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Kevin Ricky Araki
Kevin Ricky Araki died unexpectedly Sunday, August 1, 2021 due to complications from a serious fall. He was 63 years old. Kevin is survived by his wife Theresa Mores Araki, his daughters Jasmine Araki of Anchorage, Alaska, and Laurel "Lala" Araki, (husband Rob) of Los Angeles, California... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Flora Mae Beierly
Flora Mae Beierly, born July 28, 1942 was promoted to glory August 28, 2021. She was born and raised in the beautiful village of Klukwan/Haines AK. She was also a proud clan member of Kagwantaan Eagle Wolf Bell House. After graduating from Haines High School, Flora attended nursing... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Dorothy Elaine Burnett
Dorothy Elaine Burnett died peacefully on August 7th at the age of 96 in her home in Juneau Alaska from bladder cancer.She was born May 17, 1925 in Los Angeles, California to Nellie and Sydney Ward at the family home on Figueroa Street. She was big sister to brother, Dave Ward. Growing... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Donna Fagerstrom
Donna Fagerstrom, long-time resident of Juneau, has joined her late husband Kent in heaven.Kent and Donna moved to Alaska in the early 1950's and raised their family in the house that Kent built on North Douglas highway. Donna is predeceased by her husband Kent, to whom she had been... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Oct. 6 to Nov. 5, 2021.
Dean Guaneli
Dean Guaneli. He did it his way - up until the very end on August 27, dying peace-fully in Santa Barbara from brain cancer which he fought valiantly for three years.He remained "alert, oriented and ornery" and always up for a glass of wine with agood meal. His wife Cristine Crooks... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 29 to Oct. 29, 2021.
Peter Glenn Guthert
Peter Glenn Guthert walked into the forest on August 21, 2021, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Juneau, and would have been 61 years old on September 13. He was the son of Thomas Peter Grant and Roberta R. Gray, but was adopted, along with his siblings, after the... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 20 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Don Lokke Mackinnon
His faithful servant, Don Lokke MacKinnon Jr, was called home to Jesus on September 3, 2021, at the age of 88. His life was full of faith, adventure, travel, fishing, hunting, skiing, and family.  Born in Juneau, Alaska, on February 12, 1933, Don lived in smaller Southeast communities... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Henry Reyes
Henry Reyes, born on February 5, 1960 in the Bronx, New York City, is resting in paradise after succumbing to throat and mouth cancer the morning of August 23. Many people in Juneau knew him just by "New York." He loved the New York Yankees and would watch each and every game he... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Lawrence Lee "Larry" Rorem
Surrounded with love, Pastor Larry Rorem unexpectedly died in faith at Bartlett Hospital on December 22, 2020, with his wife Laura and family by his side. Larry was born February 8, 1945, in Rock Rapids, Iowa to Norwegian immigrant Carl Rorem (Rørheim) and Etta Margretta Watland.... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Kent Leroy Stears
Kent LeRoy Stears, 75, of Idaho Falls, passed away September 19, 2021, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Kent was born January 21, 1946, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Elvin Stears and Bertha Victoria Eaton Stears. He grew up and attended schools in the Shelley area and graduated... Read More
Wood Funeral Home
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Loren Stephens
Loren Stephens was born in Big Timber, Montana on August 10th, 1930, to Ernest and Myrna Mehlberg Stephens. He passed peacefully at the age of 91 with family by his side on August 29, 2021, in San Bernadino, California. Loren graduated from Banning High School, Banning, California... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Gary David Thompson
Gary David Thompson passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 16 in Tenakee Springs, Alaska leaving his beloved wife Susan, 15 year-old son Lucas, and nephew Brandon.Gary was born on May 27, 1959, to Carol Ann Morris and Kenneth Charles Thompson and grew up in the Seattle area... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 30 to Oct. 30, 2021.
Susan Laury Thorsteinson
Susan Laury McNicoll was born on February 16,1953 and was raised in Laurelhurst, Seattle. She often reminisced about her childhood sailing lessons, spending time with her two younger brothers Andy and Mike, performing in high school musicals and participating in activities at the... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Sep. 27 to Oct. 27, 2021.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Billy Lee Davenport
Longtime Juneauite, Billy Lee Davenport, passed away June 24, 2021, unexpectedly at his home in Juneau, Alaska.  Billy was born July 4, 1941 in Twin Bridges, Montana, to William and Mary Davenport. He was the eldest of 8 children. The family lived in several locations in Montana before... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 30 to Sep. 29, 2021.
