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George B. Nevak

George B. Nevak worked as a maintenance man with B.I.A. and L.K.S.D. for many years in Toksook Bay and retired after 30+ years. Each of his children had fond memories of him that are dear […]

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Michael Wassilie, Sr.

Alaska Native Michael Wassilie, 80, passed away Thursday, June 3, 2021 at his home in Kenai. Funeral services will be held at St. Agaphia Orthodox Church in Tuntutuliak. Pallbearers will be Michael Wassilie , Jr., […]

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Deborah Lee Townsend

Born in the steel mill town of Weirton, West Virginia, Deborah Lee Sadler was raised by her grandparents Harold and Martha Leuthke. Despite the black soot commonly raining down from the stacks of nearby blast […]

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Jack Lee “Caavialuq” Hopstad

Jack Lee “Caavialuq” Hopstad was born in Platinum, Alaska on August 24, 1951 to Olaf and Mildred Hopstad, and entered into eternal life May 7, 2021. Jack’s parents met in Bethel and married in 1951, […]

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Nate Scott Hoffman

Nate Scott Hoffman the only son born to Carolyn Moses & Eric Hoffman. Gracing his family w/ his presence on April 30, 1984. Nate passed away unexpectedly w/ his family at his side on December […]

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Anthony E. Peterson

Anthony E. Peterson was born in old Andreafsky January 23, 1947 to George Peterson and his Mother Mary Nayamin Peterson. The Lord called him home on December 18, 2020. When his parents died, he went […]

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Martha Clara Chiklak

Martha Clara Chiklak, Yup’ik name “Apuren” but known as Panik, was born to Mary Emmanual and Charlie Peterson on November 12, 1941 at Owl Village. She was raised by Charlie and Lucinda Peterson. Lord called […]

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John Sackett

When John Sackett was just 4 years old, he listened to a man scream in pain for three days before dying. The man needed a catheter. None was available in their remote village, Cutoff, on […]

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Nancy Lee Haney

Nancy Lee Haney passed peacefully with her husband at her side on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 at Providence Alaska Medical Center, from an inoperable internal hemorrhage. Her Alaska Celebration of Life will take place at […]

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Genevieve Kay Brothers

Genevieve “Beaver” Brothers was born on Thursday, February 17, 1966 in Bethel, Alaska to Ruth and Elias Venes, and was the 8th of 10 daughters. Genevieve was a graduate of Bethel Regional High Scool, class […]

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Fr. Charles Petersen, SJ

Father Charles Jon (Chuck) Peterson, SJ, 82, pastoral minister to Native peoples in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, died December 24, 2020, in San Jose, California, of complications of Covid-19. Fr. Peterson was born November […]

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Charlotte Jascinta Yuulliir Phillip

Charlotte Jascinta Yuulliir Phillip, 85, lovingly known to her younger siblings, cousins, and sibling-in-laws as Al’aq, meaning eldest sister in Yup’ik, lived at Alakanuk, AK and passed away at ANMC hospital, Anchorage, AK on December […]

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Frank “Ungus’aq” Temple

Frank “Ungus’aq” Temple, 75, was born on September 24th, 1945 to Henry and Alma Temple in Napakiak, Alaska and passed away at his home in Bethel, Alaska surrounded by family and loved ones on January […]

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Evelyn Tutu’tuaq Pete Elliott

Evelyn Tutu’tuaq Pete Elliott was born November 6, 1940 to William and Cecilia Pete, in Bethel. A fluent Yup’ik speaker, she attended elementary at Holy Cross Mission, where she helped nuns and priests communicate with […]

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Hallie Odessa Dixon

Alaska’s oldest military veteran and Kenai resident Hallie Odessa (Williams) Dixon, 104, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at her daughter and son-in-law’s home in Kenai. A viewing was held from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. […]

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Harry G. Peterson

Harry George Peterson passed away peacefully on November 29, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska virtually surrounded with family members sharing prayers, music, encouragement and loving words. He was born to Charlie Peterson and Julia Ann Peterson […]

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The Passing of Terrence Cole

by UA Interim President Pat Pitney It is with great sadness that I recognize the passing of one of the university’s own, Professor Emeritus Dr. Terrence Cole who passed away Saturday, Dec. 12. The entire […]

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Bavilla Merritt

Bavilla Merritt of Goodnews Bay passed peacefully in his home on December 6, 2020. He was born on January 23, 1939. Bavilla married Annie Merritt, his girls were Carolyn, Karin and husband Tucker Evans, Sharon, […]

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Reverend Irvin Baxter Jr.

Reverend Irvin Baxter, Jr. died Tuesday after complications from Covid-19. He was 75. Rev. Baxter was a United Pentecostal Church minister, radio and television host, evangelist, author, and biblical scholar who hosted the internationally syndicated […]

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Marie Riley

Marie Riley was the Eldest daughter of Paul and Sophie Guy. She was born on July 25, 1960 and passed away on October 31, 2020. Marie was blessed to live 60 years. Marie had a […]

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David Michael Verlinich, D.D.S., M.S.

