Paul of Kipnuk, Fran and Fred Anaver of Kipnuk, Jennie Friend of Kwigillingok, Pauline and Don Haas of Anchorage, Roseanne Walter of Tununak, Clara and Raymond Erik of Chefornak; brothers, Johnny Friend, Harry Friend and David Friend, all of Kwigillingok, and John E. Walter Jr., of Tununak. Mr. Friend will be missed by his best friend and hunting partner, Edward Angaiak. They were preceded in death by Matthew's mother, Eva Friend. Memorial donations for the Friend/Walter children may be made at any National Bank of Alaska branch, account No. 1101677678.

GEORGE Newtok resident Bosco Leon George, 14, was found dead July 25, 1989 near Newtok. A funeral will be held this week at Newtok Catholic Church with the Rev. Fallert officiating. Burial will be in the Newtok Village Cemetery. He was born Sept. 4, 1974, in Bethel, and would have been a freshman at Newtok High School this fall. Bosco is survived by his parents, Mary and Mark George Sr., of Newtok; his sisters, Marla, Rita, Janet, Marjorie and Carolyn; all of Newtok; an adopted sister, Evelyn Evan, of Tununak; and two brothers, Mark Jr. and James Paul; both of Newtok. Local service arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel West.
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.
GUINN Lifelong Alaskan Charles Joseph Guinn, 60, died Sept. 26, 2003, of pancreatic cancer. A funeral was Sept. 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bethel. Mr. Guinn was born May 26, 1943, in Tununak, the second child of Charlie and Nora (Venes) Guinn. He grew up in Tununak, Bethel and Marshall before the family settled in Bethel in 1952. He graduated from Bethel High School and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. In the early 1960s, Mr. Guinn worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a traveling electrician. He visited almost every village in Alaska. In 1968, he and his family moved to Juneau, where he served as an electrical engineer with the BIA. He later worked for the Tlingit-Haida Housing Authority. It was during this time that he helped found the Tlingit-Haida Electrical Authority. In 1977 he went to work for the AVCP Housing Authority, headquartered in Bethel, and later worked for Guinn Lumber Co. and the Orutsararmiut Native Council. He was an accomplished grant writer. He and Elizabeth "Cookie" Woods were married in 1967 and had three children, Charles, Kristen and Tonya, before they parted 23 years later. On July 22, 1994, he married Maria Oscar. His family wrote: "Stuffer loved camping, especially on the Kiseralik River, and moose hunting. He loved music and in his final weeks loved to drive around with his sister, Shelley, singing at the top of his lungs to tapes by either Dr. Hook or Elvis. "He made everyone comfortable and had friends in all walks of life. Family was important to him, and his brothers and sisters considered Stuffer the smartest and gentlest one of the family." Mr. Guinn is survived by his wife, Maria; son, Charles William; and grandson, Logan; daughters, Kristen, Tonya Fedor and Sandra Guest; four grandchildren; siblings, Susan Murphy, Judy Horn, Margaret Kormendy, 71 Shelley Zazueta, Cindy Martin, John Guinn and Jimmy Guinn and their families; former wife and good friend, Cookie Rose; and his mother, Nora Guinn. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Guinn; and brothers, James and Robert.
GUNLIK SUSIE GUNLIK Services for Susie Gunlik, a lifelong Alaska resident, will be in Kipnuk later this week. Mrs. Gunlik, 85, died Nov. 27, 1987 at Alaska Native Medical Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Kipnuk. She leaves her sons, Arthur and Noah, both of Kipnuk, and Arnold and Jesse, both of Bethel; and her daughters, Julia Ayaprun and May Mute, both of Kipnuk. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
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.
HANSEN Lifelong Alaskan Henrietta ''Henri'' Hansen, 61, died Dec. 24, 1996, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street, with the Rev. Nathan Toots of the Evangelical Covenant Church officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 2 p.m. Pallbearers will include Gabriel Towarak, Brett Smith, Ike Towarak, Bill Smith, Gary Keyes, and Arvin Anderson, with honorary pallbearers Jim Hansen, Paul Ivanoff, Ralph Ivanoff and Larry Ivanoff. A graveside service and burial will be at Angelus Memorial Park in the spring. Mrs. Hansen was born Jan. 29, 1935, to Paul and May Ivanoff at Mekoryuk. She lived in many places, including Stebbins, St. Michael, Golovin, Seward, Bethel, Eek and Unalakleet. A graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, she also attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. From 1953 to 1954, Mrs. Hansen was secretary to the project engineer at Bethel Hospital. For the next 20 years she was a full-time housewife and mother. From 1975 until her retirement in 1985, Mrs. Hansen worked for Cook Inlet Native Association in Anchorage. As social program director she was responsible for staging pageant events and for the Christmas basket and Spirit Days programs. Mrs. Hansen's hobbies included camping, fishing, clam digging and berry picking. She enjoyed bowling -- her high game was a 278 -- and baking cookies with her grandchildren. Family members recall: ''Henri was very generous to the needs of the community. She loved to entertain family and friends and brought joy to many people with her great sense of humor. Her proudest achievement was raising her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her strength, courage and wonderful homemade specialties.'' Mrs. Hansen is survived by her husband, Allan of Anchorage; daughters and sons-in-law, May and William Smith of Eagle River, Shirlee and Isaiah Towarak of Unalakleet, Cynthia and Gary Keyes of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, James and Kathy of Anchorage; brothers and sisters, Emma Moses, Ralph Ivanoff, Eva Ryan, Fina Bunch, Paul Ivanoff, Laurina Ryan, and Larry Ivanoff; and her grandchildren, Kimberlee, Brett, Gabriel, Barbara, Stuart, Chelsi, Cody, Stephanie and Arvin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie; her parents; her sister, Myrtle Garrison; and her brothers, John and Glenn Ivanoff.
HENDRICKSON Bethel resident and lifelong Alaskan Mattie Hendrickson, 74, died of natural causes Jan. 18, 2002, at Providence Extended Care Center in Anchorage. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street, with the Rev. Nathan Toots and the Rev. Phil Axelson officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service. A second service will be in Bethel. Pallbearers will include Arthur Ernest, Gerald Ernest, Robert Bujan, David Hendrickson Jr., Arthur Hendrickson, and Leroy Hendrickson. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Hendrickson was born Nov. 26, 1927, on Nunivak Island and lived in Mekoryuk until 1973. She lived in Bethel from 1973 until 1998 and worked with the Bethel Police Department from 1973 to 1981. She moved to Anchorage in 1998. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bethel. Her family writes: ''Mattie was kind, humble and loved to share her love and her life with her singing and hospitality. She was known as an encourager as she encouraged others with her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She taught right from wrong to others.'' Mrs. Hendrickson is survived by her daughter, Judy Whitman of Mekoryuk; sons, Ira Isaac of Mekoryuk, Seymour Hendrickson of Bethel, Joseph Carawan of Hooper Bay, and Harrison Hendrickson and Kay Hendrickson Jr. of Bethel; stepsons, Gilbert Keywehak of Bethel, Phillip Hendrickson Sr. of Seattle, and David Hendrickson Sr. of Anchorage; stepdaughters, Alice Moncher and Betty Duncan of Anchorage; brothers, Joseph David and Nathan Toots of Anchorage, and Mark Harrison of Seattle; sister, Prudy Olrun of Mekoryuk; and stepbrother, Henry Ivanoff of Mekoryuk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kay Hendrickson Sr.; sons, Alvin Hendrickson, Matthew Isaac and Levi Isaac; and daughters, Jewel Hendrickson and Selma Hendrickson. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
HENDRICKSON Bethel resident Kay Hendrickson Sr., 92, died of natural causes July 22, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St., Anchorage. A service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Philip Axelson and Nathan Toots officiating. A second service and burial will be in Bethel at a later date. Mr. Hendrickson was born March 31, 1909, at Cape Mendenhall on Nunivak Island. He moved soon after with his family to live in Mekoryuk. He served in the Alaska Territorial Guard in Mekoryuk. He moved to Bethel in 1975, and to Anchorage in 2001. He was a retired carver, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed playing the violin and singing and was a member of the Bethel Covenant Church. His family said: ''Keywehak was an excellent hunter and fisherman skilled on both land and sea who provided well for his family. He provided excellent and strict parental guidance that had a good impact on all of his children. The result was two sons, Phillip and Gilbert, with college degrees and one son, David, becoming superintendent for the Bethel Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Keywehak was also a musician who played the violin within various Evangelical Covenant Church functions in the state of Alaska throughout his life. He also loved to sing traditional Cup'ik songs he learned from his parents at a young age. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends and relatives.'' He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sarah Whitman, Betty David and Alma Shavings; first wife, Bernice Hendrickson; brother, Moses Ayaginar; son, Alvin Hendrickson; and daughter, Dela Kenick. Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his sons, Phillip Hendrickson Sr. of Mekoryuk, David Hendrickson Sr. of Anchorage, Joseph Carawan of Hooper Bay, Gilbert Keywehak, Seymour Hendrickson, Kay Hendrickson Jr. and Harrison Hendrickson, of Bethel; daughters, Betty Duncan and Alice Moncher of Anchorage, Judy Whitman of Mekoryuk; wife, Mattie Hendrickson of Anchorage; sister, Sophie Weston of Seward; many grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.
HENDRICKSON Alvin Leroy Hendrickson, 35, of Bethel, died Feb. 7, 1990 in Bethel. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Covenant Church in Anchorage with the Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. A service and burial will take place in Bethel at a later date. Born March 6, 1954, in Mekoryuk, he had lived in Alaska his entire life and worked as a laborer. Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his daughters, Allison and Excelia, of Bethel; his parents, Kay and Mattie, of Bethel; his brothers, Phillip Sr., David Sr., Gilbert, Harrison and Joe Peter, all of Anchorage; Ira Isaac, of Mekoryuk; and Seymour and Kay Jr., of Bethel; and his sisters, Betty Jean Duncan, Alice Moncher and Judy Christmas, all of Anchorage. Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
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.
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.
HOFFMAN Bulldozer kills man in Bethel
By Alex DeMarban, Published in the Tundra Drums, Jul 21st, 2010, A bulldozer fell from a trailer and killed a man in Bethel on Tuesday, according to police. Officers responding to the incident at Third Avenue found Edward (Sonny) Hoffman, 67 and of Bethel, pinned under a small bulldozer. They began CPR until fire department medics arrived, a written statement from Bethel police said.Hoffman was pronounced dead at the hospital in Bethel."(Hoffman) was loading a small Cat bulldozer onto a trailer when the bulldozer fell off" the trailer, Sherri Salyers, with the police department, wrote in an email. "The gentleman was thrown from bulldozer and bulldozer rolled on top of him trapping him under the bulldozer." The investigation is ongoing and alcohol is not suspected to be a factor, police said. Next of kin was notified of the death.Hoffman worked for Faulkner Walsh Constructors.George Briggs, manager at Suite 881, a small hotel owned by the company, said Hoffman had just finished laying down gravel on a parking lot. "People don't really know what happened," said Briggs.
HOFFMAN Margaret Ann Hoffman, 49, died July 28, 2002, in Medford, Ore. Ms. Hoffman was born in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her sisters, Sally Charles and Rachelle Poe, and brothers, Gregory Hoffman, Sonny Hoffman and Stanley Hoffman.
HOOPER Lifelong Alaska resident George Hooper, 75, died Oct. 22, 1994 at Wesley Rehabilitation Care Center in Seward. Services will be held today4 at St. John's Catholic Catholic Church in Tununak. Mr. Hooper was born March 16, 1919, in Tununak. When he was young, he assisted with the Nelson Island reindeer herd. He enjoyed subsistence and outdoor activities including camping, berrypicking, hunting, fishing and collecting clams and mussels. Mr. Hooper was active in fur trading and worked for 14 years at the Tununak Native Store. He participated in Native dancing and was a drummer and singer who knew all the old Native songs of his region, his family said. He enjoyed teaching the songs and dances to others. Mr. Hooper was devoted to St. John's Catholic Church and volunteered with the Alaska Territorial Guard. He was active in Native crafts and had built 10 to 12 boats. He built and repaired kayaks, enjoyed woodcarving and building and using sleds. He trained and ran a dog team for many years. His family said: "Mr. Hooper had an open house and heart to the education of children. He was well known in the area for his hospitality and many of the state politicians on the campaign trail had a cup of coffee at his house. He greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of the qasgiq or Eskimo steambath and he was a great practical joker who made people laugh even during his long illness." He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Mike Murray of Homer, Priscilla and Jim Early of Bethel, and Nelly and Archie Miller of Anchorage; son, Robert Sr. of Seward; sister, Susie Angaiak, four brothers, Bob, Alexander, Edward and Tommy, all of Tununak; granddaughter, Dulcinea of Homer; grandsons, Robert Jr. of Bethel, Randy 29 and Justin of Anchorage, Joseph Williams of Akiak, and Loren Early of Bethel. He was preceded in death by his brother, John, and his wife, Bertha. Arrangements were handled by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.
HOOTCH Adeline R. Hootch
February 16, 1936 - February 28, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
HOOTCH Aloysius Hootch
August 21, 1932 - February 23, 2003
Emmonak, Alaska
HOOTCH Camille C. Hootch
October 20, 1929 - May 27, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
HOOTCH Flora F. Hootch
October 3, 1928 - November 20, 2001
Emmonak, Alaska
HOOTCH James H. Hootch
October 21, 1927 - July 18, 1997
Emmonak, Alaska
HORN James Horn
January 14, 1919 - December 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska
HORN Melissa R. Horn
July 25, 1981 - November 26, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska
HORN Perpetua M. Horn
December 20, 1930 - January 30, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska
HORN Victor Horn
May 24, 1966 - August 2, 1992
Emmonak, Alaska
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 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.
IMMAMAK Philip G. Immamak
April 14, 1937 - January 17, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska
ISAAC John Isaac Sr., 63, died March 21, 2004, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Isaac was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Nightmute, Alaska. He is survived by Hannah Lott Isaac, John Isaac Jr., and Laverne Isaac.
JACOBSSON Beryl Christine Jacobsson a/k/a Franklin, 51, died June, 12, 2004, at UW Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Ms. Jacobsson was born July 6, 1952, in Bethel, Alaska. She was the youngest of 10 children of Charles and Mildred Jacobsson. Ms. Jacobsson is survived by her sons, Richard Perry of Anchorage and Christopher Jacobsson of Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, June and Greg Layman of La Verne, Calif.; brother, John Jacobsson of Kenai; sisters, Jeanne Hull of Calif., Hilda Vandergriff of Mo., Deirdre Viera, Desa Jacobsson, Freida Bossette, June Jardine, and Valerie Gallegos; and her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Her family says she was a vivacious woman who loved the outdoors and the sea, and was a talented Native dancer, a well-respected artist, loving mother, sister, auntie, and grandmother.
JOHN CLEMENT JOHN, Funeral services and burial for Clement John, 42, will be held later this week in Mekoryuk. Mr. John died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1988, in Mekoryuk. Born April 10, 1945, in Mekoryuk, he was a lifelong Alaska resident and had worked as an assistant power plant operator. He also had been vice president of the R.I.A. Council in Mekoryuk. Mr. John is survived by his parents, John and Dora, of Bethel; six brothers, Daniel, Joel and Bobby, all of Mekoryuk, Moses, of Dillingham, and Sam and Paul Charles, of Bethel; three sisters, Pamela and Maryann, both of Mekoryuk, and Clarissa, of Bethel. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
JOHN Bethel resident Kusowyuk "Uncle John" John, 82, died May 25, 1991 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held this week at the Covenant Church in Mekoryuk. Burial will be in the Mekoryuk Village Cemetery. Mr. John was born March 20, 1909, in Mekoryuk. He was a reindeer herder in his early years and had served in the Alaska Territorial Guard. He was a well- known ivory and wood carver throughout the Kuskokwim-Delta area, and he had taught carving in the schools. He enjoyed subsistence hunting and fishing and remained active until his death. Mr. John is survived by his wife, Dora of Bethel; his sons, Moses of Dillingham, Daniel of Indiana, and Joel and Bobby, of Mekoryuk; his daughters, Pam of Tununak, and Mariann and Clarissa, of Mekoryuk; his stepsons, Paul Charles and Sam Herman, of Bethel; and his sister, Susie Shavings of Mekoryuk.
JOHNSON Alice Johnson of Stony River. 2 January 1949 - 20 March 2011, Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011
JOHNSON Pearly E. Johnson
June 1, 1922 - October 15, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska
JONES Mary A. Jones
September 6, 1948 - August 9, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska
JOSEPH Alma Joseph
October 29, 1918 - September 21, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska
JOSEPH Jasper Joseph
January 12, 1912 - January 2, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska
JOSEPH Lifelong Alaskan resident Michael J.P. Joseph, 20, a trapper and Kodiak resident, died April 26, 1991 in Kodiak. A funeral was held May 3 at St. Peter Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay. Burial will be in the Toksook Bay Cemetery. Mr. Joseph was born Aug. 4, 1970, in Bethel. He is survived by his father, John of Anchorage; his mother, Sophie, of Kodiak; his brother, Albert, and sister, Molly, of Anchorage; and his grandmother, Anesia Andrew of Bethel. Local arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory. 18
KAMEROFF Edmond W. Kameroff
November 29, 1940 - July 17, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska
KAMEROFF Frank Stephan Kameroff Sr.
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: September 13, 2011 - 9:21 am


