Bethel & Kusilvak
Census Areas


Beryl Christine Jacobsson a/k/a Franklin, 51, died June, 12, 2004, at UW Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Ms. Jacobsson was born July 6, 1952, in Bethel, Alaska. She was the youngest of 10 children of Charles and Mildred Jacobsson. Ms. Jacobsson is survived by her sons, Richard Perry of Anchorage and Christopher Jacobsson of Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, June and Greg Layman of La Verne, Calif.; brother, John Jacobsson of Kenai; sisters, Jeanne Hull of Calif., Hilda Vandergriff of Mo., Deirdre Viera, Desa Jacobsson, Freida Bossette, June Jardine, and Valerie Gallegos; and her grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Her family says she was a vivacious woman who loved the outdoors and the sea, and was a talented Native dancer, a well-respected artist, loving mother, sister, auntie, and grandmother.


CLEMENT JOHN, Funeral services and burial for Clement John, 42, will be held later this week in Mekoryuk. Mr. John died Saturday, Feb. 27, 1988, in Mekoryuk. Born April 10, 1945, in Mekoryuk, he was a lifelong Alaska resident and had worked as an assistant power plant operator. He also had been vice president of the R.I.A. Council in Mekoryuk. Mr. John is survived by his parents, John and Dora, of Bethel; six brothers, Daniel, Joel and Bobby, all of Mekoryuk, Moses, of Dillingham, and Sam and Paul Charles, of Bethel; three sisters, Pamela and Maryann, both of Mekoryuk, and Clarissa, of Bethel. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Bethel resident Kusowyuk "Uncle John" John, 82, died May 25, 1991 at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held this week at the Covenant Church in Mekoryuk. Burial will be in the Mekoryuk Village Cemetery. Mr. John was born March 20, 1909, in Mekoryuk. He was a reindeer herder in his early years and had served in the Alaska Territorial Guard. He was a well- known ivory and wood carver throughout the Kuskokwim-Delta area, and he had taught carving in the schools. He enjoyed subsistence hunting and fishing and remained active until his death. Mr. John is survived by his wife, Dora of Bethel; his sons, Moses of Dillingham, Daniel of Indiana, and Joel and Bobby, of Mekoryuk; his daughters, Pam of Tununak, and Mariann and Clarissa, of Mekoryuk; his stepsons, Paul Charles and Sam Herman, of Bethel; and his sister, Susie Shavings of Mekoryuk.


Alice Johnson of Stony River. 2 January 1949 - 20 March 2011, Source: The Kuskokwim Drift, newsletter of the Kuskokwim Corporation, Summer 2011


Pearly E. Johnson
June 1, 1922 - October 15, 2006
Emmonak, Alaska


Mary A. Jones
September 6, 1948 - August 9, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska


Alma Joseph
October 29, 1918 - September 21, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska


Jasper Joseph
January 12, 1912 - January 2, 1994
Emmonak, Alaska


Lifelong Alaskan resident Michael J.P. Joseph, 20, a trapper and Kodiak resident, died April 26, 1991 in Kodiak. A funeral was held May 3 at St. Peter Fisherman Catholic Church in Toksook Bay. Burial will be in the Toksook Bay Cemetery. Mr. Joseph was born Aug. 4, 1970, in Bethel. He is survived by his father, John of Anchorage; his mother, Sophie, of Kodiak; his brother, Albert, and sister, Molly, of Anchorage; and his grandmother, Anesia Andrew of Bethel. Local arrangements were by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory. 18


Edmond W. Kameroff
November 29, 1940 - July 17, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska


Frank Stephan Kameroff Sr.
Anchorage Daily News
Posted: September 13, 2011 - 9:21 am
Our condolences to the family of Frank Stephan Kameroff, who took his own life recently in Emmonak. He was 26.
I like to think of Aucha Kameroff, Frank's mother, as a part of the Village blog family. A picture of her grandson Steven, snapped after a successful rabbit-hunting trip, is the cover photo for our "Life in Rural Alaska" gallery.
Alaska's suicide rate remains twice the national average and is highest in remote villages. One place to get help is by calling Alaska's Careline toll free at (877) 266-4357 or visiting
This obituary and photo appear courtesy of Aucha Kameroff

