© CIRI, 1999 * Allison Knox, Editor * Design, Northwest Strategies
The CIRI Board of Directors and staff extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the following shareholders who have passed away:
Marie Coffel, 66
Marie Coffel died October 29, 1999 at Olympic Health Care in Sequim, Wash. Ms. Coffel was born on July 29, 1933 in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters Cecelia Szymanski, Barbara Tonnema, Demaris Juliussen; grandchildren Michelle Koch, Chris, Stacy and A.J. Achilles, Stephanie, Shalon and Collin Szymanski; and siblings Violet Young, Freda Wallace, James and Larry Sanders.
Edward J. LaFountain III, 45
Edward J. LaFountain III died October 26, 1999 at his residence in Saranac, New York. Mr. LaFountain was born on March 20, 1954 in Plattsburgh, New York. He is survived by his parents Edward Jr. and Alice Ness LaFountain; son Jeremy; granddaughter Samantha; brother and sister-in-law Ronald and Jennifer; sisters and brothers-in-law Leslie and Michael Dann, Julie and Michael Clark; and sisters Laura and Donna.
Harriet C. (Sherri) McKnight, 48
Harriet C. McKnight died May 3, 1999 in Yelm, Wash. Ms. McKnight was born in Anchorage, Alaska on February 23, 1951. She is survived by her husband Michael; daughters Jennifer M. Juarez and Stephanie E. McKnight; and her parents Mae and Frederick Sharp.
Harold M. Nicolie, 56
Harold M. Nicolie died September 3, 1999 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Mr. Nicolie was born on December 1, 1942 in Willow, Alaska. He is survived by nephews Michael Love and Sean Floyd; nieces Christina and Samantha Love-Rose. He is preceded in death by his sisters Doris Love and Alice Floyd; mother Katherine Nicolie; and nephew Chad Floyd.
Bruce Wooksuk Seetomona, 29
Bruce W. Seetomona died October 10, 1999 at his home in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Seetomona was born in Da Nang, Vietnam on October 4, 1970. He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Linda Seetomona; sisters Thu-Ha Nakasone, Joanne Yim and Mimi Tinajero; and brothers David and Terry Seetomona.
Evelyn Snow, 78
Evelyn Snow died October 30, 1999 at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Ms. Snow was born in Holy Cross, Alaska on June 11, 1921. She is survived by her daughters Lucille Magnuson, Patricia Baldwin, Judith Snow-Rosander and Tilly Snow; sons Nicholas and Peter Snow II; 21 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
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IN TOUCH: SHAREHOLDER NEWs
Baby Anaïs Bijou
CIRI Shareholder Kayleen Mulligan announces the birth of her daughter Anaïs Bijou born Sept. 30, 1998 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Anaïs Bijou is Kayleen's first child.
Announcing Mr. & Mrs. Hallstead Jr.
CIRI shareholder Keith
Hallstead, Jr. and Janice Johnson were married on September 9 during a ceremony
held outside the Bird Viewing Sanctuary in Sitka, Alaska. The groom is employed
by Cave Electric in Juneau, Alaska and the bride is employed by K&R Enterprises
in Sitka. The couple is making their home in Juneau.
Mr. & Mrs. Hallstead Jr.
Gabriel Juliussen Weds
CIRI shareholder Gabriel
Juliussen and Lisa Marie Sova were married July 10 at the Church of the Assumption
in Bellingham, Wash. Juliussen is the son of Gloria Wik of Kenai and the late
Gabriel Juliussen. He graduated from Kenai Central High School and the University
of Alaska and is employed as an operator at the Tesoro refinery in Nikiski,
THE SEAL PUP OF TURNAGAIN ARM
By Ruth Ann Oskolkoff
In spring, the creek would rise
behind the log house, by Birch and Aspen,
where my grandmother Daria lived,
surrounded by backwoods ponds,
Bird Creek was too deep
in the gully to play in.
A seal pup would come every day,
wait for the girl to feed her
trout, minnows, salmon;
this began when both were young.
Nameless, she followed my grandmother
on the long boarded sidewalk
across the mud flats
to where they loaded boats.
The pup followed only her
into the tiny Alaskan village
where there was one hall
for dances, games, and gatherings.
She liked the young seal
but worried it was not safe,
the dogs - wild dogs from town,
so many of them.
Everyone loved Daria,
she'd visit people in the hospital,
interpret if they could not speak English,
she could always tell what was wrong,
even with no training.
The opening to Turnagain Arm
is small and narrow, the tide
goes way out, comes way in,
sometimes the tide's a big wave,
the water in a rush.
The seal pup stopped coming one day,
left to look for mates and have young,
grew up and went far away.
After that, my grandmother lost her folks
and she went to live with another family;
this is the story, as it was told to me.