Andrew Paukan

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Saint Marys resident Andrew Paukan, 69, died March 2, 2008, at Providence Extended Care Center of natural causes.
A visitation will be from 3-4 p.m. Thursday at Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Mr. Paukan was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Akulurak. He received an Associate of Arts degree in bilingual/ bicultural education. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1966. He worked for the Saint Marys School District for 28 years. He enjoyed Yup'ik Eskimo dance and ice fishing.
His family wrote, "Andrew Paukan was a wonderful, loving and caring husband and father. He was an advocate for bilingual education and cultural events."
He is survived by his wife, Mary Paukan; sons, Allan Paukan and Warren Paukan; daughters, Darlene Lupie, Molly Hale and Brenda Paukan, Helen Peterson, Teresa Paukan and Mona Paukan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Moses Sr. and Martha Paukan, Charlie and Maggie Paukan, Cornelius Paukan, and John Paukan; sisters and brother-in-law, Esther and Pete Tyson and Maureen Lamont; 29 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Agnes and Jimmy Paukan; brothers, Louis, Stan and Louis; sons, Gary and Earl; and daughters, Diane and Teresa.
Arrangements were with Evergreen Memorial Chapel.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Mar. 5, 2008