Bethel & Kusilvak
Census Areas


Anchorage resident Mickey "Yuguai'yuk" Abraham, 86, died of natural causes Jan. 29, 2005, at his granddaughter's home. A visitation will be at 1 p.m., with a service at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baxter Chapel. Bishop Olsen will officiate. A second service will be Saturday in Bethel, with burial at Bethel Old Cemetery next to his wife, Sophie "Panruk" Charles-Abraham. Mr. Abraham was born April 5, 1918, in Nan'varpak, Barrett Inlet. He was an Eskimo Scout in the early 1940s, stationed on Nelson Island when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He worked as a freelance carpenter and lived in Nightmute, Bethel, Dillingham and Anchorage. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, riding his dog team, carving, and making tools and household implements. His family wrote: "Mickey 'Yuguai'yuk' Abraham was known by many people. (He) was a carpenter who built half of Bethel. Loved for his own greatness, for his sense of humor and for his love of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he gave each one a special nickname as a way of expressing his affection. In his last days, he wanted to share his happiness with his children by making amends to them. But time quickly deteriorated and he died of natural causes in the arms of his granddaughter, Shelee. He was considered by his fellow men and women as a great warrior because he was a great provider for his family and elders in the village. He was often consulted by men in the community for his skill in boat and sled building and in hunting and trapping. He was a hard worker who encouraged his children to be the same." Mr. Abraham is survived by his sons, Pete Abraham, Andrew Abraham, Jack Abraham and Frederick Abraham; daughters, Alice Abraham, Margaret "Penni" Abraham and Rose Nelson; and grandchildren, Ruth, Diane, Brian, Sherry, Grant, Michael, Trevor, Margie, Suzanne, Shelee, Larry, Hale, Melinda, Karen, Jordan, Jasmine, Jewel, Zena, Grahm, Kyle, Laurel and Jacob. He was preceded in death by his children, Joseph, Frank, Elizabeth and Marie. A memorial fund has been opened at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, account 849685. Arrangements are with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Elena A. Abruska of Lower Kalskag. 12 Jan 1983 - 20 June 2011. Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011


PETER ABRUSKA SR., Services for Peter Abruska Sr., 83, will be held in Lower Kalskag later this week. Mr. Abruska died Aug. 11, 1987 at Alaska Native Medical Center. Born July 12, 1904, in Chuathbaluk, he was a hunter, fisherman and carpenter. He leaves his wife, Natalia, of Lower Kalskag; his sons, Elia, of St. Michael, Mattis, of California, and Steven and Peter Jr., both of Sleetmute; his daughter, Bolossa Sam of Chefornak; his sister, Alice Avokumoff of Chuathbaluk; and two grandchildren. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Arthur Harold Adams
b. 26 Oct 1916, Antlers, Pushmatacha, Oklahoma
d. 04 Aug 1973, Bethel, Alaska
Buried - Minnesota (died at the school district maintenance Bunkhouse)


Anchorage resident Eugene Edward Adams, 39, died Jan. 26, 2003, in Campbell Creek Park. A visitation will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown, with a service at 3 p.m. Pallbearers will include Henry Adams, Carl Adams Jr., Raymond W. Bourdon, Gregory T. Friday, Fredrick S. Bourdon and Maston A. Thompson-Adams. Burial will be in the spring at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Adams was born Aug. 27, 1963, in Anchorage. He had been a resident of Nome, Mekoryuk, Napakiak, Hooper Bay and Anchorage. He earned a GED and worked for a time as a volunteer firefighter in Wasilla. Mr. Adams was a member of Bering Straits Native Corp. and the Catholic Church. During his youth, he enjoyed participating in the Walk for Hope. He also volunteered at the Brother Francis Shelter during the holidays. He enjoyed camping and subsistence fishing. His family wrote: ''Eugene will be missed very much. He was independent, caring and strong-willed. Where he was needed, he helped in any way possible. Eugene had many friends and family members.'' He was preceded in death by family members Carl Adams Sr., Milton Fury Adams and Jeffrey Scott Friday. Mr. Adams is survived by his mother, Martha Adams of Wasilla; sisters, Rose Mary Tee of Anchorage, Grace Louise Friday of Anchorage and Cynthia Marie Bourdon of Wasilla; brothers, Henry Atmick Adams and Carl Adams Jr. of Wasilla, and Darren Peter Adams of Seward; nephews, Maston Allen Thompson-Adams, Fredrick Scott Bourdon, Jessie Daniel Bourdon, Justin Raymond Bourdon, Jared Chong Tee, Kyle Chong Tee, Frazer Chong Tee, Spencer Chong Tee, Gregory Adam Friday and Douglas Jay Edward Friday; and nieces, Mariah Rose Bourdon, Norma Evan, and Natasha Thompson-Adam. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.