Our condolences to the family of Frank Stephan Kameroff, who took his own life recently in Emmonak. He was 26.

I like to think of Aucha Kameroff, Frank's mother, as a part of the Village blog family. A picture of her grandson Steven, snapped after a successful rabbit-hunting trip, is the cover photo for our "Life in Rural Alaska" gallery.

Alaska's suicide rate remains twice the national average and is highest in remote villages. One place to get help is by calling Alaska's Careline toll free at (877) 266-4357 or visiting carelinealaska.com.

This obituary and photo appear courtesy of Aucha Kameroff

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Frank Stephan Kameroff Sr., 26, son of Aucha Kameroff and grandson of Theresa Kameroff of Emmonak, Alaska died in his home in Emmonak on August 24, 2011. Frank Stephan was born June 27, 1985 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He lived in Emmonak where he was raised by his Grandmother and his "Mom" Lilly Kameroff through toddler years. As he was growing up he called his two younger cousins, Jay and Brandon Kameroff "his brothers" and loved spending time with them.
As Frank grew older, he easily made friends and the friendships he established with people had a strong bond. Frank had great respect for elders and often would provide food for them by hunting and fishing. Frank Stephan enjoyed being out in the country hunting, fishing, snow machining and boating. He loved to travel and was adventurous.
He also loved working on all sorts of engines. Frank Stephan lived in Boise, Idaho where his mother Aucha went to college, thereafter; he lived in Bethel, and Kotzebue. In Kotzebue, Frank met Fannie Downey and married her (April 24, 2009 at the Kotzebue Courthouse). Together they had three children, Steven Hunter, Frank Jr., and Arvid Fisher. In 2004 Frank earned his high school diploma from North Atlantic Regional High School in Maine through correspondence. After high school, he acquired building maintenance training at the Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue as well as Heavy Equipment Operator training in Palmer.
While living in Kotzebue, Frank worked in the airline industry offloading and loading aircraft and worked as an airplane mechanic helper. While in Emmonak, Frank worked with Kwipak Fisheries operating equipment, and tendered fishing boats. Frank's children loved him and called him "Papa". Steven, (5) after we learned of Frank's death told his Grandma and his Doctor Grandma: "My Papa is safe now, and in a different place. He is happy." These words have been encouraging for the family during this difficult time.
Frank Stephan is survived by his mother, Aucha Kameroff and companion Ruth Ann Zent of Kotzebue; his wife, Fannie Downey Kameroff; and sons, Steven Hunter, Frank Jr., and Arvid Fisher Kameroff of Kotzebue ; his grandmother, Theresa Kameroff; his "Mom" Lilly; brothers Jay, Brandon, Joshua, and Howard Jr and Roland Kameroff; sisters Crystal and Rhiannon Kameroff of Emmonak; maternal sister Roberta Waska, nieces Kirstan, Kailyn, and Kiera, and nephew Jayson of Emmonak and Unalakleet; Uncles James, Frank Jr., Aaron, Jacob, Fred Kameroff and Henry & Paul Manumik of Emmonak; Aunts, Camilla Beans of Anchorage, Lovie Agwiak, Ellen, Gretchen and Rose Kameroff, Christine Teganlakla and Carol Manumik all of Emmonak, his biological father, William Manumik of Marshall, his paternal sister, Heather Manumik of Bethel. Frank had numerous cousins, friends, and relatives who he called with affection his "brothers and sisters." Frank also had a special "mom" in Big Lake, Rita Halverson and a very special friend, Lois Moore and her son, Jerome of Emmonak. A memorial service was held on August 26, 2011 at the Anchorage Witzleben Funeral Home for friends and family who could not make it to Emmonak.

