Bobby Alex, 68
Bobby Alex died Jan. 13 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Alex was born April 27, 1942, in Eklutna, Alaska to Mike Alex, Chief of Eklutna, and Daria Nellie Ephim Alex. He retired from Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) after more than 20 years of service. He is survived by his sisters, Lois Munson, Margaret Kuphaldt, Julia Cooper and Linda Powell; brothers, Maxem (Max) and Timothy Alex; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Wanda Cherie Krowl-Adams Delane, 56
Wanda Cherie Krowl-Adams Delane died July 29, 2010, at home in Kasilof, Alaska. Ms. Delane was born Feb. 6, 1954, in Alaska. She is survived by her brother, Michael Freeman, and his family and numerous friends in Kasilof and Ninilchik.
Ada Emily Esmailka, 78
Ada Emily Esmailka died Jan. 20 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Esmailka was born Mar. 10, 1932, in Nulato, Alaska. “She was a very special person to us all,” said her family. “She will be missed dearly by family and friends alike.” She is survived by her children, Anna Gribble, Arnold Ray, Kristin Robin and John Robin; sister and brother-in-law, Lily and Dick Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mary E. Harris-Lloyd, 72
Mary E. Harris-Lloyd died Oct. 20, 2010, in Milwaukee, Wis. Ms. Harris-Lloyd was born April 23, 1938, in Flat, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Allan Lloyd; daughter, Angela Stahl; son-in-law, John Stahl; granddaughters, Samantha and Lucy Stahl; and siblings, Nina Mercer, Alfred Miller, Virginia Rude and Frank Miller.
Clara Jean (Kallander) Kish, 82
Clara Jean Kish died Dec. 24, 2010, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Kish was born Jan. 22, 1928, in Point Possession, Alaska to Julius and Cora Kallander. Her grandparents were Dena’ina Athabascan Chief Nicholai, head of the tribe of Point Possession, and Doris Nicholai. “Clara will be deeply missed and will be remembered for the love she had for her children and family, her joyful ways, laughter and being a sweet lady,” said her family. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Huddleston, Penny Vogt, and other children; sister, Anne Knigge; numerous nieces, nephews and close family friends.
Emily Ruby Olson, 61
Emily Ruby Olson died Jan. 3 in Wasilla, Alaska. Ms. Olson was born July 1, 1949, in Clarks Point, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Olson; and daughters, Anita East, Renetta Haggard, Heather Olson and Vanessa Olson.
Terrynce Edward Ondola, 40
Terrynce Edward Ondola died Jan. 28 in Norwood, Ohio. Mr. Ondola was born May 25, 1970, in Alaska. He is survived by his brother, Andrew R. Newlon Ching and maternal grandparents, Rosaline J. Newlon Ching and George S. Ching.
Myrtle R. Rasmussen, 64
Myrtle R. Rasmussen died Dec. 20, 2010, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Rasmussen was born Dec. 15, 1946, in Unalakleet, Alaska. She was an active volunteer with the Alaskan Sled Dog Racing Association. She is survived by her husband, John R. Rasmussen; daughter, Arlene Anderson; son, Wesley, and his wife Wanda Rasmussen; granddaughters, Alexis Walkins and Jessica Gibson; grandson, John T. Claxton; great-granddaughter, Sierra Lynn Walkins; and sisters, Grace Beach and Carrie Agibinik.
Barbara Ann Zimmerman, 60
Barbara Ann Zimmerman died Feb. 14. Ms. Zimmerman was born April 1, 1950, in Anchorage, Alaska. She is survived by Fredrick Zimmerman, Charles Zimmerman, Gail Dobrasz and her father, Charles Zimmerman.
M. Dewey Baxter, 54
David Alexander Komakhuk, 19
Robert Sheldon, 77
Edward G. Wesley, 57