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OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES
ADAMSON Adamson, Molly Esana, died 2003
AHNUPKANA Ahnupkana, Nellie, died 2003
AHVAKANA Ahvakana, Winford, died 2003
AIKEN Aiken Sr., Robert S., died 2003
AISHANNA Aishanna, Herman, died 2003
AKOOTCHOOK Akootchook, Mary Tukumik, died 2003
AKPIK Akpik, Simeon Jr., died 2003
ANASHUGAK Anashugak Sr., Ward T., died 2003
AREY Arey, Harry Linn, died 2003
ATTUNGANA Attungana, Frank Patrick, died 2003
BODFISH Bodfish, Dempsey, died 2003
BOND Mildred Dorothy Bond, 67, died Nov. 20, 2003, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. “Millie” was born June 26, 1938, in Wainwright, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Dale L. Bond; daughter, Jackie Hill; sons, Carl Joule, Timothy Joule, and Tony Joule; sisters, Annie Joule and Mable Blatchford; and brother, Reggie Joule. Millie was a graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe High School. According to her family, she enjoyed outings with her husband, picking blueberries, dip net fishing, and socializing.
BROWER Brower, Andrew Michael, died 2003
BROWER Brower Jr., David, died 2003
BROWN Barrow resident William Franklin Brown, 54, died July 20, 2006, near Camp Shelby, south f Hattiesburg, Miss., in a military motor vehicle accident. Mr. Brown was born Feb. 14, 1952, at Lost River.He was a graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe High School and received an extensive education through the military. He served from August 1976 until the time of his death and had been an infantry team leader on missions in Panama, Japan, Bosnia and Afghanistan. During his 30 years of service, he received more than 15 military awards and six awards from the State of Alaska. He had recently been promoted to Sergeant First Class with the National Guard. Mr. Brown worked for the North Slope Borough, City of Barrow and Arctic Slope Native Association. He served as a councilman for the City of Barrow from 1980 to 1986 and 1990 to 1993. He enjoyed being a whaling crew member. The family wrote William loved his nieces and nephews and was a father figure to many. He was generous with his time and money and was a well-respected community leader. His life was dedicated to his nation and he proudly served with the Alaska Army National Guard.” Survivors include his stepmother, Mabel Brown of Anchorage; sisters, MaryJane Litchard of Nome, Sharon Korwan of Anchorage, Donna Erickson of Unalakleet and Dee Dee Johnson of Anchorage; brothers, Steven Brown of Fairbanks, Harvey Brown of Nome and David Brown of Anchorage.
BURCHETT Burchett, Teresa Dawn, died 2003
BURGANDINE Bernice Evak Burgandine, 62, died Dec. 5, 2000, in Vallejo, Calif. Mrs. Burgandine was born Dec. 7, 1937, in Wainwright, Alaska. She is survived by daughters Ellen Paneok, Cheri McIntyre and Tina Lane and long-time companion Lewis E. Granger.
CHESSIK Dorothy Chessik, 64, died Nov. 26 at home in Eagle River, Alaska. Ms. Chessik was born Sept. 2, 1940, in Point Hope. She is survived by her son, Anthony Welcyng; grandson, C.J. Craggle; sisters, Esther Frankson, Cora Hamby, Eva Long, Ruth Nelson, Lena Rotman, Agnes Dolly Sage and Alice Sherbick; sister-in-law, Betty Chessik and brother-in-law, Norb Chessik.
CHINGMAN Jeanette P. Chingman, 59, died Sept. 28, 2001, at the Denali Center in Fairbanks, Alaska. Ms. Chingman was born in Barrow, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Lillian J. Kasak; son, Roger J. Chingman Jr.; and grandsons, Jeremy B. Kasak and Jason A. Kasak.
