Kriss Dawn Swoboda

Kriss D. Swoboda passed away Sept. 13, 2016 after a lengthy and inspiring battle with cancer. Swoboda was born on Kodiak Island to Don and Mary Mack. She grew up in Kodiak and started commercial fishing at an early age. Swoboda moved to College Station, Texas in 1997. While there, she managed the office of […]

Walter Raymond Pudwill

Walter Raymond Pudwill — carpenter, gardener, prospector and fix-it-man extraordinaire — died Sept. 10 at home in Homer, Alaska, after living with cancer for nearly four years. Pudwill was born May 25, 1955 in Eugene, Ore. to Raymond and Mary Ellen Pudwill. He grew up in nearby Springfield, often traveling to job sites around Oregon […]

Gene Stephens

Marjorie Gene Stephens, 88, passed away peacefully Sept. 1, 2016 in Amarillo, Texas. She was born in Amarillo, and spent her childhood and early adult years there. She married her high school sweetheart Del Stephens, attended the University of Texas with him and accompanied him around the world for the next 50-plus years. He was […]

Virgil Englishbee

Virgil Englishbee passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. His funeral will be Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Chapman School Gym in Anchor Point. There is a viewing at 10 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. A finger-food potluck will follow, and all are welcome to attend. If you would like to […]

Terry James Greenwald

Terry James Greenwald, 63, of Homer passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital. Greenwald was born Saturday, Jan. 17, 1953 in Fairfield, Calif. to Harold Jacob and Wanda (DuBois) Greenwald. His family stated that, “Terry fell in love with Homer, Alaska, and spent 14 happy years living his dream. He often said […]

Deborah Rose Nye

On June 25, 2016, Deborah Rose Nye of the Olday Road at McNeil Canyon suddenly passed from this life. Nye was the first baby born in the new year of 1952 at the Canandaigua, N.Y., hospital. She grew up Nye Schuyler at Naples in the Finger Lakes region of New York. In 1976 she met her future husband Willy down on the Seneca Reservation at Salamanca, New York.
The next year she and son Aubrey followed Willy and his dream to a small village on Kodiak Island. It was there second son Zachar was born at the beach house she called home at the time. Then it was on to Homer where they wintered in Wilson’s 16-foot-by-24-foot homestead log cabin, the site of their future long-time permanent home.
In search of new adventure she and the two boys followed Willy to Fairbanks, where they stayed, while Willy cooked at Deadhorse. J.Maitland was born that summer in the rented dome she found overlooking the big city from above Farmer’s Loop Road.

Emily Ann Barnett Koskovich

Emily Ann Barnett Koskovich, 68, was taken from this earth by her beloved angels Aug. 17, 2016. “Annie” was born in Madeira, California to third generation wagon train pioneers of English/Irish heritage. Two of her ancestors came to America on the Mayflower. One of her ancestors is a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Annie, […]

Charles (Charlie) Michon

Homer resident, Mr. Charles (Charlie) Michon, Sr., 91, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with his family by his side.  Charlie was born Dec. 26, 1924 in Auburn, Neb. He was a corporal in the Army-Air Force during World War II as a diesel mechanic. Charlie and his wife Bonnie […]

Beth Ann Mishko

Beth Ann Mishko died of ALS, in the South Peninsula Hospital at Homer, Alaska in the first hour of Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Beth was born Beth Ann Gill on Oct. 18, 1947 in the elevator of Mercy Hospital in Auburn, N.Y. Her family was in dairy farming as tenant farmers in five central New […]

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field – Beloved naturalist and educator

Carmen Marina Loughlin Field April 14, 1963 – May 31, 2016 Beloved Alaska naturalist and educator Carmen Field died May 31, 2016, peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, Conrad. She was 53. Her passion for the outdoors and the wild world around her could only be matched by her deep love for […]

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