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Floyd Manuel Kookesh 1955 - 2013
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March 26, 2014
Kookesh family:
During 30 years of fishing adventures
to Angoon, there were always new insights on our humanity and humor abounded when in the presence of Captain
Floyd. May the peace that only God can provide, sustain and comfort you in this season of Floyd's passing.
The Colorado Boys
Dr. Steve, Phil, Ray, Mark, Chris
December 30, 2013
Though I only spent a couple of days fishing with Floyd, he filled my soul with good stories and great laughter. The fishing was not great, but Floyd sure was. May they always be taking your bait Floyd, you will be missed.
November 25, 2013
Floyd will certainly be missed, but his legacy is real. Classy, outspoken, but always respectful with a great sense of humor. Any words out his mouth were planned and thought out. Wisdom and insight were trademarks. My prayers and thoughts to the family. This was a life well lived.
November 23, 2013
My condolences to Lena and family.
November 23, 2013
Floyd was a true gentleman, I shall always cherish the time I spent with him.
November 23, 2013
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family from your family in Albuquerque, NM. We last saw Floyd in Carrizozo. You will be missed.
November 22, 2013
Dear Lena,
You are not alone during this time of sorrow. God knows the pain you feel and will help you through it. May you and your family experience a supernatural peace and comfort as only God can give. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
November 22, 2013
November 20, 2013
As he walks into the forest to greet his Mother and Father , his grandparents are wanting their turn to welcome him home. God Speed my Brother, God speed...
November 20, 2013
I first met Floyd in the mid-1990s when I began working at Greens Creek. I found him to be a wise counselor; a champion for his people and community; and a welcoming friend. He was never without a story to tell and a laugh to share. His many lessons will guide me for a long time to come.

My condolences to his family and all of Angoon for their loss. He will be missed.
November 20, 2013
Lena...my thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend.
November 20, 2013
My deepest Condolances to you my dearest friend Lena and MELISSA MONA AND KRISTI.. HE SURELY BE MISSED. PROUD TO HAVE BEEN HIS FRIEND.. LOVE YOU ALL... CHARLENE RY LEONARD...
November 20, 2013
My deepest condolence to Floyd family, he was such a good person to talk to always respectful and interested in what you would have to say and always had positive input, he will be truly missed. ~XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX~To you all.
November 20, 2013
Our greatest gift we can give our Friend is to continue our Fight for "our way of life" and to share Stories of what he has taught each of us, with his Greatest Joy, his Sweet Grandson Tyler Frisby, our Dear friend Faught each day, to make sure we continue to enjoy what we receive around us, our traditional foods. For this we are forever grateful for all you're work for our People, Hawáa Floyd, you will always be in our hearts. You're friends, David E & Jolene.
November 20, 2013
Our deepest heartfelt condolences. This is a beautiful tribute. Charles and I ask your forgiveness for not being able to come for the celebration of life. We love you all and are thinking of you all. May Dino's Memory be Eternal.
November 20, 2013
Heartfelt condolences to Lena and the rest of family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God Bless each of you.
November 20, 2013
i will miss his two part texts. R.i.p brother!
November 20, 2013
My heart is broken and I will always remember what an honorable and strong person he was. May Our Creator Ever So Gently fold lovingly around Floyd's family.
November 19, 2013
Our Thoughts n Prayers go out to the Family of Floyd Kookesh, Our Loss here on Earth is Heavens gain...
November 19, 2013
Our deepest condolences to the Kookesh family and the village of Angoon , we all lost a great leader from the Jackson family in Kake
November 19, 2013
A TRUE LEGEND!! RIP.THE WESTIKAS.
November 19, 2013
Our Thoughts And Prayers go out to the family of Floyd Kookesh ,
Our Loss here on Earth is Heavens Gain...
November 19, 2013
I am so sad to hear of Floyd's passing. He was such a vibrant man. He'll be greatly missed. My condolences to his family and to the community.
November 19, 2013
My Deepest Sympathy to you Melissa and your family.
November 19, 2013
our deespest condolences to the family of floyd Kookesh. our thoughts and prayer are with you during this time of loss. the lord be with you and the lord keep you safe from further harm. for this i pray to the lord, lord hear my prayer, amen.
November 19, 2013
What a beautiful telling of his life and his legacy. My prayers go out to his family, especially Lena, his daughters, son and Grandchildren.
November 19, 2013
A great loss to not only the Kookesh family but, the Village of Angoon as well. I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Floyd 14 years ago, he became a friend and mentor of mine. I admire his wisdom, love of family, friends, and the village he so dearly loved. Floyd taught me many things but most of all his belief in a subsistence life which he was so passionate about.
Thank you Floyd for all the great memories you will be sorely missed I will especially miss those June days trolling for those elusive king salmon in Angoon with my friend.
November 19, 2013
Give Rest O Lord
To thy servant
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