Obituary – May 15
Gerald Philip Hurley
Sunrise: 2-11-37 Portland, Oregon.
Sunset: 4-24-13 Anchorage, AK.
Gerry fulfilled his lifelong dream of living in Alaska and was still working. He spent his life in construction and met his wife Shirley in 1975 in Seattle. They “retired” to Seldovia, AK in 2006.
After several years of surgeries and medical complications, Gerry peacefully went to sleep in the arms of Jesus on Wednesday morning April 24th. A local service was held in Seldovia on May 12th. There will be a family reunion Celebration of Life at dear friends the Ayers Ranch in Tonasket, WA on May 25th. Memorials may be made to Banglahope.org or Seldovia Bible Chapel.
Dawn Ann Drake
Kasilof resident, Mrs. Dawn Ann Drake
, 52, died Monday, April 29, 2013 in Goodyear, Arizona after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 17th, 2013 at The Star of The North Lutheran Church 216 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. Rev. Corbie Cross will be officiating. She will be laid to rest following the services at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park in Kasilof.
Mrs. Drake was born May 19, 1960 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her high school diploma in Homer. In 1974 she moved to Anchor Point where she lived a little while before making Kasilof her home. Dawn enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom, attending church and exercising.
The family wrote, “Dawn Drake, 52, grew her wings and flew to Heaven on April 29, 2013. Dawn loved exercising and warm weather. Her favorite thing to do was go for long walks in downtown Kona, Hawaii. She loved jewelry and online shopping, but more than anything she loved her four grandchildren. Dawn touched many peoples lives everyday. She was full of optimism and hope, up until her very last breath. She surrounded herself by friends and family who cared about her as much as she cared about them. She will live on in the thoughts and the hearts of the people she left behind.
Dawn was preceded in death by her father, James Clark; nephew, Ivan Drake; niece, Courtney Clark; and brother, in-law, Mitch Drake.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Drake of Kasilof; daughters, Mandy Pierce of Three Forks, MT and Amber Butler of Anchorage; son, Devon Drake of Kasilof and mother, Carol Clark of Anchor Point.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please visit Dawn’s obituary and online guestbook online at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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on May 15th, 2013 and filed under Obituaries
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