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ADAMSON Jacqueline Adamson - Longtime Kenai Peninsula resident, Jacqueline L. (Medcoff) Adamson passed away on Friday November 22nd, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital. Her family will hold a private memorial. Jackie was born in Charlotte, Mich. on January 10, 1953. She was a long time resident of the Kenai Peninsula. Jackie had a love of people and always held jobs that had her working with the public. Her family wrote, “She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.” She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Norma Dikes and her brother Edward Medcoff Jr. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Adamson; her son Jason Medcoff and his wife Sharlyn; her grandson, Donivan Medcoff; granddaughter, Trysten Medcoff; in-laws, Wayne and Caroline Adamson; brothers, Mike Medcoff and his wife, Kathy, Jim Medcoff and his wife, Huong, Jeff Medcoff and his wife, Tammy, as well as all their families; sisters, Freda Wagner and husband, Mark, Melanie Beverly and her husband, Jay and their families. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Please visit her online guestbook at
ALBERTY Penelope Alberty - Nikiski resident Penelope A. “Penny” Alberty, 55, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at home with family by her side.No services are planned at this time. She will be laid to rest in Heritage Memorial Park in Dewey, Ariz. at a later date.Penny was born June 15, 1957 in Homestead, Fla. She grew up in California and graduated from high school. She lived on various Air Force bases from 1957-59 and in Norco, Calif. from 1959-1971. She then lived in Arizona until moving to Nikiski on July 1, 1999. She worked as a banker and bookkeeper.Penny was a member of the Redoubt Homemakers Group and enjoyed crafts, sewing, gardening and fishing.“Penny was full of ambition. She loved making things whether it was for herself or others. Family was the most important thing to her and she couldn’t be more proud of her grandchildren.” Her family wrote.Penny was preceded in death by her brother, Peter Hodan.She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Brian Alberty; son, Willie Alberty of Lincoln, Calif.; daughter, Kristi Ringler of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Malachi and Gabriel Albert of Lincoln, Calif. and Taryn Ringler of Tucson, Ariz.; her parents, John and Millie Hodan; sister, Pam Wagner and brother Pat Hodan, all of Dewey, Ariz.Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
ALDEN Linda Alden - Longtime Wasilla resident, Linda Dorothy Agnes Alden, 67, passed away Friday, January 4, 2013 surrounded by family at her home in Wasilla.A celebration of Linda’s life will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Valley Funeral Home, 151 East Herning Ave. in Wasilla.Linda was born February 5, 1945 to Arnold Paul & Gladys Agnes (Gonyer) Broduer in Portland, Maine. She moved to Wasilla in 1976 and never wanted to be anywhere else. Linda had graduated from UAA with a degree in Psychology in 1986. She worked at Brown Jug Liquor at the Shoprite Mall in Wasilla since 2003. She loved her job and all of her customers. Linda always gave to charity even if she only had a dollar. She enjoyed cross stitch and playing Gameboy, gardening and berry picking.“Linda was the strongest and bravest, smartest, kindest and most generous person anyone would ever know. She loved Wasilla and all of the people here. She always said there is nowhere else on the earth she would rather be. Linda loved her job and her coworkers. She loved forward to going to work every day so she could see her many friends. Thank you for all the kindness you have shown my mom over the years. She loved you all,” wrote her daughter, Missy.Linda was preceded in death by her adopted son, John Bay who died in a motorcycle accident. She is survived by her son and daughter in-law, Donald & Tenna (Houston) MarcAurele of Wasilla; granddaughter, Christeena Dawn MarcAurele of Wasilla; daughter and son in-law, Melissa “Missy” Anne MarcAurele and Eddie Ethrington of Wasilla; granddaughter, Mickayla Ham of Wasilla; brothers and sisters in-law, Robert & Mary Brodeur of CT, Steve and Shirley Brodeur of FL and Peter and Joan Brodeur of CT.Memorial contributions may be sent to the family C/O Valley Funeral Home, 151 East Herning Ave. Wasilla, AK 99654.Arrangements were cared for by the Valley Funeral Home & Crematory. Please visit Linda’s obituary and online guestbook at
ANDERSON Denise (Mason) Anderson - Kenai resident, Ms. Denise J, Anderson, 59, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at her home in Kenai. Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at The Kenai City Cemetery in Kenai. A celebration potluck will follow the services at 4:00 the American Legion Post #20, 902 Cook Ave in Old Town Kenai.Ms. Anderson was born Sept. 20, 1954 in New York State. She graduated from high school and furthered her education by attending Culinary Art School. She has lived in Alaska for over 30 years living in Anchorage for a little while before moving to Kenai. She worked as chef and bartender at several places in Anchorage and around Kenai. She most recently was employed by the American Legion Post #20. Denise was a past member of the Hotels & Restaurants Local #878 and member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the American Legion. She loved Bingo, cooking, shopping and chilling with her friends.Her Alaskan family wrote, “Denise Mason – Denise was one of the strongest, yet most sensitive woman I have ever known. She was very generous and always willing to lend a hand where ever needed. I will miss our long talks over coffee on the balcony, our chats in the yard while soaking up the sun and her laugh. We spend many, many evenings together at bingo. Our bingo trio will never be the same. Denise you have brought me so much love, fun and friendship and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I love you my sister, and I will one day see you again. You were a wonderful woman and second mom to my children.” She is survived by many friends and her Alaskan Family to include: Denise Mason, Lucy Standefer; honorary children, Laura Boyer, Eric, John, Tom, Zoe and Tiffany Mason along with her family at George H. Plumley American Legion Post #20 in Kenai. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Denise to The American Legion Ladies Aux. Post #20, 902 Cook Ave – Kenai, Alaska 99611. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit her obituary and online guestbook at
ANDERSON Nellie Mae Anderson - Kenai resident, Ms. Denise J, Anderson, 59, died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at her home in Kenai. Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at The Kenai City Cemetery in Kenai. A celebration potluck will follow the services at 4:00 the American Legion Post #20, 902 Cook Ave in Old Town Kenai.Ms. Anderson was born Sept. 20, 1954 in New York State. She graduated from high school and furthered her education by attending Culinary Art School. She has lived in Alaska for over 30 years living in Anchorage for a little while before moving to Kenai. She worked as chef and bartender at several places in Anchorage and around Kenai. She most recently was employed by the American Legion Post #20. Denise was a past member of the Hotels & Restaurants Local #878 and member of the Ladies Auxiliary with the American Legion. She loved Bingo, cooking, shopping and chilling with her friends.Her Alaskan family wrote, “Denise Mason – Denise was one of the strongest, yet most sensitive woman I have ever known. She was very generous and always willing to lend a hand where ever needed. I will miss our long talks over coffee on the balcony, our chats in the yard while soaking up the sun and her laugh. We spend many, many evenings together at bingo. Our bingo trio will never be the same. Denise you have brought me so much love, fun and friendship and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. I love you my sister, and I will one day see you again. You were a wonderful woman and second mom to my children.”She is survived by many friends and her Alaskan Family to include: Denise Mason, Lucy Standefer; honorary children, Laura Boyer, Eric, John, Tom, Zoe and Tiffany Mason along with her family at George H. Plumley American Legion Post #20 in Kenai.Memorial donations may be made in memory of Denise to The American Legion Ladies Aux. Post #20, 902 Cook Ave – Kenai, Alaska 99611.Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit her obituary and online guestbook at
ANDERSON Thomas J. Anderson - Thomas J. Anderson, 67, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 after a lengthy illness.A Celebration of Tom's life will be held 4 pm Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Soldotna Bible Chapel, 300 W. Marydale in Soldotna, where Tom was a faithful worshiper. A private burial will be held at a later date.Tom was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on October 31, 1945. Tom's father worked for Northwest Airlines so Tom's childhood included first grade in Japan, early education in Seattle where during junior high he met his future wife of 45 years, Lenny (Leanne). Tom moved back to Minnesota when he was a sophomore in high school to complete his education, but maintained a long-distance relationship with Lenny and they were married in 1967.Tom began his teaching career in Minnesota and moved to Soldotna in 1976 to teach at Soldotna Elementary School until his retirement in 1999. Tom loved people, especially young people, and his dedication to and connection with his pupils was a reflection of this love. Tom received a Master's Degree in Education to further his capabilities in the field he was so gifted in. Tom made many friends with coworkers and the parents of his students he loved to teach. Tom loved jokes and had a fantastic sense of humor, much of which he related from his own experiences and often he was the brunt of his own jokes. Tom loved to act and sing and was involved in numerous productions on the Kenai Peninsula. He also encouraged his students to love the Arts and directed annual productions at Soldotna Elementary with staff and students as cast. Tom always portrayed a comical character in these productions. Tom loved the outdoor experiences that Alaska had to offer, and cherished time with his family camping, fishing, biking and clam digging. Tom's family always came first. Tom was a Vietnam Veteran that proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter. Tom is survived by his wife Lenny, daughters Kari (Chris) Hudson all of Soldotna and Kelly Anderson (Mike Nails) of Anchorage, three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Thomas, Rebekah and Jazmyne. He is also survived by sisters Cathy (Chris) Mannick and Pam (Glenn) Nielsen both of Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the charity of your choice in Tom's name. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Tom’s obituary and online guestbook at
