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Nome Cemetery
Nome Cemetery - 1900
Nome Cemetery - 2009
Please note that this is an incomplete listing of burials at Nome Cemetery. If you know of others, please email me with details and I will be glad to post it here.
Ahwinona, Hanna b. Aug. 2, 1933
d. Dec., 2006 Alaska
A funeral will be Friday at Nome Covenant Church. Pastor Harvey Fisk will officiate. Burial will be at Nome Cemetery. Please call for time. Mrs. Ahwinona was born Aug. 2, 1933
Ahwinona, Samuel, Sr b. unknown
d. Oct. 14, 1992 in Anchorage
Anchorage Daily News October 17, 1992, Nome resident Samuel Ahwinona Sr., 66, died Oct. 14 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A funeral was held at the Covenant Church in Nome. The Rev. Marvin Eppard officiated. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Mr. Ahwinona worked as a heavy-equipment operator and mechanic. He enjoyed flying planes, hunting and telling stories about Eskimo ways. Mr. Ahwinona is survived by his daughters, Jenny Michaels of Nome, and Doria of Anchorage; his sons, Samuel Jr. of Juneau, Harold and George of Anchorage, and Jerry of Nome; his sisters, Helen Carlson of Nome, and Arlene Ongtowasruk of Unalakleet; his brothers, Jacob and Carl Sr. of Nome; and 27 grandchildren. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Attatayuk, Steven Lee b. 1941
d. Aug. 3, 2009 in Anchorage
Steven Lee Attatayuk, 68, died Aug. 3, 2009 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.
A funeral was Monday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Nome with burial immediately afterward at the Nome Cemetary. A potluck was held at the church social hall after the burial service. He is greatly missed by all who knew him. The family thanks all who were involved in Steven's life and in the preparation to lay him to rest. Published in from August 15 to August 16, 2009 
Campbell, Ina

b. 1964
d. 28 Aug, 2009, Nome AK

Ina Campbell, 45, died Aug. 28, 2009, at a friend's home in Nome. A memoral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Central Lutheran Church, 1420 Cordova St. A funeral will be from 2-3 p.m. Sept. 13 in Nome with burial after the service at Belmont Point Cemetery. A potluck at Nome Eskimo Community Center is planned after burial.

Davis, Lawrence Tingook b. Feb 24, 1930 Deering 
d. Feb 4, 2006 in Anchorage
Nome resident Lawrence Tingook Davis, 75, died at his Anchorage home Feb. 4, 2006, due to carcinoma. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Nome Recreation Center. The Rev. Caleb Dotomain will officiate. Pallbearers will include Peter Neagle, Tim Lynch, Stan Piscoya, Bill Herzner, Shane McHale and Mike Piscoya. Burial will be at Nome Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Deering to Lucy and Elmer Davis. He completed the ninth grade. Mr. Davis served as a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard of Deering from 1944 to 1948 and with the Alaska National Guard of Nome from 1951 to '58. The owner and operator of a reindeer herd in Nome since 1967, Mr. Davis was also the founder of the Reindeer Herder Association. He served as past president of Sitnasuak Native Corp., as a councilman on the Nome City Council and as a state representative. He was instrumental on the state level, his family said. Mr. Davis worked on the introduction and establishment of rural community colleges statewide and received historical recognition for the Iditarod Trail. He had also received an invitation to the White House to meet with President Ford. His family wrote: "Dad passed on his knowledge and experience of subsistence hunting, fishing, gathering, gold mining and the fine art of reindeer herding to the future generations." Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, MaryAnn Davis of Nome; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Ann Davis of Soldotna, Clark and Dora Davis of Nome, Thomas Davis of Nome, and Jeff Davis of Anchorage; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Peter Neagle of Anchorage, Cheryl and Tim Lynch of Anchorage, Ruth and Stan Piscoya of Nome, and Paula and Bill Herzner of Nome; sisters, Ethel Karmun of Nome, and Flora Jepson, Mary Gibson and Queen Davis, all of Anchorage; brother, David Davis of Kotzebue; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, William Davis; sister, Suzy Davis; and brothers, Clifford and Henry Davis. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. 