COATES
Coates, Frank James, died 2003
COFFIN Coffin, Rodney, died 2003
EKAK Ekak, Dwayne, died 2003
FISCHER Fischer, Georgianna, died 2003
FRANKSON Frankson, Clyde Isaac, died 2003
FRANKSON Frankson, Josie, died 2003
HOWARTH Howarth, Roger, died 2003
HUGO Hugo, Dora T., died 2003
INKS Inks, Lucy, died 2003
KALEAK Kaleak Sr., Allen, died 2003
KENTON Kenton, JohnnyWilliam, died 2003
KINGIK Kingik, Sarah, died 2003
KOBUK Olive Alice Kobuk, 74, died Dec. 14, 1999, at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Ms. Kobuk was born in Barrow, Alaska, on April 18, 1925. She is survived by daughters Florence Caldwell and Christina Hobbs; son Tony Susook, Jr.; brother Noah Phillips; aunts Isa Sovalik and Sara Evak; niece Maude Hunnicutt; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
LAWS Laws, Janey, died 2003
LINCOLN Lincoln, Gilbert, died 2003
LISBOURNE Well-known Inupiaq doll artist Iva Naomi Bolt Lisbourne, 72, of Tok died Oct. 7, 2009, at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage.A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Muldoon Chapel, 8000 E. 36th Ave., with a potluck celebrating her life to be held afterward. A visitation will be from noon until service time. A funeral will be held Oct. 17 in Barrow at the Presbyterian Church. The time will be announced. Burial will be at Barrow Cemetery.Iva was born March 12, 1937, in Wainwright, the youngest of 15 children, to Richard Argasinya Bolt of Point Hope and Annie Kullaluk Aimaq of Nuvuk.Once she decided to make Inupiaq dolls, she was blessed and became well-known. She felt that this was a gift from the Lord. She loved reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon. One of her favorite sayings was "Pray always."Along with her husband, she loved Alaska's great outdoors. She loved camping, fishing, berry picking, traveling and seeing all her family and friends.She loved to hear Inupiat stories and listen and dance to Inupiat music. She taught her children the ways of Inupiaq life, the stories, how to dance and speak Inupiat. She instilled in her children a love for their heritage, and this has been passed down to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.She is survived by her husband, Ken Lisbourne of Tok; and her children, Benny Spencer of Barrow, Cindy Van Wye of Colorado, Corinne McDonnell of Birchwood, Joseph Spencer of Anchorage, Vera Kasyulie of Bethel, Michael Stotts of Barrow, Theo (Alvin) Spencer Jr. of Birchwood, Flossie Spencer of Birchwood, Phillis Spencer of Anchorage, Clara Lisbourne of Anchorage, and special family friend Nadine Estes of Anchorage; her grandchildren, Dora and Crystal Spencer, Kacey Spurlock, Cory Spurlock, Jessi Spurlock, Kristen Kasayulie, Brandon Kasayulie, Scott Kasayulie, Chelsie Kasayulie, Brienna Stotts, Noami Stotts, Stephine Stotts, Michael Stotts Jr., Anthony Stotts, Evelyn Stotts, Joyce Stotts, Gabrial Stotts, Josie Coffman, Sara McDonnell, Bobby Joe Spencer, Jasmyn Spencer, Amanda Spencer, Celena Spencer, Sydney Belz, Alexander Lisbourne and Alyssa Ramos; and many great-grandchildren
MADISON Carole Marie Madison, 56, died July 28, 2003, at home in Woodland, Calif. Ms. Madison was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Point Hope, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Randy Madison; daughters, Linda Smith, Charlene Madison, and Randi Madison; son, Larry Madison; mother, Madeline Carl; and sister, Cathy Lilly.