ANDREE Robert "Bob" Andree - Robert Lawrence Andree, 73, died Saturday morning, November 3, 2012 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.Memorial services will be held 3 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Elks Club in Soldotna.Bob was born on July 23, 1939 to Emma and Oroville Andree in Twin Falls, Idaho. He lived a full life and always knew how to have a good time… he was a legend for that very reason among his many friends.His early childhood was spent in Idaho and Minnesota. From early adolescence to early adulthood, Bob lived in Bakersfield, Calif., and was a 1957 graduate of North High. That same year he married his first wife, Bobbie Elkins, and they had three children: Keith, Kelly and Kevin. Bob joined the military a short time later and served proudly in the U.S. Air Force.Bob moved to Alaska and loved fishing the Kenai River in the days before the great influx of guides. He loved the solitude the river provided in the 70s and 80s and loved the thrill of reeling in the big catch. He passed on his love of the river and fishing it to each of his kids.In 1986, Bob and Katie married and were together until his death. He retired from ARCO in the early 90s and he and Katie enjoyed traveling in their retirement years. They always had lots of friends to spend great times with no matter where their travels took them.Bob was preceded in death by his son, Keith Andree, his parents, his brother Ralph Andree, sister-in-law Sharon Zimmermann and numerous friends.Survivors include his wife, Katie and stepson Larry Henley, his son Kevin Andree and daughter Kelly Andree. He also leaves grandkids Nickey and Kyle Andree, Brittany Jackson and her husband Brennan, Cori McCloud, and Jerrell Henley, as well as niece Cherie Nagel and her family, nephews Cary and Blake Andree and their families and Jimmy and Guy Zimmermann.Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Please view his obituary and online guestbook at
ANDREWS Michael Andrews, Sr. - Lifelong Alaskan, Michael Andrew Andrews, Sr., 85, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014 at the Providence Seward Medical Center in Seward.Funeral services will be held at the Emmonak Catholic Church in Emmonak. Viewing will be held at the Andrews residence in Emmonak the day prior to the services. He will be laid to rest at the Emmonak Cemetery.Mike was born November 30, 1928 to Qusjuarr and Natalia Andrews in Amirrtulik, Alaska. He completed third grade but was well educated on the native way of living. Mike was enlisted with the Alaska Territorial Guard. He had lived in Emmonak and had also lived in Hooper Bay, Nunam Iqua and Nunaqrraaq. Mike was unemployed but he used the traditional way of hunting and trapping to raise his family. He was a member of the Emmonak Catholic Church.“Mike Andrews, Sr. liked to help people with his wisdom of knowledge of advice. He was an advisor counselor who spoke from his heart. He liked to make taluyaks, ice cleaners and dance fans. Mike introduced his grandchildren to Eskimo dance as well as loved to Eskimo dance and sing. He enjoyed visitors in his own home and meeting people and teasing them. Mike taught his children and grandchildren to respect people and land,” wrote the family.Mike was preceded in death by his sons, James and Dominic Andrews; daughters, Kathy Tucker-Hootch and Molly Andrews; sister, Antonia Olson; nieces, Henrietta and Rose Olson; and his parents. He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn Andrews of Emmonak, AK; daughters, Delores Bouchan of Stebbins, AK, Eulalia Andrews, Angie Kamkoff and Olivia Moses all of Emmonak, AK; sons, Michael Andrews, Jr. and Paul Andrews both of Emmonak, AK; daughter, Margaret Andrews-Kirk of Stebbins, AK; sons, Paul Raphael of Bethel and Jimmy Andrews; and sister, Bessie Orouke.Memorial contributions may be made to the family C/O Mary Ann Andrews, P.O. Box 94, Emmonak, AK 99581.Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home. Please visit Mike’s obituary at
ANTHONY James Anthony Sr. - Lifelong Alaskan, Mr. James Anthony, Sr., 69, passed away, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Graveside services will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery.James was born April 27, 1944 to John and Mary Ann (Amoukan) Anthony in Holy Cross, Alaska. He graduated from high school and learned many construction trades to become a skilled carpenter, plumber and electrician. James was Catholic and enjoyed playing guitar and singing.James was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann “Heartsie” Anthony; parents, John and Mary Ann Anthony; sisters, Alice, Irene, Mary and Axenia; and brothers, Michael and Leo.He is survived by his sons, James William Anthony, Jr. and John Alfred Anthony, Sr. both of Holy Cross, Alaska; and daughter, Tammy Rae Capsul of Holy Cross, Alaska.Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home. Please visit James’ obituary and online guestbook at
ARNESON Wendell S. Arneson, 30, died Dec. 28, 2000, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Arneson was born Feb. 4, 1970, in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Louise N. Sambo; brother, Duane P. Hatton; and sister, Cynthia Lee Hatton-Bagonov.
BEAUCHAMP Longtime Alaska resident Marcus "Marc" Stewart Beauchamp died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, of sinus cancer at his home in Kenai. He was 79. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center at 381 Senior Court in Kenai. Viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Dick Carignan will officiate. There will be an opportunity for sharing memories and thoughts about Marc during the service. He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Roberta, in the Kenai City Cemetery in a private graveside service. Mr. Beauchamp was born Oct. 20, 1929, in Struggleville, Okla. He attended high school and junior college at the Oklahoma Military Academy and later earned a bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry in 1956 and a master's degree in teaching in 1959 from East Central State College in Ada, Okla. He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-55. "Marc and Roberta moved from Oklahoma to Nome in 1959 much to the skepticism of their friends and family who were certain they would return within a year. With the exception of a two year sabbatical in Chicago to work towards Marc's doctorate, they remained living in Alaska for the rest of their lives," their family said. The couple taught in Nome from 1959-63 where their two oldest children, Marcia and Keith were born. From Nome they moved to Kenai where they had their youngest daughter, Lane. Mr. Beauchamp was the principal at Kenai Elementary from 1963-65 and an assistant superintendant from 1965-70. He was also the principal of Nikiski Elementary from 1972 until retiring from the school district in 1987. Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp enjoyed international travel and many hunting and fishing trips with friends and family. "He was a wonderful host who took great pleasure in entertaining at his home often cooking dinner for as many as could fit around the table," his family said. "He will be remembered for his storytelling, love of the outdoors and contributions to the education system." Mr. Beauchamp was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta. He is survived by his daughter, Marcia Beauchamp of California; son, Keith Beauchamp and his wife, Joann, of Arizona; daughter, Lane Beauchamp of Kenai; and grandchildren, Sydney Tyler of Kenai, and Marcus James Beauchamp of Arizona. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in memory of Marc to Hospice of the Central Peninsula, P.O. Box 2584, Soldotna, AK 99669. Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
BEAVER Willard Beaver II, 21, died Sept. 18, 2000 in Kotzebue, Alaska. Mr. Beaver was born in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his adoptive mother, Hannah Mendenhall; adoptive father, Roy Mendenhall; sisters, Tia Wakolee, Tamara Beaver, Dawn Mendenhall, Eve Mendenhall, Joy Mendenhall, Mae Grace Mendenhall; and nephews, Jordon Wilson and Colby Beaver.
BUJAN Kenai resident William Bujan died Sept. 13, 2000, at home. He was 58. Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Kenai. Mr. Bujan's ashes were buried at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Mr. Bujan was born June 30, 1942, in Florida. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for many years until he was honorably discharged. He is survived by a son, Robert of Mekoryuk; and a brother and sister. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
BAHR Fred H. Bahr Sr., 55, died March 21, 2002, in Ninilchik, Alaska. Mr. Bahr was born Sept. 24, 1946, in Nome, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Sampson Bahr, and sons, Fred Bahr Jr. and Thomas Wayne Sampson.
BAKTUIT Albert Ephem Baktuit, 68, died Nov. 14, 2004, at Central Peninsula Hospital, in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Baktuit was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Shawn Baktuit; sisters, Evelyn Boulette and Carol Dolan; brother, Arthur (Gordon) Baktuit; grandchildren, Lanae Ella, Sadie Lynn and Michael Vincent; and many more relatives.
BARTOS Henry S. Bartos, 82, died Oct. 18, 2003, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Bartos was born Feb. 13, 1921, in Niagra Falls, N.Y. He is survived by his daughters, Katie Lee and Henia Minium; and son, James Bartos.
BARTOS Joseph (Joe) T. Bartos, 38, died Jan. 1, 2002, at home in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Bartos was born April 15, 1963, in Soldotna, Alaska. He is survived by his father, Henry S. Bartos; brother, James Bartos; sisters, Katie Lee and Henia Minium; nephews, Henry Lee and Matthew Minium; and niece, Alie Minium.
BISHOP James Wayne Bishop (husband of June Bishop who is already listed and brother of Waldo Lee Bishop also already listed) b. 1915 Parkman WY, d. 23 Feb 1972. Wayne and June owned the Inlet View Cabins and Cafe in Ninilchik and was killed when his plane crashed in the Lake Tustemena area.
BLANK Pearl H. Blank, 71, of Waxahachie, Texas died Jan. 29, 1999. Ms. Blank was born Nov. 4, 1927 in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by sons Ernie, Leonard, Robert and Mark Wolfchief, eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews.
BLATCHFORD Lifelong Alaskan Percy Blatchford, 82, died Jan. 12, 2003, at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Blatchford, an Inupiaq Eskimo, was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Golovin, Alaska, to Jenny and Charles Blatchford. Raised by his grandmother in the Norton Sound village of Elim, he spent his youth hunting and fishing until he was drafted to serve in World War II. World War II Veteran, amateur boxer, Navy Seal, Air Force rescue paramedic, subsistence hunter and father of four are some of his lifelong accomplishments. He served 30 years in the military with the distinction of being Alaska’s military heavyweight champion from 1944 to 1946. In 1944, he survived four rounds with Joe Lewis in an exhibition military fight while stationed in Adak. While at Adak, he helped capture a Japanese minisub and later trained as a member of an Air Force rescue squadron in the jungles of Panama during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the military, Blatchford worked for the state as a heavy equipment operator and enjoyed subsistence hunting and fishing in Cook Inlet. Blatchford never forgot his roots. He was known to be generous and happily shared his successes with his family and friends. He is survived by his children, Johnny Blatchford, Barbara Blatchford, Joel Blatchford and Lance Blatchford; brother and sisters, Bernice Greiner, Joe Blatchford, Violet “Vi” Mack, Rose Albrightson, Alan Blatchford and Gladys Armstrong; numerous grandchildren and many other family members.
BLOCH Adam Phillip Bloch, 81, died February 21, 2000, at his home. Mr. Bloch was born in Seldovia, Alaska, on August 17, 1918. He is survived by his wife Normagene Bloch; son Phillip D. Bloch; stepdaughter Janice Blasy; grandson Nicholas P. Bloch.
BURKE Frances JoAnne Burke, 71, died March 3, 2004, at home in Virginia Beach, Va. Ms. Burke was born June 30, 1932, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Burke Jr.; daughters, Cookie M. Goetz, JoAnn F. Banks, Juliana M. Weier, and Joyce N. Sojot; son, Jerome M. Ofrancia; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
CALHOUN Lucille Olga Calhoun, 91, died May 3, 2003, at Highline Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Ms. Calhoun was born Dec. 30, 1911, in Hope, Alaska. She is survived by her brothers, Adolph W. and John C. Young; and nieces, Christy A. Rowe and Stephanie J. Cooper.