KANUK ELIZABETH STRAUSS KANUK July 9, 1988 Page: B4 Record Number: 208127 Elizabeth Strauss Kanuk, 47, drowned Thursday, June 30, 1988 in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. Services and burial for Mrs. Kanuk will be conducted later in Bethel. She was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Kwigillingok, and was a lifelong Alaska resident. Mrs. Kanuk was a member of the Moravian Church of Bethel and enjoyed sewing baskets. She is survived by her son, Gary, of Anchorage; two brothers, Steven Mann of Kipnuk and Harry Mann of Kwigillingok; and her sister, Christine Ignatin of Old Harbor. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Local arrangements are by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
KANUK Former Alaska Native Medical Center nursing assistant Martha Simon Kanuk, 49, died July 23, 1991 at Humana Hospital-Alaska. A visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. A funeral will be held this week at Bethel Moravian Church with the Rev. Bishop Jacob Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Kanuk was born March 10, 1942, in Kwigillingok. She worked as a health aide in Kipnuk and Mountain Village, then as a mental health counselor in Bethel. She belonged to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. and Tundra Women's Coalition. She was the TWC shelter director and counseled abused women. She worked as a nursing assistant at Bethel Hospital and Alaska Native Medical Center. Her family said she opened her home to those in need and believed in the traditional subsistance lifestyle. Mrs. Kanuk is survived by her husband, Henry of Kipnuk; her daughters, Elena Diamond and Sandra, of Anchorage, and Bertha of Bethel; her sons, John and William, of Kipnuk; her father and stepmother, Wilson and Louisa Simon, of Bethel; her stepsisters, Jean Simon, Nellie Evon, Elizabeth Simon and Sophie Simon, and her stepbrothers, Chuck Simon, Edward Simon, John Simon and Ron Simon, of Bethel; her aunt, Katie Albrite of Bethel; many nieces and nephews; and her granddaughter, Lisa Martinez, of Anchorage.
KANUK Seward resident Carl Kanuk, 72, died May 27, 2003, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a heart attack. Visitation and a service were Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Wilson officiating. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moravian Church in Bethel with the Rev. David Nanalook officiating. Pallbearers will include John McMillen, David Karl, Henry Kanuk, Paul Gregory and Frank Chaney. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Kanuk was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Tsing, where he lived until moving to Seward in the early 1970s. He had no formal education and lived a subsistence lifestyle. He was a member of the Moravian Church. His family wrote: "Carl enjoyed children. He had a special way of making people smile and laugh. He was very friendly and treated people with kindness and generosity. He had a special gift that touched many people's hearts. Carl was a friend, brother and relative to all people." Mr. Kanuk is survived by his brother, Henry Kanuk of Kongiganak; sister, Julia Kanuk of Bethel; stepsister, Agnes Dock of Kipnuk; many 70 nieces, including Sandra Doleski of Anchorage, Bertha Kanuk of Bethel, and Elena Diamond of Hoonah; many nephews, including John Kanuk of Chefornak, Willie Kanuk of Kipnuk, John McMillen of Bethel and Gary Kanuk; brothers-in-law, Frank Chaney of Bethel and Daniel Dock of Kipnuk; sister-in-law, Wanda Kanuk of Kongiganak; and many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louisa and James Kanuk; brothers, Peter Kanuk and John Jesse Kanuk; sister, Elena Kanuk; sistersin- law, Martha Kanuk and Elizabeth Kanuk; nephews, David Morris, James McMillen, Joseph Edwards; and uncle, Oscar Kanuk. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
KANUK DAVID R. KANUK July 9, 1988 Page: B4 Record Number: 208127 David Ronnie Kanuk drowned Thursday, June 30, 1988 , in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. Services and burial for Mr. Kanuk, 26, will be conducted later in Bethel. He was born June 25, 1962, in Bethel, and was a commercial fisherman and a lifelong Alaskan. He was a member of the Moravian Church of Bethel and enjoyed ivory carving and writing. He is survived by his brother, Gary, of Anchorage. Local arrangements by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
KASHATOK THOMAS KASHATOK SR. June 23, 1988 Page: C8 Record Number: 208244 Thomas Kashatok Sr., 66, a lifelong Alaska resident, died Monday, June 20, 1988 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Services will be held later this week at the Moravian Church in Bethel. Bishop Jacob Nelson will officiate. Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Kwigillingok, Mr. Kashatok had been a commercial fisherman and had served in the Alaska Territorial Gaurd in 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida, in 1977. He leaves six daughters, Lucy Gunlik, Ella Kashatok and Doris Paul, all of Anchorage, Cecelia Blackwell and Carrie Kashatok, both of Bethel, and Dorothy Kashatok of Kongiganak; six sons, Thomas Jr., Rudy and Norbert, all of Kipnuk, Daniel, of Bethel, McLaughlin, of Anchorage, and Tony Evon of Nunapitchuk; four sisters, Julia and Carrie Paul, both of Kipnuk, Anna Nicolai of Akiak, and Mary Tilden of Dillingham; two brothers, Adam Kashatok and Teddy Kugstun, both of Kipnuk; 23 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
KASHATOK Kipnuk resident Daniel Benjamin Kashatok, 31, a commercial fisherman, died Oct. 2, 1990 in Anchorage. A funeral will be conducted Sunday at the Kipnuk Moravian Church. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Cemetery. Mr. Kashatok was born Dec. 17, 1958, in Kipnuk. He was a 1979 graduate of Mount Edgecombe High School in Sitka, and attended Seattle Community College and diesel mechanic training in Denver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and mechanical work. Mr. Kashatok is survived by his wife, Elena; his children, Jonathan, Garrett and Clara; his parents, Adam Sr. and Katie; his brothers, Charles, Adolph, and Ernest, all of Kipnuk; his brothers, Adam of Akiak, Joseph of Eagle River, and Grand of Fairbanks; his sisters, Natalie Muller of Anchorage, and Gladys Berge of Stephenson, Wash. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
KAUGIAR Lifelong Alaskan Simon "Sam" Kaugiar, 71, died Jan. 3, 1995 at Valdez Community Hospital. A funeral will be conducted this week in Toksook Bay. Burial will be at Toksook Bay Cemetery. Mr. Kaugiar was born around Nelson Island on May 5, 1923. He had been a public safety officer in Toksook Bay. He is survived by many relatives around Alaska. Local arrangements were handled by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
KELLY Concetta Kelly
February 18, 1934 - August 31, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska
KILONGAK Newtok resident Annie Kilongak (Ayapan), 59, died April 27, 1995, at Providence Extended Care Center from the long term effects of tuberculosis. A visitation was held on Sunday, April 30, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place next week in Newtok. Mrs. Kilongak was born July 13, 1935, at Kayalivik above Nelson Island. She was baptized March 29, 1936. She was the daughter of Minegqalria and Apamaralria and spent her early winters in Kayalivik and the rest of the years in the fishing and hunting camps around Nelson Island and the Baird Inlet. She continued living the traditional Yupik life when she moved to Newtok and married Bob Kilongak in 1950, and despite battling tuberculosis the rest of her life, she raised a large family. Mrs. Kilongak spent her last years in Bethel and Anchorage struggling with severe health problems. She always wanted to go home, and last year she was able to do so for a while with her family's support. According to her family, "She was a strong person who always fought to hold her family together. She helped them to make the difficult transition from the traditional world to the modern world. Annie's family will always miss her, but are happy that she is at rest and free from pain." She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, brother, John Carl, and her husband, Bob. Mrs. Eningowuk is survived by her sons Charlie of Emmonak, Alexie, Bob Jr. and Brian, both of Newtok, Tom T. Carl Jr. of Toksook Bay; daughters, Teresa Waska, Bernice John, and Molly Kassiauli, all of Newtok, Bernadette Kilongak and Sally Kilongak, both of Anchorage and Margaret Wisecarver of Wasilla; brothers, Charlie Karl and Tom T. Carl Sr., both of Toksook Bay, Paul Carl of Newtok; 34 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapels
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.
KINCHELOE George Raymond Kincheloe, Sr., 53, died Dec. 30, 1999, at his home. Mr. Kincheloe was born in Pilot Station, Alaska, on September 2, 1947. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons George, Justin, Steven and Jon; daughters Tiffany and Samantha; his parents Allen and Edith Kincheloe; and his brothers Allen and Donald.
KINEGAK Milton Roy Kinegak, 56, died Jan. 17, 2001, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Kinegak was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Bethel, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Viva Kinegak; daughter, Faye Kinegak; son, Rex Kinegak; brothers, Paul Kinegak, Ralph Kinegak, Vernon Kinegak, Garis Kinegak; and sisters, Jeannne Widmark, Gail Vanderpool and Dorothy Hamlin.
KOZEVENIKOFF Agnes C. Kozevenikoff
December 19, 1923 - June 18, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
KOZEVENIKOFF Alex E. Kozevenikoff
August 21, 1943 - July 28, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska
KOZEVENIKOFF Richard B. Kozevenikoff
April 28, 1920 - July 19, 1996
Emmonak, Alaska
LAMONT Frank K. Lamont
August 10, 1936 - January 20, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
LINCOLN Alaska resident Jennifer Theresa Lincoln, 14, died July 3, 1993 in Toksook Bay. Funeral and burial services will be this week in Toksook Bay. Jennifer was born Sept. 26, 1978, in Bethel. She is survived by her parents, John and Nona, a brother, Sam, and a half- sister, Cecelia Tangkak, all of Toksook Bay. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
LONG PETER LONG Longtime Anchorage resident Peter Long, 69, died of natural causes Feb. 18, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Visitation and services were Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Garry Cappleman officiated. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery in spring. Mr. Long was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Chevak, and spent most of his younger years in Bethel. He worked as a cook for Cook Inlet Region Inc. Mr. Long enjoyed spending time with friends and relatives, feeding people and visiting the hospital. His family said that he was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughters, Katherine Felix of Toksook Bay and Eliza Epchook of Kwethluk; son, Wassilie Long of Bethel; niece, Sophie Pinder of Anchorage; grandsons, Brian Long, Peter Paneok, Peter J. Long and Jonathan Albert of Bethel, Richard Felix Jr. and Randy Felix of Toksook Bay, and David Allen Graves of Anchorage; granddaughters, Angela Boyscout of Hooper Bay, Vanessa Epchook and Jessica Epchook of Kwethluk, Serena Dementiff of Kasigluk, and Destiny Felix of Toksook Bay; five great-grandchildren, including Acelynn Ekmerak of Kwethluk and Joshua Boyscout of Hooper Bay; son-in-law, Richard Felix of Toksook Bay; numerous other relatives, including Freda James of Bethel and Boris Epchook of Kwethluk; and many friends. He was preceded in death by family members Sophie Joseph, Dora Sam, Rose Long, John Ignaty and Willie Long. Arrangements were made with Evergreen Memorial Chapel
LOTT Theodore W. Lott died Jan. 4, 2000, at the Sitka Pioneer Home in Sitka, Alaska. Mr. Lott was born in Akiak, Alaska, on April 24, 1928. He is survived by his sons Gary and Rusty Lott Flory; daughter Colleen Lott Flory; and sister Pollyanna Didrickson
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GINA MARTIN, DECEMBER 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man and woman were found dead with their unharmed baby in a remote western Alaska village when worried relatives went to check on them, family members said Monday.

State troopers were investigating the deaths of Jonathan Paul, 29, and Gina Martin, 26. The couple's 1-year-old daughter, Deann, is staying with Martin's family.

Troopers have not said how the couple died at their home in Kipnuk, a Yupik Eskimo community of 640 people. Even relatives said they haven't been told.

"Nobody knows what happened," said Gina Martin's sister, Patricia Martin. "Just pray for us."

Patricia Martin said she and her mother found the bodies when they went to the couple's home late Saturday night after not hearing from Gina Martin all day.

The door was locked, so Patricia Martin broke in with a butter knife, she said. She couldn't tell what caused the deaths. "I just took the baby and left," she said.

Her mother, Dolly Martin, called a tribal police officer, who notified troopers. Kipnuk is located near the coast of the Bering Sea, about 475 miles west of Anchorage.

Many in the community rely on a subsistence lifestyle, and trapping brings income as well. Most jobs, such as commercial fishing and construction, are seasonal, according to a state community database.

