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 By CVN Staff    Obituaries    May 27, 2021

Murphy worked as longshoreman, took pride in family

There will be a memorial service followed by a potluck reception hosted by the American Legion...

 

Highsmith volunteered, enjoyed family

Diane Highsmith, 72, died May 8 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was born Sept. 24, 1948 in Los Angeles. She met her husband, Don High...

 

Scovill was multitalented craft maker, loving mother

Longtime Haines resident Virginia Eleze Scovill, known by many as Ginger, died Dec. 28 at Bartlett...

 

Holgate was proud pilot, fisherman and homemaker

Betty Holgate, 88, was buried beside her husband, son, and a family friend at a simple service on...

 

Burattin kept Tlingit culture alive

Services are pending for Sally Burattin, a fluent Tlingit speaker and minister who found enjoyment...

 

Cohen loved family, music, art

Rosalie Cohen died March 9 at her home outside of Philadelphia. She was 95 and had suffered a series...

 

Smith remembered for work ethic

As a child, Louise Smith rode bulldozers at the Muncaster gold mine at 80 Mile before the Haines...

 

Jurgeleit worked as painter, clerk

Sue Jurgeleit, a commercial sign painter, store clerk and handyman who lived in Haines 20 years, die...

 

Feit was innovative artist, never quit

Artist Alexandra Feit, 59, died in hospice care Feb. 4 at her home in Port Townsend, Washington....

 

Writer and beloved teacher leaves behind enduring legacy

Teacher, writer, and influential community member, Doris Owen Ward, 93, died peacefully Sunday Jan....

 

Kauffman was free spirit, outdoor enthusiast

Josephine "Jo" Kauffman, the free-spirited daughter of late Haines centenarian Hazel Englund, died...

 

Lakeman, 92, hard worker, painter

Painter and former resident Daniel Lakeman, 92, died Jan. 20 in hospice care at the Sheridan...

 

Restaurant cook found bliss at Chilkat Lake

Kathy Lake, a waitress and restaurant cook who found contentment at her Chilkat Lake cabin, died...

 

Matthews, 62, worked as trucker, fisherman

A memorial gathering of friends of lifelong resident Hal Matthews will be held later this year. Matt...

 

Reeves: A dedicated volunteer who worked and played hard

The sudden death of retired attorney and volunteer emergency medical technician Philip Reeves...

 

Hometown teacher achieved her dreams

Lifelong resident and first-year kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson is missing and is believed to...

 

Simmons traveled the world, found home in Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director David Simmons, 30, is missing and...

 

Rasmussen remembered for joyful spirit

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

 

Barbara Ann (Conrad) Puckett

Services: September 17th, 2020 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. 3855 25th Street Columbus,...

 

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...

 

History buff Alan Traut dies at 73

The Chilkat Valley News is reprinting Mr. Traut's obituary this week to correct the errors in the...

 

Chiropractor, musician remembered as generous

Dr. Robert Bruce Hanes, a chiropractor who practiced in Haines for about 10 years, died June 6 at...

 

History buff Alan Traut dies at 73

Friends and family members this week remembered Alan Traut as a strong-willed history buff,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Obituaries    June 25, 2020

Robert Bears: traveler, life-long learner

Robert Edward Bears, 67, died June 11 at his home in West Richland, Washington. Bob was born Aug. 26, 1952 in Council, Idaho to Robert J. and Sally...

 

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