Martha Ann Ecklund
Martha Ann Ecklund passed away peacefully at the age of 70 on July 26, 2021 after a short battle with cancer at her daughter's home. Growing up in San Jose, California, she was the big sister and protector to her three younger brothers. She eventually settled in Juneau where she... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 30 to Sep. 29, 2021.
Geraldine and Harold, Whitmore
Geraldine ("Gerry") (Martin) Whitmore, age 95, died peacefully at her home in Long Beach California on August 12, 2021 after many years of being homebound. Gerry was born Geraldine Martin on June 3, 1926 in Juneau, Alaska to Ruth and Herbert Martin.A public memorial service for Gerry... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 30 to Sep. 29, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Viola Carder
Viola Carder, 93 passed away on Saturday, July 31st 2021 from age related complications. Viola lived a full Alaskan life. Once being the Queen of the Yukon and one of the first to homestead in Haines Alaska alongside her late husband Ray Carder. And later spent her last years in Northwest... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 18 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Christine M. Johnson
Christine M. Johnson passed away on August 5, 2021. Christine was bornin Juneau, Alaska on November 30, 1955 to Sylvia and Sandy Johnson Sr.Family meant a lot to Christine. She loved spending time with her familyand always looked forward to gatherings and holiday dinners at Mom's... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 18 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Yvonne Martin
Yvonne Martín (84) passed away July 27, 2021. Three days after her Birthday. Yvonne Martín was born July 24, 1937 and lived all her life here in Juneau. Yvonne went to Juneau Douglas High School and was a song cheerleader and that's we're she met her sweetheart Philip Martin who played... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 18 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thomas Lee File
Thomas Lee File went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ the early morning of July 13, 2021. He was in the arms of his cherished wife, Koggie and daughter, Nancy. Tom was born December 1, 1928 in Peoria, Illinois, the ninth of thirteen children born to Claude and Elizabeth Murray File... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 16 to Sep. 15, 2021.
Lawrence Lee Oldaker
Lawrence Lee Oldaker passed away peacefully at home on August 1st, 2021, surrounded by family and love. Lawrence was born on September 6, 1932, in Norfolk, Virginia to mother, Louise Eason Kane and father, Emory Ralph Oldaker. Soon after birth, his parents divorced and he was raised... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 16 to Sep. 15, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
John Parker Monagle
John Parker Monagle passed away on July 29, 2021. He was 90. He was a lifelong Alaskan, with family dating back to the late 1800's in the Juneau area. A descendant of Irish immigrants, John was very proud of his Irish heritage. John was born at St. Ann's Hospital to John and Mary... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 10 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Melvin Conrad "Mel" Seibel
Melvin (Mel) Conrad Seibel, a long-time resident of Juneau, Alaska, passed away peacefully at home, July 28, 2021, at the age of 83, with his family by his side. He was born in July of 1938 to Conrad and Hilda Seibel in Yakima, Washington. Along with a sister and three brothers... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 10 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Michael Craig Sofoulis
Lifelong Juneau resident, Corporal of Marines, Iron Worker, gifted Commercial Fisherman and Bear Hunting Guide. Mikey was born at St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau and was raised in Douglas, Alaska. Mikey's father Jim died when Mikey was only 12 years old. Before his death, Jim taught... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 10 to Sep. 9, 2021.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Gail Marie Forte
Gail Marie Forte was born Mary Gail McDonough, in Eureka California, in 1957. She was the fifth of seven children born to Shirley Marie (née Brombora) and Joseph James McDonough, Jr.Even as a child Gail was a loving peacemaker; this quality remained strong her entire life. Gail valued... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 9 to Sep. 8, 2021.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Beverly Nina Jack
Beverly Nina Jack (Briscoe) 84, passed away in Wichita Falls, TX. on July 10, 2021. Beverly was born in Juneau, AK. on January 24, 1937. She graduated from Juneau High School class of 1956. Her clan was the Eagle-Killer whale.   Beverly is survived by daughters; Lori Jack(Morrow)... Read More
Owens & Brumley - Wichita Falls
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 4 to Sep. 3, 2021.