Davis, William Erwin b. Mar. 11, 1970 in Nome
d. Dec. 5, 1995 in Nome
Anchorage Daily News December 9, 1995. William Erwin Davis, 25, died Dec. 5, 1995, at his Nome residence. A funeral was at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Nome with the Rev. Bill Welch officiating. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born March 11, 1970, in Nome, and graduated from Nome-Beltz High School in 1988. He then attended and received a diploma from West Coast Training Service in Portland, Ore. From 1992 until the time of his death, Mr. Davis worked as a heavy-equipment operator for Nome Joint Utility. He enjoyed fishing and playing and coaching city league basketball. His family said: ''He loved life and enjoyed a variety of activities. He enjoyed listening to music and in high school was active in wrestling. Reindeer herding was also a big part of his life. He always made time for it from his job. He enjoyed being with people and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.''  Mr. Davis is survived by his parents, Larry and Mary Ann Davis of Nome; brothers and sister-in-law, Bruce and Ann Davis of Soldotna, Clark and Thomas Davis of Nome, and Jeffery Davis of Anchorage; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Peter Neagle of Anchorage, Cheryl Davis and Ruth Ann and Stan Piscoya of Nome, and Paula and Bill Herzner of Honolulu; grandmother, Etta Tocktoo of Anchorage; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel. 
Dickson, Ruth Ann b. Dec. 11, 1959 in Anchorage
d. Nov 15, 2006 in Anchorage
Nome resident Ruth Ann Dickson, 46, died Nov. 15, 2006, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage from internal bleeding. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church in Nome. Burial will be in Nome in the spring. Pallbearers will include Hogarth Kingeeka, Al Wayne Koonooka, Colen Kulukhon Lincoln, Mike Slowooko and Derek Akeea.Ms. Dickson was born Dec. 11, 1959, in Anchorage. She had lived five years in Oklahoma and eight years in Florida. She returned to Alaska and had lived in Gambell, Anchorage and Nome. Ms. Dickson was a high school graduate. For more than 20 years, she worked as a hotel desk clerk and as a nurse's aide in geriatric facilities. Her family said: "She loved to be with family, Eskimo dancing, and was an excellent seal hunter in accordance with a subsistence lifestyle. She loved to eat Native foods with family and friends. She also enjoyed baking and sewing. "Ruth Ann always lived for right now. She tried her best in everything she did in life. She loved life to the fullest with all her family and friends, especially her two sons, Christopher and Jimmy. We will always miss Ruth Ann with all our hearts." Survivors include her sons, Christopher Robert Dickson and Jimmy George Murdock of Nome; father of her children, Jimmy George Murdock; brother, Al Wayne Koonooka of Gambell; sisters, Brenda Upcraft and Dorene Holbrooks of Anchorage and Sherry Kulukhon of Nome; uncle, Luke Kulukhon; aunties, Grace Slowooko and Maggie Irrigoo of Anchorage and Anna James of Gambell; many cousins, nephews and nieces of the Gambell, Nome and Anchorage areas; and close friends. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert Steve Dickson; adoptive grandparents, Lawrence and Rosie Kulukhon; mother, Willa Kulukhon; brother, Michael David Walker; uncles, Allen, Leroy and Jones Kulukhon; and auntie, Annette Pangman. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.

Esenituk, John Alfred b. Oct. 30, 1912 at Mary's Igloo AK
d. Mar. 3, 1990 in Teller AK
Anchorage Daily News March 7, 1990 Teller resident John Alfred Esenituk, 77, died March 3 at his home. A service was held at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Nome, with the Rev. Susan Srey officiating. Mr. Esenituk was born Oct. 30, 1912, at Mary's Igloo. He had served in the U.S. Army during World War II and had worked as a commercial fisherman and reindeer herder for several years. He enjoyed subsistance hunting and fishing.  Mr. Esenituk is survived by his sister, Nellie Alexander, of Nome; two brothers, Herbert, of Anchorage, and Gilbert, of Seattle; five nieces and four nephews, including Robert Esenituk of Anchorage. Mr. Esenituk will be buried in the Nome Cemetery. Local arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Downtown. 