MATHEWS Emma Lietzke Mathews, 85, died June 28, 2004, at Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Mathews was born July 5, 1918, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Grace Slayter, and sons, George Clyde, Richard Clyde, and Robert W. Clyde.
MATHLAW Bethel resident Leonard J. Mathlaw, 20, was found dead Aug. 12, 1991 in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. A funeral and burial will be held early this week in Bethel. Mr. Mathlaw was born Feb. 24, 1971, in Bethel. He is survived by his mother, Edna of Bethel; his sisters, Alice Williams of Mekoryuk, Evelyn Foster of Dutch Harbor, and Muriel Amos, and Lena and Julie, all of Bethel; and his brothers, Lindgren and Roy, both of Mekoryuk, and Rex and Hansel, both of Bethel. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown.
MATTHEWS Isabell M. Matthews
January 15, 1977 - December 10, 2005
Emmonak, Alaska
MENEGAK Seward resident Theresa Bertha Menegak, 59, died Dec. 13, 2002, at Providence Seward Medical Center. A visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. She will be buried in her childhood village of Tununak. Mrs. Menegak was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Kaiyaluwik. Mrs. Menagak was a homemaker. She enjoyed basket weaving, fishing, camping, clamming and outdoor activities. Her family said: ''Friends and family knew Theresa as a loving and caring person with a big heart. She was very generous. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.'' Mrs. Menegak was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Lucy Inakak; sister, Theresa Heckman; and children, Connie Agimuk and Gabriel Menegak. She is survived by her children, Alma Kanrilak, Bessie Brown, Alexie Menegak, Rose Menegak, Augustine Menegak and Ira Menegak; exhusband, Alphonse Menegak; friend, Robert Duesman; brothers, Peter Thompson, Tommy Kusaiak, Joseph Inakak and Henry Inakak; sisters, Theresa Kanrilak and Agnes Woods; 14 grandchildren; and many relatives.
MENELEY Anchorage resident and lifelong Alaskan Alma Rose Meneley, 40, died May 12, 1995, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Evangelical Covenant Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Mrs. Meneley was born July 11, 1954, at Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. She had been employed as a telephone operator, cab dispatcher, health nutrition assistant, assistant postmistress, teacher's aide and assistant guide for Nunivak Island Guide Services. Mrs. Meneley attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School and graduated from Bethel Regional High School in 1972. She later attended Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage. She was a member of Mekoryuk Covenant Church and enjoyed traveling, basketball, knitting, sewing, hunting, fishing, camping out and playing musical instruments. Her family said: "Alma Rose was a sociable and friendly person with an easy smile. She will be remembered for sharing of herself, even when times were tough, and the love she had for her family." Mrs. Meneley is survived by her husband, Terry, and daughter, Sherilyn Ruth, of Anchorage; parents, Edward and Esther Shavings of Mekoryuk; sisters, Marvella and Louise Shavings of Anchorage; brothers, Chuck Shavings of Anchorage and Lincoln Shavings of Mekoryuk; nieces, 34 Gwen, Charlee and Melanie Shavings, of Anchorage; nephews, Brady, Chad and Isaiah, of Mekoryuk; sister-in-law, Xenia; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Edward Shavings Jr. II (CQ), and younger sister, Phyliss Ruth.
MIKE Robert Mike, 76, died July 8, 1998, of a heart attack at the Wesleyan Rehabilitation Center in Seward. His Yupik name was Talegalria. A service was held at Witzleben Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Toots officiating. Pallbearers were Bryon Amos, Joel John, Terry Moses, Bob Ferguson, Steve Hickart and the Witzleben Funeral Home attendant. Mr. Mike was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. He was a member of the First Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska. He spent most of his life in disabled homes in Bethel, Anchorage and Seward. He left the Island of Mekoryuk in 1967. ''He will be greatly missed by us all,'' his family said. Mr. Mike loved to sing ''Jesus, Savior Pilot Me,'' ''When the Saints Go Marching In,'' and loved the Bible verses of Isaiah 41:10 and Revelation Chapter 21. ''He often prayed for his relatives to know our Lord Jesus Christ,'' the family said. ''He loved our Lord with all his heart (and) soul.'' Mr. Mike leaves his sisters, Nona Amos, Bertha Andrew, Alice Smith, all of Mekoryuk, and Hannah Morris of Cumby, Texas; brothers, Harry Mike of Mekoryuk, Henry Ivanoff and Noah Jones, all of Mekoryuk; 32 nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.
MOORE Lifelong Alaskan Catherine Teresa ''Akiuk'' Moore, 83, died Feb. 22, 2002, of cancer and heart complications at her home in Emmonak, surrounded by family. A funeral was Feb. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Bethel and grew up at Tununak and Toksook Bay. At the age of 13, she traveled to Akuluak with Maggie and Ivan Sipary to attend school and help teach catechism and religion in the Lower Yukon region. She worked as a cook during fishing seasons for Northern Commercial Co. at Emmonak. She was also a cook for RuralCAP Headstart in the early '60s. She taught cultural heritage to children for Emmonak Day School on subjects like basket making and skin sewing. She traveled to Berlin and New York City in 1997 with Ann Feenup- Riordon, helped with her book, ''Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today,'' along with other elders from different regions in Alaska. Her baskets have been displayed at the University of Alaska Museum and the New York Museum of Arts. Her family wrote: ''Catherine truly enjoyed Eskimo dancing. She traveled with the Emmonak dance group all over the region and to Fairbanks and Anchorage. For her grandchildren's first potlatches, she created headdresses, dancing belts, dance fans and fancy mukluks. ''Catherine enjoyed outdoor life, ice fishing, jigging, rod and reeling. She fished all seasons. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed steam baths. ''Her deep belief in her church stayed with her to the very end. She prayed daily until her last breath. Her very last message to her children was to be kind to others at all times.'' Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lanny Moore; sons, Fred, Billy and Lanny; grandchildren, Jascenda Moore, Roberta Uisok and Martina Moore; great-grandchildren, Evan Agathluk and Jerran Bird; son-in-law, Simeon Agathluk Sr.; brothers, Oscar and Michael Andrew; and sisters, Anastasia Nicoli and Stephanie Johnson. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Peter Moore of Emmonak, Martin Sr. and May Moore of Emmonak, Mary Agnes and Evan Uisok of Kotlik, Martha and Bill McGrath if Anchorage, Dora Moore and Paul Smith of Anchorage, Robert and Nancy Moore, Norman Moore and Maynard Moore, Fed and Cora Moore, and Albert and Linda Moore, all of Emmonak; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
MOORE Norman Moore
May 15, 1952 - November 23, 2004
Emmonak, Alaska
MORGAN Aniak resident, Leo Joseph Morgan, 61, died Aug. 7, 2010, of congestive heart failure. An Anchorage service will be held at 9 a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. The Rev. Thomas Gallagher will officiate. The funeral will be in Aniak at 2 p.m. Friday. Leo will be laid to rest at his father's Native allotment.Leo was born in a tent at Kalskag on Aug.16, 1948. He graduated from Copper Valley High School in 1967. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy (1967-71). He studied at UAA and worked for the state food stamp office in Eagle River in the early 1970s, then 10 years at the Aniak Division of Family and Youth Services. He worked for Kuskokwim Native Association (1982-98) as executive director, then went on to become CEO of the Alaska Native Health Board for two years. Leo served on the Aniak City Council, Aniak Traditional Council, St. Theresa's Catholic Church Parish Council, Kuskokwim Unit 19 Moose Planning Committee, Interior Rivers State Fair, 15 years on the Kuspuk School Board, and was a founding father of The Kuskokwim Corporation, serving on the board of directors, mostly as chairman, since 1979. He enjoyed all activities associated with living a traditional lifestyle along the Kuskokwim River. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nancy Morgan; grandparents, Michael and Agnes Passamika and George and Mary Josephine Morgan.He is survived by his wife, Edith; aunties, Theresa Parent, Maggie Nicholai, Clara Morgan, Mary Passamika, Theresa Morgan, Winifred Pitka, Theresa Alexie, Mary Ann Vaska, and Irene Passamika; uncle Paul Passamika; sisters, Francine and Barbara; brothers Carl (Angie), Leonard (Nancy), Jimmy, Billy (Twinks), Walter, Nicky (Beverly), Harry, Wayne (Martha), Bruce (Okie) and Dan (Jane) Gusauskas; children, Robert Morgan (Helen Alexie), Michelle (Bradley) Ayers; and grandchildren, Sean and Melissa Ward, Leo R. Morgan and Gabriel Ayers; and many nieces, nephews and friends.In lieu of flowers, Leo requested donations be made in his memory to the Kuskokwim Educational Foundation, 4300 B St., Anchorage 99503; www.kuskokwim.com.Arrangements are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel; www.janssenfuneralhomes.com
MORGAN Aniak resident Nancy C. Morgan, 78, died April 30, 2010, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in the presence of her family. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, to Michael Passamika and Agnes Tukuyuk in Piamute, on the Yukon River. She spent her early childhood there until her family moved to Kalskag. At 16 she married Carl Morgan Sr. They lived in Kalskag and Aniak and had 12 children. Nancy was a devout Catholic; she served as St. Theresa's eucharistic minister, Sunday school teacher, choir leader and parish council member. Nancy was a dedicated teacher who first taught preschool, then, until the end, the Yupik language, culture and traditions to several generations. She was also a Yupik language mentor for the Kuspuk School District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Nancy actively lived a traditional lifestyle. She instilled in her children and grandchildren the value of living a traditional subsistence life. She enjoyed skin sewing and making mukluks, kuspuks, malagayaqs and beadwork and she loved to play bingo. Her family wrote: "Everyone knows her as Gramma Nancy; she was a very kind-hearted lady who never refused a request for help, whether it be spiritually, mentally or physically or a place to stay. She made both children and adults feel like they were very special individuals and encouraged them in whatever path they chose to take. We are all very lucky to have such a wonderful influence in our lives." She loved her family so much that she wanted to live in both worlds, not wanting to leave her family, yet wanting to be reunited with her loving husband, Carl. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Morgan; her parents; brother, Nick Passamika; and sister, Annie Mary Simeon. She is survived by her sisters, Winifred Pitka, Theresa Alexie, Mary Ann Vaska and Irene Passamika; brother, Paul Passamika; sisters-in-law, Theresa Parent, Maggie Nicholai, Clara Morgan and Theresa Morgan; children, Leo (Edith), Carl (Angie), Leonard (Nancy), Jimmy, Billy (Twinks), Walter, Nicky (Beverly), Francine, Harry (Sarah), Barbara, Wayne (Martha), Bruce (Okie) and Dan (Jane) Gusauskas; 46 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
MOSES Delores M. Moses
February 18, 1926 - June 13, 2003
Emmonak, Alaska
MOSES Isadore Moses, infant son of Diana Therchik and Anthony Moses, of Toksook Bay, died Sept. 9, 1992 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Arrangements are pending at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
MOSES Alaska resident John Evan Moses, 36, died Dec. 29, 1993 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral and burial service will be held in Tununak early next week. Mr. Moses was born Aug. 15, 1957, at Nelson Island and had worked in fish canneries. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary Ann and Tommy Hooper of Tununak; three sisters, Maggie John of Toksook Bay, Maria Angaik of Tununak, and Cora Mae Peltola of Bethel; his half-sister, Martina Hooper of Bethel; and one brother, David Moses of Tununak. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
MOSES Anchorage resident Leslie Mark Moses, 22, died Sept. 20, 1992 at home. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Spenard Road and Wyoming Drive. Funeral and burial services will be held this week at the Chevak Cemetery. Mr. Moses was born Nov. 27, 1969, in Bethel. He attended high school in St. Marys for two years before moving to Anchorage, where he graduated from West High. Mr. Moses attended Southwest Indian Politechnical Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., for three years, and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his parents, Mary and Leo Sr. of Chevak; his brother, "Sunny" of Chevak; his sisters, Linda Oates of Fairbanks, and Leona Moses of Chevak; his aunts and uncles, Theresa and Forest Browning, and Lucinda Blair of Anchorage, Samuel of Chefornak, George Sr. of Hooper Bay, and John of Chevak; and many cousins.
MOSES Tommy L. Moses
March 7, 1922 - September 28, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska
MUTE ISAAC MUTE Services for Isaac Mute, 61, a commercial fisherman, will be held later in Kipnuk. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Kipnuk, Mr. Mute died Thursday, April 14, 1988 near Tuntutuliak. He is survived by his wife, May, of Kipnuk; eight sons, Wassilie, of Koyuk, David, James and Sam, of Bethel, Joseph of Kongiganak, John, of Kalskag, and Paul, of Kipnuk; four daughters, Sally Mute and Elizabeth Bowers of Anchorage; Gail Lamont of Tuluksak, and Martha Crawford of Pahoa, Hawaii; one brother, Charlie Mute of Kipnuk; and three sisters, Mary Gregory of Bethel, Lena Atti and Nellie Evon, both of Kwigillingok, and 22 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Kipnuk cemetery. Local arrangements by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
NICK Elena ''Narullgiar'' Phillips Nick, 77, suffered from acute pancreatitis and died during Slaaviq (a church holiday) on Jan. 11, 1999, at Alaska Native Medical Center with family at her side. Burial was in Nunapitchuk Cemetery. Mrs. Nick's 20-day feast will be celebrated today in Bethel. Mrs. Nick was born Oct. 10, 1921, to Cupluar and Qakvaralria in Kayalivik near Newtok on Nelson Island. She attended the first Nunapitchuk School up to the sixth grade. In 1940, she married Nick O. Nick ''Upay'aq,'' with whom she raised nine children. Besides being a wife and mother, she and Upay'aq ran Nick O. Nick's Store, which they started in the 1950s. Mrs. Nick was a talented skin sewer, her family said, creating fur garments for her loved ones. She passed on her gift of skin sewing as a mentor-teacher. Her family said: ''An outspoken woman, Elena shared her knowledge and values at church, in the schools and within the community. Elena was involved in education as president of the local PTA, as a member of the Nunapitchuk School Board and as a classroom resource speaker.'' Mrs. Nick moved to Bethel in the late 1980s. She enjoyed the Chrissy Shantz Senior Center while living at the Ayalpik Apartments. She believed in her Orthodox faith and enjoyed fellowship with Moravian and Pentecostal congregations. Her family said: ''Throughout her life, Elena found joy and laughter with those around her, particularly in the company of her sisters and grandchildren. She cherished church holidays, especially Slaaviq. Elena enjoyed storytelling, knitting, beading, fish camp and traveling. In her spare time, she read the Bible and put together jigsaw puzzles.'' Mrs. Nick is survived by her children, Robert ''Yuukaq'' and his wife Elena, Marie ''Cupluar/Arnaq'' and her companion Matt O'Leary, Nastasia ''Qak'aq'' and Dan Osentoski, Michael ''Atsaq,'' Barbara ''Maklak'' and her husband Chris Liu, Susan ''Upay'aq'' and her husband Darold Hoffman, Joseph ''Anguksuar,'' and Nick Jr. ''Tanuk'aq''; son-in-law, Chris Cooke; 25 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many other relatives. Mrs. Nick was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nick O. Nick ''Upay'aq''; brothers, Wasillie ''Tuntuller'' Phillips, Bobby ''Egalaaq'' Phillips, and John ''Kill'aq'' Phillips; sisters, Sophie ''Kaagyugaq'' Nicholai and Eliza ''Mik'aq'' Chase; daughter, Margaret ''Tun'aq'' Cooke; nephew, Richard ''Itik'aq'' Chase; and her granddaughter, Jacqlyn Nicole Nick. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
OLRUN Palmer T. Olrun, 52, died Jan. 17, 1996, on the Denali Highway near Maclaren River. A funeral for Mr. Olrun, his wife and grandson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church at C Street and 15th Avenue. A visitation will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Nathan Toot will officiate. Mr. Olrun was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Nash Harbor on Nunivak Island. He was a retired member of the Alaska National Guard who served until November 1990. He had also worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service out of Bethel. He was an accomplished carver. His family said: ''Palmer was a kind, humble, soft-spoken and hardworking man who was known for his ivory and soapstone carvings. He loved the outdoors and was a very skillful hunter and fisherman, always able to provide for his family.'' Mr. Olrun is survived by his mother, Daisy; brothers, Daniel Sr. and Stephen, all of Mekoryuk; Eben Olrun and Wes Weston of Anchorage and Leonard and Wallen of Bethel; his sister, Margaret Hobbs of Anchorage; his children, Angelina of Chicago, Cindy, Eddie and Regina, all of Anchorage; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 14 nieces and nephews. Service arrangements were handled by Anchorage Funeral Home.
