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Smith, longtime nurse, dies in Virginia at 102

Vera Smith, who worked as a Haines public health nurse for the state and federal governments, died...

 

Hertz confronted adversity with optimism, faith

Erwin Hertz, a logger-turned-electrician who confronted hardship with optimism and faith, died...

 

Smith: Paratrooper, logger 'did what he wanted'

A celebration of Leo Smith's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the American Legion....

 

Jackson remembered as 'faithful friend'

Olive Jackson, 92, died peacefully at home on Nov. 6. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer....

 

Willard known for good humor and work ethic

Friends and family will hold a celebration of Lawrence Willard's life beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 19...

 

Burruss, hunting guide, was known for his great attitude

Haines friends and family will gather privately to celebrate the life of local guide and carpenter J...

 

Chambers loved horses, hunting, trapping, outdoors

Kimberly Chambers, 28, the Champagne Aishihik First Nations Fish and Wildlife Manager of Haines...

 

McCarter, ferry worker, KHNS volunteer, dies at 67

Mick McCarter, a former KHNS volunteer and board member died Saturday, Aug.  6, of apparent heart...

 

Charlie Jimmie was image of Alaska to outside world

Haines cultural and dance leader Charlie Jimmie, 84, died Friday in the Alaska Native Medical...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    July 7, 2016

Dixon logged, ran local taxi business

Carl Dixon, a logger and equipment operator turned tour and shuttle service owner, died in...

 

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...

 

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