Bethel & Kusilvak
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OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES D-I

DAVID

Lifelong Alaskan resident Joseph David Jr., 27, died Feb. 21, 1991 in Mekoryuk. A funeral was held Feb. 28 at Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel. The Rev. Keith Fullerton of the Evangelical Covenant Church officiated. A graveside service was conducted March 2 in Mekoryuk. Mr. David was born Feb. 15, 1964, in Nome. He grew up in Unalakleet, Mekoryuk, Bethel and Anchorage. He was a 1982 graduate of West Anchorage High School. He was a member of the Calista Regional Corp., and the Mekoryuk (NIMA) Village Corp. While living in Anchorage, he had been employed at Tony Roma's Restaurant. He later taught ivory-carving for the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and most recently had been employed at Bering Sea Reindeer Products in Mekoryuk. Mr. David is survived by his parents, Joseph and Margie, of Anchorage; his brothers, John of Mekoryuk, Dwayne of Anchorage, Morris King of Anchorage, and George Kink Jr. of South Naknek; his sisters, Rose Evon, Ruth Washington and Rena Nyako, all of Anchorage; and Sandra King of Fairbanks.

DOCK

ANDY DOCK, Services for lifelong Alaskan Andy Dock, 87, will be conducted in Kipnuk. Mr. Dock died May 28, 1987 at Humana Hospital Alaska., Born July 27, 1899, he was a commercial fisherman. A member of the Calista Corp., he loved to hunt. He is survived by his wife, Julia; his daughters, Celia Carl, Emma Aliralria, Elsie Carl, and Alice Dock; his sons, Carl, Paul, and David, all of Kipnuk; his brother, Qulia Dock of Kipnuk; his sister, Mary Samson of Kipnuk; 31 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Cemetery. Local arrangements by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue chapel.

DOTOMAIN

Lifelong Alaskan Walter Eklund Dotomain, 60, died of complications from a heart attack July 16, 2001, at Alaska Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 12th Avenue and C Street. The Revs. Phil Axelson and Nathan Toots will officiate. His ashes will be scattered in areas of Alaska that he loved. Mr. Dotomain was born April 14, 1941, in Mekoryuk, Nunivak Island. He was a 1962 graduate of Mount Edgecumbe High School and a 1963 graduate of Haskell Vocational. He was living in Soldotna at the time of his death. Mr. Dotomain had worked with the Federal Aviation Administration since early the early 1970s as an air traffic controller/specialist. He was a member of First Evangelical Covenant Church. He enjoyed his grandchildren, fishing, boating and hunting. His family said: ''Dad was a very humble man and was known and respected by many all over the state of Alaska. He loved and worshipped the Lord and was a unique individual who had friends and acquaintances in all walks of life. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Dad loved his family deeply and was very proud of them.'' Mr. Dotomain is survived by his wife of 35 years, Kathie; daughters and son-in-law, Janet Gomez, Suzi and Bill Piscoya; son and daughter-inlaw, Boyuk and Lorna Dotomain; grandchildren, Mario Gomez Jr., Michael and Keegan Dotomain, Wesley Piscoya, and Michael and Brandy Gorman; parents, Tom and Annie Dotomain; brothers and sisters-in-law, Caleb and Janet Dotomain, Isaiah Dotomain, and Aaron and Rita Dotomain; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sarah Dotomain, Fena and Palmer Sagoonick, Minnie and Bob Reska, Rosanna Dotomain and Eleanor Dotomain; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Life Alaska in honor of Walt Dotomain, P.O. Box 230785, Anchorage 99523-0785. Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.

DOULIN

Lifelong Alaskan Frances "Frankie" Doulin, 62, died June 18, 2005, of natural causes at her Anchorage home. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, with a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., at Anchorage Funeral Home and Crematory, 1800 Dare Ave. 80 Ms. Doulin was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Mekoryuk and moved to Anchorage at a young age. Her family wrote: "Frankie enjoyed spending time with her dog Tuffy, watching movies, talking on the phone with friends, shopping, going on drives with Dan and taking vacations. She had a passion for collecting Elvis memorabilia, jewelry and anything pink. Frankie was employed by local Anchorage restaurant Simon and Seafort's for the past six years." Ms. Doulin is survived by her fiancÚ, Daniel James; dog, Tuffy; and many friends in the Anchorage community. Memorial contributions may be given to Assets, c/o Frankie Doulin, 2330 Nichols St., Anchorage 99507.