Kathrine Ann Adams
b. May 24, 1936 - Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
d. Jan. 8, 1984 - Bethel, Bethel Census Area, Alaska, USA
buried: January 13, 1984 - Ptarmigan Cemetery (first burial in the new cemetery)
Tundra Drums, Bethel, Alaska
January 12, 1984
Katherine Adams
Katherine Adams a 15 year Bethel resident succumbed Sunday to a long struggle with cancer. She contributed much to the community through her family. Five of which are still resides here.. Katherine was 47
Born Katherine Jensen in Waverly, Iowa she was married to Bill Adams in 1954. The family lived near Ladysmith, Wisconsin until moving to Alaska in 1970. After a year in the Anchorage area Bethel became home. Katherine was active in the Hospital Auxiliary and worked for a time at I.D. Verity. In 1976 it was discovered that she had contracted a rare form of cancer. Her courage during the long fight with the disease remains an inspiration to those who knew her.
Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband Bill, a long-time Lower Kuskokwim School District employee; by her sons: Jeffery, Stephen and Billy Jr., of Bethel and Paul of Anchorage; by her daughters Ann Wilson of Juneau and Roberta Fisher and Faith Adams of Bethel. She is also survived by two grandchildren; Jesse and Heather Fisher of Bethel and by two brothers; Myron Jenson of Anchorage and Bert Jensen of Kenai.
Funeral services for Katherine Adams will be held Friday at 1 P.M. at Bethel Community Assembly Church Rev Glynn Behrend will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel at the new cemetery. The family asks that any memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society in her name.


Bartholome W. Agathluk
March 2, 1943 - February 13, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska


