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Metcalf followed sea, adventure to Alaska

Pat Metcalf, a sailor and adventurer whose gypsy spirit led her to Tenakee Springs and finally to...

 

Jerry Ashcraft 1961 - 2022

On March 31st, Jerry Ashcraft passed unexpectedly following a heart attack while on the North Slope....

 

Haley Michele Rostron 1989-2022

Haley Michele Rostron was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, September 13, 1989. From her first...

 

Bowman, stevedore, basketball star, dies at 86

Leonard Bowman, a star basketball player who worked at Alaska Indian Arts and as a stevedore and...

 

Williams: shared passion, patience, and kindness with others

Dr. Harold H. Williams, also lovingly known as “Jake,” aged 91, with his home in Waverly, Alabama, was welcomed home into the heavenly kingdom on...

 

Active community member dies at 77

Peggy Ormasen, who worked for decades at L.A.B. Flying Service, died Feb. 23 of heart and kidney...

 

Rob Miller

There will be a memorial celebration of Rob Miller's life later this year at his favorite moose camp...

 

Retired woodworker embraced rural life

Jack Henriksen, a Navy veteran and retired wood products worker who moved to Haines in 2002, died...

 

Culture bearer, Tlingit leader dies at home

Smith "Smitty" Katzeek, 85, died in Klukwan Dec. 6. He suffered from lung disease and diabetes. Wife...

 

Oil-boom contractor dies at 71

Randy Smith, a colorful construction engineer, surveyor and contractor who worked on Haines...

 

Vuillet: athlete, world traveler

A family funeral service for Bob Vuillet, 88, was held Dec. 30 at St. Michael and All Angels...

 

Strong, chef, Native advocate, dies at 75

Tony Strong, an attorney who also worked as a professional chef, was memorialized at a Saturday...

 

Frederick Hakkinen, veteran, doctor, dies at 80 in Oregon

Former resident with long family ties to Haines, Frederick "Punchy" Sheldon Hakkinen, died in...

 

Jacquot: a robust, can-do life

When he was about six years old, Hank Jacquot tied his favorite dog to a sled and set out across...

 

Peel, wife and mother, dies at 89

Juneau resident Donna Lorene Peel, 89, passed away after a brief illness on October 25, 2021 in...

 

Nicole Studley, 'emissary of love,' will be missed by all

Nicole Marie Studley was born on Oct. 22, 1992 in Anchorage, Alaska at Providence Hospital. She passed from her earthly vessel into another place we c...

 

David Land, fisherman and family man dies at 77

At Saturday's memorial service for David Land, 77, the ANB Hall was full to the standing room....

 

Armour, adventurer and painter, dies at 94

Agnes Theresa Armour died on her birthday, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the age of 94 after complications...

 

Armour, adventurer and painter, dies at 94

Agnes Theresa Armour died on her birthday, Saturday, Oct. 16 at the age of 94 after complications from a stroke. As her health declined, she moved to...

 

Soaring with Eagles

Generous Jake, former longtime resident, was well known and loved for his kindness and time for...

 

Whittington, former Haines senior center manager, dies at 65

Leslie Ann Whittington died Sept. 10 at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by nine of...

 

Friends and family remember Alex Dean Nickerson

Alex Dean Nickerson passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021, surrounded by family at home in Seattle, WA after an 8 year battle with...

 

Hopper, banker, town leader, dies at 95

Nicki Hopper combined a career in banking with decades of quiet service to others. "She gave me a pr...

 

Yukon musician Nicole Edwards

Nicole Edwards (September 14, 1970 – September 8, 2021) Nicole Edwards, musician, community...

 

Rooney loved outdoors, life of charity

Michael Rooney, 88, passed away in his home of natural causes with his family in attendance on...

 

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