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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...


Robert Carlin "Buckwheat" Donahue Jr.

Skagway's Buckwheat Donahue, a man friend Jeff Brady called "larger than all of us in size and...


John Marquardt answered the call

Friends and family will gather at New Hope Church on Mosquito Lake Road at 11 a.m. Saturday to...


Philanthropist and adventurer Lucy Harrell leaves lasting legacy

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


Gilbert lives life she dreamed in Alaska

Priscilla Gail Mitchell Gilbert was born on May 16, 1938 to Charles and Helen Mitchell of Troy, NY...


Weedman lived adventurous, full life

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


Bob Becker June 26 - May 4, 2019 A life well lived

Robert F. "Bob" Becker, 90, a longtime resident of Haines, Alaska, died Saturday morning, May 4,...


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


Monica Anne Tompkins-Mugrage, 1963 - 2019

A tribute from her children: To anyone who knew our mom, you know she was a special kind of person.... Full story


Harvey Risley

Harvey Clyde Risley passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 1, 2019 at Cottage in the Meadow.... 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


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... Full story


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... Full story


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