LOUISA ALIRALRIA, Services for Louisa Aliralria, 89, will be held later this week at the Kipnuk Moravian Church in Kipnuk. Mrs. Aliralria died Tuesday, March 29. 1988, at Alaska Native Medical Center. She was born June 14, 1905, at Kinak Bay, a summer camp for the Kipnuk villagers. She enjoyed many years of fishing and trapping in the summer and fall camps near Kipnuk She leaves her sons, Martin and Daniel, of Kipnuk, and Peter, of Seward; her daughters, Fannie Amik and Martha Anaver, both of Kipnuk; her brothers, James Tirchik and Albert Tunuchuk, both of Chefornek; 25 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 14 children and by her husband, James, in 1966. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Village Cemetery. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Mekoryuk and Nunivak Island resident Nona Nuyalran Amos, 77, died Oct. 29, 2003, at her daughter's Anchorage home following a terminal illness. A visitation will be at 9 a.m. today at First Evangelical Covenant Church. A service will be at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Nathan Toots officiating. Pallbearers will include Howard, Tony, Rolland, Oscar, Raymond and Bryon Amos. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. A reception will be at 2 p.m. at Fairview Rec Center. Mrs. Amos was born Aug. 6, 1926, on Nunivak Island. A homemaker, she enjoyed arts and crafts. She also enjoyed singing, camping, berry picking and living a subsistence lifestyle. She was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church. Her family wrote: "Nona was a special person who cared for and loved all her children, grandchildren as well as others close to her. She was an expert homemaker who was agile in everything she did. She made many Cup'iq traditional parkas and aciq'at (Eskimo boots) to clothe all her children, grandchildren and in-laws. Her faith in God was deeply rooted in God's provision of salvation, providential care and eternal life. Her passion was to sing gospel songs, and she specialized in alto. Her smile and kindness to everyone will be greatly missed by family and friends." Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Spud, Cecilia Woodard, Howard Amos, Fannie Degrote, Tony Amos, Rolland Amos, Oscar Amos, Frieda Amos Seebold, Raymond Amos, Brian Amos and Barbara Amos- Andrew; grandchildren, Charlie D. Spud Jr., Brenda R. Spud, Bev Spud, Quentin Norman, Melissa Doherty, William Woodard, Janelle Woodard, Bradley Amos, Vincent Amos, Sara Amos, James Degrote, Tanisha Degrote, Vincent Degrote, Tracy Degrote, Tara Degrote, David Degrote, Tanya Amos, Elmer Amos, Janelle Amos, Erin Amos, Brandon Williams, Hyman Amos, Kendra Amos, Stella Amos, Walter Amos, Nuyalran Andrew, Angus Andrew and Qurriciq Aiyaksar Andrew; and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Lifelong Alaskan and Eskimo mask maker Walter Tutqir Amos, 81, died Jan. 25, 2002, at his daughter's residence in Anchorage. A visitation is scheduled for noon Friday at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 13th Avenue and C Street, with the funeral to follow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Pallbearers will include Howard Amos, Tony Amos, Rolland Amos, Oscar Amos, Raymond Amos and Bryon Amos. A reception will follow the service in the church hall. Mr. Amos will be buried in the spring at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Amos was born March 12, 1920, at Qavlumiut on Nunivak Island. He also lived in Mekoryuk. He had been a member of the Alaska Territorial Guard/Alaska National Guard and received the Alaska Territorial Guard award. He was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church and a retired Eskimo mask maker. He was a subsistence hunter and fisherman and loved to be in church services and conferences. His family said: ''He was a man of faith, of courage and was responsible for his family's needs. He believed in his savior Jesus Christ, and that was his testimony, as a life consecrated to him as his savior and Lord. He was a man of peace. 'Daddio' was loved and will be missed by everyone in his family.'' Survivors include his wife, Nona M. Amos of Mekoryuk; his daughters, Elizabeth Spud, Fannie Degrote, Frieda Siebold all of Anchorage, Cecilia Woodard of Mississippi and Barbara Amos of Kwethluk; her sons, Oscar and Bryon of Anchorage, Howard, Tony and Raymond Amos of Mekoryuk, and Rolland Amos of Mountain Village; 28 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. His daughter, Christina R. Amos, preceded him in death. Arrangements are by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St.


Christina Rita Amos, 36, died Jan. 5, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A service is planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday at Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St. in Anchorage. The Rev. Nathan Toots and Phil Axelson will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ms. Amos' brothers Howard, Tony, Rolland, Oscar, Raymond, and Bryon Amos. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park. A lifelong Alaskan, Christina was born April 17, 1959, in Bethel, and was a 1978 graduate of Covenant High School in Unalakleet. Before moving to Anchorage she lived in Mekoryuk for 19 years. She loved to bake, cut fish, pick berries, and listen to any type of music. Her family said: ''Christina will be greatly missed by her family. She loved everyone and had a very kind heart and she would give the last of what she had.'' Christina leaves her mother and father, Nona and Walter of Mekoryuk; sisters, Elizabeth Spud, Fannie DeGrote, and Frieda Seebold of Anchorage, Barbara Andrew of Bethel, and Cecelia Woodard of Lucedale Miss.; brothers, Howard, Tony, Raymond and Oscar of Mekoryuk, Bryon of Anchorage, and Rolland of Mountain Village; aunts, Bertha Andrews and Alice Smith of Mekoryuk and Hannah Morris of Anchorage, and uncles Harry Mike of Mekoryuk and Robert Mike of Anchorage, 11 nephews, 9 nieces, two great-nephews and 5 great-nieces. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapels.