Garlock, Frances Ameila Uisock b. Sep. 3, 1951 in Seward AK
d. Jan. 6, 2010 in Anchorage
Frances Ameila Garlock, 58, of Anchorage died Jan. 6, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center, after a courageous battle with small cell cancer. "We are all confident and comforted knowing Frances is with our Lord now," her family wrote. A gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Garlock residence, 1545 Northview Drive. She will be laid to rest in Nome. A memorial service and 40-day celebration will be held in Emmonak with her Uisock family at a later date. Born Sept. 3, 1951, in Seward to Joseph and Mary Ann Uisock Sr., Frances was raised by John "Papa" and Lorraine Kost Jr. Frances graduated from East High School. She was a VPO in Emmonak, and last worked for Saddlers Home Furnishings until 2008. Frances loved hunting, fishing, gathering traditional food, and the outdoors.  "We all thank our Lord for Frances and His love for sharing such a wonderful gift with us. Frances cherished every day and never complained; she always would say, "She is a little bit better." She encouraged us all to continue our education, be successful, and have a good life, especially the upcoming generations. Frances wants all who do so to know she is very proud of them," her family stated.Frances and her family are very grateful and give thanks to the doctors, nurses and entire staff at ANMC who worked hard and gave so much of their own lives to help others. Also, the American Red Cross for their diligent work in locating her two sons in the Armed Forces. Thanks to the American Cancer Society for all their help in making the journey with cancer easier to manage through all their support. She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Garlock; children, Julianne (Criss) Mestre, David Porter, Justin Porter, Josie Porter, Taijia Revels, and Sage Garlock; brothers, Evan (Agnes Moore) Uisok of Emmonak, Ronnie Kirk of Steggins; sisters, Nora (John) Kameroff of Aiakanuk, Louise (Benny) Okitkum of Kotlik, and Malorie Tom of St. Michael; her secondary family includes: mother, Lorraine Kost; brothers, Allen Kost, Fred Kost and Eugene Kost; sisters, Jeanie Yuman and Sharlott Kost, all of Anchorage; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nicholas and Teresa Uisok; mother and father, Mary Ann Nells Uisok and Joseph Uisok Sr.; father, John "Papa" Kost Jr.; twin sons, Chance and Luke Garlock; brothers, Robert Uisok, Joseph Uisok Jr., John Kost, Robert Kost; and sister, Kathryn Kost. Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Anchorage;
Goldsberry, Kevin Emmanuel b. Jul. 20, 1973 in Nome AK
d. Dec. 13, 1990 in Nome AK
Anchorage Daily News December 18, 1990. Kevin Emmanuel Goldsberry, 17, was found dead Dec. 13 in Nome. A vigil service was conducted at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nome. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Friday at Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Nome, with Father Jim Falsey officiating. Born July 20, 1973, in Nome, he was a student at the Nome-Beltz High School. He was an Eskimo dancer and enjoyed hunting, fishing and carving ivory. According to family and friends, "He was a nice young man." He is survived by his parents, Victor and Nancy, of Nome; his brothers, Kaui, Ayaaq, Harry, Andrew and Samuel; and his sister, Lillian Soolook, all of Nome; his paternal grandparents, Louis Ozenna and Sophie Maddox, both of Diomede; and his maternal grandfather, John Kiminock of Nome. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Service arrangements were by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.
Graber, Garret Simon b. Oct. 11, 2007
d. Oct. 11, 2007
Gregory, Adelaide First wife of Albro Gregory who published the Nome Nugget.
Harwood, Robert C. "Bob" b. 19 Jul 1930, Sprague, WA
d. 3 April 1974, Nome AK
Age 44. Son of Boyd and Mildred Harwood.
