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Jones brought British charm to Haines

Maisie Jones, 95, died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living early Sunday morning. The English born W...

 

Proud vet was voice of the valley

There will be a memorial service for James "Jimbo" Stevens, Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Klukwan...

 

Hoag was lifelong educator with interest in history and travel

Retired teacher Kate Saunders said her mother, Eleanor Mathilda Hoag, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 30,...

 

Kindness and generosity defined Hales

Long time resident Edna Hales, 88, died peacefully at her daughter Rebecca Heaton's home on Oct. 2...

 

King, 'old fashioned Alaskan,' dies at 102

Hartley King spent 10 years in Haines from 1972 to 1982. Throughout his long life, they remained...

 

Hotch was elder and culture bearer

Evelyn Hotch, 83, known as Kaaxkwei in Lingit, died at her Klukwan home on Sep. 10, after being bed...

 

King left his mark through carving

Joseph Luke King Jr., 59, known as "Uncle Joe" in Klukwan where he lived, didn't begin carving in...

 

Sweet loved softball, family and native lifestyle

Life-long Klukwan resident Christine Sweet, 61, Choosèe, an eagle of the Thunderbird house, was...

 

Celebration of life to be held for Allen

There will be a local celebration of life for former resident Geraldine Ann Albecker Allen, known as “Gal Gal,” on Sept. 1. Terri Remeto said her...

 

Lifelong music lover taught in Haines

Former music teacher Woody Bausch died Aug. 8 at home in Lewiston, Idaho after four years of cancer...

 

Ward had a 'strong independent streak'

Longtime resident Marge Ward, 95, died July 26 in the Juneau Pioneer Home where she'd been since...

 

Marion Long dies at 85

Marion E. Long, 85, died June 11 in Anchorage of organ failure. He had moved there for kidney...

 

Andriesen: effective businesswoman, volunteer

Former gallery owner and summer resident Clare Andriesen, 84, died peacefully on May 8 at her home i...

 

Morgan valued humor, Tlingit identity

A memorial service for Albert Morgan (Kichgaaw E'esh, Killerwhale Fin House Klukwan) will be held...

 

Vogel was accomplished seamstress, homemaker

There will be a funeral for longtime resident Lola Vogel at the Haines Presbyterian Church...

 

Willard known for her kindness, grace and style

A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Haines Presbyterian Church for Dorothy...

 

A plea for kindness among Martin's last wishes

At Rick Martin's memorial service Saturday at the Port Chilkoot Dock, his wife Rene told his life...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Black: former Haines city mayor, veteran

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

 

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....

 

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...

 

Baker lived with flare and generosity

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

 

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...

 

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