ERNEST

Earl Ernest, 60, died Sept. 15, 1995, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Evangelical Covenant Church, 11th Avenue and C Street, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots of Evangelical Covenant Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Ernest was born Nov. 7, 1934, in Mekoryuk. He was a general construction laborer. His family said: ''He loved the outdoors and was well liked by everyone.'' Mr. Ernest is survived by his sons, Author and Gerald of Mekoryuk. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapels.

ESTLE

Soldotna resident Josephine ''Kay'' Fletcher Estle, 71, died Dec. 17, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Ward Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Marydell Street. Born on Oct. 9, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leslie and Violetta Rasmussen Fletcher, she was a graduate of Franklin High School in Boise. She went on to study education at Boise State University and received her master's degree from Purdue University. Mrs. Estle moved to Alaska in 1955 and taught in many locales, including Mekoryuk on Nunavak Island, Glennallen, Lake Otis Elementary School in Anchorage and Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof. From this last school, she retired to a homestead in Cohoe. Mrs. Estle was an active member in the Homemaker's Club, the Relief Society of the LDS Church, and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska. She was a master knitter and crocheter, and had a wide collection of dolls, teddy bears and cookbooks. She was an accomplished musician, and in retirement years gave voice, piano and violin lessons in her home. In 1956, she married fellow teacher Paul Estle, and he preceded her in death.

ESTLE

Soldotna resident Josephine ''Kay'' Fletcher Estle, 71, died Dec. 17, 1996, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. today at the Soldotna Ward Stake Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Marydell Street. Born on Oct. 9, 1925, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Leslie and Violetta Rasmussen Fletcher, she was a graduate of Franklin High School in Boise. She went on to study education at Boise State University and received her master's degree from Purdue University. Mrs. Estle moved to Alaska in 1955 and taught in many locales, including Mekoryuk on Nunavak Island, Glennallen, Lake Otis Elementary School in Anchorage and Tustumena Elementary School in Kasilof. From this last school, she retired to a homestead in Cohoe. Mrs. Estle was an active member in the Homemaker's Club, the Relief Society of the LDS Church, and was a member of the Pioneers of Alaska. She was a master knitter and crocheter, and had a wide collection of dolls, teddy bears and cookbooks. She was an accomplished musician, and in retirement years gave voice, piano and violin lessons in her home. In 1956, she married fellow teacher Paul Estle, and he preceded her in death. 41 Mrs. Estle is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Elwin and Susann Estle; and grandson, Case, all of Soldotna; brothers and sister-inlaw, Noel and Connie Fletcher of California, and Craig Fletcher of Eagle River; and her niece, Sherrie of California. Burial will follow the service at Kasilof Cemetery. Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

EVON

Central Junior High School seventh-grade student Shawna Everest Evon, 12, was found dead June 8, 1991 in Anchorage. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. Another funeral will be held at Bethel Moravian Church Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Will Updegrove and Rev. Walter Larson officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel City Cemetery. Shawna was born Oct. 3, 1978, in Bethel. At the age of 5, she moved to Mekoryuk, where she lived until moving to Anchorage two years ago. She did well in math and spelling and was on the honor roll many times. She was in track and enjoyed competing in the meets. Shawna enjoyed running, reading, playing Nintendo, singing and riding snowmobiles. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Her family said: "She was a sparkling, lovable, and friendly person who loved her family and friends with an unconditional love. She also loved having pets, especially puppies." She is survived by her mother, Rose of Anchorage, her father, Raymond, and sister, Sherilyn, of Bethel; her paternal grandparents, Joe and Nellie, of Bethel; her maternal grandparents, Joe and Margie David, of Anchorage; her nephew, Andrew Hunt of Bethel; and many friends and relatives in Bethel and Mekoryuk. Memorial donations in her name may be sent to Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C Street, Anchorage 99501. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Downtown.

FALLERT

Father Francis J. Fallert, S.J., 71, died Saturday morning in his sleep at the Jesuit Residence, 2890 N. Kobuk St., Fairbanks, of complications of leukemia, for which he was being treated. 14 There will be a Rosary on Monday at 7 p.m. at Chapel of Chimes in Fairbanks. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Fairbanks. Burial will be Thursday in Tununak. Father Fallert was born May 6, 1919, and entered the Society of Jesus on Aug. 14, 1940, in Sheridan, Wash., where he began his course of studies for priesthood. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 21, 1952, and served most of his priestly life in rural Alaska. Father Fallert's most recent assignments have been in the Nelson Island villages of Toksook Bay, Tununak and Newtok. He has served as former Superior of the Society of Jesus in Alaska and had been dedicated to the development of Copper Valley School in Glennallen, where he served as administrator from 1964 to 1966. Father Fallert is survived by three sisters, Eleanor Gooley of Harrington, Wash., and Rosella Acherman and Katherine Yarwood of Spokane, Wash.

