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Former bush teacher, adventurer dies at 78

Steve "Smitty" Smith, a retired Alaska school teacher and eccentric remembered by friends as a...

 

English author, pipeline worker, dies at 90

Margaret Piggott, a steadfast hiker, outdoorswoman, traveler and author who moved to Haines 50 years...

 

Coast Guard, DOT chief admiral dies at 93

A trumpeter played Taps at the Haines airport on Jan. 5 as the remains of Richard Knapp were...

 

Easygoing pile buck leaves legacy of friends

Norm Baxter moved to Alaska when he was middle-aged but his easygoing personality and work ethic...

 

Phillips was career soldier, engineer

A memorial was held Oct. 22 at the Haines ANB/ANS Hall for Paul Phillips, a career soldier who also...

 

Stevens worked as logger, fisherman

A celebration of life for Mark Stevens was held Sept. 18 at the Haines ANB/ANS Hall. Stevens, 65,... Full story

 

Wilson, former bank teller, dies at 73

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

 

Ronald Miner

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

 

Gerard "Jerry" Ballanco

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

 

Michael McDonnell Bridge

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

 

Samuel Edward Smith

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

 

Thomas W. Boisvert

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

 

Leatha Vada Aitken

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

 

Steady friend, business owner dies at 57

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

 

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... Full story

 

Kathleen Anne Madsen

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

 

Marlys Jean Johnson

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

 

Metcalf followed sea, adventure to Alaska

Pat Metcalf, a sailor and adventurer whose gypsy spirit led her to Tenakee Springs and finally to... Full story

 

Jerry Ashcraft 1961 - 2022

On March 31st, Jerry Ashcraft passed unexpectedly following a heart attack while on the North Slope.... Full story

 

Haley Michele Rostron 1989-2022

Haley Michele Rostron was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, September 13, 1989. From her first... Full story

 

Bowman, stevedore, basketball star, dies at 86

Leonard Bowman, a star basketball player who worked at Alaska Indian Arts and as a stevedore and... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Rob Miller

There will be a memorial celebration of Rob Miller's life later this year at his favorite moose camp... Full story

 

Retired woodworker embraced rural life

Jack Henriksen, a Navy veteran and retired wood products worker who moved to Haines in 2002, died... Full story

 

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