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 Obituaries    March 26, 2015 

Dale was tough, tender-hearted

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

 
 Obituaries    February 26, 2015

Hales remembered for generosity

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

 
 Obituaries    February 12, 2015

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...

 
 Obituaries    February 12, 2015

Belaski made friends, home at Lutak

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

 
 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...

 
 Obituaries    January 8, 2015

VanBibber dies at 98

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

 
 Obituaries    December 4, 2014

'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...

 
 Obituaries    November 27, 2014

Irene Ward remembered for style, faith

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

 
 Obituaries    November 6, 2014

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...

 
 Obituaries    October 30, 2014

Jones was operator, optimist

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

 
 Obituaries    October 16, 2014

Lola Knutson remembered as caring, intelligent

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

 
 Obituaries    September 25, 2014

Hertz was devoted mom, athlete

Georgia "Geoy" Hertz, a 40-year resident remembered as a devoted mother and Catholic Church member,...

 
 Obituaries    September 11, 2014

Constance Griffith, community volunteer, dies at 90

Former resident Constance Foster Griffith, 90, died from progressive supra-nuclear palsy on Sept. 2...

 
 Obituaries    August 28, 2014

Mechanic Edwards was buoyant spirit, despite disabilities

Friends and relatives filled the American Legion Hall Wednesday to share stories of George Edwards,...

 
 Obituaries    August 21, 2014

Stockbridge was miner, operator

Owen Stockbridge, an equipment operator and mechanic who moved to Haines after 30 years in the...

 
 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Streu remembered as active, strong in faith

Helen Streu, a stalwart member of the Catholic Church, died July 21 of lung cancer at her home in Ha...

 
 Obituaries    July 10, 2014

Electrician, contractor gave freely to others

Allen Moore, a 15-year resident who made a mark in Haines by lending his carpentry skills to people...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2014

Takala painted, ran 'Noah's Art'

A celebration of life was held June 14 in Clarkston, Wash. for Sherry Takala, a free-thinking artist...

 
 Obituaries    May 29, 2014

Broste remembered as driven, talented

Judi Broste, 68, died at home May 20 of colon cancer. Her husband Bill was at her side. She enjoyed...

 
 Obituaries    May 22, 2014

DeWitt led Salvation Army; housed senior citizens

A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. June 9 at the Haines ANB Hall for Haines Salvation Army...

 
 Obituaries    May 15, 2014

Tate, motivated by faith, maintained summer camp

A celebration of the life of JA Tate will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church. The...

 
 Obituaries    May 8, 2014

Allen spent life in aviation industry

Vernon Allen, a career aircraft mechanic who arrived in Haines six years ago aboard his 35-foot...

 
 Obituaries    May 1, 2014

Kelm was longtime community volunteer

Former resident Joyce Kelm, a bubbly, 36-year resident who was active in the American Legion, Lynn...

 

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