FENTON

Palmer resident Robert Nicholas ''Nick'' Fenton, 56, died Dec. 2, 2001, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage from complications of injuries he received in a vehicle accident. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the family home in Palmer. Mr. Fenton was born Oct. 1, 1945, in Los Angeles. He completed his bachelor of arts degree and graduate work, and held both California and Alaska teaching certificates. In 1990 he moved to Alaska where he worked as an elementary school teacher in several bush villages for 10 years. He had worked in Chevak, Mountain Village, Napaskiak and Chefornak until his retirement. His family wrote: ''Nick was a caring, funny individual who loved the outdoors, traveling, Alaska and spending time with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father and will be missed.'' Mr. Fenton is survived by his wife, Shannon Fenton of Palmer; daughters, Nicole Fenton and Carly Fenton of Palmer; parents, Argero and Bob Fenton of Fresno, Calif.; sisters, Kris Fenton of Clovis, Calif.; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Terry Brennan of Fresno; mother-in-law, Joyce Schaeffer of Olympia, Wash.; brother-in-law, John Brickell of Olympia; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Brickell of Olympia and Carole Boylan of Loyalton, Calif.

FRANCIS

John Francis
June 19, 1915 - July 13, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska

FRANCIS

Lawrence Francis
May 14, 1935 - December 15, 2000
Emmonak, Alaska

FRIDAY

Hooper Bay resident Joseph William Friday, 51, was found dead Jan. 12, 2001, in Anchorage of hypothermia. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. today with a service following at noon at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street. The Rev. Thomas Gallagher S.J. will officiate. Additional services will be held at the Little Flower Church at Hooper Bay, with burial in the Hooper Bay Cemetery. Mr. Friday was born Sept. 29, 1949, in Old Chevak and attended a school for the deaf in Vancouver, Wash. He had also lived in Spokane, Wash., and Boise, Idaho. When he returned to Alaska, he worked at a furniture upholstery and repair shop in Anchorage. Mr. Friday enjoyed hunting, fishing and Alaska Native crafts. His family said, ''As a young boy Joseph enjoyed fishing and hunting with his father, Charlie Friday, and brothers. During his stay here on earth he will be remembered for his kindness, happiness, joy and respect he gave to friends and family.'' The family added that he was a proud grandfather and that he will live on in the hearts of his family members. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Friday; and nephew, Jeffrey Scott Friday. Mr. Friday is survived by his father, Charlie Friday of Hooper Bay; sons, Charles Friday of Jerome, Idaho, and Joshua Friday of South Carolina; daughter, Angela Friday of Boise, Idaho; brothers, John T. Friday and Peter B. Friday of Hooper Bay, Gregory T. Friday of Anchorage, Henry F. Friday of Toksook Bay and Ronald P. Friday of Tuntutuliak; sisters, Alice O. Daly of Cooper Landing, Ellen R. Friday, Maria T. Friday and Christine M. Olson of Hooper Bay; grandchildren, Cheyenne Friday and Shawnee Friday of Boise; nieces, Calandra M. Olson of Hooper Bay, Moya Rain Friday of Anchorage, Frances and Margaret Daly of Cooper Landing, Mary, Alice and Nina Olson of Hooper Bay and Lucia Friday of Hooper Bay; nephews, Gregory and Douglas J. E. Friday of Anchorage, Craig Friday of Hooper Bay, Billy, Brian, Paul, Charlie Olson of Hooper Bay and Octivian Friday of Mexico. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.