CARLOUGH Alyce Carlough, 84, died Oct. 21, 2004, at home in Tumwater, Wash. Ms. Carlough was born May 16, 1920, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Howard Carlough; daughters, Grace Marie Fairfax, Ida Mae Markey and Peggy Jean Monson; son, Gilbert Monson; sister, Thelma Patton; brother, Gilbert Ollestad; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
CARLOUGH Joseph S. “Little Joe” Carlough, Jr., 43, died Aug. 17, 2000 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Mr. Carlough was born in Seldovia, Alaska on Nov. 14, 1957. He is survived by his wife Janine; daughters Jessica and Kristi; son Owen Gruber, stepsons Jason and Luke Carlough and Josh and Travis Werba; father and stepmother, Joseph S. and Barbara Carlough Sr.; mother Mae Bergstrum; brothers Scott and Billy Carlough and many other family members.
CASPER Peter Casper Jr., 83, of Sterling, Alaska died July 29, 1999 at his residence. Mr. Casper was born Dec. 28, 1915 at Pirate Cove, Alaska. He is survived by his nieces Dorothy Fredrickson, Myrtle and Margret Petty, and nephew Peter Diving, Jr.
CHAMBERS Fred Gutelius Chambers - b. Sep 25, 1917, Mifflinburg, PA, d. Aug 31, 2007, Soldotna AK, Anchorage Daily News September 2, 2007, Longtime Soldotna resident Capt. Fred Gutelius Chambers, 89, died Aug. 31, 2007, at Central Peninsula Hospital with his family by his side. A memorial service was held at the Soldotna Bible Chapel. The Revs. John Rysdyke and John Chambers officiated. VFW Post 10046 and American Legion Post 20 performed military honors. A light lunch immediately followed after the service at the church. Fred was born Sept. 25, 1917, to George and Margaret Chambers in Mifflinburg, Pa., where he graduated from Mifflinburg High School in 1935. He furthered his education by attending and graduating from Chaffey Junior College in 1938 in Ontario, Calif. He recited Robert Service poetry. He made 564 parachute jumps. "Our Papa was the kindest man you could hope to meet: a gentleman's gentleman, helpful and giving in every way to anyone he thought might need it," his family wrote. "He loved to fly and always was at the top of his class in training, professionally, and in general aviation. "He had a joke for every occasion, gladly paying a Rotary fine if a little too colorful. He was truly a legend in his own time. He loved us all, we loved him dearly and he will be greatly missed. "As the saying goes: There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots except for Fred Chambers ... and we call him Papa." Fred was preceded in death by his parents, George and Margaret; his brothers, Nelson and James; sister, Louise Felton; stepson, David Dunning; and second wife, Winifred Chambers.He is survived by his wife, Jan Chambers of Soldotna; first wife, Myrtle Johnson of Nome; son, Fritz Chambers of California; daughters, Lynn Chambers of Alaska and Ann Matthews of Utah; Jo Putman of Nome; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Fred to the Food Banks, 33955 Community College Drive, Soldotna 99669. Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Visit the online memorial at
CHICKALUSION Jimmy Chickalusion, 53, died Aug. 12, at home in Tyonek, Alaska. Mr. Chickalusion was born April 2, 1952, in Tyonek, Alaska. He is survived by his father, Maxim Chickalusion Sr.; sisters, Doris Baker, Martha Chase, Katherine Chickalusion, Norma Chickalusion, and Virginia Hudson; and brothers, Daniel Chickalusion, Leonard Chickalusion, Maniel Chickalusion, Maxim Chickalusion Jr., Theodore C. Chickalusion, and Stanley Mishakoff.
CHULIN Walter Chulin, 65, died Sept. 18, 2001, at Frances Mahon Hospital in Glasgow, Mont. Mr. Chulin was born May 27, 1936, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Sally Chulin; son, Wayne Chulin; daughter, Amy Chulin; and sisters, Pat Mann, Bernice Crandall, Harriet Seibert, Linda Ross and Eleanor Wood.
COBBAN Gwendolyn "Gwen" Cobban died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. She was 95.A memorial celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in St. James Episcopal Church in Kodiak. Her ashes will be buried with her husband and son in Kodiak at a later date.Gwen was born March 20, 1915, to Porter Roy Davidson and Nora (Clapp) Davidson, in Wheatland, Ore. She grew up in Wheatland, Bolton and Amity, Ore. She went to school in Amity, where she met her future husband, "Casey" Cobban, when she was 14. They married 5 years later and raised six children. She sewed for the family in her younger days, she knitted and crocheted and in her later years became interested in quilting, which she enjoyed very much. She was a hand-quilter and joined a group of other senior hand-quilters in Concrete, Wash.They came to Sitka in November 1941, where Casey was working as an electrician for Siems Drake at the Navy facility on Japonsky Island. After Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, all dependents were on an Alaska Steamship vessel Dec. 8 to Seattle. Casey stayed with Siems Drake and was working on Rugged Island outside Seward when the family was allowed back into the territory in the summer of 1944. They lived in Seward, where Casey became a fisherman, until 1954. They then moved to Seldovia until 1959, Seward again until 1963, and Dillingham, where she worked for National Bank of Alaska. They moved to Kodiak in 1973, where she continued with NBA until the late '70s. They traveled until Casey's death in 1981 and she subsequently moved to Oregon and Washington for 20 years. She returned to Kodiak in 2000.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Sonny Peterson; sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Dodi Cobban of Kodiak, Mike and Joanne Cobban of Big Lake, Robert and Sherry Cobban, of Clarkston, Wash., and Craig and Junko Cobban of Anchorage; 15 grandchildren, 26 grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren, all of whom but one were lucky enough to know her.Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Casey; son, Terry Sr.; and great-grandson, River Cobban.
COLBERG Calvin L. Colberg, 70, died Jan. 14, 2004, at the Heritage Place Nursing Home in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Colberg was born May 9, 1933, in Seward, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia L. Brady; son, Grasim Timothy Colberg; granddaughter, Samantha Brady; grandsons, Beau Brady, Kyle Brady, Jake Brady, T.C. Colberg, and Thomas Colberg; and sister, Selma Morris.
COLBERG May Joyce Colberg, 70, died Sept. 13, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Port Orchard, Wash. Ms. Colberg was born May 11, 1933, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia L. Brady; son, Gerasim Timothy Colberg; granddaughter, Samantha Brady; grandsons, Beau Brady, Kyle Brady, Jake Brady, T.C. Colberg, and Thomas Colberg; and sisters, Louise Gorder, Helen Tennison, and Luba Yerrington.
COLE Grace Johansen Cole, 84, died July 8, 2000 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Kenai, Alaska. Mrs. Cole was born in Kenai, Alaska on Feb. 24, 1916. She is survived by her son Daniel F. Madsen; daughter and son-in-law Mary Ellen and Jimmie Gibson; sisters Alice LaFountain and Irene Wilcox and brother Edward Ness.
COLE Raymond L. Cole, 72, of Homer, Alaska died Feb. 21, 1999 at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Mr. Cole was born March 4, 1926 in Kokomo, Indiana. He is survived by his daughter Clara Ann Cole.
COOPER Berniece “Mimi” Cooper, 62, died Aug. 17, in Kodiak, Alaska. Ms. Cooper was born Jan. 22, 1943. She graduated from Ninilchik High School and attended college at Penn State University before returning to Alaska in 1976. Ms. Cooper worked most recently for Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council until her retirement in 2004. She is survived by her husband, Erling Kvasnikoff; daughters and sons-in-law, Raymie Hamann, Mara and Iain Stephen, and Erin and Chris Clemens; grandchildren, Brianna, Gillian, Kaelynn, Olivia and Riley; and brothers, Robert “Bobby” Cooper and Jonathan Liebenthal.
COOPER Eric "Eddie" Cooper, 58, died March 18, 2005, in Longview, Wash. He was born Jan. 15, 1947 in Ninilchik, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Deborah G. Cooper; sister, Berniece Cooper; and brothers, Bobby Cooper and John Liebenthal.
COX Cheryl L. Cox, 56, died Oct. 31, 2002, at the Kaiser Hospital in San Diego, Calif. Ms. Cox was born Feb. 23, 1946, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Darla Kimmell; son, Troy Kimmell; and grandson, Matthew Kimmell.
CROSBY Clair E. Crosby II, 50, died March 26, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Crosby was born June 15, 1954, in Seward. Crosby was well known in Anchorage for his musical talents. Crosby was a strong advocate for accessibility for the disabled in public buildings. His many interests included painting, studying the Bible, and computers. He is survived by his son, Clair Crosby III; mother, Shirley Crosby; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vickie and Gary Wise and Carol and John East; brother and sister-in-law, E.G. and Susan Sutton; and former brother-in-law, John Hartvigson.
Allen Andy Deitz, 68, died Oct. 6, 2001, at home in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Deitz was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Patsy Deitz; sons, Allen Andy Deitz, Jr., Kenneth K. Deitz and David D. Deitz; daughter Dakean Jones; stepdaughters, Lisa Rogers and Shannon Rogers; and 11 grandchildren.
DIETZ Jack Dietz, Jr., 74, of Barnhart, Texas died November 8, 1998 in a local hospital. Mr. Dietz was born May 10, 1924 in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Leta Dietz; sons Robert, Dan, Edward and Kevin Dietz; brothers Ray, Allen and Bud Dietz; sister Natalie Gepner; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
DENNEHY Timothy B. Dennehy, 90, of Seward, Alaska died Sept. 28, 1998 at the Wesley Nursing Home in Seward, Alaska. Mr. Dennehy was born Sept. 10, 1908 in Butte, Montana. He is survived by granddaughters Regina M. Dennehy, Janet A. Peters, and grandson Timothy J. Dennehy, Jr.
DOLCHOK Archie Dolchok, 53, of Anchorage, Alaska died Dec. 21, 1998 at his residence. Mr. Dolchok was born July 27, 1945 in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by brothers John and Andrew Dolchok; aunt and uncle Tania and Bill Green; uncle Maxim Dolchok; dear friend Betty Work and lifelong friend Albert Jorgenson and his wife Myrtle Jorgensen
DOLCHOK Emil Dolchok, 77, died May 2, 2001, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Dolchok was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Kenai, Alaska. He survived by his wife, Margaret Dolchok; daughters and sons-in-law, Emily and Carl Marrs and Evelyn and Rusty Huf; brother, Mack Dolchok; sister, Marie Decker; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
DOYLE Alice Louise Doyle, 75, died Dec. 28, 2003, at the South Peninsula Hospital’s long-term care facility in Homer, Alaska. Ms. Doyle was born March 31, 1928, in Walla Walla, Wash. She is survived by her sons, Larry Dean Camp and Mark Paul Placek; sisters, Kathleen T. Downs, Mary Jean Strutz, Velma L. Tonkin, and Peggy Perry; brother, Fred W. Yenney; three granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren. According to her family, she was known for her dry humor and a great wit, and her generosity and kind heart were an inspiration to her family.