OLRUN Mekoryuk resident Ted Moses, 66, died June 4, 1996, on Nunivak Island in a helicopter crash. A funeral will by held at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 1100 W. 10th Ave., with a visitation one hour prior. Pastor Jonathan Wilson of First Native Baptist Church will officiate. Additional services will be held in Mekoryuk on Tuesday afternoon at the Covenant Church, with a burial following. Mr. Moses was born in Nash Harbor on Nunivak Island on Oct. 5, 1929. He graduated from Mount Edgecumbe High School in 1948. He attended the RCA Institute of New York. He also attended Bible school and self-improvement courses. He served four years in the Air Force. Mr. Moses worked for the civil service for 30 years, retiring in 1989. He then went to work for Bering Sea Reindeer. Mr. Moses was a member of the First Native Baptist Church in Anchorage, the Evangelical Covenant Church of Mekoryuk and Alaska Native Baptist Fellowship Inc. His hobbies and special interests included flying, photography, sacred music, fishing, hunting, economic development, reindeer husbandry, reading and Native Alaskan crafts and carving. His family said, ''He was a devoted, faithful, loving and caring father, a friend to all. He loved his wife . . . and provided for her in life and in death. He gave his best to everyone, at work, family, friends or strangers. He radiated a sincere smile. He was adventurous and eager to meet people here and internationally. He was well-known and loved in Alaska, the Lower 48, 38 as well as in Russia and Norway. He was hard-working, and always had a positive outlook, and was young and vital in living. 'When I kick the bucket, I'm going to kick it hard!' he once said to a friend.'' Mr. Moses is survived by his wife, Mabel of Mekoryuk; sons Terry, James and Bryan Moses, daughter, Barbara Rustman, and two granddaughters, all of Anchorage; brothers, Jesse and Joseph of Bethel; sisters, Susie Williams and Bertha Andrew of Mekoryuk; sisters-in-law, Ada Hengel of Winona, Minn., and Minnie Grace Scribner of Anchorage. Memorial donations may be made to the Teddy Moses Family Fund, an account set up at the First National Bank of Anchorage, Bethel Branch.
OLRUN Ethan K. Olrun, 2, died Jan. 17, 1996, with his grandparents on the Denali Highway near the Maclaren River. He was born March 29, 1993, in Chicago. A funeral for the Olruns will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church at C Street and 15th Avenue. A visitation will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Nathan Toot will officiate. Ethan lived in Anchorage all his life and loved playing with his ''choochoo'' train. He also enjoyed fishing with his grandparents. His family said: ''Ethan always brought a smile to everyone when he came into a room. He knew he was cute and always had a smile on his face. He was a very special little boy who loved his family and will always be remembered.'' Ethan is survived by his mother, Cynthia of Anchorage; sister, Lauren of British Columbia; and brother, Peter of Anchorage.
OLRUN Lifelong Alaska Leah K. Olrun, 51, died Jan. 17, 1996, on the Denali Highway near Maclaren River. A funeral for Mrs. Olrun, her husband and grandson will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church at C Street and 15th Avenue. A visitation will begin at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Nathan Toot will officiate. She was born June 22, 1944, in the Mekoryuk area on Nunivak Island. She had lived in Anchorage since she was a child and had worked for the District Attorney's office and the Alaska Department of Corrections. Most recently, she was employed by the Alaska Native Medical Center. Mrs. Olrun was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Anchorage. 36 She enjoyed traveling, fishing, knitting, sewing and music. Her family made the following statement: ''Leah was a woman equipped for both worlds: the English way of life and the Yup'ik way of life. She had an even balance. She loved the outdoors and knew how to live and survive in it from a very young age. ''Leah and her husband loved their children and put aside their problems to listen to the needs of their children. She and her husband were always a phone call away to listen to the worries of others. She was kind and there to help her family and others from the island of her birth. She was compassionate and loved their children and grandchildren. She was very gifted with her hands at crocheting nylon purses and bags. She was also good at preparing Native foods.'' Mrs. Olrun is survived by her parents, Edward and Nan Kiokun of Mekoryuk; sisters, Hilma Shaving of Anchorage, Winfred Mockta of Mekoryuk; brothers, Hultman ''Ike'' Kiokun of Mekoryuk, William Kiokun of Palmer and Marvin Kiokun of Mekoryuk; her children, Angelina of Chicago, Cindy, Eddie and Regina, all of Anchorage; six grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews.
OLRUN Bethel resident Olie Olrun Jr., 21, died Feb. 13, 1995, near Pinkey's Park in Bethel. He broke his neck as a result of a snowmachine accident. A service was held Feb. 16 at the Moravian Church in Bethel. Pallbearers were Oscar Jenkins, Paul Jenkins, Ronnie Olrun, Mark Olrun, Leonard Olrun and Stewart Olrun. Mr. Olrun was born Nov. 13, 1963, in Mekoryuk, where he attended grade school. He attended high school in Bethel and earned a diploma. He also attended refrigeration school in Arizona and worked for Alaska Airlines and ERA as a ground crewman in cargo. 33 Mr. Olrun was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and Pentecostal Church and enjoyed listening to gospel music. He also enjoyed hunting by snowmachine and boat, fishing and hunting birds, and especially fixing things. His family said: "Olie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He set a very good example of a hard worker, always on task, and often humorous. He was always willing to help in any way he could. Work prevented him from spending too much time with his family. He liked the simple family life. We will treasure all the time we had as a family. He was a loving father, husband, son and brother. The Lord gives and he takes. We have trust in the Lord always." Mr. Olrun is survived by his parents, Daisy and Olie Sr. of Anchorage; wife, Pauline, daughter, Monica, sons, Christopher, Olie Boy III and Aaron, all of Bethel; brother and sister-in-law, Daniel and Prudy, and their seven children of Mekoryuk; brothers and sisters-in-law and their families, Palmer and Leah, and their five children; Eben and Grace, and their son; Leonard and Theresa of Bethel; Stephen of Mekoryuk; and Wallen and Flora and their two children of Bethel; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Michael Hobbs of Anchorage, and their two sons.
OSCAR Lifelong Alaskan Jimmie "Kaganak" Oscar Sr., 72, died Nov. 14, 1994 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A service was held Nov. 21 at the Catholic church in Bethel. Burial took place in the old cemetery in Bethel. Mr. Oscar was born May 14, 1922, in Tununak on Nelson Island. In 1954, Mr. Oscar and his family moved from Tununak to Bethel for his children's education. Mr. Oscar enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping and outdoor life. He worked as a subsistence fisherman and as a commercial fisherman in Bristol Bay for the past 30 years. During the summers, he sometimes worked in the canneries. His family said: "As a trapper, he used to trap over 100 minks each winter. When trapping, he lived at Chilugan and Chukfaktooliq. He used dog teams at Kayaluvik and Newtok. One lead dog was named 'Keeviak,' meaning red fox. Every winter he traveled to Bethel by dog team to buy grub and kerosene. Mr. Oscar always made everyone around him laugh. He will be missed by all his family and friends." Mr. Oscar is survived by his wife, Martina of Anchorage; his daughters, Sophie Shuler, Teresa Fisk and Minnie Oscar, all of Anchorage, and Maria Guinn of Bethel; his sons, Paul Sr. of Bethel and George of Anchorage; his brother, Joseph of Tununak; his nephew, Andrew George of Nightmute; 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his close friends and relatives, Louie Andrew of Bethel and Alexie Jimmy of Toksook Bay; and many other relatives and friends throughout Alaska. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
OSCAR Anchorage resident Rosemary Oscar, 32, died March 12, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., with a funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Hope Cottages, 570 W. International Airport Road. The Rev. Steven Sanders will officiate. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park. Ms. Oscar was born Oct. 22, 1972, in Bethel. She worked for Hope Community Resources in the records department. She was a member of the Orutsararmiut Native Council in Bethel, Hope Community Resources, ARCA and the Eastside United Pentecostal Church, where she assisted in the children's Sunday school classes. She also received awards in the Special Olympics. Ms. Oscar enjoyed crocheting, beading, bowling and bingo and loved nature. "She was my big sister and I was her little brother, and she would let me know," her brother wrote. "When I felt sad, she would show a piece of her heart and that made me feel a lot better." Her family wrote: "Rosemary touched us with love every day in every way. Her smile and laugh and just being herself will be missed. We all have cherished memories and will always love her." Survivors include her parents, Isabel and Thomas Oscar Sr. of Bethel; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas Jr. and Angela Oscar, Xavier and Emma Oscar, and Harry and Hilda Oscar, all of Bethel; foster parents, Patricia and Mark Fuller of Anchorage; daughter, Selena Commacho of Texas; nieces, Ayisha and Cherilyn Oscar, Chelsea Oscar, Brittney Oscar and Brianna Oscar; nephews, Damon and Marcus Oscar and Tristen Manchuak; grandmother, Jane Oscar of Bethel; uncles, David Oscar of Kasigluk, John Oscar of Mekoryuk, Jimmy Oscar of Bethel, Joseph Jr. Oscar of Tununak, Dick Lincoln of Tununak, Alois Lincoln of Toksook Bay and David Bill of Toksook Bay; aunts, Lucy Egan, Julia Nevak of Toksook Bay and Julia Bill of Toksook Bay; and biological mother, Maggie Karl of Toksook Bay. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joseph Oscar Sr. and Stephanie Naiagnik. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
OSCAR Pamela Christine Oscar, 29, died peacefully June 20, 1999, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mekoryuk Covenant Church in Mekoryuk. Mrs. Oscar was born July 30, 1969, in Anchorage. She was raised in Mekoryuk until she moved briefly to Bethel in 1977. She graduated from the Mekoryuk high school in 1983. She had worked for the Swanson's store in Bethel, the Tununak Headstart Program and the Tununak Native Store. She left for Madison, Wis., and received her double lung transplant on Christmas Day 1996. She returned to Alaska in 1997 and has since lived in Anchorage with her family. Mrs. Oscar was a member of Mekoryuk Covenant Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church in Madison. She was married in Tununak at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Aug. 29, 1992. Mrs. Oscar enjoyed making beadwork, knitting, reading, listening to music, subsistence gathering, family activities, and especially her children's development and spiritual virtues. Her sisters said: ''She used to encourage us when we had problems. We will miss her support and guidance.'' ''She was always caring and compassionate,'' her husband said. A family friend described her as having ''great strength and courage, and shared her love with all.'' Mrs. Oscar is survived by husband, John Oscar of Anchorage; children, Kayleen, Aaron, Jeremy and Caroline of Anchorage; mother, Dora John of Anchorage and Mekoryuk; brothers, Bobby John and Joel John of Mekoryuk, and Moses John of Dillingham; sisters, Marianne John Williams of Mekoryuk and Clarissa John of Anchorage; grandmother, Mildred Whitman of Mekoryuk; uncles, David David, Alvin David, Eugene David and Emory David of Mekoryuk; and aunts, Julie Shore of Palmer and Dina David of Bethel; and all her friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Kusowyuk John, and brother, Clement John.
OSTROSKY Harold 'Hank' Ostrosky, 71, died Oct. 3, 1997, in Anchorage. A service will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Recreation Center. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. A potlatch celebration featuring North American and Pacific Island indigenous performers will be conducted from 4 to 8 p.m. at the recreation center. In addition to family members, honorary pallbearers will include representatives of the following groups: Yupik, Inupiat, Athabaskan, Dena'ina, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Hawaiian, Ozinki, Oneida and Lakota. They are: Zeck Koa Donahue, Daniel Ostrosky, George, Archie and Clayton Gottchalk, Etok, Gary Harrison, Mary Ann Mills, Thomas McGloin, Ralph Mancuso, Gary Patton, Tom Able, Androcles Kaawa, Ron Barnes, Nick Katelnikoff, Pam Colorado, Richard Grass, Marie SmithJones, Peter Pitka, Moses Pavilla, Liko Martin, Harry Davidson, Drew Froelich, Dr. Richard Haard, Jim Sykes, Mark Clark and Peter Ruocco. Mr. Ostrosky was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Torrington, Conn. An Alaska resident since 1948, he lived and worked in various places. He was a bush pilot and cattle wrangler on Afognak Island from 1948-1956. A commercial fisherman from 1948-1990, he was also an electronics technician from 1957-1967, and publisher/editor of the Bristol Bay News 44 from 1960-1971. At the time of his death he had been a human rights and sovereignty advocate/consultant to various indigenous peoples throughout North America and the Pacific since 1969, and official representative for the traditional elders council of Atmautluak and Tununak, Alaska, since 1987. His children wrote: ''Hank was jailed twice as a political prisoner, once on 'littering' charges and later he spent over six months in jail for saying the words: 'You have no jurisdiction here.' '' ''He was a champion of people everywhere, fighting for their indigenous rights and titles. His main purpose in life was to develop, for future generations, what he called a 'psycho-socio-bio-economic system.' ''Our dad taught us the meaning of integrity, dignity, honor, and unselfish generosity. He was a master craftsman of words. Always articulate, he reconstructed the language to eliminate the possibility of its corruption and to more accurately depict the truth. He never compromised his ideals and integrity, and the power of his being and his presence on our Earth made us feel protected and safe from injustice and oppression. We fervently hope that those of us left will find the courage to rage, rage against the dying of the light.'' Mr. Ostrosky is survived by his daughters, Lori of Alaska and Julianne of Hawaii; grandchildren, Zeck and Ryder Donahue, both of Hawaii, and Emerald Kaitryn of Alaska; sister, Barbara Mancuso; brothers, Daniel and Edward; nephews, Ralph, Steve and Mike Mancuso; niece, Darlene; and son-in-law, Thomas McGloin. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children and the woman he loved, Kathryn Louise Baker Ostrosky, and Zeck Martin Ostrosky. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Harold ''Hank'' Ostrosky Memorial Fund at First National Bank of Anchorage, and later to the Hank Ostrosky Indigenous Rights and Titles Foundation. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapels.
OSTROWSKI JOSEPH A. OSTROWSKI, Memorial services for Joseph Allen Ostrowski, 32, will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Browerville, Minn. He died Nov. 16, 1985 in a plane crash 10 miles north of Quinhagak., Born Feb. 7, 1953 in Bertha, Minn., he had lived in Alaska for eight years. He graduated from Vermillion State University at Ely, Minn., with a bachelor of science degree in education. He had taught high school industrial arts in Northway, Selawick, Toksook Bay and was in his fourth year of teaching at Quinhagak. He was also a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Donna, of Quinhagak; one son, Seth Paul of Quinhagak; his parents, Louis and Frances Ostrowski Sr. of Browerville, Minn.; three brothers, Louis Jr. of Staples, Minn., Frederick of Anoka, Minn., and Michael of Browerville; four sisters, Grace Pass of St. Paul, Minn., Tina Buczynski of Brookston, Minn., Marie Noha of North Branch, Minn., and Margaret Zaworski of Minneapolis, Minn. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Women In Crisis, Men's Program, 702 10th Ave., Fairbanks, Alaska 99701. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
OVERTON Aniak resident Lee Frank Overton, 78, died Feb. 4, 2006, at home. A service will be at noon Thursday at Kehl's Forest Lawn Chapel with a visitation at 11 a.m. Mr. Overton was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Broadus, Mont., to Esther and Loy Overton. He moved to Alaska in 1949 when he drove up the Alaska Highway with his brothers. He lived in Seward, Palmer, Eagle River from 1957 to 1977, and in Aniak until his death. Mr. Overton was a refrigeration supervisor for Fort Richardson and was a civilian employee and self-employed. He retired from Fort Richardson in December 1977 and had served in the Navy. Mr. Overton was a member of the Kuskokwim Mission in Aniak. His family wrote: "Lee always was there to help anyone. He was always busy doing something. He truly loved the Lord Jesus Christ and served faithfully in the church. He will be truly missed by family and friends, but we'll see him again in heaven." Mr. Overton is survived by his wife, Agnes Overton; children, Sam Overton and Elaine Simeon, both of Aniak, and Ellie Wright of Wasilla; grandchildren, Pete Tom Kelila, Christina, Gary Jr., Gerald, Joshua, Charlene and Pete Wright, Jasmin, Shelby Lee and Soren Simeon and Stephanie Overton; and siblings, Carol, Lone, Darlene, Vearl and Allen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loy and Esther Overton; siblings, Clifford, Evelyn, Ollie; and son, Walter Overton.
PASKO Bethel resident John Pasko, 82, a hunter and restaurant manager, died Feb. 12, 1990 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held next week in Chefornak, with burial in the St. Catherine's Parish Cemetery. Mr. Pasko was born Feb. 5, 1908, in Kinaq. He is survived by his stepmother, Matilda Hooper, and stepbrother, George Hooper; both of Tununak; his stepsister, Maria Alirkar, of Tooksook Bay, and his daughters-in-law, Cecilia Anthony and Jane Wiseman, both of 13 Chefornak; 12 grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter, Valerie Wiseman, of Chefornak; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street.
PASSAMIKA Mary Passamika of Upper Kalskag. 15 October 1926 - 28 March 2011. Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011
PAUL

