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Balko, Joseph  
A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph James Balko will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Holy Family Chapel in the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks. A full obituary will be published later.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 23, 2016
Bonney, Tess Nicole  
Born Jan. 8, 1962, in Philadelphia, Nicole Bonney died unexpectedly Dec. 1, 2015, while visiting Tucson, Arizona. Raised in southeastern Pennsylvania until she moved to Fairbanks in 1970, Nicole called Alaska her home. A 1979 graduate of West Valley High School, Nicole earned her registered nurse degree from the University of Alaska and specialized in diabetes care within the Native community. She resided in Chugiak where she greatly enjoyed the Alaska outdoors. Everyone who knew Nicole knew her sense of humor and unmistakable laugh; what many people didn't know was her impressive natural talent as an illustrator. She is survived by her daughters, Cassandra Case and Gabrielle Dahl, of Fairbanks; grandchildren Bradley and Gianna Case, of Fairbanks; husband Tom Gregori of Chugiak, mother Ursula Netscher, of Fairbanks; father William Bonney, of Moscow, Idaho; and brother Jordan Bonney, of Minneapolis. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. June 19, 2016, on Sternwheeler Tanana Chief in Fairbanks. Food and drinks will be provided. All are welcome to attend.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 22, 2016
Buck, Bernyce Mary  
Bernyce Mary Buck, 89, passed away May 6, 2016, at her residence at the Pioneers' Home in Fairbanks. She was surrounded by family at the time, and for that, we are thankful. Her last years at the Pioneers' Home were filled with smiling faces and wonderful caregivers that made every day special for her. Birdie (as she was known to all) was born March 13, 1927, in the town of Hays, Montana. Her father, Charles Turcotte, and mother Evelynn Turcotte (Laroque) had a small ranch where Birdie learned to work hard and to ride a horse. Horse riding was a passion she enjoyed while living in Montana. In 2003, she returned to the old ranch with her son, Richard Buck, his wife, Karen, and her grandson, Andy. Although the area around the old ranch had changed (it was now in the middle of a wheat field), the barn still stood, and enough of the house remained to spark memories of life there. Those memories she shared will remain with us forever as treasures of the heart. Birdie spent most of her life in Montana. She and her children were enrolled members of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians. It was in Montana that she met her first husband, Robert Claude King, who died tragically just 10 days before her son, Robert Percy King, was born in 1955. Through this tragedy, she met John Gerald Buck, and the two of them were married in 1957. This marriage lasted until John's death in December 1995. Her marriage to John brought two more boys into the world, Randy John Buck and Walter Richard Buck. John was a logger in Montana and the logging was not good, so the family packed and headed North to Alaska in 1971. The family settled into a little house in 12 Mile Village and began a new life. There, Birdie met lifelong friends who are considered family to this day. Her first job in Alaska was as a waitress at the North Pole Trading Post café. Later, during the pipeline years, Birdie was able to get on with the school district as a custodian and retired from that position in 1990. She worked at schools all over the district, but Ben Eielson High School was her favorite. She met many friends there, both co-workers and students. Birdie couldn't stay retired; she worked at Santa's Laundry for several years in the '90s and then for Monta Faye Lane at her assisted living home in North Pole. Birdie loved being a grandma, first to Patrick Alexander King, and then to Andrew John Buck, Chet William Garey and Chad Kenneth Garey. Birdie was also grandma to the children of family friends as well. She was always ready to go fishing or berry picking with her friends and family. She enjoyed camping, and kept her gear packed and ready to go. Cooking homemade treats was another hobby of hers, and her cinnamon rolls were absolute perfection. Even though Alzheimer's had taken a hold of her in her later years, we were still able to have some great laughs and enjoy cups of coffee while sharing the newspaper. Birdie- grandma-mom will be missed greatly. Birdie was preceded in death by her father, Charles Turcotte, and mother Evelynn Turcotte (Laroque), sister Adelma Watson, son Randy Buck, husband John Buck, sister Theresa Laroque, and grandson Chet W. Garey. She is survived by her sons, Robert P. King and Richard Buck and his wife, Karen Buck (Day), grandson Patrick King and his wife, Johanna King (Lara), grandsons Andrew Buck and Chad Garey, great-grandchildren Timothy Garey, Wiatt and Dominick Cavallaro, Cecelia Lara and Lucia King, and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at The Sanctuary, located at 907 23rd Ave. in Fairbanks. Please visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer to sign an online guest book.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 18, 2016
