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.

Long-time Kodiak processor Jim Major died peacefully at home on Jan. 10, 2021. Mr. Major managed Eastpoint processing plant in Kodiak for many years and spent the rest of his fisheries career as assistant manager and, later, purchasing agent for Alaska Pacific Seafood.

Helen Austerman passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 30 at the age of 75. Given her long list of vices, it must have irritated her to die of “nothing.”

Anastasia Jade Charliaga, beloved infant daughter of Jimmy Charliaga and Ashley Descloux, passed away on March 1, 2021. Anastasia laughed and smiled her way through her brief time here with us, bringing happiness and joy to everyone she touched. She will be remembered for her loving smile th…

Susanne M. Ponchene was born in the village of Afognak, Alaska, to Alec and Selma Chichenoff on March 5, 1935. She passed away peacefully March 8, 2021, in her sleep at home in Ellensburg, Washington, at the age of 86. She fought a courageous 18-month battle with lung cancer. She chose no tr…

Elise Marie vonScheele Campbell, fondly called Corky by all, passed away peacefully into the care of her Lord and Savior in Honolulu on March 7, 2021, at the age of 80. She was born in the Alutiiq village Afognak, Alaska, on July 4, 1940, to Herman and Marie Loe vonScheele.

Ryan Leo Black passed away on Friday, Feb. 5 at the hospital in Ogden, Utah, from congestive heart failure at the age of 58.

Kathryn L. Chichenoff died peacefully at home on Jan. 29, 2021. She will be laid to rest Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at Holy Resurrection Russian Orthodox Cathedral at 2 p.m., with repast following at the American Legion

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Michael Treston was born in Savannah, Georgia, to James Michael Treston and Margaret Mitchell Treston. The family lived in Savannah and New York City, and settled in Columbus, Georgia.