JONATHAN PAUL, DECEMBER 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man and woman were found dead with their unharmed baby in a remote western Alaska village when worried relatives went to check on them, family members said Monday.

State troopers were investigating the deaths of Jonathan Paul, 29, and Gina Martin, 26. The couple's 1-year-old daughter, Deann, is staying with Martin's family.

Troopers have not said how the couple died at their home in Kipnuk, a Yupik Eskimo community of 640 people. Even relatives said they haven't been told.

"Nobody knows what happened," said Gina Martin's sister, Patricia Martin. "Just pray for us."

Patricia Martin said she and her mother found the bodies when they went to the couple's home late Saturday night after not hearing from Gina Martin all day.

The door was locked, so Patricia Martin broke in with a butter knife, she said. She couldn't tell what caused the deaths. "I just took the baby and left," she said.

Her mother, Dolly Martin, called a tribal police officer, who notified troopers. Kipnuk is located near the coast of the Bering Sea, about 475 miles west of Anchorage.

Many in the community rely on a subsistence lifestyle, and trapping brings income as well. Most jobs, such as commercial fishing and construction, are seasonal, according to a state community database.

PAUL JOSEPH PAUL , Services for lifelong Alaska resident Joseph Jim Paul, a former chairman of the Kuskokwim Federation of the Blind and the Alaska Native Blind Development, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with the Rev. August Alexie of the Moravian Church of God officiating. A visitation will precede the service from 1 to 2 p.m. Mr. Paul, 54, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1988, at his Anchorage home. He was born May 4, 1933, in Kipnuk. He had worked at the vending stand in the State Court Building in Anchorage and had owned and operated the Cracker Jack Cabin in Kipnuk. He was a member of the Bethel and Rabbit Creek Lions Clubs, and was a former member of the Kipnuk School Board. He was known for his musical talents and composed in both English and the central Yupik language. He enjoyed sharing his interest in music by teaching. He leaves his wife, Natalie; his sons, Gary and Clifford; his daughters, Joann and Nancy; his brothers, David and Johnnie; and 14 grandchildren; all of Kipnuk. Burial will be in Kipnuk later this week. Memorials may be sent to the Alaska Native Blind Development, P. O. Box 100224, Anchorage 99510.
PAUL AMES PAUL SR. A funeral service and burial for James Paul, Sr., a lifelong Alaska resident, will be held later this week in Kipnuk. Mr. Paul, 76, died Saturday, May 7, 1988 , at the Alaska Native Medical Center. He was born Feb. 14, 1912, in Kipnuk. He was a commercial fisherman and served in the Alaska Territorial Guard. He leaves his wife, Julia, of Kipnuk; his daughters, Alice Kalistook and Natalia Knight, both of Bethel, Rosemary Strauss and Rita Paul, both of Kipnuk, and Doris Paul, of Anchorage; his sons, Peter, Paul and James, all of Kipnuk; and 17 grandchildren. Service arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel. May 10, 1988
PAUL Suzanne Paul
June 6, 1933 - January 12, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska
PETER James Peter Jr., 33, a self-employed commercial fisherman, died Sept. 30, 1991 at his Bethel residence. A funeral will be held this week at the Moravian Church in Bethel. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Peter was born May 20, 1958, in Bethel. He was a West High graduate. He is survived by his parents, Daisy and James Sr., of Bethel; his brothers, Joe of Marshall, John of Akiak, Richard, Ronnie and Norman, all of Bethel, and Max of Anchorage; his sisters, Polly Lewis of Akiachak, Phyllis of Kipnuk, and Renay Clifton of Oklahoma. Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel
PETER Lifelong Alaskan John George Peter, 46, died Dec. 2, 1996, at his Bethel residence. Visitation will be held today from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. Funeral and burial services will take place in Bethel next week. Mr. Peter was born July 3, 1950, in Bethel. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting and worked in Anchorage, Mountain Village, Akiak and Bethel. He was a member of the Bethel Moravian Church and was wellknown and loved. ''He will be greatly missed,'' his family said. Mr. Peter is survived by his wife, Mary of Anchorage; daughters, Patricia of Bethel, Angela of Anchorage, Tracy of Toksook Bay, Christina Clifton of Orlando, Fla., Daisy of Bethel, and stepdaughter, Marilyn of Bethel; parents, James and Daisy Peter of Bethel; sisters, Polly Lewis of Eek, Phyllis Peter of Kipnuk, and Renay Clifton of Orlando; brothers, Joe of Marshall, Richard and Norman of Bethel, Max of Anchorage, and Ronnie of Kipnuk.
PHILLIPS Onessia Phillips of Crooked Creek. 19 July 1929 - 2 March 2011. Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011
PIAKAK CHESALEE JULIA PIAKAK, Services for Chesalee Julia Piakak, 4, will be at noon Saturday at Mountain View Baptist Church with the Rev. John Beyers officiating. A visitation will precede the service from 11 a.m. to noon. Chesalee died Monday, March 7, 1988, at Our Lady of Compassion Care Center. She was born Dec. 19, 1983, in Bethel, Alaska. She leaves her parents, Tom and Susan Piakak of Anchorage; her sister, Christina, of Anchorage; her maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Barbara Williams, of Seattle; and her paternal grandfather, Nellie, of Kipnuk. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Cemetery. Service arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
PITKA Toksook Bay resident Ralph H. Pitka, 28, died July 15, 1991 near Bethel. Arrangements are pending at Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
PITKA GREGORY PITKA Services for Gregory Pitka, 19, will be held later this week in Toksook Bay. Mr. Pitka died Oct. 30, 1987 in Bethel. Born Dec. 15, 1965, he was a recent graduate of the Toksook Bay High School. He leaves his parents, Gabriel and Alice; his brothers, Ralph, Robert, Frank, and John Paul; and sisters, Stella and Margaret, all of Toksook Bay. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
RABIDOU Marie Rabidou, 84, a resident of Our Lady of Compassion Care Center, died there March 2, 1990. A funeral service will be conducted later this week at St. Mary's Church in Aniak. Mrs. Rabidou was born May 11, 1905, in Chefornak, and was a lifelong Alaska resident. She worked as a housewife and enjoyed sewing, fishing, berrypicking and camping. According to her family, she was a great story teller and Eskimo dancer. Survivors include one daughter, Sophie Sakar of Chuathbaluk; eight grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street.
REDFOX Alfred Redfox
August 10, 1926 - April 22, 1999
Emmonak, Alaska
REDFOX Angela F. Redfox
September 8, 1926 - March 17, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska
REDFOX Cecilia Redfox
December 26, 1933 - December 11, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska
REDFOX Elizabeth M. Redfox
November 8, 1965 - June 18, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
ROBERTS Alaska resident David Thomas Charles "Charlie" Roberts, 16, died May 8, 1993 in Chefornak. A funeral will be held today at Platinum Moravian Church in Platinum with Frank Methew officiating. Burial will be held at Platinum Cemetery. Mr. Roberts was born Nov. 16, 1976, in Bethel, and was a ninth-grade student in Platinum. He enjoyed basketball and Native Youth Olympics. He is survived by his father, John of Quinhagak; his mother and stepfather, Pauline and James Wasili; a sister, Jamie Wasili; six brothers, Jason, Simeon, Eric, Christopher and Peter Wasili, and Justin Bunett, all of Chefornak; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Kasayulie of Platinum; his paternal grandfather, Robert Roberts of Quinhagak; his uncle, James Kasayulie of Platinum; and other relatives in Quinhagak. Local arrangements were handled by Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel.
ROBERTSON Anna Dorothy Robertson, 66, died Dec. 10, 2004, at Meadowbrook Place in Baker City, Ore. Ms. Robertson was born Dec. 15, 1937, in Russian Mission, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Stella Davis; son, Alan Cisco; and granddaughter, Christina Plunkett. “Annie” worked as a nurse’s aide in several hospitals and she also waitressed. She enjoyed telling stories of her childhood and tales of the ‘64 earthquake.
RUSSI Lifelong Alaska resident Gertrude S. "Gertie" Russi, 53, died March 10, 1995, at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Evangelical Covenant Church, with visitation beginning at noon. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Burial will follow in Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers include Gary, Glenn and Melvin Ivanoff, Samuel Shavings, Walter Dotomain and Rueban Noratuk. Mrs. Russi was born May 12, 1941, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. She was the postmistress in Mekoryuk and moved to Anchorage in 1974. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years in Mekoryuk and Anchorage and had volunteered at the Crisis Center in Anchorage. Mrs. Russi was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing and being with her grandchildren. Her family said: "Her smile and sense of humor will be greatly missed." Mrs. Russi is survived by her daughter, Caroline Ivanoff of Anchorage; three sons, Glenn Ivanoff of Anchorage, and Gary and Melvin Ivanoff of Mekoryuk; mother, Susie Shavings of Mekoryuk; three sisters, Lillian Shavings of Mekoryuk, and Marian Shavings and Karen Shavings-Stein of Anchorage; two brothers, Samuel and Silas Shavings of Mekoryuk; eight grandchildren, Jackie, Jamie, Mitchum, and Sidney Ivanoff, and Ian Alexander, all of Anchorage, Jessica Paul of Napaskiak, and Jordan and Jasmine Fitka, of Marshall; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Harry, and brothers, Jim and Richard. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
SAM Bethel resident Frank Hilary William Allgiq Sam, 2, died March 10, 2000, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Local visitation was Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapels in Anchorage. Additional services and burial will be later this week in Bethel. Frank was born Dec. 6, 1997, in Bethel. His family said: ''He was a happy child who made everyone he met happy. In his way, he was funny and cheerful; he made sure everyone had a little smile. He was a great son to his parents, great grandson to his grandparents, great nephew to his uncles and aunts and great cousin to his cousins. He is going to be greatly missed by everyone whose hearts he touched.'' Frank is survived by his parents, Martina and Bernard Sam of Bethel; sisters, Anna N. Andy of Newtok and Margaret M.N.A. Sam and Annie F.R.C. Sam of Bethel; grandparents, William and Norma Andy of Newtok and Hilary and Maria Kairaiuak of Chefornak; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, grandpas and grandmas.
SAMPSON PHILLIP SAMPSON Funeral services will be held in Kipnuk for Phillip Sampson, who died Feb. 27, 1986 at the hospital in Bethel. Mr. Sampson was born Sept. 16, 1937, in Kipnuk. He lived in Alaska his entire life and was 48 years old when he died. He is survived by three sisters, Mary Anaver of Kipnuk, Julia Nicori of Kwethluk, and Katie Mann of Kwigillingok. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Funeral Home and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
SAMSON Eva Rose Ann Samson, 57, died Jan. 15, 2002, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Samson was born July 26, 1944, in Crooked Creek, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Rayna Neumiller-Carson; son, B. J. Neumiller; mother, Theresa Parent; sisters, Mary Seay, Lorrain John, and Evelyn Thomas; and brother, Tom Parent.
SHAVINGS Harry Oomyun Shavings, 80, died July 1989, an Anchorage carver, Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Jerry Daniels officiating. A visitation will precede the service at 1. Mr. Shavings was born July 22, 1909, on Nunivak Island, where he lived until moving to Anchorage in 1975. He was a wood and ivory carver and had served in the Alaska Territorial Guard and the National Guard. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He leaves his wife, Susie, of Anchorage; his daughters, Gertie Russi, Mary Shavings and Karen Harry, both of Anchorage, and Lillian Lindgren, of California; his sons, Silas Shavings, of Anchorage, and Samuel Shavings, of Mekoyuk; his brothers, Frank and Henry, both of Bethel, and Edward, of Mekoryuk; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be in the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Alaska Heart Association, 2330 East 42nd Avenue, Anchorage 99508.