Frank Stephan Kameroff Sr., 26, son of Aucha Kameroff and grandson of Theresa Kameroff of Emmonak, Alaska died in his home in Emmonak on August 24, 2011. Frank Stephan was born June 27, 1985 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He lived in Emmonak where he was raised by his Grandmother and his "Mom" Lilly Kameroff through toddler years. As he was growing up he called his two younger cousins, Jay and Brandon Kameroff "his brothers" and loved spending time with them.
As Frank grew older, he easily made friends and the friendships he established with people had a strong bond. Frank had great respect for elders and often would provide food for them by hunting and fishing. Frank Stephan enjoyed being out in the country hunting, fishing, snow machining and boating. He loved to travel and was adventurous.
He also loved working on all sorts of engines. Frank Stephan lived in Boise, Idaho where his mother Aucha went to college, thereafter; he lived in Bethel, and Kotzebue. In Kotzebue, Frank met Fannie Downey and married her (April 24, 2009 at the Kotzebue Courthouse). Together they had three children, Steven Hunter, Frank Jr., and Arvid Fisher. In 2004 Frank earned his high school diploma from North Atlantic Regional High School in Maine through correspondence. After high school, he acquired building maintenance training at the Alaska Technical Center in Kotzebue as well as Heavy Equipment Operator training in Palmer.
While living in Kotzebue, Frank worked in the airline industry offloading and loading aircraft and worked as an airplane mechanic helper. While in Emmonak, Frank worked with Kwipak Fisheries operating equipment, and tendered fishing boats. Frank's children loved him and called him "Papa". Steven, (5) after we learned of Frank's death told his Grandma and his Doctor Grandma: "My Papa is safe now, and in a different place. He is happy." These words have been encouraging for the family during this difficult time.
Frank Stephan is survived by his mother, Aucha Kameroff and companion Ruth Ann Zent of Kotzebue; his wife, Fannie Downey Kameroff; and sons, Steven Hunter, Frank Jr., and Arvid Fisher Kameroff of Kotzebue ; his grandmother, Theresa Kameroff; his "Mom" Lilly; brothers Jay, Brandon, Joshua, and Howard Jr and Roland Kameroff; sisters Crystal and Rhiannon Kameroff of Emmonak; maternal sister Roberta Waska, nieces Kirstan, Kailyn, and Kiera, and nephew Jayson of Emmonak and Unalakleet; Uncles James, Frank Jr., Aaron, Jacob, Fred Kameroff and Henry & Paul Manumik of Emmonak; Aunts, Camilla Beans of Anchorage, Lovie Agwiak, Ellen, Gretchen and Rose Kameroff, Christine Teganlakla and Carol Manumik all of Emmonak, his biological father, William Manumik of Marshall, his paternal sister, Heather Manumik of Bethel. Frank had numerous cousins, friends, and relatives who he called with affection his "brothers and sisters." Frank also had a special "mom" in Big Lake, Rita Halverson and a very special friend, Lois Moore and her son, Jerome of Emmonak. A memorial service was held on August 26, 2011 at the Anchorage Witzleben Funeral Home for friends and family who could not make it to Emmonak.


ELIZABETH STRAUSS KANUK July 9, 1988 Page: B4 Record Number: 208127 Elizabeth Strauss Kanuk, 47, drowned Thursday, June 30, 1988 in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. Services and burial for Mrs. Kanuk will be conducted later in Bethel. She was born Feb. 27, 1941, in Kwigillingok, and was a lifelong Alaska resident. Mrs. Kanuk was a member of the Moravian Church of Bethel and enjoyed sewing baskets. She is survived by her son, Gary, of Anchorage; two brothers, Steven Mann of Kipnuk and Harry Mann of Kwigillingok; and her sister, Christine Ignatin of Old Harbor. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery. Local arrangements are by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.


Former Alaska Native Medical Center nursing assistant Martha Simon Kanuk, 49, died July 23, 1991 at Humana Hospital-Alaska. A visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown. A funeral will be held this week at Bethel Moravian Church with the Rev. Bishop Jacob Nelson officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Kanuk was born March 10, 1942, in Kwigillingok. She worked as a health aide in Kipnuk and Mountain Village, then as a mental health counselor in Bethel. She belonged to the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. and Tundra Women's Coalition. She was the TWC shelter director and counseled abused women. She worked as a nursing assistant at Bethel Hospital and Alaska Native Medical Center. Her family said she opened her home to those in need and believed in the traditional subsistance lifestyle. Mrs. Kanuk is survived by her husband, Henry of Kipnuk; her daughters, Elena Diamond and Sandra, of Anchorage, and Bertha of Bethel; her sons, John and William, of Kipnuk; her father and stepmother, Wilson and Louisa Simon, of Bethel; her stepsisters, Jean Simon, Nellie Evon, Elizabeth Simon and Sophie Simon, and her stepbrothers, Chuck Simon, Edward Simon, John Simon and Ron Simon, of Bethel; her aunt, Katie Albrite of Bethel; many nieces and nephews; and her granddaughter, Lisa Martinez, of Anchorage.


