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Rasmussen remembered for joyful spirit

Ellen Rasmussen, 33, died peacefully at Harborview Medical Center on Sept. 21 of complications from...


Caring sister, wife and mother lives to 100

Patricia "Pat" Kistler died peacefully at Hearthside Manor in Tacoma, Washington on Aug. 3, her son...


Daphne Ormerod: an independent woman and loving mother

Daphne Ormerod died peacefully at the Comstock Road home she shared with daughter Blythe Carter on...


Turnbull was a world traveler, green thumb, died at 88

Former resident Marcia Turnbull, 81, died April 26 at her home in Mesa, Arizona of heart and kidney...


Leak remembered for humility, intelligence

There will be a celebration of electrician Marvin Leak's life at 2 p.m. on June 27 at New Hope...


Stevens: life-long caregiver, loyal friend

Friends and family in Klukwan are mourning the loss of Anna Stevens, 45. She died May 12 at the Alas...


McNamara, NBA star and coach, leaves legacy

Local coach, filmmaker, and former NBA player Mark McNamara, 60, died of heart failure on April 27...


Maust inspired with faith, food and fun

There will be a celebration of Bernadette Maust's life Saturday March 14, at 1 p.m. at the Assembly...


Schmitz was a loving mother and kind, despite difficulties

Mother and waitress Robyn Schmitz, 56, died Dec. 22 at the Kamalani Assisted Living Home in...


Green was good-natured athlete, singer, reliable friend

At Matthew Green's memorial service Monday night in a packed Presbyterian church, youth group...


Durr was inclusive leader who brought people together

Ask anyone what they will remember most about Zane Durr and the reply is the same: his smile, his...


Andriesen: part-time resident, full-time supporter

A rosary was held Friday, Nov. 29, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic...


Sailor, nurse, judge lived full life

John Hutchins Retired Haines magistrate John Hutchins, 73, died suddenly Oct. 17 of apparent heart...


Philanthropist and adventurer Lucy Harrell leaves lasting legacy

Lucy Harrell died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living Saturday evening Sept. 7 following a brief...


Weedman lived adventurous, full life

There will be a private family celebration of the life of former resident Jeanetta Rae Carder...


Spirited 'Boston Dave' made Haines, mountains his home

Friends of snowboarder David Alan Dzenawagis, known locally as "Boston Dave," gathered to celebrate... Full story


Cobb was a veteran, athlete and eligible bachelor

Former resident Dale Cobb, 83, died Dec. 2 at his home in Sun City, Arizona of heart failure, reports his wife Maureen. The Cobbs retired to Haines in... Full story


Kammerer ticked Alaska living off his bucket list

David Kammerer died Feb. 12 of an apparent heart attack while watching TV with Beth French... Full story


Weir was decorated Vietnam War vet

Longtime Chilkat Lake resident Bill Weir died Nov. 15 at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka of smoking and heart-related issues. He was 70. “First an... Full story


Budke was active community member

Bob Budke was a "wonderful guy," Jerry Blood said. The friends spent time together fishing,... Full story


Jones brought British charm to Haines

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


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,... Full story


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... Full story


Kindness and generosity defined Hales

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


King, 'old fashioned Alaskan,' dies at 102

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


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