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Blackwell logged, owned restaurant

Dan Blackwell, a trucker, logger, and restaurateur died June 7 at Wildflower Court in Juneau of hear...

 

Hauser found ways to engage others

Ronnie Hauser, a tour bus driver who moved here from North Carolina in 2008 to join family, died at...

 

Erma Schnabel remembered as caring, hard-working

A memorial service for Erma Schnabel will be held May 15. Schnabel died April 8 at Mercy Retirement...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    March 24, 2016

John Schnabel dies at 96

NOTE TO NON-SUBSCRIBERS: THIS WEEK'S NEWSPAPER, INCLUDING THE JOHN SCHNABEL OBITUARY, AVAILABLE FOR...

 

Tandy remembered as gentle cowboy

Gordon Dell Tandy, 92, died March 3 in Seattle following vascular surgery. He had lived at Haines...

 

Nash excelled in athletics, art

Friends and family members this week memorialized Aaron Nash as a standout artist, snowboarder,...

 

Venables remembered for dedication to teaching

Betty Venables, 75, an elementary school teacher who taught at Covenant Life Center and at the...

 

Zehe remembered for kindness

Larry Zehe, a retiree who drove the senior services bus part-time, died Dec. 11 in Tacoma, Wash. of...

 

McPhetres remembered as gracious, hard-working

A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 in Juneau for Steve McPhetres, a former Haines school...

 

Former planning chair Thomsen enjoyed sports, travel

Former planning commission chair Dawne Thomsen died Nov. 14 in Logan, Utah of lung cancer. She was 8...

 

Lowden remembered as skilled mechanic

Longtime Haines mechanic Bob Lowden, 64, died Nov. 16 of prostate cancer at a hospice care home in...

 

Jeff Shields, former Chamber president, dies in Wisconsin

Former Haines Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Shields, 60, died of cancer Monday in Viroqua,...

 

Judy Berry operated fuel plant, Food Center grocery

Former Haines business owner Judith Ann "Judy" Berry died Aug. 2 in Medford, Oregon, of several...

 

Rhona Nelson kept books, operated fabric store

Friends are grieving the sudden death of former fabric store owner and bookkeeper Rhona Nelson, 70. She died of an apparent heart attack at her home...

 

Vinca Gilman helped launch HARK

Vinca Helen Gilman, a founder of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, died Aug. 14 at Bartlett Regional...

 

Strong boosted village activities

Klukwan residents said they would remember Fred Strong for his smoked salmon, gentle good humor,...

 

Budke came to Haines after 8 years at remote station

One of the last things Polly Budke did before dying was give instructions on how to cook a turkey....

 

McDermaid, 58, worked as a mechanic, tow truck driver

Dave McDermaid, 58, died of cancer Dec. 31 at his downtown apartment. Friends, family, and neighbors...

 

Ward enjoyed outdoors, worked in fishing, mining

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jonathan Baylor Ward, 26, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at...

 

Knutson loved poetry, skydiving

A memorial service for longtime resident Lowell "Knute" Knutson will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, at...

 

McNamara came here to fly, operate own business

Longtime Haines insurance broker and KHNS host Eugene McNamara died Feb. 20 in Sun City, Ariz. He... Full story

 

Family, friends honor life of cerebral palsy victim

The Haines ANB Hall filled to capacity Sept. 9 for Jeremy Hanes’ memorial service, which included a poem written by his stepfather Wayne Price,...

 

White, launched Halsingland Hotel, dies at 98

Hilma White, who owned and operated the Halsingland Hotel more than 30 years and worked 20 years more maintaining the Port Chilkoot Camper Park and...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    August 9, 2012

Jurgeleit, first director of fair, came to town in 1938

Harriett Lawrence Jurgeleit, the first Southeast Alaska Fair executive director, died peacefully at...

 

Boyce: Friends remember fisherman and fix-it man

Friends, family and fishermen from around Southeast Alaska gathered at a potluck memorial at the...

 

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