SHAVINGS Lifelong Alaskan Josephine R. Shavings, 72, died Jan. 3, 2002, at Alaska Native Medical Center after an illness. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street. A funeral will follow at noon with the Rev. James Blackshear officiating. Burial will be later at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Ms. Shavings was born July 4, 1929, on Nunivak Island and later moved to Bethel and then to Anchorage in the 1960s. She completed her GED and later worked for the University of Alaska Anchorage in food service during the 1960s before her retirement. Ms. Shavings was a member the United Pentecostal Church. She was an artist and enjoyed beachcombing, harvesting beach grass and weaving the grass into baskets. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, picking greens and berries, sewing, knitting and music. She loved shopping. Her family said: ''She was a hardworking woman to provide for her family. She had a great sense of humor. Her laughter will be missed and will be a precious memory in our hearts. She was loved by her family and friends. She was a firm believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and loved Christian movies and music.'' Ms. Shavings is survived by her brother, Alex Rogers of Anchorage; sisters, Mary Smith of Anchorage and Susie Williams of Mekoryuk; daughters, Laura Kolerok of Wasilla and Anna Shavings of Anchorage; sons, Dennis Shavings of Kodiak, and Martin Shavings, Luther Shavings and Jacob Shavings of Anchorage; grandchildren, Reginald and Brenda of Anchorage, and Dorothy of Wasilla; great-grandchildren, Jackie and Deandra of Wasilla and Chris of Anchorage; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, three daughters, two sons, and two grandchildren.
SHAVINGS Marvella Ann Shavings, 53, died peacefully Aug. 11, 2010, in Anchorage. A viewing will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at First Covenant Church, followed by a service and potluck. Pastor Bill Jones will officiate. Ms. Shavings was born Oct. 21, 1956, in Nash Harbor on Nunivak Island to parents Edward and Esther Shavings. She attended and graduated from Mekoryuk BIA School, Sheldon Jackson College and Career Academy. Ms. Shavings' career included years of working for her dad's business, Nunivak Island Guide Service, as a cook. She also was employed as a health aide and certified medical assistant.She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed reading books, knitting, bingo, singing gospel music and playing the keyboard, berry picking for her mother and clam digging. Her favorite expressions were "you turkey" and "cheese and crackers!" Marvella tremendously believed in and worshiped God, prayed for others and asked for prayers from others. She really enjoyed candy, especially Look! candy bars, peanut brittle, toffee and any frozen chocolate. Marvella was extremely generous to family and friends; she will be missed by all.Marvella is survived by her parents Ed and Esther Shavings; siblings, Jacob, Ed Jr. and wife Xenia, Lincoln Shavings and his wife of Mekoryuk, and Louise Shavings of Anchorage; her children, Gwendolyn Jones of Homer, Beatrice Olrun-Kiokun and Melanie Shavings of Mekoryuk, Chad Shavings of Anchorage and Michael Sorden of Alabama; grandsons, McKinley and Landon; uncles, Henry Shavings and Tom Amos; aunts, Marian Paulson and Verna Reynolds; nieces, Kendra, Charlee, Danielle, Molly, Sonni, Alma, Tabitha, Shanelle and Chenovia; great-niece, Ana; nephews, Brady, Isaiah, Carl, Nathaniel, T.J., Lewis and Aristotle; and numerous cousins.She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, sisters Alma Rose and Phyllis Ruth; and other family members, including Ed Jr. III.Pallbearers are Jacob Chuck, Ed Jr., Lincoln, Chad, Michael and Isaiah. Honorary pallbearers are dad Edward and Uncle Tom Amos.
SHAVINGS Reuben Nick Shavings, 38, an Anchorage resident, died May 5, 1989 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kehl's Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel. The Rev. J.R. Blackshear of United Pentecostal Church will officiate. Mr. Shavings was born June 6, 1950, in Mekoryuk. He had attended chef school in Oregon and worked as a cook in Kodiak, the Seward Skill Center, Church's Fried Chicken in Spenard and Big Boys in Anchorage. During the fishing season he worked in canneries. His hobbies included playing the guitar and singing. He enjoyed wood carving, making masks and gardening. He leaves his father, Frank, of Bethel; his mother, Josephine, of Anchorage; his brothers, Martin, Dennis and Jacob, all of Anchorage, and Luther, of Palmer; and his sisters, Anna and Sharon, both of Anchorage, and Laura Kolerok, of Wasilla. Burial will be in Anchorage Memorial Park.
SHAVINGS Anchorage resident Sharon Shavings, 43, died Dec. 11, 2001, at her home. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street, with a service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Powell of Trinity Christian Reformed Church will officiate. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date. Ms. Shavings was born June 1, 1958, in Bethel. She spent her childhood in Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island and Bethel before moving to Anchorage in the late 1960s. She had most recently been employed by at the 4th Avenue Theater in service preparation. Prior to this position she had been employed at Tudor Bingo. Her family wrote: ''Sharon was an avid participant in Special Olympics and an excellent bowler. She was a member of the Trinity Christian Reformed Church. ''Sharon was a gifted knitter and loved to knit scarves for her friends. She also could be seen riding her bike daily in the community. ''Sharon was a joy to her family and friends. She was always telling jokes and making people laugh. She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her positive attitude.'' She is survived by her father, Frank Shavings of Bethel; mother, Josephine Shavings of Anchorage; sisters, Laura Kolerok of Wasilla and Anna Shavings of Anchorage; brothers, Martin Shavings, Luther Shavings and Jacob Shavings of Anchorage, and Dennis Shavings of Kodiak; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers and her grandparents.
SIMS Martina Marie Sims, 45, died March 16, 2002, in Wasilla. A funeral Mass will be arranged in St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Toksook Bay. She will be laid to rest next to her family members as requested. Mrs. Sims was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Bethel to Simon and Jennie Sims. She lived in Wasilla with her longtime companion, Roy Buchanan. She enjoyed singing gospel music, making Native crafts, picking berries, crocheting, sewing, Eskimo dancing and visiting with family members and friends. Tina loved her family with all her heart. Her family wrote: ''Martina will be remembered best by the gift of laughter she so willingly shared through her stories and her humor. She came to know many people from all walks of life, sharing her friendship this way.'' Mrs. Sims was preceded in death by her twin sister, Agnes; grandmother, Lucy McGee; sister, Theresa Ross; father, Simon Sims Sr.; brothers, Simon Jr., Noah and Joseph Sims; grandfather, Peter McGee; and baby brothers, Noah and Billy Sims. She is survived by her mother, Jennie Sims of Toksook Bay; daughter, Regina Bruno of Palmer; brothers, Billy Sims of Toksook Bay and John Sims of Seward; sister, Cecilia Frenzl and family of Delta Junction; uncle, George Paul of Toksook Bay; aunts, Mary Jumbo and family of Toksook Bay, Anna Agnus and family of Nightmute, Martina Oscar and family of Anchorage and Bethel, and Bessie Sims and family of Atmauthluak; nephews, Simon Sims of Toksook Bay and Noah Sims of Wasilla; and numerous other relatives throughout Alaska. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
SIMS Toksook Bay resident Agnes Sims, 34, a homemaker, died Dec. 2, 1990 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be conducted at noon today at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel, with the Rev. James Laudwein officiating. Mrs. Sims was born Oct. 6, 1956, in Bethel. She enjoyed children. 16 She is survived by her mother, Jennie; her sons, Noah and Simon; and her brothers, John, Billy and Simon, all of Toksook Bay; her sisters, Cecilia Frenzl of Delta Junction, and her twin sister, Tina of Wasilla. Burial will be in the Toksook Bay Cemetery. Service arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
SINGH Kipnuk resident Natalie Singh, 53, a cannery worker and homemaker, died April 14, 1992 at the Bethel Hospital. A service and burial was held April 17 in Kipnuk. Mrs. Singh was born Feb. 12, 1939, near Aleknagik. She is survived by her mother, Lucy Jenkins of Dillingham; her daughters and sons, Elena Brink of Bethel, and Clifford Paul and Joann Paul, both of Kipnuk; her brothers and sisters, Helen Jenkins of Anchorage, Ethel Jenkins of Hawaii, Robert Jenkins of Anchorage, Michael Jenkins of Santa Fe, N.M., Forrest Jenkins of Bethel, Christopher Jenkins of Fairbanks, and Mary Beth Rice of Fortuna, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
SLATS Lifelong Alaskan Frances Slats, 61, of Chevak, died Oct. 1, 1991 of cancer at Alaska Native Medical Center. A service will be held later this week in Chevak. She was born Sept. 14, 1930, in Kashunuk and moved shortly afterward to Chevak, where she spent the rest of her life. Mrs. Slats loved to work with arts and crafts. Her specialty was basketweaving. She also enjoyed wildlife and "cleaning fish on a warm summer day." She is survived by her husband, Jerome of Chevak; her daughters, Angelina Lunia of Fort Worth, Texas, Roseanna of Anchorage, Teresa of Tooksook Bay, and Cynthia and Marion, both of Chevak; her stepdaughter, Josephine John of Newtok; and her sons, John, Albert and Kevin, all of Chevak. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel
SLWOOKO Unalakleet minister Howard Iyangasuk Slwooko Sr., 77, died June 20, 1997, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. today at Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St., with the Rev. Phillip Axelson officiating. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Pallbearers will include Walter Slwooko, Howard Slwooko Jr., David Slwooko, Merle Towarak, Melvin Towarak and George Sookiayak Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Amidon, Harold Ahmasuk Jr., Vernon Slwooko Sr., Tim Gologeran, Chip Swanson and David Hendrickson. Additional services will be held at Unalakleet Covenant Church. Burial will be in Nome at a later date. 43 The Rev. Slwooko was born Nov. 3, 1919, at Boxer Bay on St. Lawrence Island. His formal education ended with the third grade. He was a self-taught mechanic, carpenter, welder and heavy-equipment operator. He was also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Rev. Slwooko lived in Elim, Nunivak Island, Mekoryuk, Hooper Bay, Mountain Village, Shaktoolik and Unalakleet. He served in the U.S. Army and Alaska Territorial Guard. He received an honorable discharge from the National Guard in 1979. The Rev. Slwooko enjoyed subsistence hunting and gathering. He also enjoyed carving, and reading his Bible. His favorite verse was Psalm 16:8. Family members said: ''Dad provided for his family all his life, both spiritual and subsistence. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by family and everyone he touched. Peace to his memory.'' Survivors include his wife, Ellen Slwooko, sons, Walter Slwooko and Howard Slwooko Jr., all of Unalakleet; daughters, Marlene Towarak of Unalakleet and Harriette Slwooko of Ketchikan; brother, Vernon Slwooko of Gambell; sisters, Sarah Palcino of Tacoma, Wash., Agnes Turner and Helen Carius of Anchorage and Mary Lane and Alayne Booshu of Gambell; grandchildren, Myra and David Slwooko, George Sookiayak Jr., Ethan Sheyan, and Meryl, Merle, Melvin, Marty and Matthew Towarak; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
SMALL JAMES FRANK SMALL, died May 11, 1986 There will be a funeral later in Goodnews Bay for James Frank Small, who died May 11 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Mr. Small was born Jan. 1, 1904, in Kipnuk. A life-long Alaskan, he worked as a commercial fisherman. He is survived by his wife, Emma Small, of Goodnews Bay. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