Seward resident Carl Kanuk, 72, died May 27, 2003, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a heart attack. Visitation and a service were Monday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Jonathan Wilson officiating. A second service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Moravian Church in Bethel with the Rev. David Nanalook officiating. Pallbearers will include John McMillen, David Karl, Henry Kanuk, Paul Gregory and Frank Chaney. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Mr. Kanuk was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Tsing, where he lived until moving to Seward in the early 1970s. He had no formal education and lived a subsistence lifestyle. He was a member of the Moravian Church. His family wrote: "Carl enjoyed children. He had a special way of making people smile and laugh. He was very friendly and treated people with kindness and generosity. He had a special gift that touched many people's hearts. Carl was a friend, brother and relative to all people." Mr. Kanuk is survived by his brother, Henry Kanuk of Kongiganak; sister, Julia Kanuk of Bethel; stepsister, Agnes Dock of Kipnuk; many 70 nieces, including Sandra Doleski of Anchorage, Bertha Kanuk of Bethel, and Elena Diamond of Hoonah; many nephews, including John Kanuk of Chefornak, Willie Kanuk of Kipnuk, John McMillen of Bethel and Gary Kanuk; brothers-in-law, Frank Chaney of Bethel and Daniel Dock of Kipnuk; sister-in-law, Wanda Kanuk of Kongiganak; and many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louisa and James Kanuk; brothers, Peter Kanuk and John Jesse Kanuk; sister, Elena Kanuk; sisters-in-law, Martha Kanuk and Elizabeth Kanuk; nephews, David Morris, James McMillen, Joseph Edwards; and uncle, Oscar Kanuk. Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


DAVID R. KANUK July 9, 1988 Page: B4 Record Number: 208127 David Ronnie Kanuk drowned Thursday, June 30, 1988 , in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. Services and burial for Mr. Kanuk, 26, will be conducted later in Bethel. He was born June 25, 1962, in Bethel, and was a commercial fisherman and a lifelong Alaskan. He was a member of the Moravian Church of Bethel and enjoyed ivory carving and writing. He is survived by his brother, Gary, of Anchorage. Local arrangements by the Witzleben Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sixth Avenue Chapel.


THOMAS KASHATOK SR. June 23, 1988 Page: C8 Record Number: 208244 Thomas Kashatok Sr., 66, a lifelong Alaska resident, died Monday, June 20, 1988 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Services will be held later this week at the Moravian Church in Bethel. Bishop Jacob Nelson will officiate. Born Nov. 11, 1921, in Kwigillingok, Mr. Kashatok had been a commercial fisherman and had served in the Alaska Territorial Gaurd in 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida, in 1977. He leaves six daughters, Lucy Gunlik, Ella Kashatok and Doris Paul, all of Anchorage, Cecelia Blackwell and Carrie Kashatok, both of Bethel, and Dorothy Kashatok of Kongiganak; six sons, Thomas Jr., Rudy and Norbert, all of Kipnuk, Daniel, of Bethel, McLaughlin, of Anchorage, and Tony Evon of Nunapitchuk; four sisters, Julia and Carrie Paul, both of Kipnuk, Anna Nicolai of Akiak, and Mary Tilden of Dillingham; two brothers, Adam Kashatok and Teddy Kugstun, both of Kipnuk; 23 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Kipnuk resident Daniel Benjamin Kashatok, 31, a commercial fisherman, died Oct. 2, 1990 in Anchorage. A funeral will be conducted Sunday at the Kipnuk Moravian Church. Burial will be in the Kipnuk Cemetery. Mr. Kashatok was born Dec. 17, 1958, in Kipnuk. He was a 1979 graduate of Mount Edgecombe High School in Sitka, and attended Seattle Community College and diesel mechanic training in Denver. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and mechanical work. Mr. Kashatok is survived by his wife, Elena; his children, Jonathan, Garrett and Clara; his parents, Adam Sr. and Katie; his brothers, Charles, Adolph, and Ernest, all of Kipnuk; his brothers, Adam of Akiak, Joseph of Eagle River, and Grand of Fairbanks; his sisters, Natalie Muller of Anchorage, and Gladys Berge of Stephenson, Wash. Local arrangements were by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.


