Martha Marilyn Jack (1951 - 2011)

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Martha Marilyn Jack was born on October 4, 1951 in Barrow, Alaska to Noah and Mollie Itta. She attended elementary school through the ninth grade in Barrow then moved to Mt. Edgecumbe High where she completed her high school years. Shortly after high school, she moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where she met her husband Walter Frank Jack of Angoon, Alaska. They started a family in 1974, married in 1975 and in the following years she became the mother of five children. Her places of employment included the Angoon Community Association as an Executive Director; the Chatham School District as a Secretary, a Payroll Clerk, the Superintendent's Secretary, and she also worked with the migrant education program; the Angoon Community Association as the NAHASDA Liaison; and in her last days she worked at the City of Angoon as the Bookkeeper. Although she grew up in Barrow, she spent the majority of her life in Angoon where was adopted into the Eagle-Shark Clan. She loved to go hunting and fishing, she loved to work on fish, and gather subsistence such as gumshoes (gumboots), sea weed, clams and cockles. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren as well as with all of her friends. She enjoyed camping, working on puzzles, playing dice games as well as playing games on her computer and absolutely loved playing her solitaire game. Martha was preceded in death by her father Noah Itta, her sister Doreen Itta, her unborn son Billy Jack, her son Walter Liddle Nagoodi Sielak Jack Jr., and her daughter Jenny Elizabeth Kaksu Jack. She is survived by her mother Mollie Itta; her brothers Richard, Edward, Ronald, and Billy Itta; her sisters Brenda Itta-Lee, Dorcas Stein, Dora Itta, Kathy Ahgeak, and Laura Itta; her husband Walter Frank Jack Sr.; her daughters Doreen Cole and Edna Alston; her son Stuart Jack; her grandchildren Preston Nelson, Naomi George, Jeremiah Jack, Nathaniel Cole, Shawn Cameron Cole, Brayden Briggs, and Payton Cole, as well as many many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Juneau on Thursday December 22, 2011, and another in Angoon on Monday, December 26, 2011 with the funeral following Tuesday, December 27, 2011.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Dec. 27, 2011 to Jan. 3, 2012