SMITH PETER L. SMITH JR., Services for Peter L. Smith Jr., a Mekoryuk artist, will be held in Mekoryuk later this week. Mr. Smith, 27, died March 18, 1987 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Born April 5, 1959, in Hooper Bay, he was self employed as a carver. He leaves his wife, Cindy, of Mekoryuk; his parents, Mary and Peter Sr., of Mekoryuk; and his brothers, Miller Weston, Samuel Smith, Dale Smith, Ishmael Smith, Johnny Smith and Davis Smith, all of Mekoryuk, and Jimmy Smith, Luke Smith, Showalter Smith and Joshua Mathlaw, all of Bethel; his sisters, Grace Harrod of Kodiak, and Margie David, Marion Scarzella and Lola Ferguson, all of Anchorage. Local arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Mekoryuk.
SMITH Lifelong Alaskan Mary Pauline (Arnatqang) Smith, 79, died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 18, 2005, at home in Anchorage, with family members at her side. She had fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A funeral will be Thursday at Mekoryuk Evangelical Covenant Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. Born April 27, 1926, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, she was married to Peter Smith Sr. of Nunivak Island for 53 years and proudly raised 16 children. They were missionaries from 1958 to 1964 for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska, and served in Nome, Hooper Bay, Mekoryuk and Anchorage. She worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a chef and enjoyed living a traditional subsistence lifestyle in Mekoryuk. Her family recalled that her favorite pastimes included creating beautiful Native crafts and quoting scripture from the Bible for her family members. Mary's favorite scriptures were John 14:1-2 and Psalms 23. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Smith Sr.; sons, Abraham and Peter Jr.; brothers, Jimmy, Martin and Ted; sister, Josephine Shavings; and uncle, Tom Dotomain. Mrs. Smith is survived by her aunt, Susie Shavings; niece, Edna Mathlaw; son, Richard Davis; brothers, Jesse Moses and Joseph Moses Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel, Dale Sr. and Alice, Ishmael and Viva, and Davis, all of Mekoryuk, Showalter Sr. and Grace of Eagle River, Joshua and Alice Mathlaw, Luke and Mary, Miller and his companion Joyce Haynes, Jimmy and Chrystal, and Johnny; and daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Joseph David, and Lola and Robert Ferguson, all of Anchorage, Grace and James Harrod of Kodiak, and Marion and Gene Scarzella of France. "Mary was also a proud grandmother of 42 grandchildren and greatgrandmother of 39 great-grandchildren," her family said. "Mary is survived by many relatives and it may be that not all have been mentioned, but she embraced every one of them. Mary touched many lives throughout Alaska and will fondly be remembered for her beautiful smile." In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Mrs. Smith to Wells Fargo Bank of Anchorage or to the family through Anchorage Funeral Home.
SMITH Mary Smith, 79 Lifelong Alaskan Mary Pauline (Arnatqang) Smith, 79, died peacefully in her sleep Aug. 18, 2005, at home in Anchorage, with family members at her side. She had fought a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A funeral will be Thursday at Mekoryuk Evangelical Covenant Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. Born April 27, 1926, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island, she was married to Peter Smith Sr. of Nunivak Island for 53 years and proudly raised 16 children. They were missionaries from 1958 to 1964 for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska, and served in Nome, Hooper Bay, Mekoryuk and Anchorage. She worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a chef and enjoyed living a traditional subsistence lifestyle in Mekoryuk. Her family recalled that her favorite pastimes included creating beautiful Native crafts and quoting scripture from the Bible for her family members. Mary's favorite scriptures were John 14:1-2 and Psalms 23. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Smith Sr.; sons, Abraham and Peter Jr.; brothers, Jimmy, Martin and Ted; sister, Josephine Shavings; and uncle, Tom Dotomain. Mrs. Smith is survived by her aunt, Susie Shavings; niece, Edna Mathlaw; son, Richard Davis; brothers, Jesse Moses and Joseph Moses Sr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Samuel, Dale Sr. and Alice, Ishmael and Viva, and Davis, all of Mekoryuk, Showalter Sr. and Grace of Eagle River, Joshua and Alice Mathlaw, Luke and Mary, Miller and his companion Joyce Haynes, Jimmy and Chrystal, and Johnny; and daughters and sons-in-law, Margie and Joseph David, and Lola and Robert Ferguson, all of Anchorage, Grace and James Harrod of Kodiak, and Marion and Gene Scarzella of France. "Mary was also a proud grandmother of 42 grandchildren and great-grandmother of 39 great-grandchildren," her family said. "Mary is survived by many relatives and it may be that not all have been mentioned, but she embraced every one of them. Mary touched many lives throughout Alaska and will fondly be remembered for her beautiful smile." In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Mrs. Smith to Wells Fargo Bank of Anchorage or to the family through Anchorage Funeral Home.
SUGAR Andrew Sugar
February 11, 1934 - August 21, 1999
Emmonak, Alaska
SUGAR Emily Sugar
August 13, 1932 - June 4, 2001
Emmonak, Alaska
SUNNYBOY James John Sunnyboy, 44, of Tucson, Ariz. died Nov. 24, 1998. Mr. Sunnyboy was born on Jan. 12, 1954 in St. Mary's, Alaska. He is survived by his sister Elizabeth Sunnyboy and brother Steven Sunnyboy.
TEELUK Donald Teeluk
November 6, 1918 - November 20, 1995
Emmonak, Alaska
THIELE Otto Thiele, Sr., 81, died March 14, 2003 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Thiele was born September 8, 1921 in Bethel, Alaska and grew up in Alexander Creek. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa S. Thiele; and sons, Otto Thiele, Jr. and Karl V. Thiele.
TOM ERIC EDMOND TOM, infant son of Jack and Helen Tom, of Scammon Bay, died Dec. 14, 1988 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral service will be held later this week. He was born Nov. 19 in Bethel. In addition to his parents, he is leaves his paternal grandparents, Mark and Lucy Tom, of Newtok; and his maternal grandmother, Theresa Hunter, of Scammon Bay. Burial will be in the Scammon Bay Cemetery. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
TOMMY Keith Tommy, the infant son of Ignatius and Natalie Tommy, died May 6, 1991 in Newtok. Arrangements are pending at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
TONY Robert Henry Tony, infant son of Joseph and Mary Tony, was born Aug. 3 and died Aug. 4, 1992 at Providence Hospital. A funeral will be held this week in Nightmute at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Burial will be in Nightmute. Besides his parents, Robert is survived by his sister, Rea, his paternal grandparents, Henry and Theresa, all of Nightmute; and his maternal grandmother, Rena Swezey of San Marcos, Calif. Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
TRADER Mary M. Trader
April 15, 1925 - November 15, 2005
Emmonak, Alaska
TRADER William Trader
February 1, 1923 - May 15, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska
TUCKER Mary Tucker
December 9, 1920 - May 26, 2002
Emmonak, Alaska
TULIK Melanie Tulik, infant daughter of Charlie Lincoln and Mary Tulik, died Jan. 6, 1992 at her Toksook Bay home. A funeral will be held today in Toksook Bay. Burial will also be in Toksook Bay. Melanie was born Oct. 12 in Bethel. Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
USUGAN Tununak resident Oscar Usugan, 79, a subsistence hunter, died Oct. 7, 1990 at Humana Hospital-Alaska. A funeral will be conducted Thursday at Tununak Catholic Church. Mr. Usugan was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Tununak. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his son, George, his daughter, Theresa Kanrilak, all of Tununak; his brothers, Joseph Oscar of Tununak, and Jimmie Oscar Jr. of Bethel; 15 grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
WASKA Anna E. Waska
May 17, 1932 - October 14, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska
WASKA Evan B. Waska
March 10, 1967 - August 5, 2005
Emmonak, Alaska
WASKA Willie Waska
March 19, 1935 - September 10, 1993
Emmonak, Alaska
WASULI Boni Wasuli
May 16, 1912 - April 22, 2000
Emmonak, Alaska
WATSON Wasilla resident and homemaker Theresa C. Watson, 50, died Oct. 31, 1994 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. 30 Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Kehl's Palmer Mortuary with a funeral following. Burial will be held at Palmer Pioneer Cemetery. Mrs. Watson was born May 13, 1944, in Nightmute. Her family said: "She will always be remembered with her smile, love, kindness and care for everyone that she knew. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she will be missed by all that knew her and will always be in our hearts." Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, Francis Barry of Wasilla; daughters, Gail Watson-Joe of St. Marys, Daisy Hansen and Teresa Watson of Wasilla; sons, David, Archie and Charles, all of Wasilla; grandchildren, Michelle, Kimberly, Bryan, Tracey, Brianna and Jennifer, of St. Marys, Brett, Micheal, Justin, Christopher, Christina and Valarie, of Wasilla.
WESLEY Mekoryuk resident Harry Wesley, 87, died Sept. 21, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center of natural causes. A service in Anchorage was Friday. A second service and burial will be Monday in Mekoryuk. Mr. Wesley was born March 28, 1918, in Mekoryuk to Wesley and Martha Sam. He served as an enlisted member of the Alaska Territorial Guard and the Alaska National Guard. He also worked for the Bering Sea Reindeer Project and for the State of Alaska as a village public safety officer, and he was an Alaskan Silver Hand artist known for his ivory carvings and Native spirit masks. His family wrote: "To all who knew him, Harry was an inspiration and touched many lives with his kindness and love for Christ. He will be missed, but he continues to live on in our hearts and he has left us with great memories of good times and fellowship. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend." He is survived by his wife, Ida Wesley; children, Jennie and August Mendez, Amy and Stanley Kanrilak, Viva and Ishmel Smith, Clara and Gary Ivanoff, Chester Wesley, Monica Wesley and LeeAnn Charlie; sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Sam Herman; grandchildren, Delores and John Webster, Miguel and Amberly Mendez, Eliza Wesley, Naomi and Juanita Smith, and Nina, Charlotte and Ben Kanrilak; and great-grandchildren, Tianalyn and John Webster, Christina and Augustine Mendez, and Butler Wesley. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
WILLIAMS Alexie N. Williams, of Lower Kalskag, bn 28 Oct 1939, d 5 Mar 2011, Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011
WISEMAN KEVIN WISEMAN, died July 9, 1988 , Kevin Michael Donahue Wiseman, 4 year old son of Jane Wiseman of Chefornak, died Saturday, July 9, at Providence Hospital. A funeral service will be held later this week at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Chefornak. Kevin was born Nov. 4, 1983, in Anchorage. He is also survived by his brothers, Evan and Sam, and his sisters, Evelyn and Monica, all of Chefornak; his maternal grandmother, Josephine, of Chefornak; and his paternal grandfather, John Pasko, of Bethel. He was preceded in death by his father, Evan Sr., in 1986. Burial will be in the Chefornak Village Cemetery. Local service arrangements were by Spenard Heights Memorial Chapel.
WISEMAN Chefornak student Walter Charlie Wiseman, 12, died July 2, 1992 at the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Chefornak, and burial took place in the Chefornak Cemetery. Born Nov. 1, 1979, in Bethel, he had been a lifelong Alaska resident. Walter is survived by his adopted parents, Jack and Martina; his brothers, Nathan and Jack; and his sister, Sophie, all of Chefornak; his natural father and mother, Alexie and Maggie Flynn of Chefornak; his paternal grandfather, Charlie Wiseman of Anchorage; his paternal grandmother, Josephine Wiseman of Chefornak; and his maternal grandmother, Eliza Fairbanks of Chefornak.
YUPANIK Jennie H. Yupanik
August 7, 1915 - July 10, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska
YUPANIK Jimmy Yupanik
March 26, 1906 - April 4, 1992
Emmonak, Alaska

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