Bethel & Kusilvak
Census Areas


Kathrine Ann Jensen Adams
Birth: May 24, 1936, Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 1984, Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA
Wife of Billy Roberts Adams. They had 7 children.


Edward Roy "Sonny" Hoffman
Birth: Nov. 7, 1942, Alaska, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 2010, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA
Lifelong Alaskan Edward Roy "Sonny" Hoffman, 67, died July 20, 2010, in Bethel due to a work-related accident.
Sonny was born Nov. 7, 1942, to Chief Edward Hoffman and wife, Bessie (Chief) Hoffman in Bethel.
His favorite activities were flying his plane, hunting, going to traditional fish and moose camps and most of all, visiting with friends and family.
Because of his open and loving nature, love and admiration were returned to him by his wife of 47 years, Bertha, his children and his grandchildren. His sparkling eyes and beautiful smile were a gift to all. Sonny's loving wave to everyone he passed on the road will be missed.
"We will continue his legacy of heartfelt friendliness to everyone," his family wrote.
Sonny was preceded in death by his loving parents; grandparents, George and Elizabeth (Lind) Hoffman, Sally Chief Samuelson and Paul Chief; son, Edward "Gookie" Hoffman III; and father-in-law, Tom Kinegak.
Sonny is survived by the love of his life, Bertha Kinegak Hoffman; children, Darold "Bugs" Hoffman and Robyn and her husband, Randy Turner; brothers, Stanley, Robert and his wife, Jesslyn, Richard, Greg and his wife, Irene; sisters, Anita Gertz and Sally Charles; grandchildren, Alyson "Sunni," B.J., Heidi, Casey, Ryan, Randy Jr. and Reena; aunt, Lucille (Hoffman) Griffin; aunt Carrie and uncle Bob Hauser of Tucson, Ariz.; mother-in-law, Maggie Kinegak; and a large extended family too numerous to mention.
For information regarding the visitation, please call Legacy Funeral Homes, Kehl's Chapel, 344-1497. Sonny's service and final resting place will be in Bethel at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bethel Senior Center, 127 Atsaq St., Bethel 99559.
Published in from July 23 to July 24, 2010

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