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Helen Hodgkin

Obituary Condolences

Helen Anne (Jimmie) Hodgkin, 78, went home to be with the Lord on June 17, 2014, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. 
Helen was born Aug. 26, 1935, in fish camp on the Yukon River between Ruby and Galena. She was the daughter of the late George Jimmie and Rebecca Albert. She was baptized at Our Lady of the Snows in Nulato and attended high school at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Helen lived a long, full life and brought happiness to many friends and family. She will always be remembered for her incredible sense of humor and a ready smile. Helen loved to be in the company of others and was loved by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by the love of her life, Phil Hodgkin, whom she was married to for 23 years; her daughter Lucille Ann Jimmie; her son Ronald Hafford; her brother Lawrence Jimmie; sisters Bertha Captain, Bertha King and Lillian Demoski; and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Colleen Jimmie; sons Harry (Heather) Hafford, David (Doris) Proksch and Don Proksch; her grandchildren, Althea, Earl, Lynette and Leneil Hafford, Alexandria and Emma Proksch, Mary Lou Ross and Daniel Algee; her sister Clara (Gordon) Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews (who all thought they were her "favorite").
A visitation and funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall. A potlatch will follow the service. Helen will be brought home to Galena on Monday, June 23, 2014. Funeral service, burial and potlatch will be in Galena on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
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Published in Daily News-Miner on June 19, 2014
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