FRIEND

Tununak residents Matthew Friend, 36, and Lucy Bernadette Friend, 34, husband and wife, died Dec. 7, 1999, in a plane crash outside of Bethel. A funeral was held Dec. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Tununak, where they were buried together. The Rev. Anderson officiated. Matthew ''Qusanq'' was born to Otto and Eva (Wiseman) Friend on March 5, 1963, in Bethel. He graduated from high school in Kwigillingok in 1984. Lucy ''Atsa'' was born to John and Helen (Tangkak) Walter on Sept. 24, 1965, in Bethel. She graduated from high school in Tununak in 1983. Matthew and Atsa were married Sept. 10, 1988, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Mr. Friend was skilled in carpentry. He applied that knowledge in his work and built the couple's home. He had served in the Alaska Army National Guard since October 1990. He was the noncommissioned officer in charge for the Tununak unit. He was a Primary Leadership Course graduate. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion in Bethel. He was a subsistence and commercial fisherman. Mrs. Friend worked as a teacher and director at Carl Flynn Memorial Preschool in Tununak from August 1989 to May 1992. Since December 1993, she had worked for the Lower Kuskokwim School District at Paul T. Memorial School in Tununak. Family members wrote, ''Atsa (Lucy) was a loving daughter, a devoted mother and sister. She had many talents. She inspired us to be independent, and learn more about growing up in our world of two cultures: Yupik and Western. She had a way of bringing humor into everyday life. She could laugh at anything. She touched many people through her kindness, generosity and unique personality. She brought the best in us and knew us in her own way. She learned by experimentation, and found out her mistakes, which she shared with her sisters. ''Matthew was helpful to his family, and (we) will always remember him as part of the family even though he was in Tununak for many years. He worked very hard to provide for his family. Together, they did the best that they could for their family. They were caring, kind and helpful as a brother, sister, father, mother, son and daughter. They loved their children and each other dearly. They were friendly toward everyone, both young and elderly, always helpful.'' They are survived by their four children, Brian E. Walter, Tracy M. Friend, Vanessa M. Friend and Adrian J. Friend, all of Tununak; parents, Otto Friend of Kwigillingok, John and Helen Walter of Tununak; grandmother, Eliza Fairbanks of Chefornak; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Edward George of Kwigillingok, Carrie and Jessie Paul of Kipnuk, Aggie Friend of Kwigillingok, Elizabeth and Peter Paul of Kipnuk, Fran and Fred Anaver of Kipnuk, Jennie Friend of Kwigillingok, Pauline and Don Haas of Anchorage, Roseanne Walter of Tununak, Clara and Raymond Erik of Chefornak; brothers, Johnny Friend, Harry Friend and David Friend, all of Kwigillingok, and John E. Walter Jr., of Tununak. Mr. Friend will be missed by his best friend and hunting partner, Edward Angaiak. They were preceded in death by Matthew's mother, Eva Friend. Memorial donations for the Friend/Walter children may be made at any National Bank of Alaska branch, account No. 1101677678.

GEORGE

Newtok resident Bosco Leon George, 14, was found dead July 25, 1989 near Newtok. A funeral will be held this week at Newtok Catholic Church with the Rev. Fallert officiating. Burial will be in the Newtok Village Cemetery. He was born Sept. 4, 1974, in Bethel, and would have been a freshman at Newtok High School this fall. Bosco is survived by his parents, Mary and Mark George Sr., of Newtok; his sisters, Marla, Rita, Janet, Marjorie and Carolyn; all of Newtok; an adopted sister, Evelyn Evan, of Tununak; and two brothers, Mark Jr. and James Paul; both of Newtok. Local service arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel West.

GIBSON

Longtime Alaskan Robert "Gib" Gibson, 79, died peacefully the morning of March 1, 2004, at the Mary Conrad Center. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Mr. Gibson was born Nov. 24, 1924, in Montana and grew up in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He was in the Merchant Marine during World War II and first came to Alaska in 1946 aboard a vessel that wrecked in the Aleutians. He returned to Alaska in 1954 as a Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. He lived and worked there for five years. He then taught another three years in the village of Kwethluk before moving to Bethel. He was a communications engineer for the White Alice system during the 1964 earthquake and was instrumental in restoring power to Anchorage. He later taught for the Kuskokwim Community College and retired with the state of Alaska. He met Jackie Feigon in 1977 in Anchorage. They married and lived in Bethel for four years before retiring to their homestead across the river from Aniak from 1981 to 1996. They then moved into Anchorage. His family wrote: "An accomplished mechanic, electrician, photographer, musician and chef, Bob Gibson was a true renaissance man. "As a lifelong teacher, Gib made an impact on many lives. Years later, people would come up to him and say, 'You were my teacher' or 'I went to college because of you.' " Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife, Jackie; and his children, Rebecka Stalnaker, Roberta Gibson, John Gibson, James Gibson and Sean Gibson; stepchildren, Teri Braleman, Julie Feigon and Kim Feigon; sister, Nancy Coon; and 13 grandchildren. His family added, "In lieu of flowers, it would have given Gib great pleasure for donations to be made to the Democratic Party of Alaska, P.O. Box 231230, Anchorage 99523-1230.