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Phillip Teel
On June 7, 2021, Philip (Phil) G. Teel quietly slipped away to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a 9-month battle with cancer.   Phil was born in Overton, Nevada to Clinton and Elva Teel. He served in the US Air Force as an aircraft mechanic from 1957 to 1961.  In 1959... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Aug. 1 to Aug. 31, 2021.
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Irene Cashen
Irene Christine Cashen, the most beloved treasure in the Cashen family, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2021, while holding hands with her daughters Kirsten and Rebecca.  Her husband of 63 years, Francis "Frank" Cashen, passed in 2011. Irene was born June 16, 1928 to Kirsten Pileberg Orbin and... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 30 to Aug. 29, 2021.
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Jacob Lee Coon
Jacob Lee Coon was born on December 12, 1986 in Juneau, Alaska. He passed away in his home in Littleton Colorado on January 28, 2021.Jacob grew up in Juneau, Alaska surrounded by family on both sides and many friends. Jacob loved to be outdoors and enjoyed spending his time: climbing... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 26 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Sabrina Marie Laurin
In loving memory of Sabrina Marie Laurin. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska and was a long time Juneau resident. She passed away peacefully from breast cancer in the morning of June 14, 2021 in Quartzsite, Arizona. She was comforted by her mother, two sisters and daughter. She... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 26 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Jean Elizabeth "The Queen" Messing
Long time Juneau resident Jean Elizabeth Messing (Murray) passed away surrounded by family members at the Juneau Pioneer Home in Juneau, AK on May 5, 2021. Jean was born April 26, 1935 in Bad Axe, Michigan and grew up on a family farm near there. She was the youngest of eight siblings... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 20 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Mary Joeann Mielke
On July 1 at 1:41 a.m. with family at her side, Mary Joeann Mielke shed  the bonds of earth and stepped into the loving arms of our Lord and Savior at her residence in Ferndale, Washington.  Joeann was a lifelong Alaskan with family dating back to the late 1800's in the Juneau area... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 26 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Herbert Leslie Millay
Herbert Leslie Millay passed away peacefully on June 25, 2021 in Owensboro, Kentucky, knowing the love of his family and of his many dear friends. Herbert and his late wife, Martine, raised five children:  Rosa Millay (Wayne Payne) of Whitesville, KY: Michael (Kathleen), of New Holland... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 26 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Claudia Pond
Former Juneau resident Claudia Pond passed away on June 16th. She was born in Bellingham Washington on November 12, 1937. Not long after graduating high school she married Gary Pond. After having 3 girls, Gary was offered a job at Jack's Plumbing in Juneau, Alaska, so they moved the... Read More
DRENNAN-FORD FUNERAL HOME
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 26 to Aug. 25, 2021.
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Jeffrey Mark Prather
Jeff Prather, a tall, slender, handsome man often encountered walking along the Airport Dike trail once held Juneau in thrall as a stand-out athlete, none more so than during the 1963 high school state championship basketball tournament. Jeff, then a junior on the Juneau-Douglas Crimson... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 25 to Aug. 24, 2021.
Sunday, August 22, 2021
Alejandra "Andie" Arabaca
Dra Alejandra "Andie" Arabaca, age 92, from Bulacan, Philippines, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021.  Andie was born May 3, 1929.  She was preceded in death by her husband Francisco Arabaca Sr.  Andie is survived by her children Patricio Arabaca Sr. (Cora), Ismael Arabaca, Teresa... Read More
Alaskan Memorial Park & Legacy Funeral Homes
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 23 to Aug. 22, 2021.
Frank Ihnat
On Saturday, July 10, 2021, Frank Ihnat, loving husband and father passed away at the age of 67.Frank, a life-long Alaskan, was born on July 23, 1953 in Ketchikan, to Frank and Agnes (Hansen) Ihnat. He  grew up in Ketchikan, Wrangell and Old Harbor before moving to Juneau with his... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 23 to Aug. 22, 2021.
Linda Jeanne Kvasnikoff
Linda Jeanne Kvasnikoff passed away peacefully on June 30, 2021, at the Juneau Pioneer Home with Jerry Kvasnikoff, her husband of 44 years, by her side.Linda was born June 20, 1943, at the Long Beach Naval Hospital, the first of three daughters of Mary Linda and John Callahan. Her... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 23 to Aug. 22, 2021.