Countryman, Judy  
Judy Countryman died Feb. 25, 2016, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle after a short illness. Judy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Newton and Mattapoisett, also in Massachusetts. A graduate of Newton High, she entered the University of Rhode Island (URI) and graduated in 1964. From junior high through college, she worked part time and summers in the Newton Public Library. After graduating from URI, she was employed in the Library of the MIT Sloan School of Management until moving to Alaska in 1971. In Alaska, she worked in the Noel Wien Library of the FNSB in various positions. She was working as a cataloguer at the time of her death. Judy was predeceased by her husband, Hal, in 1992, and by her parents, mother in 1977, and father in 1981. She is survived by her brother, George Hurley, and sister-in-law, Peggy Hurley, in Georgia, and by four step-children in Alaska and the West Coast. She is also survived by two nephews, two grandnephews and three grandnieces. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. May 28 at the Elks Club in Fairbanks.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 22, 2016
Evans Jr. , Thomas Alfred  
Our beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend left us too soon on May 19, 2016. Tommy was born April 28, 1953, to the late Thomas A. Evans Sr. and Elizabeth Newman in Rampart. He attended school in Texas and Rampart. Tommy married the love of his life, Sara, on Sept. 29, 1977. He loved his grandbabies and all kids in general. There wasn't a kid that escaped Uncle Tommy hugs and whisker scratches. Tommy was a self-taught mechanic. He kept the lights on by keeping the generators running in Eagle and Rampart for more than 35 years. He was an excellent mechanic and he could fix any vehicle or any piece of equipment. He was a jack of all trades and handy man. There wasn't anything he wouldn't do. He even taught himself to play guitar. Tommy had a heart of gold. He was very kind hearted and generous. His and Sara's home was always open to family and friends. Everyone was welcomed even though he would roast you out with a wood stove fire in July. He is survived by his loving wife, Sara; his baby, Dorothy; mother-in-law Nancy; grandchildren Terrell (Jessie), Shania, Mekhia, Malik Juneby and Jarell Mays; great-grandchildren Jorlee Sanchez and D'Marcus Sabang; brothers Donnie (Nancy), Ronnie (Thelma), Spunky (Jan), David (Gina), Boots (Denise), John (Kelly) and Willie (Judy); sisters Ada, Elaine (Jim), Doll (Milton), Sheila (Bill), Eileen (Dave) and Robin (Ed); aunts Ethel (Smitty), Paula, Betty and JoAnne; numerous nieces and nephews; cousins; special friends Leroy, Paul and Peter Evans and Clyde Mayo; and friends all over. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, sister Florence, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. May 27 in Rampart. Please visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer to sign an online guest book.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 23, 2016
Hill, Karren Annie  
A funeral service celebrating the life of Karren Ann Hill will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Pike's Waterfront Lodge in Fairbanks. Karren worked at the Tanana Valley Clinic before she and her husband, Monte, moved to New Jersey. She passed away Aug. 28, 2015.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 24, 2016
Koeblin, Sophie Marie  
Sophie Marie Koeblin, 69, passed away peacefully May 15, 2016, in Fairbanks, surrounded by her family which included children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, siblings and close friends. Sophie was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Noatak, where she grew up before moving to Fairbanks. In 1964, she met Howard Koeblin, and on Dec. 28, 1968, the two were married in North Pole at the original Santa Claus House. Those who knew Sophie knew her character and would describe her as an honest and incredibly caring, strong, opinionated woman that always "told it like it was." She would go out of her way to help anyone and always expected nothing in return. Sophie was incredibly talented when it came to directing, which led her to several occupations that included employment as a police officer for the city of Kotzebue, a longtime florist for Alaskan Floral & Wedding, general manager for the Gaffney Motel, housekeeping supervisor in Prudhoe Bay, security for Nana Purcell