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Fawcett found solace in family, music

Laura Fawcett, whose Tlingit name was Ee-tu-see-yi, died at home in Haines on March 7 of... Full story


Long was faithful family member, friend

On Sunday friends and family of Pam Long, 59, filled the Haines Christian Center to celebrate her li...


Joneshill: former teacher, natural healer

Former Haines and Mosquito Lake School elementary teacher Barry Joneshill, 71, died Feb. 14 at his... Full story


Black: former Haines city mayor, veteran

Dave Black, 82, former mayor and businessman, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 in Puyallup, Wash.... Full story


Former CVN reporter lived prolific life

Bill McAllister, a former Chilkat Valley News reporter who later became press secretary for Alaska g... Full story


Phillips served his country, community

Friends and family of Milton Gregory Phillips, 68 laid him to rest at the Jones Point Cemetery on Jan. 8 before a memorial potluck at the ANB Hall.... Full story


Haddock was Uglys founder and family man

Family and friends will celebrate Gates Haddock's life on what would have been his 50th birthday, Ne... Full story


Hotch was beloved life-long Klukwan resident and elder

Life-long Klukwan resident Rachel Hotch was remembered Dec. 4 for her kindness, sense of humor and her support of others. Hotch, 87, died in her sleep... Full story


Baker lived with flare and generosity

Suzanne Sharelle (Suzi) Baker died Dec. 7 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle of... Full story


Englund remembered for lively humor, garden

Hazel Englund died Friday at age 101. The saucy-tongued centenarian was known for hard work,... Full story


Hard man lived rugged life alone, with few friends

Ed Beitner was a sportsman who excelled at alpine hunting, a machinist and a stern, uncompromising man who taught his family the backcountry survival... Full story


Skilled tradesman remembered as hard worker, loving father

For 23 years Mike Murphy (59) worked for Roger Schnabel at Southeast Roadbuilders. "We met in 1980,...


Mechanic loved his work; gave trusted advice

About forty friends gathered at Jones Point Cemetery Wednesday to pay last respects to Dave Dal Maso, who died suddenly on Sept. 30 of apparent heart... Full story


Former lodge manager passes

Haines friends were saddened by the news that Karen "Suzy" Combest died Sept. 9 in Texas. Combest...


Paulina Phillips taught Tlingit culture through song

Paulina Phillips was passionate about the songs, dances and stories that were the heart of her...


Bruce Gilbert: pioneering climber, community leader

When 34 year-old Bruce Gilbert arrived in Haines in 1965 with his bride Gail to teach school and... Full story


Kerwin launched annual health fair

Former Haines public health nurse Naomi Kerwin died June 22 in Palo Alto, Calif. She was 83 and had...


Homesteader Loomis dies at 95

Former resident Bernard "Jerry" Loomis died July 5 in Toledo, Wash. following a brief illness. He...


Seabee Bieleski traveled widely

A rosary is scheduled 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for lifelong resident Tom...


Kelm volunteered, worked editing

Friends and neighbors paid last respects to Diana Kelm at a graveside service Friday hosted by her...


Song Nash was chef, entrepreneur

The funeral for Song Nash in Shoreline, Wash., Monday filled the 600 seats of St. Luke Catholic...


Don Petersen mined 45 years

Longtime Porcupine gold miner Don Petersen died May 1 following a fall at his Haines Highway home...


Ahmuty remembered for athleticism, enthusiasm

Former resident Kaci Ahmuty died in Bend, Ore. on April 25. She was 45 and had battled breast...


Sele served city and bank as clerk

Dorothy Sele, who worked as a clerk for the City of Haines and as a teller at the Haines bank, died...


Kurtz, 74, advocated for port, rail projects

Bill Kurz was buried March 16 at Jones Point in a large crate he had used as a toolbox. Kurz, who ha...


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