Gloria Jean Anaruk, 50, died June 18, 2002, at home in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Anaruk was born Sept. 5, 1951, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Trina Anaruk and Reuben Llanes; son, Gabriel William Chaney; mother, Ella Anaruk; sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Bobby Kallander; Maxine and Harvey Beltz; Michelle and Fred Bacon; and Eleanor and Tony Piggott; brothers, Bruce, Dennis, Max and Gabriel Anaruk; brother and sister-in-law, Claude and Donna Anaruk, and her grandchildren, Brice, Bradley, Christopher, and Thomas Llanes


Kipnuk resident Martha Anaver, 49, a cannery worker, died Aug. 15, 1990 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral and burial will be held later this week in Kipnuk. Mrs. Anaver was born May 8, 1941, in Kipnuk. She had worked in canneries in the Bristol Bay area for over 10 years. She enjoyed ice fishing and making grass baskets. Mrs. Anaver is survived by her husband Jimmy, her sons, Fred, Carl, Sam, Lance and Ryan, and her daughters, Jennie Paul and Sarah; all of Kipnuk; her brothers, Martin and Peter Aliralria, both of Seward, and Daniel Jimmy of Kipnuk; and her sister, Fannie Amik of Kipnuk. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street.


Wasilla resident Chester Green Anderson, 63, died Sept. 14, 2004, from prostate cancer at his home on Cottonwood Lake. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Cottonwood Creek Elementary School gymnasium, 800 Seward-Meridian Parkway in Wasilla. Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 12, 1941, in Fittstown, Okla., to Green and Maudie Anderson. In 1962, Mr. Anderson earned his bachelor's degree and teaching certificate at East Central State University in Ada, Okla. In 1963, he moved with his wife, Diana, to Whitehorse, N.M., to teach for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. In Alaska in 1964, he became the first long-term teacher in the village of Toksook Bay and later a teacher in the village of Oscarville. In 1967, he earned his master's degree in guidance counseling from East Central State University. Later that year, he went to work for the Anchorage Borough School District as an elementary school teacher and became an administrator with the Mat-Su Borough School District in 1974. He retired in 1994. In 1976, Mr. Anderson also opened his own tool and equipment rental business off the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Mr. Anderson was an active and energetic individual who loved spending time with his family and friends while working on landscaping and remodeling projects as well as flying, snowmachining and riding his Harley. His family stated, "Chester gave us the strength and determination to become the individuals we are today." Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Scott Stewart of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Anderson of Fairbanks; and grandchildren, Nicholas Hill and David Stewart. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Hospice of Mat-Su, 3051 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway, Wasilla 99654. Arrangements are with Valley Funeral Home and Crematory in Wasilla.


Edward J. Andrews
December 26, 1937 - February 28, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska


Lifelong Alaska resident Virginia Angaiak, 86, died Dec. 22, 1999, at Providence Extended Care Center. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Additional services and burial will be in Bethel. Mrs. Angaiak was born March 24, 1913, on Nelson Island. Her family said: ''She was a devoted Roman Catholic, a lifelong homemaker and enjoyed grass basketmaking. She was a loving mother and a great provider for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.'' Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Rita and Tommy and Maria of Tununak, and Joseph and Eliza of Anchorage; 52 daughter, Susie of Anchorage, sister, Rosie Charlie of Tununak; stepbrothers, Paul Agimuk and David Chapanak; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Angaiak; son, Gregory; brother, Ben; and mother, Susie Chapanak.