Hermanson, Anna b. 1866
d. Nov 3, 1905 in Nome
Click on photo for a larger picture of her gravestone
James, Esther Rita b. Feb. 27, 1911 in Moses Point AK
d. Jul. 18, 1992 in Anchorage
Anchorage Daily News July 22, 1992, Lifelong Alaskan Esther Rita James, 81, died July 18 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. A funeral was held at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. The Rev. Keith Fullerton of Evangelical Covenant Church officiated. A funeral service also took plact at Nome Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Marvin Eppard officiating. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Mrs. James was born Feb. 27, 1911, at Moses Point and was raised in the Elim area. She married Herbert James in 1935 and moved from White Mountain to Solomon, where they lived until 1959. They then moved to Nome. Mrs. James had worked as a cook for the Nome Hospital for many years, retiring in 1967. She then worked as a custodian for the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game. She was a member of Evangelical Covenant Church in Nome, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary. She attended numerous Elders Conferences and enjoyed participating in the senior citizen group "XYZ." Mrs. James enjoyed fishing, berry picking, camping, traveling and sewing. According to her family, she helped her community in any way she could. She enjoyed people and liked working with others. She could often be found at church activities, singing and rejoicing God's name. She belonged to many organizations and enjoyed the socializing along with the service. Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Sr., and seven children. She is survived by her daughters Laura Wilkilkia and Lucy James of Nome, and Gladys Brown of Sitka; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Verna, and Timmy of Nome, Ernest Wilkilkia Jr. and Glenda Childes of Sitka, Frances Morgan, Betsy Haworth and Barry Brown of Sitka, and Shirley and Sharon of Germany; and two great-grandchildren, Chrystal and Leonard Brown. 
Johnsen, Harry Edward "Cookie" b. Jan 3, 1942 in Nome
d. Jun 24, 2005 in Nome
Longtime Nome resident Harry Edward "Cookie" Johnsen Jr., 63, died June 24, 2005, at home of natural causes. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Nome. Burial will follow at the Nome Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the Nome Eskimo Community Hall. Mr. Johnsen was born Jan. 3, 1942, in Nome to Harry Edward Johnsen Sr. and Laura Anna Johnsen. He worked for the state of Alaska as a surveyor's helper when home during summers from college, then finally as a meteorologist for the weather service (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association). He also served six years in the National Guard as a radio operator and was a sharpshooter. Mr. Johnsen was honorably discharged from the military in 1971. His family said: "Like his father, Cookie was very talented musically. He played the saxophone, clarinet, trombone, violin, piano and accordion. He was so good on the sax that he could make one cry. "Cookie loved life and everything in it. He would walk up to a strange, chained-up dog which would be snarling, growling, lunging on its chain, wanting to bite, and make instant friends with it. He excelled at whatever he did, be it sports, hunting, fishing, or just plain being a friend. Cookie loved reading daily, and especially doing crossword puzzles." Mr. Johnsen is survived by his son, Richard Bruce Johnsen; sister, Edna Buffas; nieces, Doreen Schenkenberger, Angela Buffas-James, Renita Magnuson and Briggetta Reddaway; nephew, Sterling Buffas; and numerous other relatives and friends. 
Kasson, Olaf b. Skjarvo, Norway
d. Oct 25, 1915
died age 32
Koweluk, Billy S. b. Sep. 5, 1934
d. Apr. 22, 1991
Anchorage Daily News April 25, 1991 Nome resident Billy S. Koweluk, 56, died April 22 at Alaska Native Medical Center following a lengthy illness. A service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Nome with burial in the Nome Cemetery.  Mr. Koweluk was born Sept. 5, 1934, in Wales. He served in the U.S. Army and settled in Nome where he was a member of the United Methodist Church as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion. He was also a member of the Bering Straits Corp. and the Sitnasuak Native Corp. He had worked at the Bering Sea Saloon in Nome and was the first Eskimo to have a farm in Nome. He had owned and operated the Circle K Hog Ranch in Nome. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and making fishing nets. His family said his numerous friends thought he had a terrific sense of humor.  Mr. Koweluk is survived by his son, Raymond of Nome; his brother, Ted of Anchorage; and his sisters, Sarah Koyuk, Esther Bourdon and Polly, all of Nome, Clara Angnabooguk of Anchorage and Hilda Ashcraft of North Pole. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel. 
Kruzner, Adolph d. Aug 23, 1909
Age 37, "May he rest in peace". Buried Nome. See photo 1 and photo 2.
Milligrock, Dwight, Sr b. Oct. 11, 1911 Little Diomede Island AK
d. Nov. 11, 1994
Dwight was born on Little Diomede Island, Alaska, the son of Spike Milligrock and Quenna Ookungnaik. He was Inupiaq. He married (1) Martha and (2) Jessie L. Andrews. He served in the Alaska Territorial Guard and was an accomplished and skilled ivory carver. He was tribal chairman of the Village of Little Diomede in 1940. He perished in a house fire along with his second wife and other family members. Children: Lincoln Edward Elasanga Milligrock (1931 - 2010)
Milligrock, Ed Morris b. May 5, 1950
d. May 13, 2003 
He was the son of Morris Johnson Paneok and Jessie L. Andrews. He was adopted by his step-father, Dwight Milligrock Sr. after the death of his father and his mother's remarriage. He was an Inupiat carver and scrimshaw artist and had lived on Little Diomede Island, Alaska. He began learning the art of walrus ivory carving from his father, Dwight. He specialized in carved jewelry. He perished in a house fire.
