About Alaska

The 49th state, Alaska is the largest in area but is home to only as many people as Charlotte, North Carolina. Half that population lives in just three cities: Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau. Despite the Land of the Midnight Sun's subarctic climate, tourists flock to its stunning natural grandeur, including Denali, the United States' highest peak. The state's natural resources are vast: from gold that spurred a rush in the late 19th century, to oil and gas production that accounts for 85% of Alaska's current economy, and Pacific seafood that has sustained the native population for centuries and that today accounts for more than 60% of U.S. seafood production. Famous Alaskans include singer Jewel, MLB pitcher Curt Schilling and political figure Sarah Palin.


In 2016, there were 2,871 obituaries reported in the state of Alaska on Legacy.com. This is a 5% increase from 2015 when 2,742 obituaries were reported in Alaska. You can browse through the full list of Alaska obituaries to find life stories that may be of interest to you.