Lifelong Alaskan Simon "Sam" Kaugiar, 71, died Jan. 3, 1995 at Valdez Community Hospital. A funeral will be conducted this week in Toksook Bay. Burial will be at Toksook Bay Cemetery. Mr. Kaugiar was born around Nelson Island on May 5, 1923. He had been a public safety officer in Toksook Bay. He is survived by many relatives around Alaska. Local arrangements were handled by Witzleben Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Bragaw Chapel.


Concetta Kelly
February 18, 1934 - August 31, 2007
Emmonak, Alaska


Newtok resident Annie Kilongak (Ayapan), 59, died April 27, 1995, at Providence Extended Care Center from the long term effects of tuberculosis. A visitation was held on Sunday, April 30, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. Burial will take place next week in Newtok. Mrs. Kilongak was born July 13, 1935, at Kayalivik above Nelson Island. She was baptized March 29, 1936. She was the daughter of Minegqalria and Apamaralria and spent her early winters in Kayalivik and the rest of the years in the fishing and hunting camps around Nelson Island and the Baird Inlet. She continued living the traditional Yupik life when she moved to Newtok and married Bob Kilongak in 1950, and despite battling tuberculosis the rest of her life, she raised a large family. Mrs. Kilongak spent her last years in Bethel and Anchorage struggling with severe health problems. She always wanted to go home, and last year she was able to do so for a while with her family's support. According to her family, "She was a strong person who always fought to hold her family together. She helped them to make the difficult transition from the traditional world to the modern world. Annie's family will always miss her, but are happy that she is at rest and free from pain." She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, brother, John Carl, and her husband, Bob. Mrs. Eningowuk is survived by her sons Charlie of Emmonak, Alexie, Bob Jr. and Brian, both of Newtok, Tom T. Carl Jr. of Toksook Bay; daughters, Teresa Waska, Bernice John, and Molly Kassiauli, all of Newtok, Bernadette Kilongak and Sally Kilongak, both of Anchorage and Margaret Wisecarver of Wasilla; brothers, Charlie Karl and Tom T. Carl Sr., both of Toksook Bay, Paul Carl of Newtok; 34 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapels


Anchorage resident Bernadette Marie Kilongak, 41, died March 30, 2000, at her home from natural causes. A visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Witzleben's Bragaw Chapel, 1707 S. Bragaw St. She will be flown to her hometown of Newtok for burial in Newtok Cemetery. Ms. Kilongak was born May 24, 1958, in Tununak. She lived in Newtok for 21 years, Bethel for five years and Anchorage for 15 years. She was a health aide in Newtok and a homemaker. She enjoyed beadwork, skin sewing and knitting. Her family said, ''She had a caring, big heart, was loving to her children and very caring to those she loved. ''Bernadette loved the outdoors, subsisting, berry picking and fishing. Before her back was injured, she was very active, especially when fishing season opened. After she injured her back, she tried to do all the things she used to do. She refused to accept her disability. She will be remembered for the cheerful person she used to be.'' Ms. Kilongak is survived by her boyfriend, Glen Delgado; sons, Johnthan Charlie, David Delgado and Chesley Kilongak; daughter, Rhonda Delgado; twin sister, Bernice John of Newtok; sisters, Theresa Waska, Molly Kassaiuli and Sally Kilongak, all of Newtok, and Margaret Wisecarver of Wasilla; brothers, Alexie Kilongak and Brian Kilongak, both of Newtok, Bob Kilongak Sr. of Toksook Bay, Charlie Kilongak Sr. of Emmonak and Tom J. Carl Jr. of Tuntutuliak; and granddaughter, Allyssa Charlie. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremiah Kilongak. The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to 4412 Reka Drive, Anchorage 99508.


George Raymond Kincheloe, Sr., 53, died Dec. 30, 1999, at his home. Mr. Kincheloe was born in Pilot Station, Alaska, on September 2, 1947. He is survived by his wife Barbara; sons George, Justin, Steven and Jon; daughters Tiffany and Samantha; his parents Allen and Edith Kincheloe; and his brothers Allen and Donald.


