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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...

 

McDonald, local musician, painter dies at 51

Obituary submitted by Travis Kukull. Peter McDonald died Thursday, Aug. 26 in his sleep while...

 

Musician, woodworker Herndon dies at age 21

A funeral service was held June 12 in Sandpoint, Idaho for Benjamin Michael Herndon. Herndon died...

 

COVID claims Haines High grad

Scott Hibbard, who grew up in Haines, died Nov. 11, 2020 of a lung infection and complications of...

 

Phillips worked as mechanic, minister

A funeral was held Saturday at the Haines ANB Hall for Fred Phillips. Phillips, who grew up in...

 

Lawson, Army and law enforcement veteran, dies of COVID-19 at 48

Robert Lawson, who grew up in Haines and served eight years as an Alaska state trooper, died of...

 

Actress, dancer Carla Brott dies at 63

There will be a celebration of life for Carla Brott at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the Presbyterian...

 

Tom Matthews loved the outdoors

Tom Matthews, who grew up in Haines but moved to the upper valley to pursue a life outdoors, died...

 

Mielke: Life-long Alaskan, avid outdoorsman

Life-long Alaskan, Glen Herman Mielke, 90, passed away on June 22, 2021 at Haines Assisted Living...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    July 1, 2021

Child advocate was 'incredibly active'

Friends and family will gather in Haines next month to scatter the ashes of Diane Sly, a tireless...

 

Mullady, former carpenter, police officer dies at 78

Judd Mullady, a one-time policeman and a career carpenter and building contractor who became known...

 
 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....

 

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