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 […]

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, 79, passes

David “Dave” Earl Hanrahan, age 79, passed away in his sleep of natural causes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He was born in 1937 in Dover, Delaware to George and Mildred Hanrahan. His family later moved to Oak Lawn, Illinois, near Chicago where his parents had grown up. After graduating from high school, Dave enlisted […]

Carmen Valentine-Garcia

Anchor Point resident, Mrs. Carmen Valentine-Garcia, 52, died Thursday, June 2, 2016 at her home in Anchor Point, Alaska. Memorial services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The Jehovah Witness Kingdom Hall in Homer, Alaska. Carmen was born October 30, 1963 in Hessen, Germany. She moved to Alaska in 2008 where […]

Obituary – June 8

Carmen Field April 14, 1963 -May 31, 2016 On May 31, 2016, Carmen Field died peacefully at home with family and friends nearby. A memorial celebration will be held in September. A full obituary will follow in the future. Longtime Homer resident Tsuyako “Suzy” Peterson, 81, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at South Peninsula […]

Obituary – June 1

Homer resident Alberta June “Abby” Warren died at her home Wednesday, May 18, 2016 with family present. She was 87 years old. Abby was born in Erie, Colo. July 28, 1929. She was the oldest of six children to David Goodard and Ruth Sappington Goodard. She and her brothers and sisters grew up in small […]

Obituary – May 25

Homer, Alaska resident Kendall Gordon Branch departed this life for his next big adventure on Dec. 10, 2015. Kendall was born in Cordova, Alaska in 1932 to Gordon Thomas and Eva Davis Branch of Chitina. Kendall’s grandparents were Harry Kendall (H.K.) and Mamie Davis, also of Alaska.   In Kendall’s early years, the family moved […]

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