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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

 

Sweet loved softball, family and native lifestyle

Life-long Klukwan resident Christine Sweet, 61, Choosèe, an eagle of the Thunderbird house, was... Full story

 

Celebration of life to be held for Allen

There will be a local celebration of life for former resident Geraldine Ann Albecker Allen, known as “Gal Gal,” on Sept. 1. Terri Remeto said her... Full story

 

Lifelong music lover taught in Haines

Former music teacher Woody Bausch died Aug. 8 at home in Lewiston, Idaho after four years of cancer... Full story

 

Ward had a 'strong independent streak'

Longtime resident Marge Ward, 95, died July 26 in the Juneau Pioneer Home where she'd been since... Full story

 

Marion Long dies at 85

Marion E. Long, 85, died June 11 in Anchorage of organ failure. He had moved there for kidney... Full story

 

Harold Hannon- July 16, 1927 - June 6, 2018

Harold Hannon has passed peacefully in his sleep while visiting family in Oregon. He was born in... Full story

 

Andriesen: effective businesswoman, volunteer

Former gallery owner and summer resident Clare Andriesen, 84, died peacefully on May 8 at her home i... Full story

 

Geraldine Risley, 1939-2018

Geraldine Ann Risley passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, WA, surrounded by her family, following a lo... Full story

 

Morgan valued humor, Tlingit identity

A memorial service for Albert Morgan (Kichgaaw E'esh, Killerwhale Fin House Klukwan) will be held... Full story

 

Vogel was accomplished seamstress, homemaker

There will be a funeral for longtime resident Lola Vogel at the Haines Presbyterian Church... Full story

 

Willard known for her kindness, grace and style

A memorial service is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Haines Presbyterian Church for Dorothy... Full story

 

Goldberg leaves behind shadowy past

Phil Goldberg, who described himself as a former fireman and investigator but may not have been...

 

A plea for kindness among Martin's last wishes

At Rick Martin's memorial service Saturday at the Port Chilkoot Dock, his wife Rene told his life... Full story

 

Fawcett found solace in family, music

Laura Fawcett, whose Tlingit name was Ee-tu-see-yi, died at home in Haines on March 7 of...

 

Long was faithful family member, friend

On Sunday friends and family of Pam Long, 59, filled the Haines Christian Center to celebrate her li...

 

Joneshill: former teacher, natural healer

Former Haines and Mosquito Lake School elementary teacher Barry Joneshill, 71, died Feb. 14 at his... Full story

 

Black: former Haines city mayor, veteran

Dave Black, 82, former mayor and businessman, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 in Puyallup, Wash.... Full story

 

Former CVN reporter lived prolific life

Bill McAllister, a former Chilkat Valley News reporter who later became press secretary for Alaska g... Full story

 

Phillips served his country, community

Friends and family of Milton Gregory Phillips, 68 laid him to rest at the Jones Point Cemetery on Jan. 8 before a memorial potluck at the ANB Hall.... Full story

 

Haddock was Uglys founder and family man

Family and friends will celebrate Gates Haddock's life on what would have been his 50th birthday, Ne... Full story

 

Hotch was beloved life-long Klukwan resident and elder

Life-long Klukwan resident Rachel Hotch was remembered Dec. 4 for her kindness, sense of humor and her support of others. Hotch, 87, died in her sleep... Full story

 

Baker lived with flare and generosity

Suzanne Sharelle (Suzi) Baker died Dec. 7 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle of... Full story

 

Englund remembered for lively humor, garden

Hazel Englund died Friday at age 101. The saucy-tongued centenarian was known for hard work,... Full story

 

Hard man lived rugged life alone, with few friends

Ed Beitner was a sportsman who excelled at alpine hunting, a machinist and a stern, uncompromising man who taught his family the backcountry survival... Full story

 

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