Eugenia Augustine
September 10, 1915 - July 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska


Former Alaska resident Albert Harrison Baker, 24, died Jan. 15, 1992 in Seattle. He was born Jan. 23, 1967, in Mekoryuk. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with the Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the spring, in the Anchorage Memorial Park cemetery. Mr. Baker had worked in a cannery in Iliamna for some time before moving to Anchorage. In 1990, he moved to Seattle. "Albert will be remembered for his need to help others, and will be missed by all who loved him," said a family member. Mr. Baker is survived by his brother, Allen, and his grandmother, Laura, both of Anchorage; his aunts, Stella Brink of Bellingham, Wash., and Sally Peterson of Bethel; his uncles, Tony Baker, Willie Benedict, and Andrew and Nick Sugar, and a great-aunt, Katie Tootkaylook; and many cousins, including Emily Johnston, of Anchorage. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown.


WARREN ISAIAH BAUMGARTNER October 27, 2002 Page: B9 Record Number: 267971 Warren Isaiah Baumgartner, 6-WEEK-OLD son of Mathew and Mary Baumgartner of Bethel, died of sudden infant death syndrome on Oct. 24, 2002. He and his parents were on a family vacation to introduce Warren to his grandparents and many aunts, uncles, and cousins in the Anchorage and Ketchikan areas. A memorial service was held Saturday at the Baha'i Center. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Angelus Memorial Park. Warren was born Sept. 8 in Bethel. His family wrote: ''He was the joy and delight of his grandparents and many family members in Bethel who have been blessed with being able to spend these weeks holding and playing with him. Warren was happiest when being held and particularly loved to follow and watch lights high above his head as he went from room to room, outdoors, and especially shopping and in restaurants. His high level of alertness was noted by all.'' Besides his parents, Warren is survived by his grandparents, Henry and Flora Jack of Mekoryuk, James and Nelia Baumgartner of Anchorage, Andriana and Don Moss of Ketchikan, and Agnes and Felix Flynn of Bethel; aunts, Naomi Michalsen, Hattie Baumgartner and Zeta Moss of Ketchikan, Natasha Hayes of Los Angeles, Cheyoko Baumgartner of Phoenix, Ariz., Amanda Chief of Bethel, and Ariane and Rebecca Flynn


Patrick R. Bird
March 18, 1989 - April 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska


John Raphael. Bishop, 80, died January 9, 2000, at his home. Mr. Bishop was born in Sleetmute, Alaska, on December 25, 1919. He is survived by his daughter Karen Enstice; stepchildren Bernie, Louise and Dennis Proctor; adopted brother Eddie Bishop; grandchildren Mikhail, William and Erica Enstice, and Shyla and Jessica Proctor.


Anchorage resident Cecelia "Elluvaaq" Kashatok Blackwell, 65, died Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. A funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Post Garrison on Fort Richardson. Viewing will be one hour prior to the services. A graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fort Richardson National Cemetery where Cecelia will be laid to rest with her husband, Richard. A potluck will be after the services. Pallbearers include Luther Oscar, Richard Oscar, Jessie Oscar, Larry Oscar, Norbert Kashatok and McLauglin Kashatok.Mrs. Blackwell was born March 11, 1945, in Kwigillingok, a village on Kuskokwim Bay. She lived in Alaska all of her life, including Bethel and Anchorage. Cecelia worked for the Bethel Community Services and the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp., from which she retired in 1998. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, decorating, playing bingo and hosting feasts.The family wrote, "Throughout her life, Cecelia touched and enriched the lives of so many people with her generous and loving spirit. She was well respected and was known for her gracious and beautiful presence. Cecelia enjoyed hosting feasts and welcomed all with a warm smile and hug. She was a wonderful woman, a loving wife, and the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. Cecelia was well known for the colorful flowers she wore in her hair. She will be deeply missed by all."She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ida Kashatok; husband, Richard Blackwell; brothers, Thomas and Ruby Kashatok; stepson, Timothy Blackwell; sister in-law, Evelyn Davis; and granddaughters, Paula and Gayla Blackwell.She is survived by her sons, Luther Oscar of Anchorage, Richard Oscar of Anchorage; daughters, Arlene Oscar, Donna Oscar, and Dendra Chavez, all of Anchorage; stepsons, Roger Blackwell of San Diego, Calif., Joseph Blackwell of Arkansas, Richard Blackwell of Ponka, Okla., David Blackwell of Ponka and Patrick Blackwell of Ponka; stepdaughter, Brenda Smith of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers, Daniel Kashatok of Bethel, Tony Evon of Bethel, Norbert Kashatok of Bethel and McLauglin Kashatok of Anchorage; sisters, Carrie Kashatok, Lucy Gunlik, Doris Paul and Ella Koszela, all of Anchorage, and Dorothy Phillips of Tuliksak.Memorial donations may be made in memory of Cecelia to 1736 Moss Creek Ave., Anchorage, AK 99507.Arrangements are with Anchorage Funeral Home.


