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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...

 

Hinman took pride in parenting

Josephine Marian Hinman died Nov. 30 in Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital of complications from...

 

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...

 

Betty Lorraine Smith was a wonderful, devoted mother

Betty Lorraine (Hample) Smith entered this world on March 23rd, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan,...

 

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...

 

In Loving Memory of Carole Ann Dixon

Carole Ann Dixon passed away in her home in Portland, Oregon on August 17, 2016, surrounded by her...

 

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...

 

Former mayor, clerk Van Winkle dies at 68

Former Haines Borough mayor, assembly member and borough clerk Sharan Van Winkle died of...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

'Wolf' Schroeder dies; little known of his life

Martin "Wolf" Schroeder, 64, died March 1 at a Union Street apartment. Schroeder was a homeless man...

 

George Meacock, 84, worked in construction

George Meacock Jr., 84, son of a prominent pioneering Haines family, died Feb. 17 at his home in Anc...

 

Venables remembered for dedication to teaching

Betty Venables, 75, an elementary school teacher who taught at Covenant Life Center and at the...

 

Aviation pioneer Layton Bennett dies at 96

Layton Bennett, an iconic figure in regional aviation history, died Saturday in Seattle at age 96....

 

Zehe remembered for kindness

Larry Zehe, a retiree who drove the senior services bus part-time, died Dec. 11 in Tacoma, Wash. of...

 

Dobler sold insurance, real estate

John D. Dobler, an insurance and real estate broker whose success here helped him establish a...

 

Bertroch was ranch hand, inventor

Don Bertroch, a welder and shop owner who lived here during the timber boom, died in Kingman, Ariz.,...

 

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