Ninilchik resident, Ernest H. Wentworth, 84, died Tuesday, May 19, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. No services will be held at Ernie’s request. Ernie was born Aug. 20, 1928. He entered into the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Tarawa. After serving in the Navy, he [...]
Donald Lee Ledger March 2, 1932 – May 20, 2013 Donald Ledger, 81, passed away at The Ark in Homer on May 20, 2013 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in North Hollywood, California to Charles Coleman and Pearl Irene Ledger on March 2, 1932. He graduated from North Hollywood High School [...]
Lawrence Rogers, age 88, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013. A memorial service will be held at the Homer Elks Lodge on Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. Lawrence was born to Willie and Lela Rogers in Abilene, Texas, on Jan. 22, 1925. He was raised on farms and attended school in several towns [...]
Homer resident, Mrs. Sandra Lauretta Jensen, 71, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at her home in Homer. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Jensen was born Jan. 26, 1942 in Minneapolis, Minn. She graduated high school in Minnesota and in1984, she moved to Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Nome and finally Homer. Before [...]
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 [...]
Donna transitioned from this life on April 22, 2013 surrounded by the love of her many friends.
She was born on May 4, 1946 to Albert and Sophie D’Aoust in Montreal, Quebec. She remained there through her school years and married Peter Muscia at the age of 21. They divorced several years later and Donna decided to visit her sister Pat in Anchorage in 1974 and fortunately she decided to stay. She graduated from Beauty School and worked her magic in many salons in Anchorage and Homer.
Anchor Point resident, Howard Orvis Houglum, 64, died Monday, April 15, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Mr. Houglum was born May 18, 1948 in Faribault, Minnesota. He graduated from Cook County High School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. He worked for Hedstroms [...]
Virginia L. Cundiff Longtime Homer area resident Virginia L. Cundiff, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date. Her cremated remains will be placed near Mt. Augustine, so she can be seen from her dining [...]
Esther Lucille Haakenson passed away on March 12, 2013 at Main Street Assisted Living residence in Homer. Esther was born in International Falls, Minn. on July 1, 1920. She was the third of five children born to Fred and Laura Larson.
When she was almost 15, Esther and her family moved to Palmer as part of the Matanuska Colonization Program. She graduated from Palmer High School and worked at a variety of jobs including waitress, nanny, postal employee, and beaver trapper. She married Lionel Haakenson in 1943 and settled in Anchorage, where their seven children were born.
In 1955 the family moved to a homestead in Anchor Point, where Esther lived until 2012, when poor health necessitated a move to assisted living in Homer.
Karen Sue Flyum Longtime Homer resident, Mrs. Karen Sue Flyum, 68, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at her home in Homer. Memorial services were held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 attThe Homer Elks Lodge. Mrs. Flyum was born Sept. 18, 1944 in Tacoma, Wash. She graduated from high school and continued her education by attending [...]