Milligrock, Jessie L. Andrews  b. Aug. 5, 1923 Nome
d. Nov. 11, 1994 Nome
She was the daughter of Oscar Andrews. She married (1) Morris Johnson Paneok and (2) Dwight Milligrock Sr. She perished in a house fire along with her second husband and other family members. 
Milligrock, Lincoln Edward Elasanga b. Apr. 14, 1931 in Alaska
d. Jul. 12, 2010 in Anchorage
Nome resident Lincoln Edward Milligrock, 79, died July 12, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. The funeral and burial were July 21 in Nome, with Pastor Harvey Fiskeau of the Covenant Church presiding. Born April 14, 1931, Lincoln lived in Alaska all his life. He was a skillful hunter and ivory carver, becoming well-known both locally and worldwide.Lincoln loved the outdoor activities, especially in summer. He was content piloting his boat, which he built; transporting family and friends to the fish camp; or finding a good berry patch. He enjoyed having family members and friends close around him for picnics or for an evening of card games. He was always fair and gentle in disciplining his grandchildren or any child left in his care. Many strangers found his conversation interesting. He was patient with their questions about his carving or about the tools he used, some of which he created. He was always willing to be photographed; and he was well-respected and will be missed by many family and friends.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Spike and Queenie Milligrock; his mother, Martha Elasanga; father, Dwight Milligrock Sr.; stepmother, Jessie; sister, Susie Pederson; brother, Alfred; half-brothers, Oscar and Percy; stepbrother, Ed Morris; stepsister, Irene Nuglene; daughter, Deborah; and sons, Thomas and Playdon Storis Milligrock.Lincoln is survived by his wife of 61 years, Emily; sister, Mesonga Atkinson; stepsister, Lydia; half-brothers, Vernon, Dwight Jr. and Douglas; half-sisters, Marilyn Grills, Elizabeth Ahwinona; children, Martha Didio, Sylvia Eningowuk, Rose Guilbeau and Sara; and son, Mark; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Matthew, Marsha, Melinda, Clarissa, Storis, Gina, Johnny and Mayac; and numerous great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.Published in from August 6 to August 7, 2010
Milligrock, Oscar L.  b. Oct. 14, 1963 in Nome 
d. Jun. 26, 1993 in Anchorage
Anchorage Daily News July 2, 1993 Lifelong Alaskan Oscar L. Milligrock, 29, died June 26 in Anchorage. A funeral was at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel with Pastor Hank Pearson of the Covenant Church officiating. Mr. Milligrock was born Oct. 14, 1963, in Nome, the son of Dwight and Jessie Milligrock. He enjoyed the outdoors and was a member of the Bering Strait Native Corp. In addition to his parents of Nome, he is survived by a daughter, Jessica of Fairbanks; seven brothers, Douglas, Lincoln and Ed, of Nome, Percy and Dwight Jr. of Anchorage, Vernon of Stebbins, and Alfred of Little Rock, Ark.; four sisters; Lydia Milligrock of Anchorage, and Marilyn Knucholls, Elizabeth Preza and Mesonga Johnson, all of Nome. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Witzleben's Sixth Avenue Chapel.
Milligrock, Quenna Ookungnaik b. Apr. 25, 1893 Big Diomede Island, Russia
d. Mar., 1987 Teller AK
"Queenie" was the daughter of Peter Ookungnaik and Tuktook. She was born on Big Diomede Island, Russia. She was Inupiaq. She married Spike Milligrock. Later they moved to Little Diomede Island, Alaska. 
Milligrock, Spike b. Sep. 8, 1887 Big Diomede Island, Russia
d. Jul. 15, 1970 at Teller AK
Spike was born on Big Diomede Island, Russia, the son of Piyahna, and an Inupiat Eskimo. He married Quenna Ookungnaik. They later moved to Little Diomede Island, Alaska where he owned the first grocery store on the island. 