and fleet service for Nana Management Services at Fairbanks International Airport. In 2012, Sophie retired and devoted her time to take care of herself and her family. For leisure time, Sophie enjoyed sewing, fishing, bingo, playing cards and traveling to visit children and grandchildren in Florida and Michigan. She enjoyed staying in contact with family and friends on a daily basis via phone, texting and Facebook and, most of all, in person. She was the one to contact to go blueberry picking with, and to prepare and process salmon and moose. She enjoyed being with family and friends and eating traditional Inupiaq foods. There was never a dull moment when in the company of Sophie. Sophie is survived by her husband of 47 years, Howard Koeblin, of Fairbanks; daughters Beatrice Mullins, of Manchster, Michigan; Robin Ryan, of Orlando, Florida; and Kaley (Scott) Miller, of Fairbanks; siblings Frank (Esther) Davidovics Jr., Tim (Paula) Cowdell, Teddy (Linda) Davidovics, June (Ray) Hodges, Paula (Richard) Anderson, Joanne (Ken) Lacy, Mary (Eric) Swisher, Jeanie (Dan) Young and Georgianna (Randy) Ahrens. Sophie is also survived by six grandchildren, Tavis and Kieran Ryan, Ben, Luke and Jacob Mullins, Hayden Miller; two great-grandchildren, Camellia and Logan Ryan, and multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Frank and Marian Davidovics; brothers Jimmy and Gerald Davidovics, and sister Leela Davidovics. Viewing is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and funeral service will take place at 1 p.m., to be followed by reception/potlatch Thursday, May 19, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1316 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709.  Thank you to all those who have supported Sophie's family in this difficult time in the past year. The family would like to give a special thanks to all physicians, physicians' assistants and nurses at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center and also the medical and nursing staff at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Denali Center. Please visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer to sign an online guest book.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 18, 2016
Larrabee, Mary Lou  
Mary Lou Larrabee passed away May 10, 2016, at home in Delta Junction with family by her side. She was 89 years old. Born on April 4, 1927 in Helena, Montana to parents Lazo and Julia Nickovich, Mary Lou enjoyed her Alaska life and was known in Delta Junction for her purple hair. She loved bingo and fishing at Quartz Lake and Valdez, and she worked as an emergency dispatcher for City of Delta Junction. Mary Lou is survived by her son, Michael Larrabee, of Alaska; daughter Melody (Mel) Moritz Chapman, of Alaska; sister Eileen, of Washington; brother John, of Montana; grandchildren Casey Moritz, of Anchorage, Kellee Chapman, of Delta Junction, and Trevor Chapman, of Delta Junction; and great-grandchild Kieana Fox, of Delta Junction. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of many years, Al Larrabee, and seven siblings. A service will be held at 7 p.m. May 24 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Delta Junction.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 20, 2016
McSpadden, Darrell Cecil  
Darrell Cecil McSpadden, of Southport, Florida, passed from this life May 15, 2016. Darrell was born July 26, 1942, to Cecil and Nona (Halfacre) McSpadden in Truman, Arkansas. He met and married the love of his life, Barbara (Hoffman) McSpadden, in Clear, where they lived many adventurous years. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Robert (Dr. Bob) McSpadden. Survivors include wife, Barbara, of the home; two daughters, Pamela (Mike) Wilson from Caney, Kansas, and Mollie (John) Bechtelheimer from Bartlesville, Oklahoma; two brothers, Richard (Ann) McSpadden, from Royston, Georgia, and David McSpadden, from Lynn Haven, Florida; sister Mollie (Dave) Arthur, from Roanoke, Virginia; sister-in-law Bernice McSpadden, from Panama City, Florida, and brother-in-law Dennis (Donna) Hoffman, from Rodeo, California. Special friends of the family include Charles (Chumpy) and Angela Bowden, Nan Whitehurst, and Barbara Sue Carpenter. Darrell is also survived by five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and numerous nephews and nieces who loved him dearly. Darrell will be missed by all who knew him.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 22, 2016
Mendenhall, Nancy H.  
Nancy H. Mendenhall, 91, passed away May 18, 2016, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband, William; three children and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be in early June. A more detailed obituary will be published later.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on May 19, 2016
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