Milton Roy Kinegak, 56, died Jan. 17, 2001, in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Kinegak was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Bethel, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Viva Kinegak; daughter, Faye Kinegak; son, Rex Kinegak; brothers, Paul Kinegak, Ralph Kinegak, Vernon Kinegak, Garis Kinegak; and sisters, Jeannne Widmark, Gail Vanderpool and Dorothy Hamlin.


Agnes C. Kozevenikoff
December 19, 1923 - June 18, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska


Alex E. Kozevenikoff
August 21, 1943 - July 28, 2009
Emmonak, Alaska


Richard B. Kozevenikoff
April 28, 1920 - July 19, 1996
Emmonak, Alaska


Frank K. Lamont
August 10, 1936 - January 20, 2008
Emmonak, Alaska


Alaska resident Jennifer Theresa Lincoln, 14, died July 3, 1993 in Toksook Bay. Funeral and burial services will be this week in Toksook Bay. Jennifer was born Sept. 26, 1978, in Bethel. She is survived by her parents, John and Nona, a brother, Sam, and a half- sister, Cecelia Tangkak, all of Toksook Bay. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


PETER LONG Longtime Anchorage resident Peter Long, 69, died of natural causes Feb. 18, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center. Visitation and services were Wednesday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Garry Cappleman officiated. Burial will be at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery in spring. Mr. Long was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Chevak, and spent most of his younger years in Bethel. He worked as a cook for Cook Inlet Region Inc. Mr. Long enjoyed spending time with friends and relatives, feeding people and visiting the hospital. His family said that he was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include his daughters, Katherine Felix of Toksook Bay and Eliza Epchook of Kwethluk; son, Wassilie Long of Bethel; niece, Sophie Pinder of Anchorage; grandsons, Brian Long, Peter Paneok, Peter J. Long and Jonathan Albert of Bethel, Richard Felix Jr. and Randy Felix of Toksook Bay, and David Allen Graves of Anchorage; granddaughters, Angela Boyscout of Hooper Bay, Vanessa Epchook and Jessica Epchook of Kwethluk, Serena Dementiff of Kasigluk, and Destiny Felix of Toksook Bay; five great-grandchildren, including Acelynn Ekmerak of Kwethluk and Joshua Boyscout of Hooper Bay; son-in-law, Richard Felix of Toksook Bay; numerous other relatives, including Freda James of Bethel and Boris Epchook of Kwethluk; and many friends. He was preceded in death by family members Sophie Joseph, Dora Sam, Rose Long, John Ignaty and Willie Long. Arrangements were made with Evergreen Memorial Chapel


Theodore W. Lott died Jan. 4, 2000, at the Sitka Pioneer Home in Sitka, Alaska. Mr. Lott was born in Akiak, Alaska, on April 24, 1928. He is survived by his sons Gary and Rusty Lott Flory; daughter Colleen Lott Flory; and sister Pollyanna Didrickson


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man and woman were found dead with their unharmed baby in a remote western Alaska village when worried relatives went to check on them, family members said Monday.
State troopers were investigating the deaths of Jonathan Paul, 29, and Gina Martin, 26. The couple's 1-year-old daughter, Deann, is staying with Martin's family.
Troopers have not said how the couple died at their home in Kipnuk, a Yupik Eskimo community of 640 people. Even relatives said they haven't been told.
"Nobody knows what happened," said Gina Martin's sister, Patricia Martin. "Just pray for us."
Patricia Martin said she and her mother found the bodies when they went to the couple's home late Saturday night after not hearing from Gina Martin all day.
The door was locked, so Patricia Martin broke in with a butter knife, she said. She couldn't tell what caused the deaths. "I just took the baby and left," she said.
Her mother, Dolly Martin, called a tribal police officer, who notified troopers. Kipnuk is located near the coast of the Bering Sea, about 475 miles west of Anchorage.
Many in the community rely on a subsistence lifestyle, and trapping brings income as well. Most jobs, such as commercial fishing and construction, are seasonal, according to a state community database.


Emma Lietzke Mathews, 85, died June 28, 2004, at Mary Conrad Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Ms. Mathews was born July 5, 1918, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Grace Slayter, and sons, George Clyde, Richard Clyde, and Robert W. Clyde.