Noyakuk, Paul Benjamin  b. Aug. 17, 1967 in Nome 
d. May 14, 1996 in Teller AK
Anchorage Daily News May 22, 1996. Paul Benjamin Noyakuk, 28, was found dead May 14, 1996, near Teller. He is presumed to have drowned on Oct. 26, 1995. A funeral was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Nome. Pastor Brian Crockett of Teller and Brevig Mission officiated. Burial was in the Nome cemetery. Acting as pallbearers were Eric Baxter, Bryan Weyauvanna, Jimmy, Michael and Ben Noyakuk, and Alton Walluk. Mr. Noyakuk was born Aug. 17, 1967, in Nome, and graduated from Nome Beltz High School. Over the years, he had lived and worked in Anchorage, Nome and Teller. He had worked for the Nome Nugget Newspaper, Nome Community Center, National Weather Service, Alaska Commercial Company, Cape Smythe Air Service, Chevron 76 Gas Station in Chandler, Ariz., and Norton Sound Health Corp. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Nome. He enjoyed woodworking, ivory carving, berry picking, fishing and, most of all, hunting. His family said: ''Paul was always happy, smiling, full of energy, and always willing to help those in need. His words of advice to those who confided in him were helpful. He will be greatly missed by his family, relatives, friends and the many, many people who knew him.'' Paul is survived by his parents, Peter and Margaret; his sister, Pauline; grandmother, Helen Attatayuk; and niece, Amanda Noyakuk, all of Nome; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial bequests are preferred to Our Savior Lutheran Church, in Nome. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel. 
Pagel Jr., Wesley b. 4 Jan 1938, Arden, Berrien Co, MI
d. 11 Jul 2004 Anchorage AK

Longtime Nome resident Wes Pagel, 66, died July 11, 2004, surrounded by his family at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage after a brief battle with lung cancer. The funeral was held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Nome. Mr. Pagel was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Ardenhurst, Mich., to Luella and Wesley Pagel. He was raised in Watersmeet, Mich., and Land-o-Lakes, Wis., where he enjoyed playing basketball. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1964 and in the Army National Guard. He was transferred to Alaska in 1961 and met Agnes Rock. They married in 1962. They lived in California for several years. The family stayed in Anchorage for a few years and eventually moved to Nome in 1970. While living in Nome he was a heavy equipment operator, cabdriver, construction worker, security guard and most recently the manager of the Norton Sound Health Corp. Mr. Pagel and his family enjoyed hunting, camping, fishing and carpentry. His family wrote: "Wes was strong in spirit, faith and his belief in the Lord. With Agnes by his side, Wes fostered a strong spiritual faith to their children and grandchildren. He was known to open his heart and gave to anyone in need. Mr. Pagel could often be thought of as humble and unselfish man. Wes had a quick wit in bringing laughter to everyone he knew. He always had a soft side in his heart for the children in his life and could easily tease a smile or two out of kids, young and old." Mr. Pagel is survived by his wife, Agnes Pagel; daughters, Lena and spouse Clyde Iyatunguk, and Bessie Pagel; sons, Wesley and spouse Rosemary Jenkins, and David Pagel; siblings and spouses, Marion and Clayton Houle and James and Beverly Cahill, Harold Pagel, David and Grace Pagel; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Source: Anchorage Daily News July 16, 2004

Peterson, Frances  b. Jul. 26, 1913 at Point Hope AK 
d. Jan. 20, 1991 in Anchorage
Anchorage Daily News January 27, 1991. Lifelong Alaskan Frances Peterson, 77, a homemaker, died Jan. 20 at Our Lady of Compassion Care Center. A memorial service was held at Feb. 1 at the Nome Baptist Church. Interment will took place in the Nome Cemetery. Mrs. Peterson was born July 26, 1913, in Point Hope. She was raised in Point Hope, Barrow, Kotzebue and Seward, and had lived in Nome for many years after raising her family at Salmon Lake and Dorothy Creek near Nome. She formerly worked in a kitchen at the North Star Hotel and was a housekeeper and baby sitter for a long time. Her family said: "She was also a talented seamstress whose kuspuks and parkas were sought after because of the intricate designs she worked into them." Mrs. Peterson moved to Anchorage in August when she became ill. She is survived by her sons, Karl, Walter, Richard, Robert and John, all of Nome, and Herman Bernhart, of Ewa, Hawaii; her daughters, Ann Whipple of Anchorage, and Lena Lockwood of Nome; 24 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.