EASTMAN Governor Sean Parnell today ordered state flags to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday in honor and memory of U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Christopher Eastman."Sergeant Christopher Eastman gave his life to defend our nation's freedom," Governor Parnell said. "He will be remembered for his dedication and honorable service to our country. Sandy and I extend our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time."Eastman, 28, of Moose Pass, died Sunday [July 18, 2010] from injuries sustained while working on a bombsite in Now Zad, Afghanistan. Eastman, an explosives disposal expert, was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton in California.State flags will be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, July 22. Flags will be raised to full-staff the following morning.

ELVSAAS Pete Ivor Elvsaas, 72, died June 3, 2003, at the South Peninsula Long Term Care facility in Homer, Alaska. Mr. Elvsaas was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Sharon Bond and Charlotte Elvsaas; sons, Melvin and Peter Elvsaas, Jr.; sisters, Petreena Getty, Inga Caffrey, and Loucairia Hampton; and brothers, Fred H. and Herman Elvsaas.
ELVSAAS Charlotte Arlene Elvsaas, 54, Charlotte Arlene Elvsaas died Sept. 3, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Ms. Elvsaas was born Oct. 22, 1950, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her partner, Larry Stanley; daughter, Renee Haller; grandsons, Franklin Haller and Timothy Haller; sister, Sharon Bond; brothers, Melvin Elvsaas and Peter Elvsaas; aunts, Inga Cafferty, Lucaria Hampton, Harietta McGahn, and Elenore McMullan; and uncles, Frederick Elvsaas and Herman Elvsaas.
ENCELEWSKI Fedora Mae Encelewski, 83, passed away Sept. 10, 2002, with her children by her side. Although a resident of Anchorage for the past 29 years, she returned to Ninilchik every summer to commercial fish. She worked as a health aide and in housekeeping at the Alaska Native Medical Center. During her teenage years, she baked bread for the fishermen. Carrying it in a gunnysack, she would walk Ninilchik beach delivering to the fishermen. According to family, people loved her famous bread, kulich, cinnamon buns, and fry bread. She also taught her children the art of smoking fish to a succulent perfection. In addition, she worked in the canneries. Fedora had a very large extended family and everyone who met her felt instantly included. She always told her children that love was the most important thing in life and this included the love of her God and her Church. Although she was an industrious dynamic lady with infinite energy, she knew how to have fun! Her children, grandchildren and all those who knew her will sorely miss her stories, life lessons and sense of humor. She could sing, dance, and play the guitar and accordion. Whether it was cleaning house or cleaning fish, her chores were always sprinkled with fun and laughter. She is survived by sisters Nadia and Mae; children: Larry, Loretta, Sharon, Judy, Greg, Grant, Eric, and Linda; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and was preceded in death by her parents, numerous brothers and sisters, two infant children, and three grandchildren.
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.
EVANS Lifelong Alaskan Lena Young Evans, 84, died July 1, 2005, at Providence Seward Medical Center of cardiac arrest. A visitation will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Fairbanks with a service at 3 p.m. Scott Fisher will officiate. Burial will take place Wednesday at Tanana Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Pete LeRoy, Roy LeRoy, Paul LeRoy, Rodney Evans and Carl Jerue Jr. Honorary pallbearers will include Ted Harwood, Lester Erhardt, Greg Smith, Ricky Smith and Richard Smith. Mrs. Evans was born Nov. 11, 1920, in Tanana to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Young. Most of her life was spent in Fairbanks. In 1939, she met and married John Evans, and they lived in Rampart until 1947. She lived in Anchorage off and on throughout her life, and most recently lived in Homer. Mrs. Evans was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. During the 1980s, she was on the front page of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner being blessed by Pope John Paul II. She was a homemaker who enjoyed traveling, berry picking, fiddle dancing, going to thrift stores, and visiting friends and family. Her son, Franklin, writes: "She was not educated, but she was very professional in how she carried herself." She was very kind-hearted and a loving mother, friend and relative who was easy to love, her son also wrote. He added that she gained many friendships throughout Alaska. Mrs. Evans is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Franklin and Mary Evans, grandchildren, Kenneth, Aldrick and Kendra Komakhuk, all of Anchorage; nephew, Carl Jerue Sr. and his wife, Marcia, great-nephew, Carl Jerue Jr. and his wife, Tammy, all of Anvik; numerous other nephews, nieces, relatives and friends all over Alaska; and longtime friend, Earl Ridner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, John Evans; infant daughter; brother, Howard Young; and sisters, Cecilia and Cora. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
FLOOD Ryan A. Flood, 18, died Oct. 6, 2000 in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Flood, a CIRI descendant, was born in Anchorage, Alaska. His mother and father, Tom and Georgia Flood; brothers, Richard A. Flood, Randon M. Flood and Robert T., Flood; grandparents, Harold M. and Sylvia Jo Flood and George and Mildred Schmalzried; and numerous other relatives survive him
FONDAHN Edmond Fondahn (a.k.a. Edmond Albion Fondahn Jr.), 83, died Aug. 10, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Fondahn was born in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by Emil “Butch” Fondahn, Mary Nagel, Karen Swartz and Christine Woods-Soulak.
FOX Andrew "Swede" Fox, 70, died Oct. 6, 2004, in Renton, Wash. Mr. Fox was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Grace Fox; daughters, Pam Fox, Pat Fox and Kathy Thompson; sons, Edward, Kevin and Michael; sisters, LaVern Buchanan, Delores Petersen and Mae Sharp; and brothers, Arthur and Thomas.
GRIFFIN Matthew Marvin Griffin, Peninsula Clarion Homer resident Matthew Marvin Griffin died Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at the Seward Boat Harbor. He was 36. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at The Hickerson Cemetery in Homer. Pallbearers were Chris Griffin, James Otis, Don Holten and David Cash. Mr. Griffin was born Sept. 1, 1971, to Guy and Jacqueline Griffin in Madera, Calif. He became an Alaska resident in 1984, living in Anchorage and Homer. He worked for many years rehabilitating teens who were troubled with drugs and crime. In the early 90's he worked on the crabbing boat Four Daughters out of Kodiak for five years. Most he worked in the local fish processing plant in Kenai. He signed on with the boat Egegik Spirit, but died days before it was to leave. His hobbies were going to the gym and health spas. "I can remember when they were boys, riding their bikes on the deck the boat when they came with Stan, their dad, to work. Nice family they were," said Otto Kilcher. "I am glad I met him. He was a good friend," said Jeff Welch. "He sure was proud of his son Matthew. He would talk about him for hours. He will be missed," said M. Moe. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Griffin-Wright; stepfather, Stan; and brother. He is survived by his son, Mathew Griffin of Anchorage; brother, Christopher Griffin of Homer; nieces, Ashley, Michelle, and Brittney all of Homer; mother of his son, Tina Ballot of Anchorage; mother of Christopher's children, Christine Wilkins of Homer; grandpa, Lloyd Wright of Bakersfield, Calif.; aunts, Tina Norie Wright and Linda Wright of California; cousins, Casey and Natalie Lindstrom of California; and father-in-law, Christopher Flowers of Lancaster, Calif; ex-sister-in-law, Christy Griffin of Homer; and many other extended family members. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests, memorial donations be sent in memory of Matthew to 196 West Fairview Ave. Homer, AK 99603. Arrangements were made by The Homer Funeral Home.
HARDACRE Helen B. Hardacre, 71, died Dec. 1, 2001, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. Ms. Hardacre was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, John A. Hardacre, Jr.; sons, John A. Hardacre III, James W. Hardacre, and William R. Hardacre; and brother, William Beach.
HARPHAM Marie Harpham, 85, died July 14, 2002, at Porthaven Care Center in Portland, Ore. Ms. Harpham was born April 1, 1917, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her sisters, Alyce Carlough and Thelma Patton; and brother, Gilbert Ollestad.
HASKELL Doris Marie Haskell, 61, died April 12, 2003, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ms. Haskell was born Feb. 14, 1942, in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Kelle Carver; son, Greg Haskell; granddaughters, Sarah Wilson and Elizabeth Cutler; grandsons, Shane Wilson, Zachary Carver, Aaron Sincoski, and Christopher Elliott; sisters, Katherine (Dolly) Horning, Julia Carson, Esther Segura, and Dorothy (Dottie) Lecceardone; and brothers, Paul and Robert Wilson.
HATFIELD Helene Agnes Hatfield, 63, died Dec. 10, 2002, in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Hatfield was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Carlene M. Edwards, Sonya M. Astad, and Grace M. Astad; and sons, Sam C. Hatfield and John C. Astad.
HATTON Duane Perry Hatton, 41, died Feb. 18, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Hatton was born July 21, 1959, in Homer, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Justin Hatton; daughter, Samantha Johns; mother, Louise Sambo; and sister, Cynthia Hatton.
HORDEMANN Linda (Reynolds) Hordemann - Lifelong Alaskan, Linda Kay (Reynolds) Hordemann, 57, entered her heavenly home Sept. 24, 2014, where she was greeted with open arms by her parents Clyde Willis and Doris Jane Reynolds and many other family members that awaited her arrival.Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Soldotna Church of God. Pastor Alan Humphries will officiate. She will be laid to rest at the Soldotna Community Memorial Park. A celebration of life potluck will follow at the Alaska Roadhouse.Linda was born Nov. 5, 1956 in Battle Ground, Wash. She raised two children James Lee Musgrove and Lydia Dee Reynolds. She married Mark Hordemann, the love of her life, on Apr. 21, 2002, who has three children, Trevor, David and Candace. This was the most beautiful union any woman could have ever asked for. These two families became one.Linda was an amazing soul, who had gracious kindness, a beautiful heart and was most importantly the strength of our family. She was very passionate when it came to something or someone she believed in. She was active in politics and proud Republican. In 2000, she ran for Representative for District 9. Anyone who ever listened to Sound Off heard her voice. She loved horses and horseback riding, by herself and with family. She adored spending quality time with family and friends. She laughed, loved and blessed us with her kindness, grace and dignity.Linda was from a family of 11 children, eight girls and three boys and their spouses. They are Sandy and Pete Pevan, Michael and Barbara Reynolds, Lana and Kale Kuivikko, Kathy Reynolds, Lance and Debbie Reynolds, Carolyn and Brett Reid, Theresa and Gary Hansen, Scott and Amanda Reynolds, Laura and Ernie Pruette and Tracy and Ron Palm. Linda loved talking about growing up with this huge family and how special it was to her. She would always say, we always had our own baseball team, soccer team, babysitter, and most importantly, best friends. We always had each other. We were not allowed to have other friends as our parents would say we have given you 10 brothers and sisters, isn’t that enough? But we knew the truth, they didn’t want to feed any more kids.Linda so loved her grandchildren. Trevor and Frances gave her, KC Graham Hordemann, Lydia and Norris gave her Corbin James Reynolds, Candace and Steve gave her James Maurice Haugstad, and James and Stephanie gave her Landon Willis Musgrove.Linda was the most special auntie any niece or nephew could have ever had. She was always there for each and every one of them, whenever they needed her opinion, wisdom or kindness. They include, Robert, Richard and Tamara Pevan, Rachael, Andrew and Sara Reynolds, Sandra Goode, Tara Kuivikko, Julie Anderson, Luke Reynolds, Christine Cunningham, Katherine Uie, Elizabeth Giver, Mary Hamby, Jebadiah, Adam and Jason McCloud, Kerri Elliott, Clyde Reynolds II, Melissa Williams, Eric and Megan Pruett, Tiffany Palm and Courtney Paramore. She was also a great-auntie to 40 blessed children of the Reynolds clan.Rest in Peace Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Auntie and Grandmother.