Bethel resident Leonard J. Mathlaw, 20, was found dead Aug. 12, 1991 in the Kuskokwim River near Bethel. A funeral and burial will be held early this week in Bethel. Mr. Mathlaw was born Feb. 24, 1971, in Bethel. He is survived by his mother, Edna of Bethel; his sisters, Alice Williams of Mekoryuk, Evelyn Foster of Dutch Harbor, and Muriel Amos, and Lena and Julie, all of Bethel; and his brothers, Lindgren and Roy, both of Mekoryuk, and Rex and Hansel, both of Bethel. Local arrangements were by Evergreen Memorial Chapel, downtown.


Isabell M. Matthews
January 15, 1977 - December 10, 2005
Emmonak, Alaska


Seward resident Theresa Bertha Menegak, 59, died Dec. 13, 2002, at Providence Seward Medical Center. A visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. She will be buried in her childhood village of Tununak. Mrs. Menegak was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Kaiyaluwik. Mrs. Menagak was a homemaker. She enjoyed basket weaving, fishing, camping, clamming and outdoor activities. Her family said: ''Friends and family knew Theresa as a loving and caring person with a big heart. She was very generous. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.'' Mrs. Menegak was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy and Lucy Inakak; sister, Theresa Heckman; and children, Connie Agimuk and Gabriel Menegak. She is survived by her children, Alma Kanrilak, Bessie Brown, Alexie Menegak, Rose Menegak, Augustine Menegak and Ira Menegak; exhusband, Alphonse Menegak; friend, Robert Duesman; brothers, Peter Thompson, Tommy Kusaiak, Joseph Inakak and Henry Inakak; sisters, Theresa Kanrilak and Agnes Woods; 14 grandchildren; and many relatives.


Anchorage resident and lifelong Alaskan Alma Rose Meneley, 40, died May 12, 1995, at Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Evangelical Covenant Church with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Nathan Toots will officiate. Mrs. Meneley was born July 11, 1954, at Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. She had been employed as a telephone operator, cab dispatcher, health nutrition assistant, assistant postmistress, teacher's aide and assistant guide for Nunivak Island Guide Services. Mrs. Meneley attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School and graduated from Bethel Regional High School in 1972. She later attended Alaska Methodist University in Anchorage. She was a member of Mekoryuk Covenant Church and enjoyed traveling, basketball, knitting, sewing, hunting, fishing, camping out and playing musical instruments. Her family said: "Alma Rose was a sociable and friendly person with an easy smile. She will be remembered for sharing of herself, even when times were tough, and the love she had for her family." Mrs. Meneley is survived by her husband, Terry, and daughter, Sherilyn Ruth, of Anchorage; parents, Edward and Esther Shavings of Mekoryuk; sisters, Marvella and Louise Shavings of Anchorage; brothers, Chuck Shavings of Anchorage and Lincoln Shavings of Mekoryuk; nieces, 34 Gwen, Charlee and Melanie Shavings, of Anchorage; nephews, Brady, Chad and Isaiah, of Mekoryuk; sister-in-law, Xenia; and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by her younger brother, Edward Shavings Jr. II (CQ), and younger sister, Phyliss Ruth.


Robert Mike, 76, died July 8, 1998, of a heart attack at the Wesleyan Rehabilitation Center in Seward. His Yupik name was Talegalria. A service was held at Witzleben Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Toots officiating. Pallbearers were Bryon Amos, Joel John, Terry Moses, Bob Ferguson, Steve Hickart and the Witzleben Funeral Home attendant. Mr. Mike was born Jan. 17, 1922, in Mekoryuk on Nunivak Island. He was a member of the First Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska. He spent most of his life in disabled homes in Bethel, Anchorage and Seward. He left the Island of Mekoryuk in 1967. ''He will be greatly missed by us all,'' his family said. Mr. Mike loved to sing ''Jesus, Savior Pilot Me,'' ''When the Saints Go Marching In,'' and loved the Bible verses of Isaiah 41:10 and Revelation Chapter 21. ''He often prayed for his relatives to know our Lord Jesus Christ,'' the family said. ''He loved our Lord with all his heart (and) soul.'' Mr. Mike leaves his sisters, Nona Amos, Bertha Andrew, Alice Smith, all of Mekoryuk, and Hannah Morris of Cumby, Texas; brothers, Harry Mike of Mekoryuk, Henry Ivanoff and Noah Jones, all of Mekoryuk; 32 nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.