Richardson, Charles W. b. Jul 29, 1958 d. Aug 28, 2010 Lifelong Nome resident Charles W. Richardson, 52, died unexpectedly at his home Aug. 28, 2010.A celebration of his life will be at the Nome Rec Center at 2 p.m. Sept. 22, with David and Julie Elmore of the United Methodist Church officiating. A private family interment will be at the Belmont Point Cemetery in Nome.Charlie was born July 29, 1958, in Nome to Frank and Lucie Ann Richardson (Fagerstrom).At an early age he became interested in basketball and it became the sport of his life. His proudest moments were realized in a Nome Nanooks uniform. No. 40 he wore on the court, playing for the Nome fans and the excitement of the competition.After high school Charlie attended Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka for one year and the University of Alaska Fairbanks for one semester. He then began working in the building maintenance department at Nome Public Schools. By his retirement in October 2009, after 30 years' service, he had come to know the quirks and cranks, nooks and crannies of the Nome schools' physical plants.Charlie had many friends and could be counted on to lend a helping hand to those in need. He will be missed by all whose lives he has touched.Charlie is survived by his father, Frank "Rich" Richardson (Delores); brothers, Mark Johnson (Trinh) of Nome and Michael Johnson (Cathy) of Neenah, Wis.; aunts, Bunny Huffer (Fagerstrom) and Mary Richardson of St. Agatha, Maine; uncles, Robert Fagerstrom (Pauline), Charles Fagerstrom (Peggy), Frank Reale (Marion), and Wendell Wassman (Jeanie); and many cousins, nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucie Ann Richardson (Fagerstrom); and grandparents, Charles and Helen Fagerstrom of Nome and Frank and Lucy Richardson of Castine, Maine.Charlie's family would like to thank their many friends, family and the community of Nome for all of the support and help during this very difficult time.Arrangments are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel,

Senungetuk, Helen Aklaseok b. Aug. 12, 1912 in Wales AK
d. Jun. 3, 1994
Anchorage Daily News June 5, 1994 Helen Aklaseok Senungetuk, 81, died June 3 at Our Lady of Compassion Care Center. A visitation was held followed by a funeral at Our Lady of Compassion Care Center. Burial was in the Nome Cemetery. Mrs. Senungetuk was born Aug. 12, 1912, in Wales. She had a skin-sewing business in Nome, where her family moved from Wales in 1950. She was also a homemaker and raised her children, grandchildren and grandnieces and grandnephews. Although she attained only the second grade, she encouraged her children to attend college. She and her husband, Willie, were Inupiaq elders of Nome and of the Methodist Church along the Seward Peninsula. Her family said: "Helen was expert at associated Native food preparation and of gathering plants and berries in Wales and Nome. Her children and grandchildren are especially appreciative of having had her for a teacher in these Native ways." Survivors include her sons and daughters, Ron of Fairbanks, Joe of Anchorage, Nancy Felton of Nome and Cora Olson of Anchorage; sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, Turid of Fairbanks, Catherine Doss of Anchorage, Willard Felton of Nome, Larry Olson of Anchorage and Edna Senungetuk of Shishmaref; granddaughter-in-law, Rebecca of Guam; many grandchildren and great- grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons and a grandson. Arrangements were by Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel. 
Sharp, Minnie or Kathrine Webber b. 1863 in New York
d. Dec. 14, 1911 in Alaska
Minnie Sharp died in Alaska.  She was buried in either the Nome Cemetery or the Belmont Point Cemetery near Nome.