McCLEER McCleer, Violet Elizabeth, died 2003
MITCHELL FORMER RESIDENT, James A. "Amp" Mitchell, 53, of Gilbertsville, Ky., died June 18, 2005, at home. Mr. Mitchell was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Kentucky. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired land surveyor. He also had been a member of the Teamsters Local 959. Mr. Mitchell had been one of the first crew members to work on the North Slope during the construction phase of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline. He left Alaska in 2004. His family wrote: "Amp was known and revered by his employers for his hard work ethic and fun-loving attitude. We miss and love him deeply. Peaceful rest is his forever now." Mr. Mitchell is survived by his parents, Robert and Nella Mitchell of Gilbertsville; and brothers, Robert and S. Craig Mitchell, both of Anchorage. He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Mitchell. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
MONGOYAK Mongoyak, Steven Bert, died 2003
MOSES Mina Marie Teerik Moses, 36, died Sept. 3, 1994 in Tununak while taking a steam bath alone. A funeral was held Sept. 9 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tununak and a memorial service at Assembly of God Church in Barrow. Mrs. Moses was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Barrow. She spent most of her childhood there and in Anchorage, except for seven years that she and her family spent in Chicago. Mrs. Moses served 16 years in the Army National Guard in the 1st and 2nd Scout Battalions. She was originally stationed in Barrow, but transferred to Bethel, where she met and married David Moses. They resided in Tununak. She was the only woman in the National Guard in Tununak and she inspired the women of Tununak and the surrounding villages, her family said. She helped raise funds for the National Guard Rescue Service with great enthusiasm because she had a great concern for the safety of others. Mina had a great love for children, young adults and elders and often volunteered to work with children in the Tununak Head Start Program, her family said. Whenever she received muktuk from her parents and relatives in Barrow, she always shared with the elders of Tununak, Newtok and Toksook Bay, the family said. "She was always cheerful and kind toward everyone, readily inviting both young and old in for a cup of coffee. She will be greatly missed by all," the family said. She is survived by her husband, David; children, Otto Lloyd, Edward Grant, and Melody Marie; brother, Philip Teerik Jr.; sisters, Lenora Featherly, Sandra Dee Hopson, Phyllis Ivanoff, Evelyn Aquino and Molly Ann Spicer; parents, Phillip and Eunice Teerik; grandparents, Henry and Evelyn Nashaknik; and many other relatives. Arrangements were handled by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.
NASHOOKPUK Nashookpuk, Henry R., died 2003
NEGOVANNA NEGOVANNA, HENRY, 79, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (Jan. 22, 2001) at Bayfront Medical Center. Born in Wainwright, Alaska, he came here in 1990 from Carson, Calif. He was in maintenance for the Henkel Chemical Plant, Hawthorne, Calif. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Flora; a daughter, Pami Ann Negovanna, St. Petersburg; a brother, Silas, Point Barrow, Alaska; two sisters, Berna Brower, Point Barrow, and Esther May Kagak, Wainwright, Alaska. David C. Gross Funeral Homes and Crematory, Central Avenue Chapel, St. Petersburg, Florida
NEGOVANNA Negovanna, Irving A., died 2003
NUKAPIGAK Nukapigak, David, died 2003
OKAKOK Okakok, Thomas K., died 2003
OKTOLLIK Oktollik, Lily, died 2003
PATKOTAK Patkotak, Marlene, died 2003
PEAVY Bertha Anne Peavy, 82, died July 26, 2002, at Providence Extended Care Center in Anchorage. Ms. Peavy was born April 13, 1920, in Wainwright, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Gerald Peavy; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Peavy; grandchildren, Casey, Holly, Evelyn, Stephen and Amy Peavy; great-granddaughter, Emme Peavy; and many nieces and nephews throughout Alaska.
PHILLIPS Phillips, Wilma, died 2003
PIHALA Pihala, Erik Olavi, died 2003
ROCK Rock, Howard, died 2003
  SAKEAGAK Sakeagak, Kate K., died 2003
SIMMONDS David A. Simmonds, 69, died Nov. 21 at home in Atqasuk, Alaska. Mr. Simmonds was born May 28, 1935, in Barrow. He is survived by his wife, Cora E. Simmonds; daughters, Mary Kay Bodfish, Georgianne T. Lieb, and Roberta R. Simmonds; adopted-daughters, Kathy Lieb and Eliza Simmonds; and sons, Henry Simmonds, Isaac L. Simmonds, Jerry Simmonds, Nathaniel R. Simmonds and Robert J. Simmonds.
