Luis Alonso Mendez, 51, left us on October 19, 2021, with his children by his side and his wife, Wendy, present through FaceTime.

Longtime Kodiak resident Nancy Ann Norman Sweeney passed away peacefully at home on September 26, 2021.  She was 86.

Claudia Torsen passed away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage at the age of 88.

Longtime Alaskan and Kenai resident, Mr. Don Baker, 87, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2021, at his home in Old Town Kenai with his son by his side. 

On the 19th of May 1933, the depths of the Great Depression, in a sharecropper’s cabin in cotton fields west of Bonham, Texas, a baby girl they named Norma was born, the first child of Clarence and Lila Howard. She would be followed by a sister and four brothers. Soon, however, the family mo…

Romeo Ramos Tapia Marasigan Jr., or “Jun Jun” to his family, was born on February 23, 1972, in Lawrence Hospital in New London, Connecticut, to Felicidad (Fely) and Remegio (Romy) Marasigan. In 1973, the family was stationed at the United States Coast Guard Base in Kodiak, Alaska. While most…

Lynda Rae Ross died peacefully at home June 24, 2021. Her health had been declining for some time.

Charles Richard Kramer, 69, went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully May 16, 2021, with his wife Georgia and his daughter Tonya at his side.

The world lost an amazing, kind and generous soul June 5, 2021. Devin John Simeonoff was loved by everyone he met. Devin was born on March 26, 1998, to John Simeonoff and Denise McMurry. He was a tremendous light right from birth with a contagious laugh and huge smile. These past two seasons…

Dorothy (Dotty) Florence Hay Stutes, 92, died peacefully at home on May 22, 2021, with family by her side. Born December 5, 1928, in Manhattan, New York, she lived her early life in the city until she met and married a young Merchant Marine officer, Lloyd James Stutes.

Alice was just 2 years old when her mother Mollie and brother Ken arrived in Alaska from California. Alice first lived on Story Island, Alaska, where her grandfather was a fox farmer. Her family moved to Katella, Alaska, where her love for old and treasured things really started to shine. Ka…

On May 7, 2021, we said goodbye to Valerie Echo Pillans (Hansen) in Oswego, New York. Valerie or “Val” was born July 5, 1964, in Kodiak, Alaska, where she resided until 2011. Val passed away peacefully and at home in the care of her husband, Richard Pillans II, to whom she was married for 40 years.

Lucien Eugene Bernard “Lou” passed away on March 31, 2021, at the age of 82 to be home with the Lord. He was born at home in Sutton, Vermont, on October 20, 1938. He was living in Maybell, Colorado, at the time of his passing.