Obituaries

Ellen Amaateka Baize
Ellen Amaateka Baize was born on June 19, 1936 to the late Jimmy Tulii and Mabel Pungowiyi-Toolie of Savoonga.  She grew up in Savoonga alongside her siblings Jane, Walter, Katherine, Morris Sr.,...
Ronna Engstrom
Ronna Lynn Engstrom passed January 5, 2019 in Seattle, WA.  An adventurer at heart, she could do anything she pursued—snowboarding, sailing and rearing the most amazing daughter Elliott Alyssa...
LaVonne Okleasik
LaVonne was born on the Fourth of July in 1936 to Russell and Lucille Sime on their farm in Eden Township, Iowa. She was born with spinal bifida, but with extra effort LaVonne was able to walk and...
Thomas Eli ‘Topsekok’ Menadelook, Jr., was born March 17, 1964 in Teller, Alaska, to Thomas and Mary Menadelook. He lived in Teller and Diomede as a child. He attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School until...
William “Billy” Hoogendorn, Sr.
William “Billy” Hoogendorn, Sr. has Nome roots stemming back to Nome’s Gold Rush. Louise Ross, daughter of an 1890s Nome hotelier Charles Ross, married Holland immigrant Dirk Hoogendorn and together...
Lacie Helga Rose Nanouk
Lacie Helga Rose was born to Adam and Jolene Nanouk at 11:59 p.m., September 18, 2016 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Lacie had been diagnosed in utero with Heterotaxy...
Mary Jean Summers Wolf, “Queen Jean”, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 9, 2018 surrounded by her family at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Born in 1916 in Hammonton...
The son of Ingrid and Michael Breivik, a well-known fisherman from Veroy Lofoten Norway, Erik Breivik was born on October 12,  1941 on Veroy Island.  As a Christmas present when he was 4-years-old,...
Benedict A. Snowball
After fighting cancer with all his strength, Benny died peacefully in his sleep on November 19, 2018. Benny, the oldest to Timothy Sr. and Mamie Snowball, was born on March 17, 1942 in Stebbins,...
Francis Suluk Alvanna
Francis Suluk Alvanna, a devout Catholic, was born on December 6, 1940 to John and Magdalene Alvanna on King Island, Alaska. He lived on King Island with his parents and five siblings until the age...

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