Obituary – March 18

Longtime Kasilof resident, Mr. Lyle Douglas Cole died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Leah and Bob Handley’s home, where he was being lovingly cared for. A memorial mass was held March 12 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Lyle was born Nov. 22, 1930 in Kasilof, to Milton and Marion Cole at the […]

Obituaries – March 11

Anchorage resident, Bertha Marie Seversen, 88, passed away at the Alaska Native Medical Center on Feb. 25, 2015.  A memorial service was held Sunday, March 8, at St. Innocent Russian Orthodox Church in Anchorage. Bertha was born Jan. 16, 1927 in Lake Illiamna, Alaska. She lived in Homer until 1953, then moved to Anchorage, where […]

Obituary – Feb. 18

Longtime Homer resident, Jodi Lynn Riley, 59, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 overlooking Kachemak Bay in Homer with her family by her side. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Jodi was born Sept. 7, 1955 in Goldendale, Wash., and graduated from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, […]

Obituary – Feb. 11

Annie K. Ross, 77, passed away Jan. 20, 2015.  She will be forever loved by her husband of 40 years, Mark V. Ross, her children and step-children Wally Tingook, Carl Tingook Jr., Charles S. Ross, Joseph “Mike” Ross, Ron Tingook, John Ross, Maude Halbur and Crystal Tingook. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and […]

Obituary – Feb. 4

Leonard Billotte, aged 88, of Homer passed away from liver cancer on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at South Peninsula Hospital. Leonard was born to Russell and Ruth (Hurley) Billotte on Thursday, November 15, 1926 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. Leonard moved to Alaska after proudly serving his country as a firefighter aboard the USS Saginaw in the […]

Obituaries – Jan. 28

Robert P. James, Homer Pioneer homesteader, passed to his rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 — his 89th birthday. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, at Homer Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 210 E. Pioneer Ave. Full obituary to follow. Frank M. Wise, was born August 1930 in Seminole, […]

Obituaries – Jan. 21

Longtime Kasilof resident, Howard “Bud” Michael Byington, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Heritage Place in Soldotna.  A celebration of his life was held Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at the Soldotna V.F.W. An additional celebration of his life will be held July 4, 2015 at the Byington Homestead in Kasilof. Mr. Byington was born […]

Obituary – Jan. 14

“Papaw” Frank M. Wise, beloved husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. Celebrating a life well lived! Saturday, January 17, 2015, open viewing at noon, service at 1 p.m. at Glacierview Baptist Church, 960 E. End Rd. with a graveside service at Hickerson […]

Obituary – Jan. 7

Longtime Homer resident, Mr. John Michael Kettell, 40, died Saturday, December 24, 2014 at his home in Homer.  A celebration of John Michael’s Life will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Bishop Beach in Homer.  Mr. Kettell was born August 22, 1974 in Elmira, New York.  He graduated from Homer high school […]

Obituary – Dec. 10

Mary Margaret Bush, 46, of Ormond Beach, Fla.., passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.A native of Ohio, Mary recently returned to Ormond Beach from Homer, Alaska where she has lived for the past 12 years. Mary had a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Florida and was […]

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