GUINN

Lifelong Alaskan Charles Joseph Guinn, 60, died Sept. 26, 2003, of pancreatic cancer. A funeral was Sept. 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Bethel. Mr. Guinn was born May 26, 1943, in Tununak, the second child of Charlie and Nora (Venes) Guinn. He grew up in Tununak, Bethel and Marshall before the family settled in Bethel in 1952. He graduated from Bethel High School and attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks and Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. In the early 1960s, Mr. Guinn worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a traveling electrician. He visited almost every village in Alaska. In 1968, he and his family moved to Juneau, where he served as an electrical engineer with the BIA. He later worked for the Tlingit-Haida Housing Authority. It was during this time that he helped found the Tlingit-Haida Electrical Authority. In 1977 he went to work for the AVCP Housing Authority, headquartered in Bethel, and later worked for Guinn Lumber Co. and the Orutsararmiut Native Council. He was an accomplished grant writer. He and Elizabeth "Cookie" Woods were married in 1967 and had three children, Charles, Kristen and Tonya, before they parted 23 years later. On July 22, 1994, he married Maria Oscar. His family wrote: "Stuffer loved camping, especially on the Kiseralik River, and moose hunting. He loved music and in his final weeks loved to drive around with his sister, Shelley, singing at the top of his lungs to tapes by either Dr. Hook or Elvis. "He made everyone comfortable and had friends in all walks of life. Family was important to him, and his brothers and sisters considered Stuffer the smartest and gentlest one of the family." Mr. Guinn is survived by his wife, Maria; son, Charles William; and grandson, Logan; daughters, Kristen, Tonya Fedor and Sandra Guest; four grandchildren; siblings, Susan Murphy, Judy Horn, Margaret Kormendy, 71 Shelley Zazueta, Cindy Martin, John Guinn and Jimmy Guinn and their families; former wife and good friend, Cookie Rose; and his mother, Nora Guinn. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Guinn; and brothers, James and Robert.

GUNLIK

SUSIE GUNLIK Services for Susie Gunlik, a lifelong Alaska resident, will be in Kipnuk later this week. Mrs. Gunlik, 85, died Nov. 27, 1987 at Alaska Native Medical Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Kipnuk. She leaves her sons, Arthur and Noah, both of Kipnuk, and Arnold and Jesse, both of Bethel; and her daughters, Julia Ayaprun and May Mute, both of Kipnuk. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

HALVERSON

Andrew Edward Halverson, 77, died Dec. 2, 2001, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Halverson was born in Crooked Creek, Alaska and he is survived by his wife, Rita M. Halverson; son, Hans J. Halverson; and sister, Evelyn Roehl.

HANSEN

Lifelong Alaskan Henrietta ''Henri'' Hansen, 61, died Dec. 24, 1996, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E Street, with the Rev. Nathan Toots of the Evangelical Covenant Church officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 2 p.m. Pallbearers will include Gabriel Towarak, Brett Smith, Ike Towarak, Bill Smith, Gary Keyes, and Arvin Anderson, with honorary pallbearers Jim Hansen, Paul Ivanoff, Ralph Ivanoff and Larry Ivanoff. A graveside service and burial will be at Angelus Memorial Park in the spring. Mrs. Hansen was born Jan. 29, 1935, to Paul and May Ivanoff at Mekoryuk. She lived in many places, including Stebbins, St. Michael, Golovin, Seward, Bethel, Eek and Unalakleet. A graduate of Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, she also attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks. From 1953 to 1954, Mrs. Hansen was secretary to the project engineer at Bethel Hospital. For the next 20 years she was a full-time housewife and mother. From 1975 until her retirement in 1985, Mrs. Hansen worked for Cook Inlet Native Association in Anchorage. As social program director she was responsible for staging pageant events and for the Christmas basket and Spirit Days programs. Mrs. Hansen's hobbies included camping, fishing, clam digging and berry picking. She enjoyed bowling -- her high game was a 278 -- and baking cookies with her grandchildren. Family members recall: ''Henri was very generous to the needs of the community. She loved to entertain family and friends and brought joy to many people with her great sense of humor. Her proudest achievement was raising her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her strength, courage and wonderful homemade specialties.'' Mrs. Hansen is survived by her husband, Allan of Anchorage; daughters and sons-in-law, May and William Smith of Eagle River, Shirlee and Isaiah Towarak of Unalakleet, Cynthia and Gary Keyes of Anchorage; son and daughter-in-law, James and Kathy of Anchorage; brothers and sisters, Emma Moses, Ralph Ivanoff, Eva Ryan, Fina Bunch, Paul Ivanoff, Laurina Ryan, and Larry Ivanoff; and her grandchildren, Kimberlee, Brett, Gabriel, Barbara, Stuart, Chelsi, Cody, Stephanie and Arvin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Stephanie; her parents; her sister, Myrtle Garrison; and her brothers, John and Glenn Ivanoff.

