Laura M. Kayoukluk (1925 - 2015)

Obituary
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Laura Kayoukluk (Akalook, Naghusak) was born on Feb. 26, 1925, in Shaktoolik, Alaska, to Frederick and Baayin Asicksik; one of seven siblings. She married Lawrence Kayoukluk on Nov. 1, 1994. They raised 12 children between Unalakleet, Shaktoolik and Anchorage, Alaska. Laura and Lawrence worked as volunteer Health Aids for 12 years in Shaktoolik. Laura also worked for ten years as a senior companion at the Pioneer Home in Anchorage, as well as a cook at the Covenant Bible Camp for many years. She will be remembered in many ways, especially in her love for family and her faith in Christ. She was a devout member of the First Covenant Church. Her favorite verse was Isaiah 10:41. She is survived by: Roy Kayoukuluk, Virginia Reynek, Joanne and Chip Swanson, Lynda and Emory Nashalook, Isabelle and Henry Ryan, Larry Jr. and Sally Kayoukluk, Laura Kayoukluk, Adeline O'Connor, Ebba Kayoukluk, Violet and Randsom Bradley and her many, many grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Kayoukluk; and her daughters, Gloria Kayoukluk and Sharon Negron. Laura passed away peacefully on March 16, 2015, with family surrounding her near and far. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to her eldest son, Roy, who cared for her for many years. The funeral services will be held at the First Covenant Church on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 1 p.m., with a potluck afterwards, and another memorial and burial in Unalakleet is pending. Her positive outlook on life and laughter will always be remembered.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 20, 2015