Lifelong Alaskan Catherine Teresa ''Akiuk'' Moore, 83, died Feb. 22, 2002, of cancer and heart complications at her home in Emmonak, surrounded by family. A funeral was Feb. 25 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mrs. Moore was born Sept. 29, 1918, in Bethel and grew up at Tununak and Toksook Bay. At the age of 13, she traveled to Akuluak with Maggie and Ivan Sipary to attend school and help teach catechism and religion in the Lower Yukon region. She worked as a cook during fishing seasons for Northern Commercial Co. at Emmonak. She was also a cook for RuralCAP Headstart in the early '60s. She taught cultural heritage to children for Emmonak Day School on subjects like basket making and skin sewing. She traveled to Berlin and New York City in 1997 with Ann Feenup- Riordon, helped with her book, ''Yup'ik Lives in Alaska Today,'' along with other elders from different regions in Alaska. Her baskets have been displayed at the University of Alaska Museum and the New York Museum of Arts. Her family wrote: ''Catherine truly enjoyed Eskimo dancing. She traveled with the Emmonak dance group all over the region and to Fairbanks and Anchorage. For her grandchildren's first potlatches, she created headdresses, dancing belts, dance fans and fancy mukluks. ''Catherine enjoyed outdoor life, ice fishing, jigging, rod and reeling. She fished all seasons. She loved to play bingo and enjoyed steam baths. ''Her deep belief in her church stayed with her to the very end. She prayed daily until her last breath. Her very last message to her children was to be kind to others at all times.'' Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Lanny Moore; sons, Fred, Billy and Lanny; grandchildren, Jascenda Moore, Roberta Uisok and Martina Moore; great-grandchildren, Evan Agathluk and Jerran Bird; son-in-law, Simeon Agathluk Sr.; brothers, Oscar and Michael Andrew; and sisters, Anastasia Nicoli and Stephanie Johnson. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Peter Moore of Emmonak, Martin Sr. and May Moore of Emmonak, Mary Agnes and Evan Uisok of Kotlik, Martha and Bill McGrath if Anchorage, Dora Moore and Paul Smith of Anchorage, Robert and Nancy Moore, Norman Moore and Maynard Moore, Fed and Cora Moore, and Albert and Linda Moore, all of Emmonak; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.


Norman Moore
May 15, 1952 - November 23, 2004
Emmonak, Alaska


Aniak resident, Leo Joseph Morgan, 61, died Aug. 7, 2010, of congestive heart failure. An Anchorage service will be held at 9 a.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. The Rev. Thomas Gallagher will officiate. The funeral will be in Aniak at 2 p.m. Friday. Leo will be laid to rest at his father's Native allotment.Leo was born in a tent at Kalskag on Aug.16, 1948. He graduated from Copper Valley High School in 1967. A Vietnam veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy (1967-71). He studied at UAA and worked for the state food stamp office in Eagle River in the early 1970s, then 10 years at the Aniak Division of Family and Youth Services. He worked for Kuskokwim Native Association (1982-98) as executive director, then went on to become CEO of the Alaska Native Health Board for two years. Leo served on the Aniak City Council, Aniak Traditional Council, St. Theresa's Catholic Church Parish Council, Kuskokwim Unit 19 Moose Planning Committee, Interior Rivers State Fair, 15 years on the Kuspuk School Board, and was a founding father of The Kuskokwim Corporation, serving on the board of directors, mostly as chairman, since 1979. He enjoyed all activities associated with living a traditional lifestyle along the Kuskokwim River. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Nancy Morgan; grandparents, Michael and Agnes Passamika and George and Mary Josephine Morgan.He is survived by his wife, Edith; aunties, Theresa Parent, Maggie Nicholai, Clara Morgan, Mary Passamika, Theresa Morgan, Winifred Pitka, Theresa Alexie, Mary Ann Vaska, and Irene Passamika; uncle Paul Passamika; sisters, Francine and Barbara; brothers Carl (Angie), Leonard (Nancy), Jimmy, Billy (Twinks), Walter, Nicky (Beverly), Harry, Wayne (Martha), Bruce (Okie) and Dan (Jane) Gusauskas; children, Robert Morgan (Helen Alexie), Michelle (Bradley) Ayers; and grandchildren, Sean and Melissa Ward, Leo R. Morgan and Gabriel Ayers; and many nieces, nephews and friends.In lieu of flowers, Leo requested donations be made in his memory to the Kuskokwim Educational Foundation, 4300 B St., Anchorage 99503; are with Janssen's Evergreen Memorial Chapel;


