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.
Howard P. Cleveland, Sr., 72, of Fairbanks, Alaska died Sept. 29,
1998 at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cleveland was born Jan.
31, 1925 in Selawik, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter Betty
Ketzler; sons Benno Cleveland and Howard Cleveland Jr.
Joseph Kaylon Cleveland, Jr., 28, died Feb. 2, 2000 at his home in
Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Cleveland was born in Selawik, Alaska on Dec.
11, 1971. He is survived by his mother Violet Cleveland; brothers
Harry, Fred, Roscoe and Lancer Cleveland, Davie Starbuck; sisters
Cheryl Cleveland and Ruth Baker.
Ernest Gene Dimmick, 55, died May 29, 2002, at Providence Extended
Care in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Dimmick was born in Deering, Alaska.
He is survived by his sisters, Angeline Moto and Helena Dimmick-Mark,
and brothers, Harold Dimmick and Perry Dimmick.
Huber, 51, Anchorage resident Jeffrey "Jeff" Allan Huber,
51, died Dec. 15, 2006, at Red Dog Mine in Northwest Alaska. A memorial
service will be at 2 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737
E St. Chaplain Don McCullough will officiate. A full obituary will
be published later. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Irene Ruth King, 75, died June 24, 2004 at Providence Hospital in
Anchorage. Ms. King was born April 30, 1929 in Deering, Alaska. She
is survived by her daughter, Ruth; sons, Gene and Michael; sisters,
Ida Curtis and Louse Moto; bother, Michael Mendenhall; granddaughter,
Holly; great-grandchildren, Marin, Logan and William. Much love and
gratitude to Sue Sharp (niece) and Michael for the care and nurturing
given to our mother Irene after the passing of her beloved Robert.
Susan "Kayaqtuq" Lincoln, 80, died Feb. 27, 2010 in Kotzebue.
Her family wrote that "She left this earth." A funeral was
held March 4 at the Kotzebue Friends Church, and burial followed at
the Catholic cemetery, where she was laid to rest next to her husband,
Rodney Lincoln, Sr. A kind and respected elder of Kotzebue, Doris
was born Dec. 3, 1929 in Golovin to John and Minnie Fagerstrom. Growing
up on the shores of Golovin Bay gave Doris a deep appreciation for
her Inupiat culture. Doris left Alaska to complete her education,
graduating from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, where she met and
married Rodney Lincoln. The couple made Kotzebue their home and raised
six children: Rodney "Butch" Jr., Blanche "Bebix,"
Linda, Richard, Dood and Omie. Doris was proud to live and practice
her culture. She constantly made efforts to blend the Inupiat ways
of life with the 20th- and 21st-century style of living. Doris enjoyed
fishing on Kobuk Lake, bird hunting on the Noatak, picking greens
and berries, skin sewing and doll making. She enjoyed gathering and
preparing local delicacies that include Native seafoods, waterfowl,
berries and small and big game. Doris was devoted to her family and
honored to be a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her
family in return showered her with the same love, respect and affection.
Doris is survived by her sisters, Myrtle Johnson of Nome and Maggie
Olson of Golovin; and brother, Jerry Fagerstrom of Minnesota; and
her children, Victor Karmun (stepson), Linda and Roger Mauer, Richard
Lincoln, Dood and fiance Joe Carr, and Omie and Bob McGuffey. She
is also survived by numerous grandchildren, Nancy Campos, Sandra Motter,
and Douglas "Chip" Fields, Rodney "Butch" Lincoln
III, Anthony Edward Lincoln, Allison Lincoln, Marley P. Lincoln, Donald
Schaeffer Lincoln, Quentin Allen Upicksoun, Scott E. Upicksoun, Charles
Peter Upicksoun, Hilary Joyce Upicksoun, John Fagerstrom Lincoln,
Meagan Carol Lincoln, Doris Rose Lincoln, Anna Lucille Lincoln, Duke
W. McGuffey, and Niki Blu McGuffey; and greatgrandchildren, Rodney
Uan IV and James Davena Lincoln, Ida Lee Lincoln, Tristen Jay Lincoln,
Tyler Huntington, and Trent and Sadie Ellison, Duke Axle McGuffey,
and Christina, Loren, Danielle, Laura and Devin Fields; and her dear
friend, Ida Hadley. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, John
and Minnie Fagerstrom; husband, Rodney Lincoln Sr.; children, Rodney
Jr. "Butch," Blanche "Bebix"; step-daughter, Meda
Sheldon; and eight siblings, Ruth, Gladys, Jack, Chuck and Floyd Fagerstrom,
Joyce Tucker, Rose Jones and Ernest Burgh; and her dear friends, Ida
Richards, Ida Evern, Marie Fields and Marian Davidovics. The family
and friends mourn the passing of this cherished and esteemed elder
of the Kotzebue community. She will be greatly missed by all who knew
Beulah Mason, 66, died Aug. 18, 2003, at her cabin near Kotzebue,
Alaska. Ms. Mason was born Feb. 4, 1937, in Noorvik, Alaska. She is
survived by her daughters, JoAnn Comin and Leona Geffe; and sons,
Tom Geffe, Wilson Geffe, Conrad Geffe, and Fritz Geffe.
Walter "Emuk" Outwater Sr., 85, was born in Noorvik on Nov.
24, 1919, to Ruby Outwater and Murphy Johnson. He was raised as a
loving son to Ruby and Clay Outwater. Said Walter of his wife, Ruth,
"I trusted her in everything. In the early times of our marriage,
I knew that she would be okay, knowing that the home and our children
would be taken care of." They were married on Sept. 22, 1938
in Candle. Walter became a pastoral student at the Evangelical Covenant
Church and was dedicated at the Wales yearly conference in 1960. He
received his Pastor's Certificate and a congratulatory recognition
from Gov. William Egan. Walter moved his family to Anchorage in 1969
where he worked for the Anchorage School District at West High School
as a maintenance technician. While working there he started and faithfully
served as pastor for the Anchorage Friends Church until he retired
from his pastorship. While fishing on the Yukon River, he heard a
message on KICY that he was elected to be Superintendent of the Alaska
Yearly meeting at Kotzebue in 1983. After accepting the position,
he served as Superintendent for four years, went to pastor at Deering
and Nome, and re-retired in 1992.
David Wadsworth Wright, 30, died Nov. 16, 2001, at home in Castle
Rock, Colo. Mr. Wright was born May 4, 1971, in Kotzebue, Alaska.
He is survived by his parents, Judith and Newell Wright; sisters,
Jennifer Quaza and Page Wright; and brothers, Ken Wright and Joseph