IVANOFF Gregg Allan Ivanoff, 38, died Jan. 23, 2004, at home in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Ivanoff was born Aug. 24, 1965, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Roberta Ivanoff; sons, Christophor Ivanoff and Gavan Ivanoff; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and George Wright; nieces, Kynde Baun and Kami Wright; nephew, Bud Baun; aunt, Polly Conaway; uncle and aunt, Jake and Carmen Ivanoff; and numerous cousins.
JORGENSEN Longtime Soldotna area resident Dennis Jorgensen, 64, died Aug. 14, 2010, at St Elias Specialty Hospital in Anchorage.The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel, 5839 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. Viewing will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. He will be buried next to his wife at Spruce Grove Memorial Park.Dennis was born in Oakland, Neb., on Nov. 16, 1945. He lived in Uehling, Neb., Eau Claire, Wis., and El Cerrito, Calif., graduating from college at Chico State in 1968.Dennis arrived in Anchorage in 1971 and worked for Northern Commercial and eventually Pepsi, which transferred him to the Kenai Peninsula. He also worked for Alaska Distributors and later for Coca-Cola. He met his wife-to-be, Judy, who worked at Safeway and they married in 1976. They were blessed with two sons, Dan and Jared.Dennis had a cabin on the Kenai River where he reared his sons. He enjoyed the company of his friends and admired the natural beauty of Alaska. He was also an avid sports fan, especially of the Green Bay Packers, and enjoyed playing cards. An avid fisherman, Dennis had the touch and seldom came home with an empty fish stringer. He also had a terrific sense of humor and was well known to all as a kind and soft-spoken friend."Dennis was a devoted husband and father. He enriched the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be sorely missed by all. He is now at peace with the Lord," his family said.Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Jorgensen; son, Dan Jorgensen; father, Clifford Jorgensen; and aunts and uncles, Irving and Frieda Larson, Lloyd and Ester Jorgensen, Myron and Marguete Seims, Clarence and Sharlen Seims, Glen Seims and Bill Seims.He is survived by his son, Jared Jorgensen of Soldotna; his mother, Onita Jorgensen of Eau Claire, Wis.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan and Peace Jorgensen of Danville, Calif., and Keith and Carrol Jorgensen and Jerry and Karen Jorgensen, all of Eau Claire, Wis.Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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.
KIRKPATRICK Nicky R. Kirkpatrick a/k/a Perry, 33, died June 7, 2004, in Eugene, Ore. Ms. Kirkpatrick was born Jan. 2, 1971, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Crystal R. Kirkpatrick, and parents, Nick and Veta Sacaloff. Ms. Kirkpatrick graduated from Nikiski Middle-Senior High School and moved to Oregon in 2002, where she was a homemaker.
KROTO Ted Smith Kroto Jr., 25, died Aug. 3, at home in Soldotna. Mr. Kroto was born Aug. 20, 1979, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Gina Cole-Kroto; daughter, Lillian Kroto; son, Brandon Kroto; father, Ted S. Kroto Sr.; sisters, Jessica Grimaldi, Vanessa Kroto, Dyann Leuret, and Ivory Trenton; brothers, David Kroto and Justin Trenton; and grandparents, Adam and Violet Kroto and David and Virginia Trenton.
LAMBERSON Former longtime Alaska resident LC Lamberson, 84, died Aug. 11, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona from cancer. According to his wishes, there will be no memorial service. His ashes will be scattered in Resurrection Bay at a later date.LC was born Oct. 1, 1925, in rural Arkansas, near McCrory. He was the eighth of 10 children born to Rob and Maggie Lamberson. He attended high school in Cotton Plant, Ark., where he played basketball and football.After high school, LC enlisted in the Army and served in Japan during post-WWII reconstruction. In 1949 he married Doris Yarbrough, and in 1951 the couple moved to San Diego. In February of 1952 they drove to Alaska and settled in Seward, where LC worked for Standard Oil. He narrowly survived the 1964 earthquake in Seward as he ran from the Standard Oil docks uphill to safety. The docks slid to the bottom of the bay. In 1965 he and his family moved to Anchorage, and in 1981 he retired from Chevron after 28 years of service. He enjoyed travelling, fishing, golfing and gardening. After living in Alaska for 50 years, he moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 2002.LC is survived by his wife, Toots (Valera) of Tucson; brother and sister-in-law Morris and Cynthia Lamberson of Conroy, Ark.; sister Monnie Cole of San Diego; son and daughter-in-law Eric and Terry Lamberson of Anchorage; daughter and son-in-law Ann and George Riggs of Palmer; daughter Chellie Miller of Wasilla; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
LAMONT Trudy E. Lamont, 26, of Anchorage, Alaska died July 1, 1999 at her residence. Mrs. Lamont was born June 27, 1973 in Soldotna, Alaska. She is survived by her husband William Lamont Jr.; sons Billy and Joey; daughter Desirae; mother Scharlott Curtis; brothers Jason and Ruben Curtis; sisters Jolene Curtis and Amber Gardner
LANMAN Gaylor Lee Lanman, 62, died Feb. 20, at Wesley Rehabilitation Care Center in Seward. Mr. Lanman was born in Anchorage. He is survived by his son, Jeff Babbitt; sisters, Kathy Johnson and Bonnie Croskrey; and brothers, Jesse Lanman and Gary Stevig.
LEMAN Harry Leman, 77, died Dec. 1, 1999, at his residence. Mr. Leman was born in Ninilchik, Alaska, on Oct. 11, 1922. He is survived by his sons Harry "Butch" Leman and Boyd "Dan" Leman; daughters Karen Tegeler, Stephanie MacCormack and Patricia Leman; sisters Juanita Bertosan, Ann Leman, Betty Porter and Rose MacSwain; brothers Nick and Joe Leman.
LeROY LaVerne Carol LeRoy, 53, died Nov. 28, 2004, at Providence Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Ms. LeRoy was born Jan. 26, 1951, in Seward, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Rick LeRoy; daughters, Erica Smith and Jennifer Smith; mother, Agnes Foss; sisters, Connie Dewitt and Rebbecca Swobota; brothers, Ben Foss, Glenn Foss, Leonard Foss, and Ron Foss; and three grandchildren.
LINDGREN Former Kenai resident Lonnie Lee Lindgren, 30, died Jan. 23, 2004, in Rome, Ga. A service was held in Rome. Mr. Lindgren was born Nov. 7, 1973, in Anchorage. He attended Kenai Central High School. He is survived by his infant son, William Wendell Payne Lindgren; his son's mother, April Beach, both of Sacramento, Calif.; parents, Sue Godwin of Rome and James Lindgren of Kenai; sisters and brothers-in-law, Monica Lindgren of Rome, Lori and Mark Anderson of Fayetteville, N.C., Ginna and Jesse Gallagher of Sutton; brothers, Gerry Lindgren of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and Lance Lindgren of Mekoryuk; stepmother, Lillian Shavings of Mekoryuk; paternal grandparents, Herman and Sarah Lindgren of Kenai; aunts and uncles, Jeanie and Mark Gulch of Michigan, Ed and Fran Hubert of Anchorage, Perry Hubert of Anchorage, Ron and Marcia Dolchok of Kenai, Katherine Juliussen of Kenai, Phyllis Garrett of Fairbanks, Madrona Lindgren of Soldotna; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Louise Hubert and Billie and Shirley Hubert. Memorial donations may be made to a fund established for the benefit of his son, in care of James Lindgren, P.O. Box 3260, Kenai 99611.
LUND Alf L. Lund, 72, of Anchorage, Alaska died May 12, 1999 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Mr. Lund was born April 2, 1927 in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by sisters Jean Hansen, Virginia Boone and Agnes McVay.
MAHLE Harold "Scoop" Mahle, 75, died January 1, 2000, at Country Living in Sterling, Alaska. Mr. Mahle was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on October 22, 1924. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Dixie and Tom Hess; sisters Olga Hilleary, Mabel Spencer and Ida Sigler; granddaughters Christina, Joni and Caniece; great-grandchildren Savannah and Jason; and many nieces and nephews.
MATSON Victor Matson, 69, died Aug. 6, 2001, at home in Clarkston, Wash. Mr. Matson was born Nov. 16, 1931 in Ninilchik, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Jean Matson; daughter, Melinda Crawford; son-in-law, David Crawford; and grandson, Lucas Crawford.
McCORD Bonnie J. McCord, 64, died May 23, 2000, at Alaska Regional Hospital. Mrs. McCord was born in Tyonek, Alaska on Feb. 25, 1936. She is survived by her husband Ray McCord; daughters Valerie, Karen Standifer, and Cyndi Palmer; brother Floyd Longcarp; grandchildren Jeremy, Jenna, Bryc, Ashley, Dakota, Brittany; niece Charmaine Triplett and nephew Richard Serrano, Jr.