HENDRICKSON

Bethel resident and lifelong Alaskan Mattie Hendrickson, 74, died of natural causes Jan. 18, 2002, at Providence Extended Care Center in Anchorage. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Eighth Avenue and E Street, with the Rev. Nathan Toots and the Rev. Phil Axelson officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour before the service. A second service will be in Bethel. Pallbearers will include Arthur Ernest, Gerald Ernest, Robert Bujan, David Hendrickson Jr., Arthur Hendrickson, and Leroy Hendrickson. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Hendrickson was born Nov. 26, 1927, on Nunivak Island and lived in Mekoryuk until 1973. She lived in Bethel from 1973 until 1998 and worked with the Bethel Police Department from 1973 to 1981. She moved to Anchorage in 1998. She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Bethel. Her family writes: ''Mattie was kind, humble and loved to share her love and her life with her singing and hospitality. She was known as an encourager as she encouraged others with her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She taught right from wrong to others.'' Mrs. Hendrickson is survived by her daughter, Judy Whitman of Mekoryuk; sons, Ira Isaac of Mekoryuk, Seymour Hendrickson of Bethel, Joseph Carawan of Hooper Bay, and Harrison Hendrickson and Kay Hendrickson Jr. of Bethel; stepsons, Gilbert Keywehak of Bethel, Phillip Hendrickson Sr. of Seattle, and David Hendrickson Sr. of Anchorage; stepdaughters, Alice Moncher and Betty Duncan of Anchorage; brothers, Joseph David and Nathan Toots of Anchorage, and Mark Harrison of Seattle; sister, Prudy Olrun of Mekoryuk; and stepbrother, Henry Ivanoff of Mekoryuk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kay Hendrickson Sr.; sons, Alvin Hendrickson, Matthew Isaac and Levi Isaac; and daughters, Jewel Hendrickson and Selma Hendrickson. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

HENDRICKSON

Bethel resident Kay Hendrickson Sr., 92, died of natural causes July 22, 2001, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. today at First Evangelical Covenant Church, 1145 C St., Anchorage. A service will follow at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Philip Axelson and Nathan Toots officiating. A second service and burial will be in Bethel at a later date. Mr. Hendrickson was born March 31, 1909, at Cape Mendenhall on Nunivak Island. He moved soon after with his family to live in Mekoryuk. He served in the Alaska Territorial Guard in Mekoryuk. He moved to Bethel in 1975, and to Anchorage in 2001. He was a retired carver, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed playing the violin and singing and was a member of the Bethel Covenant Church. His family said: ''Keywehak was an excellent hunter and fisherman skilled on both land and sea who provided well for his family. He provided excellent and strict parental guidance that had a good impact on all of his children. The result was two sons, Phillip and Gilbert, with college degrees and one son, David, becoming superintendent for the Bethel Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Keywehak was also a musician who played the violin within various Evangelical Covenant Church functions in the state of Alaska throughout his life. He also loved to sing traditional Cup'ik songs he learned from his parents at a young age. He will be sorely missed by all of his friends and relatives.'' He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sarah Whitman, Betty David and Alma Shavings; first wife, Bernice Hendrickson; brother, Moses Ayaginar; son, Alvin Hendrickson; and daughter, Dela Kenick. Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his sons, Phillip Hendrickson Sr. of Mekoryuk, David Hendrickson Sr. of Anchorage, Joseph Carawan of Hooper Bay, Gilbert Keywehak, Seymour Hendrickson, Kay Hendrickson Jr. and Harrison Hendrickson, of Bethel; daughters, Betty Duncan and Alice Moncher of Anchorage, Judy Whitman of Mekoryuk; wife, Mattie Hendrickson of Anchorage; sister, Sophie Weston of Seward; many grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel downtown.

