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 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    January 15, 2015

Strong boosted village activities

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

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    January 8, 2015

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....

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    January 8, 2015

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...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    November 21, 2013

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...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    November 14, 2013

Knutson loved poetry, skydiving

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

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    April 4, 2013

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

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    September 20, 2012

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,...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    August 16, 2012

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...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    July 12, 2012

Boyce: Friends remember fisherman and fix-it man

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

 By Heather Lende    News    June 14, 2012

KHNS on-air marathon will seek $70K

Public radio station KHNS will kick off its annual, on-air fundraiser Friday, June 22 with a broadcast from Skagway and continue to pitch for local...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    May 17, 2012

'Gentle giant' Mock gillnetted, worked as guide

Staff at Virginia Mason Hospital held a celebration of fisherman, fireman, and river guide Jim...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    April 26, 2012

Brakken's donation helped create museum

Harriet Brakken, who along with older sister Lib Hakkinen donated her family’s collection of...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    April 5, 2012

Ward ‘one we could all depend on’

A memorial service for longtime resident and retired state Department of Transportation engineer...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    March 15, 2012

Russ Murray dies at 76

Haines Borough maintenance man Russ Murray was buried at Jones Point Cemetery March 9, which former...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    February 16, 2012

Barbara Woods was high-spirited, outgoing

There will be a potluck celebration of Barbara Woods’ life at 5 p.m. today (Thursday, Feb. 16) at...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    February 6, 2012

Fenn overcame ‘formidable obstacles’

Longtime Haines resident Helen Fenn, 98, died at the Sitka Pioneer Home following a stroke Jan. 24....

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    February 2, 2012

Fishing fiend and friendly face Rod Keup loved living in Haines

Rod Keup’s family said that his death on Wednesday, Jan. 25, was a “huge shock.” Keup, 58, had...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    January 19, 2012

Laughter and selflessness defined Smalley's life

Francis Lourdes Smalley, 53, died of organ failure on Jan. 7 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, surrounded by her loved ones. Dr. Patrick Smalley... Full story

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    December 8, 2011

Jim Cox a 'true sourdough' and family man

At a service Friday for longtime highway resident Jim Cox, son Dan said the 85-year-old retired power lineman cheated death often. "He survived...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    December 1, 2011

Jackson remembered for service and faith

Parishioners grieved the sudden death of active Presbyterian Church elder Arlene Jackson, 75, who suffered a stroke hours after leaving worship...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    November 3, 2011

Burkhardt 'was always gung-ho'

Walter Burkhardt died at his Small Tracts Road home Oct. 25 surrounded by his wife and children. He was 86 and had dementia. The family plans a...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    October 20, 2011

Anderson helped on animal causes, worked at local shops

Neighbors, family, and friends will hold a potluck 3 p.m. Sunday at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway to celebrate the life of Mosquito Lake resident Linda J...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    October 20, 2011

Former postal clerk Jacquot enjoyed arts

Friends and family said goodbye to lifelong resident, former postal clerk and Tlingit weaver Edith Jacquot, 78, Saturday with a funeral at the Sacred...

 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    October 13, 2011

Howard Phillips, 55, dies in Juneau

A memorial service for former resident Howard Kenneth Phillips will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haines ANB Hall, followed by graveside services at...


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