Cynthia Ann Long Hair Cason (1959 - 2017)

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Cynthia Ann Long Hair Cason passed away on April 15, 2017, in the state of Montana, eight days before her 58th birthday, though, she lived in Alaska most of her life. In recent years she has suffered numerous health conditions that came to an end while she was making her way to the Wind River Reservation, Wyo., her final resting place.
Cindy loved the ocean, and spent time as a deckhand on the Prince William Sound. She enjoyed operating the boat ramp at Smitty's Cove, where she spent time as a child awaiting her own father's arrival from sea every season as he was a commercial fisherman for many years. She was a talented seamstress, beloved homemaker, eminently artistic, exceptionally creative and known for her cooking. She was the definition of a free spirit, who would adorn her hair with Alaskan wild flowers. She loved nature and was happiest in the outdoors. She lived in the moment. Her laughter was infectious; she was irresistibly charming and unattainable to all.
She is survived by her loved ones, including her life partner, Philip Johnston; daughter, Richele Johnston; grandson, Link Whorton; her children, Samuel Little Fox and Genevieve Ila Evening Star Valimont (Dennis Valimont); grandson, Dakota Big Heart Big Bear Valimont; siblings, Robie Lee Little Fawn Gilman, Maxine Early Riser Matson, Buddy Black Coal Hall, Robert "Buzzy" Blue Skies Hall, Richard Stands Alone Hamm and Lori Morning Star Homan; as well as nieces, nephews and life long friends.
Her family is planning a lantern ceremony on Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Smitty's Cove in Whittier, Alaska. The tunnel schedule for traveling in and out of Whittier can be found at
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Apr. 23, 2017
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