Slwooko Sr., Howard Iyangusuk b. Nov. 3, 1919 at Boxer Bay on St. Lawrence Island
d. Jun 20, 1997 in Anchorage
Unalakleet minister Howard Iyangasuk Slwooko Sr., 77, died June 20, 1997, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 6 p.m. today at Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St., with the Rev. Phillip Axelson officiating. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Pallbearers will include Walter Slwooko, Howard Slwooko Jr., David Slwooko, Merle Towarak, Melvin Towarak and George Sookiayak Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Amidon, Harold Ahmasuk Jr., Vernon Slwooko Sr., Tim Gologeran, Chip Swanson and David Hendrickson. Additional services will be held at Unalakleet Covenant Church. Burial will be in Nome at a later date. The Rev. Slwooko was born Nov. 3, 1919, at Boxer Bay on St. Lawrence Island. His formal education ended with the third grade. He was a self-taught mechanic, carpenter, welder and heavy-equipment operator. He was also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Rev. Slwooko lived in Elim, Nunivak Island, Mekoryuk, Hooper Bay, Mountain Village, Shaktoolik and Unalakleet. He served in the U.S. Army and Alaska Territorial Guard. He received an honorable discharge from the National Guard in 1979. The Rev. Slwooko enjoyed subsistence hunting and gathering. He also enjoyed carving, and reading his Bible. His favorite verse was Psalm 16:8. Family members said: ''Dad provided for his family all his life, both spiritual and subsistence. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by family and everyone he touched. Peace to his memory.'' Survivors include his wife, Ellen Slwooko, sons, Walter Slwooko and Howard Slwooko Jr., all of Unalakleet; daughters, Marlene Towarak of Unalakleet and Harriette Slwooko of Ketchikan; brother, Vernon Slwooko of Gambell; sisters, Sarah Palcino of Tacoma, Wash., Agnes Turner and Helen Carius of Anchorage and Mary Lane and Alayne Booshu of Gambell; grandchildren, Myra and David Slwooko, George Sookiayak Jr., Ethan Sheyan, and Meryl, Merle, Melvin, Marty and Matthew Towarak; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Walsh, Michael J. "Mike" b 8 April 1882 Balinade County Cork Ireland
d. 1963
Mike Walsh of Nome, Nome census area, Alaska. Born in Balinade, County Cork, Ireland, April 8, 1882. Married 1909 to W. Louise Forsythe. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; gold miner; mail carrier; Nome city clerk, 1931-44; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska Territory, 1940, 1944; regent, University of Alaska, 1943-59; member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 2nd District, 1945-46; delegate to Alaska state constitutional convention 9th District, 1955-56; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alaska, 1960. Died in Nome, Nome census area, Alaska, April 1, 1963. Interment at Belmont Point Cemetery.
Wheeler, Floyd Hall b. Dec. 31, 1921 in Kotzebue
d. Mar. 9, 1995 in Nome
Anchorage Daily News March 25, 1995 Lifelong Alaskan Floyd Hall Wheeler, 73, died March 9, 1995, at home in Nome. Memorial services were held in Nome on March 13 at the Community United Methodist Church. Burial was on Memorial Day at the Nome Cemetery.
Mr. Wheeler was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Kotzebue, to Orlando and Carrie Wheeler, the fourth of seven children. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry from Dec. 11, 1942, to Oct. 17, 1945, in the 1st Combat Intelligence Platoon during the Aleutian Island Campaign. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Medal, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal. During the early 1950s, he was awarded a Presidential Medal of Heroism by President Dwight Eisenhower for rescuing stranded Eskimo hunters with his airboat. Mr. Wheeler served as a former home-police patrolman and worked with the Civil Aeronautics Administration/Federal Aviation Administration in Nome and Tanana from 1945 to 1982, when he retired in Nome. Along with flying, his hobbies were genealogy, anthropology, photography and making traditional knives and ulus. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in Tanana and Nome and teaching his children the importance of a subsistence lifestyle.
Survivors include his wife, Martha of Fairbanks; son and daughter-in-law, E. Charles and Angie Wheeler of Nome; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and John Schaeffer of Anchorage, Eileen and Todd Kozevnikoff of Fairbanks, Helena and Pongee Carlo of Tanana, Joyce Demoski of Fairbanks, Linda and Al Woods of Fairbanks, Shirley and Bergman Moses of Lime Village and Irene Wheeler of Fairbanks; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orlando and Carrie; brothers, Archie, Dan, Chuck and Ephriam; sisters, Lottie Bahnke and Vera Sevier; and son-in-law, Allen Demoski. 

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