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Cameron was artist, partner in ministry

Presbyterians are planning a community memorial service for Haines artist Miriam Cameron on Nov. 10...

 

Kathy Phillips enjoyed books, gardening, pets

Katherine Jean "Kathy" Phillips died in Haines on Sept. 16 at age 57. She'd been suffering from...

 

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... Full story

 

Collins taught senior exercise

Shirley Jean Collins, 80, who moved to Haines from California 10 years ago, died at her Senior...

 

Maxine Brouillette liked pop music, paranormal

Maxine Brouillette, a free spirit who liked sunshine and pop music, died June 18 in Las Vegas, Nev. from complications of a fall. She was 68....

 

Miller was fisherman, engraver, sheetrock hanger

Longtime resident Malcolm "Jay" Miller, a noted engraver, fisherman and sheetrocker, died July 1 in...

 

Venables carved niche with history

John H. Venables, who gained statewide attention for his portrayals of famous figures from Alaska...

 

Fisher's adventure: Bohemian, classicist, society wife

Liz Fisher, an East Coast legal secretary who in midlife adopted a footloose lifestyle and landed... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    June 5, 2015

Matthews known for caring nature

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Marge Matthews, a former town librarian remembered for...

 

Henderson: Former mayor, author, farmer dies at 95

Bob Henderson, an energetic high school science teacher, farmer and Haines Borough mayor known as...

 

Dale was tough, tender-hearted

Nellie Dale, a tough but caring bartender and longtime volunteer for the American Legion Auxiliary,...

 

Hales remembered for generosity

A funeral for longtime Lutak resident George Hales was held Feb. 20 at the Presbyterian Church.... Full story

 

Former millwright, cable manager dies

John Dennis McOmber, a former Haines millwright and cable television manager, died Jan. 12 following an apparent heart attack. He was 71. Son John Dou...

 

Belaski made friends, home at Lutak

Charles "Chuck" Belaski, an engineer who maintained rocket-tracking radar and stalked salmon in the... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 

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...

 

VanBibber dies at 98

Family members and friends from Haines on Dec. 6 joined a crowd of about 1,000 others in Champagne,...

 

'Grandpa Chuck' found niche as fix-it man

A memorial service for Charles Wayne "Grandpa Chuck" Davis will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the A...

 

Irene Ward remembered for style, faith

There will be a celebration of life for longtime resident Irene Ward 1 p.m. Saturday at Haines...

 

Belle Laing's life of adventure led to Haines

 Belle Laing, 87, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 21 at an assisted living...

 

Jones was operator, optimist

Stacie Turner will remember her mother, Rowena Jones, a heavy equipment operator and clerk at the fo...

 

Lola Knutson remembered as caring, intelligent

Lola Knutson died Oct. 2 in Redmond, Ore. of complications of gall bladder cancer. She was 82.... Full story

 

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