David Michael Verlinich, 67, died on September 27, 2020 in Clinton Township, Michigan. A gathering to share stories and memories will be held in Alaska next summer. Dave is survived by his daughters, Emily Jan […]

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Priscilla Rachael Chris

Thank you all for your kindness and for comforting us during the loss of our beloved Priscilla Rachael Chris. She was our daughter, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. We, the family of Priscilla would […]

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George Paul Charles, Kanaqlak

Dr. George Paul Charles – Kanaqlak George Paul Charles was born on at Punugtali Nelson Island, Alaska on 2/13/1941. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on 9/8/2020 in Bethel Alaska. George was born to […]

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Jacob Wise

by Mark Leary “What you wearing Jake from State Farm?” We used to tease Jacob about that T.V. commercial all the time. He’d laugh and say “Uhh… Khakis” I first came to know Jacob as […]

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Karen Haugen

With great sadness and surrounded by family, Karen Haugen, passed away the 19th of August. A visitation was held on Friday, August 28th at 12:00 noon at Janssen’s Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street. Following […]

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Theresa Miisaq Chiklak

Theresa Miissaq Chiklak was born in Bethel, AK on February 02, 1978 to Alphonsus and Martha Chiklak Sr. The Lord called her home on April 18, 2020. She grew up and attended school in Mountain […]

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Glenna Dell Green Lefner

Glenna Dell Green Lefner, 85, of Medford Oregon and long-time resident of Bethel, Alaska, passed away on July 12, 2020 at Medford, Oregon. A family memorial service is scheduled for November, 2020. She will be […]

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Gary Allan Knopp

Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident Mr. Gary Allan Knopp, 63, died on Friday, July 31, 2020, in a tragic plane accident near Soldotna, Alaska. Gary was born on July 14, 1957, in Whitefish, Montana. He […]

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Remembering Mary Jane Fate

Mary Jane Fate was a visionary leader and influential advocate who dedicated her life to creating opportunities for Alaska Native people. Mary Jane’s accomplishments are too numerous to list and include co-founding the Fairbanks Native […]

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Evan Ward Qirnaq Charlie

Evan Ward Qirnaq Charlie, son of Michael and Ida, was born on November 16, 1999 in Bethel, Alaska. Throughout his life he lived in Bethel, Anchorage, and Kongiganak. Evan graduated from high school in May […]

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Antonia “Toni” Daria Evan

Antonia “Toni” was born on January 7, 1985 to Andrew John Evan and Olga Sarah Evan. She resided in Lower Kalskag and Anchorage, Alaska with her sisters Naomi Magdalene Evan, Charissa Paula, and Kimberly Ann. […]

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Charlie Kilangak

The family of Charlie & Zena Kilangak Sr. of Emmonak, would like to announce the memory of Charlie Kilangak Jr. whose 4 years will be August 5, 2019. Thinking of and missing him also please […]

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Living Life

by Peter Elachik The important part of Living Life is the family Structure. A good, strong Mom and Dad are the most important part of the family Structure. This and Love are needed in Living […]

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Jack Coghill 1925 – 2019

Statement from Sen. Coghill on Passing of his Father, Jack Coghill, Alaska Statesman John Bruce “Jack” Coghill passed away this morning (February 13, 2019) at the age of 93 of natural causes. “Dad was a […]

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Jerry Clyde Brigham

Jerry was born on Feb. 5th, 1944, in Ada, Oklahoma. He was the son of Olen and Aline Brigham. He grew up in Madill and graduated from high school in 1962. After attending the University […]

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Moses Cingarkaq Mark

Moses Cingarkaq Mark was born on March 6, 1934 in Bethel Alaska to John and Louisa Mark. Moses was called home on December 29, 2017. Cingarkaq had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Brothers Christopher Mark […]

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Marie Christine Chase

Marie Christine Chase, 94, passed away peacefully in her sleep on 12/28/2017 at home in Portland, OR. She was a former resident of Mekoryuk and Bethel. Marie was born in West Allis, WI, in 1923. […]

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Stanley Gardner

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Stanley Gardner passed away peacefully in Tucson, AZ, after a short battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was surrounded and comforted in his final days by family.  He was welcomed into […]

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Connie Sautebin Dec. 19, 1920 – March 15, 2017

Constance (Connie) Sautebin, 96, of Fargo, ND, passed away on Wednesday, March 15th, in the Bethany Retirement Living Memory Care Unit, with loving family by her side. Constance “Connie” Marie Sautebin was born to John […]

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Bob Hoover -Obituary

 Jan. 24, 1922 – Oct. 25, 2016 Bob Hoover, called the greatest stick and rudder pilot of all time by Gen. Jimmy Doolitte, died Oct. 25 at his home in Southern California. He was 94. […]

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Pamela Joan Notti -Obituary

June 23, 1960 – Oct. 10, 2016 Pamela Joan Notti, age 56, of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away on Oct. 10, 2016. Born June 23, 1960, in Anchorage, she was the daughter of Joan Notti and […]

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IYANA GUSTY

by Joanne Kameroff When I was 12 years old I remember the day my grandfather died, it was the evening of Slaviq. I remember being late going to the airport, and we were speeding. As […]

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Marilyn Jean Laraux

Marilyn Jean Laraux truly enjoyed this time of year as we celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ our Savior’s birth. Her strong faith in the Lord was reflected in her kindness, generosity, prayers and caring for […]