Beatrice Grace Long
Beatrice Grace Long, 91, passed away on May 20, 2020 in the Pioneer Home in Juneau, Alaska. She was born October 7, 1928 to Herman and Susan Mahler in Newark, New Jersey. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nello Long, her granddaughter, Amy Henderson, both of Juneau, Alaska... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 23 to Aug. 22, 2021.
Barbara Jane Pavitt
Barbara Jane Pavitt passed away July 14th following a sudden stroke. She was born May 25, 1932 in Sanford, Florida to Porter and Dorothy Pitts and later raised in Ontario, Canada. As a teenager she relocated with her mother to Sarasota, Florida where she discontinued her high-school... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 23 to Aug. 22, 2021.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Matthew Peter Campbell
Matthew Peter Campbell was born in Juneau, Alaska on August 08, 1995 to Andrew and JudyCampbell. Matthew passed away on April 19, 2020 in Seattle, Washington surrounded bythose that love him most in this world. After being diagnosed with stage four metastasizedDesmoplastic Small Round... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 20 to Aug. 19, 2021.
Saturday, August 14, 2021
Skye Stephen Friedrichs
Skye Stephen Friedrichs, 26 years old of Juneau, AK and of recent, Federal Way, WA died on June 20, 2021, after being diagnosed with cancer. He was born in Juneau, Alaska on January 18, 1995 to Anita Maria Everson & Shaun David Friedrichs. He is of the Deisheetaan (Raven Beaver)... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 15 to Aug. 14, 2021.
Friday, August 13, 2021
Theodore James Kennedy
This planet has lost its most interesting man!Theodore James Kennedy was born February 7, 1988. "Theo" died in a tragic four-wheeler accident April 16, 2021, in Gustavus, Alaska. Theo was born in Juneau and raised by his mother Solea Kennedy and stepfather Russell Haight. At an early... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 14 to Aug. 13, 2021.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Thomas C Fowlkes
Thomas C. Fowlkes, a 46 year resident of Juneau Alaska,  peacefully passed away at his home on May 1,2021 from cancer. He was 74. At his bedside, wife, Sheila of 51 years,  their daughters Lesa Walker (Fowlkes) ,Jodi Fowlkes and son James Fowlkes. Tom was a Veteran, having served... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 13 to Aug. 12, 2021.
John Moleski
John Moleski was born on Halloween with lots of red hair and chubby cheeks in the early 1960s. He died at home, June 2021, surrounded by loving family members after a valiant battle against cancer. Born in Syracuse, New York, John graduated from LeMoyne College with an accountancy... Read More
Alaskan Memorial Park & Legacy Funeral Homes
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 13 to Aug. 12, 2021.
Jerry Niemi
Jerry Niemi passed away peacefully at home on May 18, 2021 with his family by his side.He was born December 11, 1945 at St. Ann's Hospital in Juneau, the third male and fifth child of Tauno (Tick) and Marjorie Niemi. He was raised in Douglas, Alaska. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 13 to Aug. 12, 2021.
James L Tinsley
James L. Tinsley, formerly of Juneau, passed away in Columbus, Ohio on April 20 after succumbing to cancer. He lived in Columbus for the past 28 years where he enjoyed spending time having family dinners at his home, or the occasional meet up at Roosters for hot wings. He became... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 13 to Aug. 12, 2021.
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Lori Jean Stone Barnett
Lori Jean Stone Barnett, age 60 of Douglas, Alaska, passed away June 23, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Patricia Spencer and Oscar Stone, and her beloved nephew Aaron Dunham. She is survived by her husband, John Barnett, her Toy Maltese Ivy, and Senegal Parrot Kiwi... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 12 to Aug. 11, 2021.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Dr. Martin Moshe Laster
On June 15, 2021 adored husband and father, Martin Laster, passed away.The indefatigable, ever curious, always compassionate Marty will be missed by many loving family members, friends, colleagues, and students.Marty's wife, Jonna, and their children, Ian and Kate, will miss his uproarious... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 6 to Aug. 5, 2021.
Glen Herman Mielke
Life-long Alaskan, Glen Herman Mielke, 90, passed away on June 22, 2021 at Haines Assisted Living in Haines, Alaska. A graveside service will be held at Alaskan Memorial Park, July 12, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. led by Pastor Tim Harrison, Chapel by the Lake. Glen was born August 4, 1930... Read More
Published in Juneau Empire from Jul. 6 to Aug. 5, 2021.
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