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Wilson, former bank teller, dies at 73

Marsha Deanne Wilson, who worked nearly 20 years as a teller and customer service representative at...

 

Ronald Miner

Ronald (Ron) Miner sadly passed away on September 14th after a long and happy life. He will be...

 

Gerard "Jerry" Ballanco

Obituary submitted by Jean Meaux "Jerry" Ballanco, M.D. departed this life on August 25, 2022 at...

 

Michael McDonnell Bridge

Obituary submitted by Colleen Bridge. Mike Bridge of Kenai Walked Into the Woods on August 5, 2022....

 

Samuel Edward Smith

Obituary submitted by Susan Smith. Samuel Edward Smith Jr., age 65, passed away on Saturday, July...

 

Thomas W. Boisvert

Obituary submitted by Sally Boisvert. Sally and Marie Boisvert's father, Tom Boisvert, Professor...

 

Leatha Vada Aitken

Obituary submitted by Sherry Aitken. Leatha Vada Aitken "Vada" went home to her Lord on July 19,...

 

Steady friend, business owner dies at 57

A celebration of life was held last week in Hermann, Missouri, for former Haines and Skagway...

 

Former resident, fisher, farmer dies at 56

A celebration of life for former Haines resident Fred Weiler will be held July 30 at the Grange...

 

Kathleen Anne Madsen

Obituary submitted by Mikalea and Kaegen Gudmundson. Kathleen Anne Madsen was born on June 2, 1955...

 

Marlys Jean Johnson

Marlys Jean Johnson was born April 12, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey. She graduated from public...

 

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...

 

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