Aniak resident Nancy C. Morgan, 78, died April 30, 2010, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in the presence of her family. She was born Oct. 18, 1931, to Michael Passamika and Agnes Tukuyuk in Piamute, on the Yukon River. She spent her early childhood there until her family moved to Kalskag. At 16 she married Carl Morgan Sr. They lived in Kalskag and Aniak and had 12 children. Nancy was a devout Catholic; she served as St. Theresa's eucharistic minister, Sunday school teacher, choir leader and parish council member. Nancy was a dedicated teacher who first taught preschool, then, until the end, the Yupik language, culture and traditions to several generations. She was also a Yupik language mentor for the Kuspuk School District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Nancy actively lived a traditional lifestyle. She instilled in her children and grandchildren the value of living a traditional subsistence life. She enjoyed skin sewing and making mukluks, kuspuks, malagayaqs and beadwork and she loved to play bingo. Her family wrote: "Everyone knows her as Gramma Nancy; she was a very kind-hearted lady who never refused a request for help, whether it be spiritually, mentally or physically or a place to stay. She made both children and adults feel like they were very special individuals and encouraged them in whatever path they chose to take. We are all very lucky to have such a wonderful influence in our lives." She loved her family so much that she wanted to live in both worlds, not wanting to leave her family, yet wanting to be reunited with her loving husband, Carl. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Morgan; her parents; brother, Nick Passamika; and sister, Annie Mary Simeon. She is survived by her sisters, Winifred Pitka, Theresa Alexie, Mary Ann Vaska and Irene Passamika; brother, Paul Passamika; sisters-in-law, Theresa Parent, Maggie Nicholai, Clara Morgan and Theresa Morgan; children, Leo (Edith), Carl (Angie), Leonard (Nancy), Jimmy, Billy (Twinks), Walter, Nicky (Beverly), Francine, Harry (Sarah), Barbara, Wayne (Martha), Bruce (Okie) and Dan (Jane) Gusauskas; 46 grandchildren; 63 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.


Delores M. Moses
February 18, 1926 - June 13, 2003
Emmonak, Alaska


Isadore Moses, infant son of Diana Therchik and Anthony Moses, of Toksook Bay, died Sept. 9, 1992 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Arrangements are pending at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Alaska resident John Evan Moses, 36, died Dec. 29, 1993 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. A funeral and burial service will be held in Tununak early next week. Mr. Moses was born Aug. 15, 1957, at Nelson Island and had worked in fish canneries. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary Ann and Tommy Hooper of Tununak; three sisters, Maggie John of Toksook Bay, Maria Angaik of Tununak, and Cora Mae Peltola of Bethel; his half-sister, Martina Hooper of Bethel; and one brother, David Moses of Tununak. Local arrangements were handled by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.


Anchorage resident Leslie Mark Moses, 22, died Sept. 20, 1992 at home. A visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, Spenard Road and Wyoming Drive. Funeral and burial services will be held this week at the Chevak Cemetery. Mr. Moses was born Nov. 27, 1969, in Bethel. He attended high school in St. Marys for two years before moving to Anchorage, where he graduated from West High. Mr. Moses attended Southwest Indian Politechnical Institute in Albuquerque, N.M., for three years, and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his parents, Mary and Leo Sr. of Chevak; his brother, "Sunny" of Chevak; his sisters, Linda Oates of Fairbanks, and Leona Moses of Chevak; his aunts and uncles, Theresa and Forest Browning, and Lucinda Blair of Anchorage, Samuel of Chefornak, George Sr. of Hooper Bay, and John of Chevak; and many cousins.


Tommy L. Moses
March 7, 1922 - September 28, 2010
Emmonak, Alaska


ISAAC MUTE Services for Isaac Mute, 61, a commercial fisherman, will be held later in Kipnuk. Born Aug. 7, 1926, in Kipnuk, Mr. Mute died Thursday, April 14, 1988 near Tuntutuliak. He is survived by his wife, May, of Kipnuk; eight sons, Wassilie, of Koyuk, David, James and Sam, of Bethel, Joseph of Kongiganak, John, of Kalskag, and Paul, of Kipnuk; four daughters, Sally Mute and Elizabeth Bowers of Anchorage; Gail Lamont of Tuluksak, and Martha Crawford of Pahoa, Hawaii; one brother, Charlie Mute of Kipnuk; and three sisters, Mary Gregory of Bethel, Lena Atti and Nellie Evon, both of Kwigillingok, and 22 grandchildren. Burial will be in the Kipnuk cemetery. Local arrangements by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary and Crematory.

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