MCKEAGUE Seward resident Harley H. McKeague, 76, died May 16, 2003, at Providence Seward Medical Center. Mr. McKeague's ashes will be buried in the Silverlake Cemetery in Portage, Wis. He was born June 1, 1926, in Portage, to Mabel (Tody) and Harley McKeague. He served in the U.S. Navy from April 25, 1944, to May 26, 1946. Harley was aboard a ship off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, on V-J Day. He had received the American Area Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon and Victory Medal. Mr. McKeague worked on a Great Lakes cargo boat as an Able Body Seaman for five years after World War II. 69 In 1954, he moved to Seward and had spent time living in Fairbanks and Anchorage. He was a winter resident of North Fort Myers, Fla., but always returned to Alaska in summer. Mr. McKeague was a commercial fisherman in Alaska as well as a painter. He also worked for the Civil Service at Third Medical Group Hospital, Elmendorf Air Force Base, from which he retired in 1989. He loved fishing and hunting. He also enjoyed growing raspberries in Alaska and citrus fruits in Florida. The family wrote: "Harley was proud that he was able to donate, along with his sister and his brother's widow, the Mabel and Harley T. McKeague Alaskan Inuit collection to the University of Delaware. It consists of baskets, dolls, carved objects and other memorabilia that was collected by Harley's parents from 1958 to 1964 from 11 Alaska villages in the Bethel area including Alsiachak, Chifornak, Goodnews Bay, Newktok, Napakiak, Nightmute, Kasigluk, Kipnuk, Mikoryuk, Tuluksak and Tuntutuliak." Mr. McKeague was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth W. McKeague. He is survived by his sister and brother in-law, Karen and John Bennick; nieces, Kristy Milligan and Kathleen Barnholt; nephews, James McKeague, John Bennick, Thomas Bennick and Ted Bennick, all of the Lower 48, and Larry Lewis of Wasilla; friends, Bruce Heath of Florida, and Joe and Mary Jones of Seward. Memorial contributions to help maintain the Alaska Inuit collection may be sent to The University Gallery, University of Delaware, 114 Old College, Newark, DE 19716. Call 1-302-831-8242. Arrangements handled by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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.
MILLER Adrienne R. Miller, 35, died Nov. 22 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Miller was born in Soldotna. She is survived by her daughters, Melody Ann Miller and Tasha Marie Miller; mother, Victoria A. Cameron; sisters, Sandra Lynn Baker and Renee A. Farman; and brother, John R. Miller.
MISHAKOFF Reka Mishakoff, 48, died March 8, 2002, in Wasilla, Alaska. She was born in Tyonek, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Colleen Mishakoff and Darleen Mishikoff; son, Brian Peter; grandchildren, Leeanne Smoke, Natalee Smoke, Celeena Mishakoff, Gregorey Smoke; sisters, Emma Constantine, Ethel Musgrove, Vera Trenton, Annie Peter, and Elsie Giles; and brothers, Samuel Peter, Gordon Peter, and Jerry Peter.
MOONIN Luba Moonin, 83, died March 10, 2005, at Providence Wesley Care Center in Seward, Alaska. She was born Oct. 1, 1921. She is survived by her daughter, Lillian Elvsaas; sons, Lars Moonin, Richard Moonin, and Wallace Moonin; grandchildren, Jordan Anahonak, Sharon Bond, Peter Elvsaas Jr., Pamela Breedlove, and Matthew McMullen; and great-grandchildren, Skylar Bond, Trevor Bond, and Tyson Breedlove.
MOORE Brenda Sue (Cisneros) Moore, Kasilof resident, Mrs. Brenda Sue (Cisneros) Moore, 44, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at her home in Kasilof. She will be inurned at the Kenai City Cemetery at a later date.
Brenda was born October 11, 1968 in Lebanon, Oregon. In 1978 she arrived in Wrangell, Alaska where she lived for a short before moving back to Oregon from 1997 to 2004. After leaving Oregon she moved back to Alaska where she made Kasilof her final residence. Brenda worked most recently for The Caribou Family Restaurant in Soldotna. She loved camping, fishing, and clam digging in the summer. Her family wrote, “She loved her family, kids, and grandkids”
Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Johnny Moore; son, Enrique Cisneros; and grandparents, Fred and Jane Monroe.
She is survived by her mother Susan Moore and brother, James Moore of Kasilof; brother, Jerry Moore and his wife, Danee of Nikiski; children, Leticia, Marcus, Yesenia, all of Kenai; son in-law, Wayman Bright; grandchildren, Erica and Tyson Bright; nieces, Jolene and Sara; nephews, Josh, Sheridan, and Justin; aunts, Barb and Wayne Hommel of Wrangell, AK; uncles, Robert and Pam Monroe of Nikiski; James and Nora Monroe of Longview, Washington and Nancy Kroker of Kasilof and many other family members and friends.Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit her obituary and online guestbook at
MORRIS Selma Bergine Morris, 75 died July 5, 2004 at home in Tacoma, Wash. Ms. Morris was born May 18, 1929 in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl B. Knapp; grandchildren, Bradley G. Burgin, Lisa G. Lambert and Ron M. Lambert; and great-granddaughter, Alisha R. Burgin.
MUNSON Henry Munson, 75, died Sept. 19, 2002, at home in Seward, Alaska. Mr. Munson was born June 3, 1927, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Lois Munson; daughters, Sharron J. Munson and Sherrel J. Calhoon; sister, Esther Ronne; grandchildren, Tim Kelly, Bryan Calhoon, Diana Noyes, Lauren Astor and Janyce Luebke; and great-grandchildren, Dyllon, Alyssa, and Jasmyn.
MURILLO Sally Marie Murillo, 79, died June 16, in Redmond, Wash. Ms. Murillo was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Kenai. She is survived by her son, Duniel Murillo.
NICKLIE Renee Nicklie, 86, died Sept. 3, 2001, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Nicklie was born July 25, 1915, in Tyonek, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Violet Jamison and Angeline Stevens, and sons, David Nicklie, Monson Nicklie, and Stoney Nicklie.
NORMAN Leonard Joseph Norman, 53, died Aug. 22, 2000 at home in Nikiski, Alaska. Mr. Norman was born in Anchorage, Alaska on Feb. 25, 1947. He is survived by his daughter Dana M. Norman; grandson Chris; mother Betty Johnson; sister Carol F. Joy; brother Bucko Norman and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
NORMAN Linda Marie Norman, 44, died Feb. 6, 2003, at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Ms. Norman was born Dec. 16, 1958, in Shelton, Wash. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Norman; daughters, Alta and Alicia Malchoff; sons, Marvin, Reuben, and Kristen Norman.
OSKOLKOFF Joseph Gregory Oskolkoff, 86, died May 2, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Oskolkoff was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Ninilchik, Alaska. He is survived by his daughters, Melanya Berg, Masha Hughton, Beverly Oskolkoff, Selma Oskolkoff-Simon, Lenora Shaffer, and Carol Smith; and sons, Kenton Oskolkoff and Robert Oskolkoff.
OSKOLKOFF Former Ninilchik resident Nadia K. Oskolkoff, 91, died March 9, 2003, in Kodiak, Alaska. Mrs. Oskolkoff was born Oct. 8, 1911, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She was the eldest daughter of Alexander and Mary Kvasnikoff in a family of five sons and five daughters. Her surviving children are Archpriest Simeon Oskolkoff, Selma Leman, Alex Oskolkoff, Louise Sambo, and Paul Oskolkoff. Preceding her in death were her husband Simeon Oskolkoff Sr., and children Effie, Marie, and Peter. A memorial (Panihida) was served at Kodiak Holy Resurrection Orthodox-Cathedral with His Grace Bishop Nikolai officiating.
OSKOLKOFF Steve (Stephan) Peter Oskolkoff Jr., 64, died April 1, 2004, at Providence Wesley Care in Seward, Alaska. Mr. Oskolkoff was born Sept. 18, 1939, in Anchorage, Alaska. He is survived by his sister, Irene Oskolkoff-McMillan, and half-brother, Leo Stephan.
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.
OYLER Andrea May (Dixon) Oyler - Longtime Nikiski resident, Mrs. Andrea May (Dixon) Oyler, 50, died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.Celebration of her life will be held 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, Mile 23 on the Kenai Spur Hwy in Nikiski. Mrs. Oyler was born October 13, 1963 in Eugene, Oregon. She graduated from Kenai Central High School and attended one year of college. Andrea moved to Alaska with her family in 1969, where she lived in Anchorage for 3 years. In 1972 they moved to Valdez for a short while. In 1975 she made her final move to Nikiski and has lived there ever since. She was a member of the Nikiski New Hope Christian Fellowship Church. She was also a mother, wife and waitress. Andrea loved reading, walking on the beach, and watching NASCAR. The family wrote, “Andy was always so thoughtful and loved being with family and friends. Her home was always open to all and she always had time to help others. She was a voracious reader and could always be found with a book or Kindle in her hands. The happiest years of her life were spent with the love of her life, Patrick. They loved to watch NASCAR and walk on the beach. She will truly be missed by her family and friends. We know she is happy in Heaven.”She was preceded in death by her father, Roger Dixon and husband, Patrick Oyler. She was survived by her daughters, Michael Leann Jorgensen; son, Jepson Dixon; daughter, Tekoa (Koey) Dixon; mother, Judith Dixon; sister, Jamie Dixon; nieces, Crystalline Haddock and Adelaid Haddock and granddaughter, Tyler. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign Andrea’s online guestbook at


Longtime Soldotna resident Ramona Paulk, 74, died Oct. 5, 2005, surrounded by her family in Soldotna. A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eagle's Aerie No. 35255 in Kenai. Friends are invited to share memories, food and fellowship.

PEDERSEN Elsa Louise Pedersen, 86, died Nov. 25, 2001, at home in Sterling, Alaska. Ms. Pedersen was born May 15, 1915, in Utah. She is survived by her stepdaughter, Kathleen Pedersen Haley; friend, Susan Gilbertsen; and two nieces and a nephew.
