Minnie Salmon
1932 - 2014
Our beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother Minnie Salmon passed away Sept. 17, 2014, in Fairbanks at 82 years of age. 
Minnie Salmon was born July 3, 1932, in Chalkyitsik to Ben and Julia Thomas. Minnie is survived by her husband, William Salmon Sr., whom she married Feb. 28, 1954, and her sister, Martha Mckeown. She is also survived by her children and their spouses, Woodie Salmon and Katelyn Englishoe, Patricia Salmon, William and Vicki Salmon Jr., Isabelle and Harry Carroll Jr., Darrel and Charleen Salmon, and their children and spouses; Melissa Salmon, Dana and Ben Pugh and Destiny Salmon, Tonya Carroll and Francine Nathaniel, Amanda and Jeffery Wright, Devan and Jordan Carroll, Shelby, Julia, Allyson and Shani Fisher-Salmon; and great-grandchildren, Sikoya Fields, Arlyssa and Paxson Wright, and Sarah and Benjamin Pugh. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings; Mary Nathaniel, Paul Ben Thomas, Margaret Cadzow, Lilly Herbert, her son David Earl Salmon and grandson Adam Francis. 
A dedicated mother and grandmother, Shitsuu Minnie Salmon lived her life working to revitalize the Gwich'in language as a bilingual instructor and prevention worker. She helped create a Gwich'in curriculum for the Yukon Flats School District, taught Athabascan fiddle dancing to her students and helped establish the summer culture camp on the Dranjik for children. She was a health aide for many years. Minnie was a renown beadwork artist, cook and woman of strong faith.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at St. Timothy's Church in Chalkyitsik
Published by Daily News-Miner on Sep. 19, 2014.
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Minnie such a kind soul. She also laught in the school in Nenana, and was a very good role model to many students as a dorm parent. She and her husband would come to my parents (Edmund and Nora Lord) and visit. Prayers for the family and we all know that Minnie went through the gates upstairs.
Aggie (Lord) Britt
September 22, 2014
Minnie helped many students from other communities, taking them into her home. I looked forward to her bilingual class when I was in elementary in CIK; she taught me how to spell the gwichin words. Rest in peace.
James Nathaniel
September 22, 2014
"Her rest is won!" How I wish I could be there with your family for the service today! My prayers are with you all! Judy and Phil Kuehnert ( Williamsburg, Virginia)
Judy Kuehnert
September 20, 2014
a true kwitchin instr.faithful roll model,a fun loving memories will shine in our heart forever.an auntie
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sandra corpuz
September 20, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends and the village. Minnie was such a sweet person. I know she will missed by all who knew her.
Mary Pie Pedroza
September 19, 2014
Loving and respectful memories of a wonderful and wise woman. Hope she lives on in what she so freely passed on to her family and friends in spirit.
Pat Fox
September 19, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family.
Nine Opferman
September 19, 2014
I am sorry to hear of Minnie's passing. I admired her grace, kindness, and dedication to her family, community and cultural values. My thoughts & prayers are with you all during this time of loss.
Darlene Bifelt
September 19, 2014
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