Rose J. Borkowski
January 3, 1942 - May 5, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska


Longtime Toksook Bay resident Joseph Chagluak Sr., 64, died Nov. 20, 1991 at Alaska Native Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. A funeral and burial will be held this week at Toksook Bay. Mr. Chagluak was born May 6, 1927, in Nightmute. He was a subsistence hunter and fisherman until he became ill. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Martina of Toksook Bay; his sons, Ben, John, Billy, Joseph Jr., Jimmie, Michael and Gabriel, all of Toksook Bay; his daughters, Rachel Mitchell of Wasilla, and Mary Agnes and Martina Chagluak, of Toksook Bay. Mr. Chagluak will be dearly missed by his family, including his cousins, especially Pauline Asuluk and Maria Moses, whom he used to enjoy teasing, his family said. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel


Lifelong Alaskan Roselie Ann Chanar, 51, died Sept. 11, 1996, after a long illness. She was traveling by plane from Anchorage to Bethel. She was returning home to Toksook Bay. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay with Father Henry Hargreaves. Pallbearers will be Sam Flynn, Ben Flynn, Simon Chanar, Isadore Therchik, Noah Lincoln, Paul Moses, Andy Agimuk, Simeon John, Freddie John, Willie John, Jimmy Lincoln, Simeon Moses, and Bernard Nevak. A memorial Catholic Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at Alaska Native Medical Center, Sixth Floor. Father John Adams of Holy Family Cathedral will officiate. Mrs. Chanar was born May 3, 1945, in Umkumiut. She attended elementary school and had training as a health aide during the 1960s. She taught high school students cultural and traditional skills. She lived in Nightmute in 1945 to 1964. From 1965 to the late 1970s, she lived in Toksook Bay, in Bethel during the 1980s, in Anchorage from 1989 to 1994, then returned to Toksook Bay. Mrs. Chanar was mainly a self-employed basket weaver and also knitted and sewed as hobbies. She harvested greens from the tundra and beach and enjoyed music. She was affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. Survivors are her brothers, David of Anchorage and Moses of Toksook Bay; stepbrother, Nick of Toksook Bay; sister, Eliza Lincoln of Toksook Bay; daughters, Susie Braden, Cecelia Chanerak and Agnes Nevak, all of Toksook Bay; son, Daniel Charlie; six grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends around Alaska. Burial will be in Toksook Bay Cemetery.


Lifelong Alaskan Brentina Chanar, 76, died July 27, 1992 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel, with Deacon Dennis Foreman of St. Anthony Catholic Church officiating. Further services will be held Saturday at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay with Deacons James Charlie Sr. and Joe Asuluk Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Toksook Bay. Born March 30, 1916, on Nelson Island, Mrs. Chanar was a homemaker and member of the Calista Corp. Her children said: "She was a wonderful mom, patient, considerate of others, courteous to all, cheerful, patient and a good teacher." Mrs. Chanar is survived by her sons, David of Anchorage and Nick and Moses of Toksook Bay; her daughters, Rosalie of Anchorage, Agnes of Toksook Bay and Eliza Lincoln of Toksook Bay; her brother, Paul Agimuk of Chefornak; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