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Abe Simmonds, Jr., 68, died March 2, 2001, at home in Nuiqsut, Alaska. Mr. Simmonds was born in Barrow, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Lena K. Simmonds; daughters, Carolyn Ahkiviana, Flossie Mongoyak, Rosie Simmonds, Olivia Cabinboy, Eileen Simmmonds, Della Ames, Harriet Simmonds and Janet Simmonds; and sons, John P. Simmonds; Foster Simmonds, Sr.; and Ronald Simmonds.
SOLOMON Solomon, Alice A., died 2003
STOTTS Stotts, Mary A., died 2003
STRANG Teresa Ann Strang, 59, of Barrow, died Aug. 30, 2010, at her residence.She was born March 15, 1951, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, in the Territory of Alaska, to Joseph and Helen Strang. She graduated from West High School in 1969.After graduating with a double major in social work and art from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Teresa took her social work practicum at the Fairbanks Native Association Family Focus Runaway Shelter. In 1995, she began her career in the Intake Unit of the Bethel Family Services Field Office. In 1998, she transferred to the Fairbanks Family Services Office. From 2002 until 2006, she was with the Barrow Field Office. While in the Barrow office, she traveled to Anaktuvuk Pass, Atqasuk, Kaktovik, Nuiqust, Wainwright, Point Lay and Barter Island.From May 2006 until May 2007, she was in Nome and then transferred back to Barrow. She was an avid crafter with a special interest in beadwork. She loved all the hues and colors of the universe.Her family stated: "Teresa was a caring and committed person. She loved her job, and when asked about her work she would reply, 'If I can help just one person, I will be happy.' She must be ecstatic."She is survived by her mother, Helen M. Strang; sisters, Tanya M. Strang and Janine J. Strang; and brothers, Joe J. Strang, Tim N. Strang and Jon P. Strang.Teresa was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Strang, in 1992.
TROFFER Anchorage resident William "Bill" Troffer, 64, died suddenly on July 16, 2009, while working at Prudhoe Bay.He was laid to rest on July 22 at Angelus Memorial Park in Anchorage. Bill was born to Vivian and Frank Troffer on Aug. 25, 1944, in Oak Harbor, Wash. After graduating from Goldendale High School in 1963, Bill first joined the Teamsters union and then the Laborers, and started his career as a driller and a blaster. Bill came to Alaska in the mid 1970s, first working in Skagway, then moving on to Prudhoe Bay and finally to Nome in 1975. It was in Nome that he met Marge Warnke, whom he married in 1984. After 10 years in Nome, Bill and Marge settled in the Anchorage area and he continued his lifelong career working on projects throughout Alaska, the last few years at Prudhoe Bay. His family wrote: "Bill's favorite past-time was traveling in his camper with his boat in tow, to camp and fish in the Seward area. The last trip occurring over the 4th of July weekend. He also loved the quiet hours spent at his workstation tying flies and he was very proud and generous when sharing his creations with family and friends. Bill also mastered the ability to marinate and grill his catch and these wonderful dinners that we looked forward to will be missed by all who were fortunate to partake. "Bill had a very strong work ethic of which he was very proud and he expected the same of those he supervised and trained on each project. His main concern was always the safety of his crew and if one did not possess the same work ethic as it applied to safety, it was the first issue to be dealt with. Many found him to be gruff and tough, but his family and close friends knew the other side and experienced the compassion and love, more so when it came to the children whom he cherished dearly. Over the past few years, Bill often spoke of retiring but no sooner would he come home from the job, he was either called or talking about having to go back; it was always 'one more year' or 'pretty soon.' " Bill is survived by his wife, Marge; sister, Verna; daughter, Mindy and husband Jay; sons, Tim and Kevin; stepdaughters, Birdie, Cootus, Darla, and Tissy and her husband Rick. He also leaves his nieces, Candy and Cathy; many grandchildren; and his little buddies Jax and Pidge. He will be missed. Happy fishing. Arrangements entrusted to Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home & Crematory.
TUCKFIELD Tuckfield, George Lane, died 2003
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