Betty Geraldine (Larsen) Nelson was born in Seattle, Washington, on Feb. 29, 1932 to John L. and Bertha V. Larsen. She grew up in Anton Larsen Bay and was a granddaughter to Anton Larsen. Her family relocated to Afognak Village.

Thomas Malmberg died Sept. 4, 2019, in Amberg, Germany. At one time or another he worked as a ranch hand with his dad and each of his brothers in the Sandhills of Nebraska. He graduated from Gordon High School as a champion wrestler in 1967 and was drafted into the military in 1968.

Michael V. Rockstad, 57, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Mary Louise McFarland announce her passing on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at home with her husband of 71 years by her side. 

John William Putney was born in Kodiak on May 30th, 1963 to George and Elinore Putney. He came into this world with his twin sister, Julia Jane and was raised with five adoring older sisters and one younger brother.  He spent his childhood years in Kodiak then moved with his family to Anchor…

Casey and Gwen Cobban welcomed their son Gary Dennis to their family on January 25, 1939, in the family farmhouse near Mehama, Oregon.  He joined siblings Terry Dean and Barbara Joan.  Michael Lee, Robert Kendall, and Craig Allen completed the family.  

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Chase announces her passing on Friday, June 14, 2019, at the age of 89 years.  She was born to the late Charles Beck and Louise Shade, July 20, 1929 in Stockton, CA. 

Theresa “Terry” Ann Carlson passed away peacefully in her home on July 5, 2019, surrounded by her family. Terry was born on August 12, 1960, in Seldovia, Alaska to Jimmy and Evelyn Carlough. She became a mother in 1982, welcoming her first child Jenny Marie (Hammond). In 1988, Terry married …

Henry Dan “Sonny” Peterson passed away on May 16, 2019 of natural causes. He was born in Seldovia, AK on April 24, 1937 to Martin and Alexandria “Lottie” Peterson. The youngest of 10 children, Sonny spent his early youth living between Seldovia and Peterson Bay across from the Homer Spit. Wh…

Nathan C. Fatula, 28, of Ellwood City, PA passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday, May 17, 2019.

Jose Diaz Bravo, 65, of Mexicali died unexpectedly on December 7, 2018. He left behind his sons Joey Bravo, Keegan Bravo, David Bravo and daughter Cassie Kaluau/Bravo along with numerous grandchildren.

Long time former Kodiak resident Thomas Michael Ekin passed away on May 2, 2019 in Haverhills, Massachusetts. There will be a celebration of life for Thomas “Tom” Ekin at Tony’s 518 W. Marine Way, Kodiak, Alaska 99615 on May 18th, 2019 at 3pm. This will be a combined celebration of life with…

On May 1 , 2019, we lost music’s number one fan, Gerald Doug Ekin, he was 67. Kodiak was blessed to have his musical ear and passion for a good guitar set at the beloved Music Saloon.

On April 30, 2019, the world lost one of its toughest warriors. His friends and family grieve the loss of his big heart and count themselves lucky to have had the pleasure to have known him.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Thomas Parsons at Kodiak Funeral Chapel at 303 Erskine Avenue on April 25, 2019 from 4 to 7 pm. Tom passed away in November 2018 at the age of 61 from natural causes due to recurring health issues.

Oluf “Ole” Omlid was born on February 13, 1938, to Marie and Sven Omlid in Thief River Falls, MN. Growing up on a small farm shaped who he was as a person and taught him a lot about hard work and the love and closeness of family.

Hers was a life well-loved.  Karen Ann Perkins, 72, left this wonderful life on March 24, 2019, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Barbara Joan Peterson passed away on March 16, 2019, at Kodiak Providence Hospital surrounded by family. 

Oluf Kenneth Omlid, 80, passed away March 13, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Robert W.  Erickson Sr. born July 2, 1928 passed away in his home on January 28, 2019. At his wishes no services will be held.

Janet Louise Goll was born in Grand Cooley, Washington on December 8, 1938 to Clarence and Amanda Goll. Following her father’s jobs as a crane operator, the family moved often. 

Shirley Jean Pruitt, matriarch of the Kodiak Pruitt clan, passed away peacefully at Providence Hospital in Kodiak, Alaska on Monday, January 7, 2019. Shirley was born on November 15, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska to Dennis and Esther Mae Knapp. In 1955, Shirley met and married the love of her life…

Delores Eldyne Gunderson Cobban (Dodi) burst forth into a family of brothers on April 13, 1939 in Wheeler’s Point, Baudette, Minnesota. The hard working family lived a subsistence life style hunting, fishing, raising mink to sell, and gardening. Her family traveled across the States stopping…

A celebration of life and potluck will be held at the Koniag Center on Near Island Friday, Dec. 28 at 5:30 p.m. for Dr. Ron Brockman, 77, who died Saturday, Dec. 8 in DuPont, Washington, of natural causes. Services were also held for Dr. Brockman in Washington.

Mrs. Lucinda “Cindy” Joyce (Squartsoff) Wolkoff, born on October 25, 1941, in Ouzinkie, Alaska, to the late Mary Squartsoff and the late Peter Squartsoff. She passed away at age 77 on December 13, 2018, at Providence Extended Care in Anchorage, Alaska.

Denise ‘Lael’ Wendover Martin passed away peacefully on Nov. 24, 2018, in University Place, Washington. She was surrounded by her three daughters, husband and other members of her family. She was born Valentine’s Day 1957 in Fairbanks to Donald and Virginia Wendover (Glenn). Known as Lael, h…

Mike Cole A gathering of friends and family to celebrate the life of Mike Cole will be held Saturday, November 24th from 3-6 p.m. at Tony’s Bar. Bring your favorite dish to the Potluck.

Vicki (Horton) Hester was born May 13, 1947, in Wenatchee, WA. She passed away on October 29th, 2018 in Morton, WA where she lived with her daughter while receiving cancer treatment. She is survived by her husband, Walt Willett; her daughter, Heidi McNeely; son in law, Ward Mcneely; her gran…