Charles “Charlie” Anderson Jr., 53
Charles Anderson Jr. was born Feb. 2, 1958, in Anchorage to Chuck and Georgia Anderson. He was an accomplished athlete, earned degrees in criminal justice and psychology and was a leader in Anchorage’s Alaska Native community. Mr. Anderson was president of Marsh USA, Anchorage division and was a Cook Inlet Tribal Council director. In 2005, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His recovery was beset by an embolism that left him legally blind and confined to a wheelchair for two years. His determination helped him regain the ability to walk, run, ski, dance, bike and swim. In 2007, Mr. Anderson met Carole Chambers, a volunteer ski coach for Challenge Alaska. They were married in Hawaii in 2008. In March 2011, the tumor returned and he passed away April 15 at home in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Carole Anderson; son, Chas Anderson; parents, Chuck and Georgia Anderson; sister, Patti and her husband Jim Juliussen and many other family members and friends.
William Beach, 88
William Beach died June 28 in Eugene, Ore. Mr. Beach was born in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Leonardine L. Crawford, 93
Leonardine L. Crawford died June 18 at the Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Wasilla, Alaska.
Ms. Crawford was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She moved to Alaska in the mid-1930s. She enjoyed bowling, berry picking, collecting rocks, camping, crafts, pets and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughters, Janice Anderson, Joy Allen and Paula Warner; son, David Crawford; three granddaughters; seven grandsons and eleven great-grandchildren.
Tessie Patricia Crosley (aka Patricia Crosley), 85
Tessie Patricia Crosley died June 27 at the Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Wash. Ms. Crosley was born May 25, 1926, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Cargill and Janet O’Neal.
Sandra Fuentes, 47
Sandra Fuentes died Jan. 21 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Fuentes was born May 27, 1963, in Kotzebue, Alaska. She worked at Providence Hospital for NANA Management Services as a housekeeping supervisor. She was known professionally for her strong work ethic and personally for her warmth and compassion. She is survived by her husband, Mario Fuentes; children, Alina Ancell, Felida Fuentes, Stephen (Margaret) Nelson, Jovan Fuentes and Dante Fuentes; grandchildren, Ashlyn and Tiana Nelson; and siblings, Wanda Hyatt, Carolyn Bickley and Ricky Nelson.
Gerald Bobby LaMont, 83
Gerald Bobby LaMont died Aug. 5 at home in Fleming, Colo. Mr. LaMont was born in
McLean County, Ill. He is survived by his daughter, Linda M. Clifford; sons, Gerald B. LaMont, Jeffrey “Reid” LaMont and Michael B. LaMont; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Alma F. McCormick, 88
Alma F. McCormick died Aug. 18 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. McCormick was born July 8, 1923, on Unga, one of the Shumagin Islands on Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, to John and Cecilia (Isberg) Foster. In 1941, she became a nurse’s assistant in Unalaska, where she survived a World War II bombing attack in early June 1942. She eventually moved to Anchorage, where she worked in community services for Cook Inlet Native Association and met the love of her life, Robert ‘Ned’ McCormick, in 1965. She is survived by her husband, Ned McCormick; daughters, Fern Potts, Cecilia Lobdell, Sharon Kay, Delores Tuttle, Mona Robison and Diane Shrader; sons, Harold and Joseph Rudolph; grandchildren, Danny Potts, Wayne Potts, Michelle (Potts) Best, Christopher Rudolph, Johnny Kay, Shara Thompson, Kelly Kay, Tammy Tuttle Ashley, Troy Tuttle, David Morgan, Michael Morgan, Danny Shrader, Kenny Huff, Stephen Goozmer, Stephanie Jacobson, Alma Goozmer, Amy Siples, Harold Rudolph, David Rudolph, Kenneth Rudolph, Jolene Rudolph and Susie Rudolph; brother, Bruce Foster; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Lucile M. Oliver, 92
Lucile M. Oliver died Feb. 12 at the Northwest Hospital in Seattle, Wash., with her children present. Ms. Oliver was born June 8, 1918, in Ketchikan, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Marian Nelson and Glenn Oliver; sister, Lela Walicki; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and her dog, Tiki.
Robert Joseph Baker, 52
William Dee Bentti, 50
John W. Malidore Sr., 88
Donald Theodore Newton, 75
Kevin Curtis Reamer, 39
Albert Jacko Wassillie Jr., 57