PENDREY LeGrand A. "Pete" Pendrey, 89, of Caldwell, Idaho, died Dec. 20, 2005, after a brief illness. A memorial service was Jan. 6 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell. His final resting place is at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell. Mr. Pendrey was born Aug. 26, 1916, in Paris, Idaho, to Arthur and Cerellda (Sparks) Pendrey. He spent his childhood in Bear Lake County, Idaho, and graduated from Fielding High School in 1934. He graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow in 1941. He entered the U.S. Army through ROTC as a lieutenant. He served with the 7th (Hourglass) Division during the recapture of Attu Island from the Japanese in May 1943. He was reassigned to the 87th Mountain Infantry Regiment in the occupation of Kiska Island in the Aleutian Chain. In December 1943, the 87th rejoined the 10th Mountain Division and went on to Italy, where Mr. Pendrey served as a captain and company commander. He was later awarded a Bronze Star and several Campaign Ribbon Battle Stars. After the war, Pete earned master's degrees in geology and psychology at Utah State University. He worked for Idaho Concrete Pipe Co. and then Salem Sand and Gravel. In 1974, he and his wife, Samye, moved to Alaska, where he went to work for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Service Co. He retired in 1987 at the age of 75. He and his wife lived in Fairbanks from 1974 to '81, when they moved to Anchor Point. After the death of his wife in 1994, he returned to Idaho. In 1999, Mr. Pendrey married Frankie Tiegs Schell, a family friend of over 50 years, and lived in Caldwell until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Samye; stepson, Michael; and grandson, Kevin. He is survived by his second wife, Frankie; daughter, Karen of Florida; son, Richard of Alaska; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
READ Longtime Soldotna resident William L. "Billy" Read, 30, died Aug. 9, 2010, at his home.A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Kiana Lane in Kenai.Billy was born Dec. 22, 1979, in Anchorage. He graduated from Skyview High School in 1998.His family wrote: "He worked 11 years for Alaska Waste, formerly Waste Management, as a roll-off truck driver and was a valued employee, known for being a hard worker with excellent work ethics and honesty. He always went that extra mile for the customers on his route."Billy loved the beauty of Alaska, but also came to love Tennessee and had planned to join his family there next spring. He was a proud, adoring uncle of his three nephews and loved playing with them and doing things for them. The boys lovingly referred to him as 'Be-Be.'"Billy loved watching football, especially the Chicago Bears, his team since he was 3 years old. He also loved to play his Fender guitar and his harmonica. He delighted his family this spring with his singing and playing the guitar during his visit to Tennessee. He also enjoyed his trips down the Swanson River canoeing, as did his Papa. Halibut fishing was also something he enjoyed. He also loved his mom's cherry pie. As siblings, Billy and Melinda were the best of friends throughout their lives. He held dear all his family, his parents, grandparents, sister and brother-in-law, nephews and others."Billy could find humor in any situation and always had a smile and a wave for all his friends. Most importantly, Billy knew our God by his name, Jehovah, (Psalm 83:18) and had a firm belief in the wonderful resurrection hope (John 5:28, 29 and Acts 24:15) and the paradise earth soon to come (Rev. 21:3,4). His favorite Bible verses were 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, which in part says, 'Love is kind: Love hopes all things, endures all things: Love never fails.' Being a caring gentle person, he kept these verses in mind. He was adored by his family and friends and will be deeply missed. His family will miss his warm smile and the way he brought laughter to their lives."Billy is survived by his parents, William and Debbie Read of Jonesborough, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Avery Pennington of Jonesborough; "Grampa" Jack and Loeta Jo "Mimi" Terrell of Mathis, Texas; uncle and aunt, Scott and Sherry Terrell of Mathis; and other aunts, uncles and cousins.Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
REISER Arlene Reiser, 42, died Nov. 27, 2003, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Reiser was born Feb. 6, 1961, in Tyonek, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Kayla Reiser; grandson, Jeremiah Reiser; mother, Tania Bismark; sisters, Dorothy Bismark, Sharon Bismark, Alice Bismark, and Laura Bismark; brothers, Fred Bismark Jr., Steve Bismark, Robert Bismark, Stan Bismark, and Eugene Bismark; and many nieces and nephews.
RESOFF-SHELFORD Lydia M. Resoff-Shelford, 87 of Lynwood, WA died March 16, 1999 at her son’s residence. Mrs. Resoff-Shelford was born February 26, 1912 in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Lee and Gwen Shelford; grandchildren Richard, Scott and Douglas Shelford, Rhonda Jansen and Debora Hobbs; 15 great-grandchildren; stepdaughters Wilma Williams and Aloma White; brother Robert Resoff and sister Theresa Resoff-Dean.
RUCKER Margaret C. Rucker, 73, died May 16, 2002, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Ms. Rucker was born March 20, 1929, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Vonnie Fry and Jennifer McGrady, and sons, Christopher Rucker and Russell Rucker.
SANDSTROM Edward Sidney Sandstrom Sr., 76, died Oct. 4, 2003, at Mason General Hospital in Shelton, Wash. Mr. Sandstrom was born April 4, 1927, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Beverly J. Sandstrom; daughters, Kora J. Ward, Tonia L. Shumate, and Inez B. Sandstrom; and sons, Edward Sandstrom Jr., Levi C. Sandstrom, and Daniel A. Sandstrom.


Frank Charles Schmidt, 82, died March 14, 2010, at Providence Alaska Medical Center from a heart attack. A service will be at 1 p.m., with visitation from noon to 1 p.m., today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., Anchorage. Pastor Andy Heer will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on Ninth Avenue at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Casi Knoedler, Howard Chivers, Sam Grosvold and Jos Dugan. Frank was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Burwin, Ill. He moved to Alaska in 1956 and lived in Kenai. He was also a resident of Anchorage and Unalakleet. He worked as a jeweler for his father in Chicago, served as a volunteer fireman, was a master carpenter and a retired roofer from Rainproof Roofing. He enjoyed fishing, building, hunting, fixing and doing repairs, and was an ulu knife maker. He is survived by wife, Daisy Anna Schmidt of Kenai; brother, James Schmidt of Chicago; sister, Catherine Schmidt of Chicago; daughter, Cathy Kotongan of Unalakleet; daughter, June, and husband Bobby Haught of Tunnelton, W.Va.; son, Sam Grosvold of Kenai; daughter-in-law, Carla Grosvold of Kenai; grandsons, Ray Redington Jr., Vernon Redington, Ryan Redington, Byron Kotongan, Clayton Kotongan, B.J. Haught, Wesley Haught, Charlie Grosvold, Michael Grosvold, John John Grosvold, Joshua Grosvold; and granddaughters, Cory Haught and Bambie Grosvold. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Schmidt, and daughter, Nicky.


John Severe, 79 - Longtime Kenai resident John Manning Severe died Dec. 17, 2006, in Soldotna. He died on his birthday and was 79. His ashes will be scattered along with the ashes of his wife, Pat, who died in 2003, in the summer. No formal services will be held as per his wishes. Mr. Severe was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Neuilly Sur Sein, France, to Mac and DeVeda Severe. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany, where he was in charge of German shepherd guard dogs. He had lived in South America, Mexico and Florida. Mr. Severe had an electrical engineering degree from the University of Iowa. He was always precise in his work. He moved to Alaska in 1958 and worked as a helicopter mechanic for Carl Brady. He also worked for several oil companies before his love of the water and boats drew him to the sport-fishing business. He and his wife, Pat, owned Lady Pat Charters, and he captained charter boats for Billy Thompson and the M/V "The Lady Pat" out of Homer and Seward. His hobbies included model boat building and making halibut harpoons that he sold in his wife's shop, The Patchwork Mouse. Mr. Severe was preceded in death by his brother, Donald. He is survived by his sister, Nancy Severe of Iowa, and his Alaska family, Johnny and Betty Bea, Warren, Laurie and Audrey Johnson, and Sharon and Randy Morre. Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Emma Marie Tanner, 77, died April 30, 2003, at the Long Term Care Center of the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. Ms. Tanner was born February 27, 1926, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Melody A. Bussee; son, Simon Carlough; and sisters, Lillian Landi and Cleo Swick.
SHOWALTER Emery V. Showalter, Sr., 68, died Sept. 23, 2002, at home in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Showalter was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Veja Showalter; daughters, Ruby Erskine and Emerline Showalter; sons, Zack Maley and Vince Showalter; grandsons, Tauna Showalter, Raymond Batt and Billy Bliss; and granddaughters, Sarah, Amanda, Annie, Kathy, and Nichell Bliss.
SHOWALTER Warder Clifford Showalter, 37, IV died Nov. 8, 2002, at his home in Sterling, Alaska. Mr. Showalter was born Sept. 21, 1965, on the Kenai Peninsula. He is survived by his wife, Twyla Showalter; daughters, Maryah and Nadia; son, Logan; mother, Wanda Showalter; sister, Anita Johanson; brothers, David Showalter, Henry Showalter, Lloyd Showalter, and George Showalter; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
SMAGGE Gene Hunter Smagge, 61, died Aug. 25, 2002, at home in Klamath Falls, Ore. Mr. Smagge was born Nov. 21, 1940, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Edna; daughter, Suzanne Jackson; and sons, Todd, James, and Lorne Smagge.
SPENCER Mabel Makaroff Spencer, 93, died May 27, 2004, at Heritage Place in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Spencer was born May 8, 1911, in Hope, Alaska. She is survived by her grandson, Peter Reese; sisters, Olga Hilleary and Ida Sigler; nieces, nephews, and their spouses, Pamela and Dennis Moeglein, Debra and Christopher Little, Ronald and Patricia Hilleary, Richard and Janet Hilleary, and Jeannie Smith.
TANZER Lloyd Alan Tanzer, 69, died Dec. 2, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Long Beach, Calif. Mr. Tanzer was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Doris Alicia Tanzer.
TANZER Judith Ann Tanzer, 63, died May 3, 2002, at home in Seattle, Wash. Ms. Tanzer was born April 21, 1939, in Seward, Alaska. She is survived by her sister, Delores Powell; brother, Lloyd Tanzer, and nephew, LeRoy Tanzer.