John B. Charles
September 15, 1929 - April 8, 1995
Emmonak, Alaska


Nastasia M. Charles, 83, died Jan. 30, 2004, at the YKHC Hospital in Bethel, Alaska. Ms. Charles was born March 25, 1920. She is survived by her daughters, Maria A. Kawagley, Nastasia O. Silook, and Elena B. Haroldsen; sons, Peter J. Charles, Daniel J. Charles Jr., Fredrick L. Charles Sr., and Michael F. Charles; adopted sons, Dominic N. Charles and Benjaman Charles; grandchildren, Joel Lee Charles, Carmen Kawagley, Minnie Chavez, Ida Charles, Brian Charles, Margaret Charles, Jack Charles, Ariel Charles, Kathrine Fisher, Fredrich B. Charles Jr., Teddy Charles, Andrew Charles, Chris Charles, Fritz Charles, Andrea Teter, Donovan Teter, Marie L. Kupanoak, John Haroldsen Jr. III, Ruth Haroldsen, Clairesse Haroldsen, Wendy J. Haroldsen and Garth Haroldsen; and numerous great-grandchildren.


Lifelong Alaskan John Jerry "Chanar" Charlie, 70, died Jan. 20, 1992 at his Toksook Bay home. A memorial service was held Jan. 23, 1992 at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay followed by burial and a potlatch. Mr. Charlie was born June 28, 1921, in Nightmute. 23 He was a hunter and fisherman and taught his family the importance of the traditional Yupik lifestyle. He was also an avid ivory carver at one time. "He set an example for his children and his village with strong, gentle, caring ways. His devotion to his Lord and church was shown by his actions as well as his words. John will be missed by his village as well as his family." Mr. Charlie is survived by his wife of 41 years, Theresa of Toksook Bay; his sons, David, Ben and Greg, of Toksook Bay, and Mark Agimuk of Chevak; his daughters, Cecelia Charlie Cutter, Alice Tulik, Bernadette Friday, Angela Charlie and Molly Charlie; his sons-in-law, Harry Tulik and Henry Friday, of Toksook Bay, and Michael Cutter of Anchorage; his daughters-in-law, Carol and Leeann, of Toksook Bay, and Mary Agimuk of Chevak; and 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Christina, Karen, Melissa, David John, Kristy, Jerry, Shannon, Jason, Amanda, Connie, Jamie, Bryson and Roberta.


Noah Felix Chimiugak, 27, died Nov. 1, 1993 in Toksook Bay. Funeral and burial services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Toksook. Mr. Chimiugak was born Feb. 12, 1966, in Bethel. He worked as a commercial fisherman and in airport maintenance. He is survived by his mother, Lizzie; his brothers, Paul and Charlie; three sisters, Veronica Simons and Katie and Margaret; his brother-in-law, Henry Simons; two nieces, Felicia and Georgianne Simons; and one nephew, David Simons; all of Toksook Bay. He was preceded in death by his father, George. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Toksook Bay resident George Chimiugak, 70, an ivory carver, died Sept. 12, 1990 at Providence Hospital. A funeral and burial will be held later this week in Toksook Bay. Mr. Chimiugak was born July 1, 1920, in Chakchak. His family said he enjoyed teaching Eskimo traditions, such as survival and dancing, and teaching and listening to singing. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Mr. Chimiugak is survived by his wife, Lizzie of Toksook Bay; his daughters, Katie of Anchorage, and Margaret of Toksook Bay; his daughter and son-in-law, Veronica and Henry Simons, of Toksook Bay; and his sons, Noah, Paul, and Charlie, all of Toksook Bay. He also leaves his brother, 15 Joseph Felix of Toksook Bay; his granddaughter, Felicia Simons of Toksook Bay; and several nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.