HENDRICKSON

Alvin Leroy Hendrickson, 35, of Bethel, died Feb. 7, 1990 in Bethel. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Covenant Church in Anchorage with the Rev. Keith Fullerton officiating. A service and burial will take place in Bethel at a later date. Born March 6, 1954, in Mekoryuk, he had lived in Alaska his entire life and worked as a laborer. Mr. Hendrickson is survived by his daughters, Allison and Excelia, of Bethel; his parents, Kay and Mattie, of Bethel; his brothers, Phillip Sr., David Sr., Gilbert, Harrison and Joe Peter, all of Anchorage; Ira Isaac, of Mekoryuk; and Seymour and Kay Jr., of Bethel; and his sisters, Betty Jean Duncan, Alice Moncher and Judy Christmas, all of Anchorage. Arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.

HERMAN

Bethel fisherman Larry Herman, 33, died Aug. 20, 1994 near Bethel. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Phillip Axelson will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Charlie Herman, Simeon Herman, Phillip Herman, Sam Herman, Gary Teague and Peter Hinz. 28 Mr. Herman was born Jan. 17, 1961, in Mekoryuk. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard and worked as a mechanic and commercial fisherman. Mr. Herman was a member of the Covenant Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, berry picking and snowmobiling. His family said: "He was always willing to help any and all who needed him, and always made family and friends feel at home." Mr. Herman is survived by his parents, Sam and Carrie of Anchorage; five brothers, Charlie Herman and Noah Jones of Anchorage, Simeon and Phillip Herman of Bethel, and Sam Herman Jr., of Kelso, Wash.; and five sisters, Emily Johnston, Ann Kinne, Lori Teague and Dolly Herman, all of Anchorage, and Irma Melton of McGrath. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

HERMAN

Bethel fisherman Larry Herman, 33, died Aug. 20, 1994 near Bethel. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Evangelical Covenant Church with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. The Rev. Phillip Axelson will officiate. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Charlie Herman, Simeon Herman, Phillip Herman, Sam Herman, Gary Teague and Peter Hinz. 28 Mr. Herman was born Jan. 17, 1961, in Mekoryuk. He served in the Alaska Army National Guard and worked as a mechanic and commercial fisherman. Mr. Herman was a member of the Covenant Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, berry picking and snowmobiling. His family said: "He was always willing to help any and all who needed him, and always made family and friends feel at home." Mr. Herman is survived by his parents, Sam and Carrie of Anchorage; five brothers, Charlie Herman and Noah Jones of Anchorage, Simeon and Phillip Herman of Bethel, and Sam Herman Jr., of Kelso, Wash.; and five sisters, Emily Johnston, Ann Kinne, Lori Teague and Dolly Herman, all of Anchorage, and Irma Melton of McGrath. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

HOFFMAN

Bulldozer kills man in Bethel
By Alex DeMarban, Published in the Tundra Drums, Jul 21st, 2010, A bulldozer fell from a trailer and killed a man in Bethel on Tuesday, according to police. Officers responding to the incident at Third Avenue found Edward (Sonny) Hoffman, 67 and of Bethel, pinned under a small bulldozer. They began CPR until fire department medics arrived, a written statement from Bethel police said.Hoffman was pronounced dead at the hospital in Bethel." (Hoffman) was loading a small Cat bulldozer onto a trailer when the bulldozer fell off" the trailer, Sherri Salyers, with the police department, wrote in an email. "The gentleman was thrown from bulldozer and bulldozer rolled on top of him trapping him under the bulldozer." The investigation is ongoing and alcohol is not suspected to be a factor, police said. Next of kin was notified of the death. Hoffman worked for Faulkner Walsh Constructors. George Briggs, manager at Suite 881, a small hotel owned by the company, said Hoffman had just finished laying down gravel on a parking lot. "People don't really know what happened," said Briggs.

HOFFMAN

Margaret Ann Hoffman, 49, died July 28, 2002, in Medford, Ore. Ms. Hoffman was born in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her sisters, Sally Charles and Rachelle Poe, and brothers, Gregory Hoffman, Sonny Hoffman and Stanley Hoffman.