TAX Kasilof resident Bennie G. "Ben" Tax, 78, died Jan. 20, 2006, at Heritage Place in Soldotna. A celebration of his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Place Nursing Home, 232 Rockwell Ave., in Soldotna. The Rev. Mike Hicks of New Life Church in Kasilof and Pisa Faumui of Kalifonsky Christian Center in Soldotna will officiate. Mr. Tax was born May 24, 1927, to Joseph and Elna Tax in Medicine Lake, Mont. In 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II. In 1950, during the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Naval Air Force aboard the USS Essex. After an honorable discharge, he moved to Seattle, where he was employed at an arcade. He then moved to Livengood, Alaska, to work in a gold mine. After one year, he returned to Seattle to manage an apartment complex. He then relocated to Conconully, Wash., where he worked for the U.S. Forest Service. He married Shirley Dannenberg in Olympia, Wash., on Dec. 3, 1983. Together, they lived in Olympia and then Conconully. In Conconully, he worked as maintenance supervisor for the Okanogan County Courthouse. Beginning in 1991, he served for two years as mayor of Conconully. He also served on the board of deacons for First Missionary Baptist Church in Okanogan, Wash. Mr. Tax loved horseback riding through the hills, fishing and woodworking. He and his wife returned to Alaska in 2002 and purchased a home in Kasilof. Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Kenai; stepdaughters, Melody Gleichman of Kenai and Joan Dannenberg of Rochester, Wash.; grandchildren, Sarah Anfeldt of Kasilof and Danelle Gleichman and Joshua Dannenberg of Washington; six great-grandchildren; and longtime friends, Pete and Val Peters of Seattle. Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
TERESIN Martin Ernest Teresin Sr., 67, died March 24, 2004, at Kaiser Hospital in Fontana, Calif. Mr. Teresin was born March 2, 1937, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Mary Teresin; daughters, Rhonda Martinson, Kelly Nodurfth, Leilani Valdepena, Charlotte Wright, and Ruthie Zygutis; sons, Mark Teresin and Martin Teresin, Jr.; sisters, Barbara Bartlett and Marie Miller; brother, John Rine; 20 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
THURMOND William Dudley Thurmond died Jan. 10, 2001, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Thurmond was born Sept. 28, 1955, in Anchor Point, Alaska. He is survived by his wife Rochelle; daughters, Heather, Autumn and Danelle; sons, Nick and Wade; grandchildren, Kyler, Kymberlee and Carson; father Clinton Thurmond; mother Vanita Thurmond; sisters, Susan Kyllonen and Elaine Griner.
TRENTON Jefferson Leo Trenton, 64, died May 23, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Trenton was born April 2, 1937, in Tyonek, Alaska. He is survived by daughters, Casandra Trenton and Charlene Constantine; sons, Jeffrey, Johnny, Kevin and Brian Trenton; brother, David Trenton and 11 grandchildren.
TSCHOEPH Vera Tschoeph, 81, died Nov. 24, 1999, at Country Living Assisted Home in Sterling, Alaska. Ms. Tschoeph was born in Kenai, Alaska, on Feb. 2, 1918. She is survived by her sister Maggie Dolchok and many nieces and nephews..
UCHTMAN Sterling resident James Bernard Uchtman, 40, died in a plane crash between Bethel and Toksook Bay on April 8, 1998. A funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Church of God with the Rev. Phil Edgerly officiating. Internment will be at Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof. The family would like all his friends to come and celebrate his life with a barbecue at Raven/Chumley's Shop at Mile 84.5 Sterling Highway after the graveside service. Pallbearers will be Eddie Uchtman, Tommy Kuhn, Joe Chumley, Leelynn Chumley, Jerry Bilby and Scooter Chumley. Honorary pallbearers will be Mel Staudinger, Danny Neal, John Clonts, Danny Michel, Larry Pannell and Nick Plastino. Mr. Uchtman was born Jan. 31, 1958, in Mountain Home, Ark. He moved to Sterling in 1981. He went to work for Chumley's and was their first employee, according to his family, working as an all-around hand to build the business. He was a urethane applicator, heavy-equipment operator, a construction foreman in the oil field, and also lifted and moved houses. He worked for Chumley's until 1995. Mr. Uchtman worked in his own business for the next two years, then went to work for Public Health Services as a foreman in remote villages. His hobbies included building cabins and houses. His family said: ''James will always be remembered for being a wonderful father and for his deep love for his family. He never met a stranger and would help anybody in need. He was a hard worker and had the ability to do anything. He was a true leader, and he loved to have fun. He truly touched the lives of all who knew him.'' Mr. Uchtman was preceded in death by his father, Paul Eugene Uchtman. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Angela, and son, Adam, all of Sterling; daughters Abby, Bonnie and Holly, all of Mountain Home; daughter Ali Echo Rogers of Arkadelphia, Ark.; mother, Lou Kuhn of Conroe, Texas; sister, Diana Presson of Prescott, Ark.; brothers, Eddie Uchtman and Tommy Kuhn of Gurdon, Ark.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for the benefit of Mr. Uchtman's children may be made to any branch of First National Bank of Anchorage -- James B. Uchtman Memorial Fund. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
URSIN Rayder Melvin Ursin, 78, died May 2, 2004, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Ursin was born July 17, 1925, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Donald Ray Ursin; sisters, Laura Resoff and Eleanor Shuravloff; and brother, Norman Ursin.
WASSOM Christine Polakeea Wassom, 78, died May 25, 2002, in Seward, Alaska. Ms. Wassom was born Oct. 22, 1923, in Bear River-Port Moller, Alaska. Ms. Wassom is survived by her daughters, Marie C. King and Alberta A. Zaremba; and her son, Henry A. "Hank" Abrahamsen.
WATERBURY Anna Waterbury, 94, died Nov. 19, 2004, at home in Seldovia, Alaska. Ms. Waterbury was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Marion Collier; and sons, Raymond Waterbury Sr. and Russell Waterbury.
WIK Hayward John Wik, Sr., 60, died Jan. 29, 2002, in Nikiski, Alaska. Mr. Wik was born March 5, 1941, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Dolores Wik; son, Hayward Wik, Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Colleen Wik; and six grandchildren.


Beluga resident Roger E. Weber, 60, died of a heart attack Aug. 26, 2005, at Waianae Coast Health Center, Waianae, Hawaii. A funeral was Sept. 24, 2005, at St. Patrick's Parish with the Rev. Scott Medlock and Deacon Felix Maguire presiding. A second service was Sept. 26, 2005, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in North Dakota. Mr. Weber was born Feb. 14, 1945, in Bismarck, N.D. He was the son of Ralph and Odelia (Fried) Weber. He moved to Alaska in 1973, settling in Anchorage, Shirleyville and finally Beluga. He served in the Army National Guard and Merchant Marine. He was a member of the Ironworkers Local 751 and worked in Kotzebue, Prudhoe Bay, Pogo Mine, Cordova, Shemya, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Cook Inlet and the Red Dog Mine. He was also a member of the Teamsters union. He loved traveling and meeting new people, spending time with family and friends, snowmachining, hunting, fishing and mechanical work. His family wrote: "Roger devoted the last 17 years of life to his family. We were his whole life as he was ours. When people stopped by our house needing help, he always dropped everything he was doing to help. He always wanted the best for his family. We only wish we could have given him the best. Our dad was like a toasted marshmallow, hard and crusty on the outside, soft on the inside." He is survived by his wife, Alice Bismark Weber; daughters, Kristen and Yvonne Weber and Tracy Peterson; brothers, Richard, Edward and Raymond Weber; sisters, Margaret Feist, Evangeline Olawsky, Lorraine Bauer, Mary Ann Yochim, Dorothy Christopher, Anna Mae Weber and Helen Kim; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends from all over the world.
WIK Andrew Wik, 86, died Aug. 18, 2004 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Wik was born May 16, 1918 in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Wik is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Karen Roland; and grandson, Colton Roland. According to his family, his zest for life was evident in everything he did, both in his career and care of the family.
WILLIAMS Marie P. Williams, 95, died Feb. 13, 2001, at the University of California - San Francisco Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif. Ms. Williams was born Feb. 27, 1905, in Hope, Alaska. She is survived by her sisters, Jessie Nelson, Elizabeth Abate and Lita Von Scheele and numerous nieces and nephews.
WILLIAMS Tawni Agnes Williams, 50, body was found on Aug. 28, 2001, in Wasilla, Alaska. Ms. Williams was born Sept. 4, 1950, in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Harren, Tawni Josephine, and Jennifer Ryan; and many sisters, brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
WIRZ Margaret D. Wirz, 78, died July 26, 2004 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Wirz was born in Squaw Harbor, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Penny L. Carty, Charmaine J. Lundy and Annie J. Wirz; and sons, Robert S. Wirz and Gary E. Wirz.
YEAGER Kenai resident John A. Yeager, 55, died peacefully in his sleep June 25, 2005, at the Pogo Mine near Fairbanks, where he was working. An informal memorial service will at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Green Strip Park Pavilion in Kenai. Mr. Yeager was born Oct. 5, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan. He moved to California with his family and graduated from Bella Vista High School in Orange-ville, Calif. He moved to Alaska in the late 1960s and lived in Ninilchik, Kenai and Soldotna. He was a carpenter by trade and a fisherman at heart. "John was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend to many," his family said. Mr. Yeager is survived by his mother, Mary Bevan of Henderson, Nev.; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Bob Mayhall of Henderson; nieces and nephews, Kimberly Prewett-Amesquita, Melanie Cholewinski, Wyat Mayhall, and Sjuana Mayhall, all of Las Vegas, and Brooke Vargas of Modesto, Calif.; 11 great-nieces and -nephews; and his fiance, Linda Lou Marmon of Ninilchik. Memorial donations may be directed to the John Yeager Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank. Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

George A. Yuth, 80, died Jan. 9, 2003, at his home in Surprise, Arizona. Mr. Yuth was born Oct. 2, 1922, in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn Hara; granddaughter, Kristyn Hara; and sisters, Louise Gorder, Helen Tennison, Luba Yerrington, and May Joyce Colberg.
ZIMMER Norma Lee (Craig) Zimmer - Nikiski resident, Mrs. Norma Lee (Craig) Zimmer, 55, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna. No services will be planned at this time.Mrs. Zimmer was born February 21, 1958 in Port Huron, Michigan. She attended high school and later on received her GED. 4 years after she was born her family moved to Alaska where they lived in Anchorage, Juneau, Palmer, and Wasilla before making Nikiski her final residence. Norma worked for the State of Alaska for many years. The family wrote, “Norma was fun loving and was always giving of herself. She lit a room with just a smile. Norma always saw the good in everyone and was self sacrificing no matter the result. Family was always a big part of her life, regardless if it was reciprocated. She had love for life and she felt comfort in knowing her sister Tammy and daughter Selenaanne was at her side. Norma is God’s true angel. She will be missed by all. We all love you. Now you have peace!”She was preceded in death by her parents, James R. and Geraldine C. Craig and Raymond Baldwin her true love. She is survived by her husband, Keith Zimmer of Nikiski, AK; daughters, Lilalle Borland of Palmer, AK and Selenaanne Griswold of Palmer, AK; sisters, Vivian Tomlinson of Wasilla, Tammy Merrill of Sterling, AK, and Dawn Burnelle of Oklahoma; brothers, James Craig of Oklahoma and Earl Craig of Wrangell, Alaska; several nieces and nephews and 7 grandchildren. Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Norma’s obituary and online guestbook at

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