Frances Garlock

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Frances Ameila Garlock, 58, of Anchorage died Jan. 6, 2010, at Alaska Native Medical Center, after a courageous battle with small cell cancer.

"We are all confident and comforted knowing Frances is with our Lord now," her family wrote.

A gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Garlock residence, 1545 Northview Drive. She will be laid to rest in Nome. A memorial service and 40-day celebration will be held in Emmonak with her Uisock family at a later date.

Born Sept. 3, 1951, in Seward to Joseph and Mary Ann Uisock Sr., Frances was raised by John "Papa" and Lorraine Kost Jr. Frances graduated from East High School. She was a VPO in Emmonak, and last worked for Saddlers Home Furnishings until 2008.

Frances loved hunting, fishing, gathering traditional food, and the outdoors.

"We all thank our Lord for Frances and His love for sharing such a wonderful gift with us. Frances cherished every day and never complained; she always would say, "She is a little bit better." She encouraged us all to continue our education, be successful, and have a good life, especially the upcoming generations. Frances wants all who do so to know she is very proud of them," her family stated.

Frances and her family are very grateful and give thanks to the doctors, nurses and entire staff at ANMC who worked hard and gave so much of their own lives to help others. Also, the American Red Cross for their diligent work in locating her two sons in the Armed Forces. Thanks to the American Cancer Society for all their help in making the journey with cancer easier to manage through all their support.

She is survived by her loving husband, Bruce Garlock; children, Julianne (Criss) Mestre, David Porter, Justin Porter, Josie Porter, Taijia Revels, and Sage Garlock; brothers, Evan (Agnes Moore) Uisok of Emmonak, Ronnie Kirk of Steggins; sisters, Nora (John) Kameroff of Aiakanuk, Louise (Benny) Okitkum of Kotlik, and Malorie Tom of St. Michael; her secondary family includes: mother, Lorraine Kost; brothers, Allen Kost, Fred Kost and Eugene Kost; sisters, Jeanie Yuman and Sharlott Kost, all of Anchorage; and many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Nicholas and Teresa Uisok; mother and father, Mary Ann Nells Uisok and Joseph Uisok Sr.; father, John "Papa" Kost Jr.; twin sons, Chance and Luke Garlock; brothers, Robert Uisok, Joseph Uisok Jr., John Kost, Robert Kost; and sister, Kathryn Kost.

Arrangements are with Alaskan Heritage Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Anchorage;

Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 15 to Jan. 16, 2010