HOOPER

Lifelong Alaska resident George Hooper, 75, died Oct. 22, 1994 at Wesley Rehabilitation Care Center in Seward. Services will be held today4 at St. John's Catholic Catholic Church in Tununak. Mr. Hooper was born March 16, 1919, in Tununak. When he was young, he assisted with the Nelson Island reindeer herd. He enjoyed subsistence and outdoor activities including camping, berrypicking, hunting, fishing and collecting clams and mussels. Mr. Hooper was active in fur trading and worked for 14 years at the Tununak Native Store. He participated in Native dancing and was a drummer and singer who knew all the old Native songs of his region, his family said. He enjoyed teaching the songs and dances to others. Mr. Hooper was devoted to St. John's Catholic Church and volunteered with the Alaska Territorial Guard. He was active in Native crafts and had built 10 to 12 boats. He built and repaired kayaks, enjoyed woodcarving and building and using sleds. He trained and ran a dog team for many years. His family said: "Mr. Hooper had an open house and heart to the education of children. He was well known in the area for his hospitality and many of the state politicians on the campaign trail had a cup of coffee at his house. He greatly enjoyed the camaraderie of the qasgiq or Eskimo steambath and he was a great practical joker who made people laugh even during his long illness." He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Mike Murray of Homer, Priscilla and Jim Early of Bethel, and Nelly and Archie Miller of Anchorage; son, Robert Sr. of Seward; sister, Susie Angaiak, four brothers, Bob, Alexander, Edward and Tommy, all of Tununak; granddaughter, Dulcinea of Homer; grandsons, Robert Jr. of Bethel, Randy 29 and Justin of Anchorage, Joseph Williams of Akiak, and Loren Early of Bethel. He was preceded in death by his brother, John, and his wife, Bertha. Arrangements were handled by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.

HOOTCH

Adeline R. Hootch
February 16, 1936 - February 28, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska

HOOTCH

Aloysius Hootch
August 21, 1932 - February 23, 2003
Emmonak, Alaska

HOOTCH

Camille C. Hootch
October 20, 1929 - May 27, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska

HOOTCH

Flora F. Hootch
October 3, 1928 - November 20, 2001
Emmonak, Alaska

HOOTCH

James H. Hootch
October 21, 1927 - July 18, 1997
Emmonak, Alaska

HORN

James Horn
January 14, 1919 - December 15, 1998
Emmonak, Alaska

HORN

Melissa R. Horn
July 25, 1981 - November 26, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska

HORN

Perpetua M. Horn
December 20, 1930 - January 30, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska

HORN

Victor Horn
May 24, 1966 - August 2, 1992
Emmonak, Alaska

HUNTER

Anchorage resident IDA AGNES HUNTER, 87, died of natural causes July 7, 2002, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Family Cathedral, with a Mass at 2 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Sergott will officiate. Pallbearers will include Pete Hunter, Jesse Hunter, Frank Hunter, Archie Lokanin, Donald Pittman, Danny Hunter and Olie Hunter. Burial will follow at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hunter was born Jan. 29, 1915, in Holy Cross. She was one of 18 children and attended Holy Cross Mission. During her teen years, two of her brothers died, and she left school to help her parents at home. Later she joined Sisters of Lady of the Snow and was sent to Hooper Bay where she met Alexis Hunter Sr. They married Dec. 12, 1939. She volunteered as a teacher with Little Sister of Snow in Old Kesungnak in the early 1940s and taught under the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Old Chevak, Chevak, Hooper Bay, Chowhocgoliak and Newtok. She also taught for Adult Basic Education in Anchorage until her retirement in 1978. Mrs. Hunter was awarded the Golden Apple Certificate in September 1997, the Career in Education Award in September 1997 and a Providence Horizon House Volunteer Recognition Certificate in December 2001. Her family wrote: ''Mom is best remembered for her big heart. She enjoyed family get-togethers and helping people in all the villages where she lived. She loved to teach, loved her family and helped whenever she could.'' Mrs. Hunter was a member of Sisters of Lady of the Snow, where she was an organist and teacher of hymns. She loved cooking, sewing, camping, berry picking, playing Scrabble, gardening and singing. Mrs. Hunter is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Pauline Demientieff; sons and daughter-in-law, Frank and Regina Hunter, and Pete Hunter; daughters and son-in-law, Alma Gentry, Rosemarie Hunter, and Marilyn and Archie Lokanin; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexis Hunter Sr., on March 27; sons, Harold, Kevin, Richard and Alexis Jr.; and daughter, Cora Mae. Arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

IMMAMAK

Philip G. Immamak
April 14, 1937 - January 17, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska

ISAAC

John Isaac Sr., 63, died March 21, 2004, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Isaac was born Dec. 16, 1940, in Nightmute, Alaska. He is survived by Hannah Lott Isaac, John Isaac Jr., and Laverne Isaac.

 
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