Clark's Point resident Joseph Lance Clark, 80, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center with his wife, Lena Helen Clark, at his bedside. A visitation was held Tuesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. An Orthodox service was also held Tuesday. A celebration of life will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark's Point Elementary School with an Orthodox funeral at 2 p.m., followed by burial at the Clark's Point Cemetery. A potluck will follow at the school. Mr. Clark was born May 15, 1925, at Old Chefornak. He was raised in Moroya and Bethel. His birth parents were the late John Dull Sr. and Helen Kituralria, and his adoptive parents were the late Alexander Kiayaksuk and Elena Clark. He was given as an infant to the Clarks in exchange for Kiayaksuk's helping John Dull become a trader. He attended the territorial school. As a teen, he herded reindeer by dogsled. Mr. Clark interpreted and translated Yupik and English. He was a Bristol Bay commercial salmon fisherman from the 1940s to 2002, the Clark's Point Cannery winter watchman for 50 years and a subsistence hunter and fisherman for most of his life. He ran the Clark's Point power plant. Mr. Clark earned the honorific title "peaceful warrior" for his people for his public service, including serving on the board of Bristol Bay Native Corp. and as Clark's Point mayor. In 2004, he received the Alaska Federation of Natives' award for Elder of the Year. His family wrote: "He never raised his voice or treated anyone but with the utmost respect. His continued practice of subsistence activities and promotion of those activities to others in the region was an example to us all to preserve our culture and way of life. Joe was a resource of the Bay, far more valuable than any fish, mineral or oil." He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Clara Knutsen Clark; sons, Kay John and Samuel Ross; brothers, Teddy Clark, John Dull Jr., Billy Dull and Arthur Dull; and sisters, Anastasia Clark, Annie Dull and Mary Clark. Mr. Clark is survived by his wife, Lena Clark; children, Robert, Richard, Carol Ann, Sharon, Helen, Mary Alice, Anthony, Fern and Joel; stepchildren, Gale, Cheryl and Bill Lyons Jr.; grandchildren; greatgrandchildren; and brother, Clarence Dull of Sitka. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Vivian L. M. Cole, 52, died Feb. 16, 2002, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Cole was born July 26, 1949, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Robert B. Cole, Jr. and David R. Cole, and her sister, Marla J. Gregory.


Moses N. Crowe, 65, a lifelong Alaskan, died Jan. 19, 1990 at his Anchorage residence. A funeral will be held in Quinhagak later this week. Mr. Crowe was born May 22, 1924, at Jack Smith Bay. He had been a commercial fisherman for much of his life. He leaves his daughters, Frieda Ramsey and Carrie Alexie, both of Anchorage; his brother, Jimmy Crowe, of Quinhagak; his sisters, Florence Jones, Fanny Small and Christine Hunter, all of Quinhagak, Nettie Evon, of Manakotak, and Annie Don, of Mekoryuk; five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Lifelong Alaskan Jimmy Crowe, 59, died May 19, 1997, at Bethel Hospital. A funeral and burial service will be conducted at a later date in Quinhagak. Mr. Crowe was born Sept. 12, 1937, in Quinhagak. He survived a severe accident in 1981 while hunting moose on the Yukon River. He worked at the Quinhagak airport until his condition no longer allowed him to continue. Mr. Crowe also had been a commercial fisherman and a member of the Alaska National Guard. His family wrote: ''Jimmy was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and uncle. The last few weeks of his life he had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren. Different children of all ages were drawn to him like magnets. Jimmy had nicknames for all the children who came into contact with him. He will be greatly missed.'' Mr. Crowe is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and James Roberts; son, John Crowe; granddaughters, Vera and Jamie Roberts; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Paul Jones, Fannie and Christian Small, Christine and Joseph Hunter, all of Quinhagak, Netti and Carl Evon of Manokotak, Annie and Fred Don of Anchorage and Mekoryuk; nieces, Frieda Ramsey and Mary Jones-Lewis of Anchorage, Frances Echuck, Louisa Small, Margaret Ford and Nellie Hunter of Quinhagak, Mildred Tom of Manokotak, Carla Evon of Seward; nephews, Henry, John, David, Warren and Frank Jones, all of Napakiak, John, Albert and Frank Hunter and Louie Small of Quinhagak, Alvin Evon of Manokotak, Terry Don of Bethel, Wayne Don of Germany and Darren Don of Fairbanks.

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