Edna Bernice Fisk of Homer, Alaska passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Edna was born in Melita, which is now Sterling, Mich., in 1920. As a young woman, Edna was swept off her feet by serviceman Toras Fisk, and they were wed in 1943. Toras was the love of her […]
Merle Walter Johnson Merle Walter Johnson, MD, pioneer Alaska physician known to many as the father of the Community Health Aide Program, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, surrounded by family at his son’s home in Anchorage. He was 92. Gatherings to remember Walter will be held during the third week of July in Homer and […]
Debra Eayrs, beloved wife, mother and friend, was called to her heavenly home on June 21, 2015. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 27 at 2 p.m. at Christian Community Church on Bartlett Street in Homer. Long-time Alaska pioneer Henry King Middleton Jr. passed away in his sleep June 16, 2015 at South Peninsula […]
Homer resident, Mrs. Grace V. Pinhak, 94, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at her home in Homer. No services will be held per her wishes. Mrs. Pinhak was born Oct. 13, 1920 in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania. She graduated from high school in Pennsylvania, and moved to Homer in 2002. She is survived by her daughter, […]
Walter Johnson, respected Dena’ina elder from the Iliamna Lake region, died peacefully on May 23, he was 92. Walter was born in Kaskanek, Alaska to Anna Rickteroff and Alf Johnson on June 14, 1922, the youngest of 7 children. He lived most of his early years with his mother in Lonesome Bay, living a subsistence […]
Homer resident, Ms. Madeline Sider, 100, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer. A funeral mass was held Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer. Father Bob O.M.I. officiated. A reception followed downstairs at the church. Ms. Sider was born March 24, […]
David Leigh Jolly A special memorial service, 7 p.m. May 6 at the Anchor River Inn, 34358 Old Sterling Highway, Anchor Point. Come share your memories. David was born in Hastings, Neb. on Nov. 17, 1942 and died May 1, 2015. He grew up in Prosser, Neb. and went to school in Juniata, Neb. He […]
Mr. William Edward “Bill” Carlson was born in April 1940 to Eva Beal and Earnest Carlson of Anaconda, Mont. The family moved to Tanana in 1943 with the U.S. Army’s aircraft lend-lease program during World War II. Bill and his older sister Claire enjoyed a frontier childhood on the banks of the Yukon River among fish […]
Jacqueline Metzler went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2015. Her daughter, Jonnie Sue Banks, and staff of Elkhart Hospice House were with her. Jackie Metzler was born in Mishawaka, Ind. on Dec. 20, 1937. She grew up running around her grandparents’ golfing range and — as a result — learned golf at […]
Longtime Alaskan and Soldotna resident, Mrs. Dorothy Ann (Sheeley) Bush, 93, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date in the summer of 2015.
Mrs. Bush was born Feb. 22, 1922 in Laramie, Wyo. Her birthday was rarely forgotten, but hard to believe, as she never looked even close her age.