In memory

Eleanor Virginia Bodkin, 71
Eleanor Virginia Bodkin died Jan. 29 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Bodkin was born Jan. 14, 1940, in Anchorage. She is survived by her sister, Elsie Vivian Chythlook; and brother, Clarence R. P. Achayok.

George Nester William Constantine Jr., 25
George Nester William Constantine Jr. died Dec. 23, 2010, in Tyonek, Alaska. Mr. Constantine was born Feb. 24 1985, in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughters, Georgena and Cynthia Constantine; son, Dustin; mother, Emma Constantine; sisters, Gloria, Tina, Anne and Fedora Constantine; many nieces and nephews; and fiancé, Gena Bartels.

George J. Earviak Sr., 67
George J. Earviak Sr. died Nov. 7, 2010, in Newtok, Alaska. Mr. Earviak was born Jan. 1, 1943, in Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Margaret A. Earviak; and daughters, Agnes R. and Marie A. Earviak.

Katherine Helmig, 89
Katherine Helmig died Nov. 20, 2010, at Taylored Cozy Care in Anchorage. Ms. Helmig was born in Anchorage. She is survived by her son, Paul Panamarioff.

William J. Lind, 84
William J. Lind died Nov. 7, 2010, at the Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash. Mr. Lind was born Jan. 5, 1926, in Colville, Wash. He met his late wife of 48 years, Rosalind (Miller), in Spokane. Together they lived in the Spenard area of Anchorage from 1965 to 1990 until they retired to Idaho. He is survived by his sister, Kathryn Andrist.

William McCord, 74
William McCord died Dec. 26, 2010, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. McCord, a lifelong Alaskan, was born Nov. 21, 1936, in Tyonek, Alaska. His family says he will be remembered for his “generous and giving nature, and great sense of humor.” He is survived by his sister, Nancy Wesson; brothers, Ray and Lawrence McCord; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John Amos McFarlin, 55
John Amos McFarlin died Nov. 15, 2010, in Palmer, Alaska. Mr. McFarlin was born March 27, 1955, in New Jersey. He is survived by his son, James R. McFarlin; grandson, Troy James McFarlin; mother, Hazel T. McFarlin; father, Donald W. McFarlin; sisters, Roxanne Smyers and Clovis Leiser; and nieces and nephews.

Louis Edward McMeeken, 81

Louis Edward McMeeken died Dec. 18, 2010, in Bellingham, Wash. Mr. McMeeken was born in 1929 in Seldovia, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn McMeeken; daughters, Kathy McMeeken Bower, Karen McMeeken Nagel, Kristie McMeeken Lines and Karolyn Marchel; and sons, Daniel and David McMeeken.

Ernest Leslie Oksoktaruk, 60
Ernest Leslie Oksoktaruk died May 26, 2010, on the Fish River near White Mountain, Alaska. Mr. Oksoktaruk was born Dec. 11, 1949. He is survived by his daughter, Theresa Ann Lincoln.

Larry Wayne Rodgers, 45
Larry Wayne Rodgers died Dec. 21, 2010, at home in Henderson, Nev. Mr. Rodgers was born Jan. 29, 1965, in Soldotna, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Jesse Michael Rodgers; mother, Katheryn M. Rodgers; and father, Carl F. Rodgers.

Lowell Keith Suydam, 57
Lowell Keith Suydam died Jan. 14 in Seldovia, Alaska. Mr. Suydam was born Jan. 27, 1953, in Chignik Lagoon, Alaska. Mr. Suydam was a successful commercial fisherman and computer expert for the Seldovia Village Tribe. His family says, “We have lost this great fisherman. Lowell was the most loving, quiet, generous and kind husband, father, brother and friend. To be in his presence was a blessing…He is greatly missed and will be cherished forever within our hearts.” He is survived by his wife, Marcella; children, Myriah, Seth, Chelsea and Nathan; sister, Lorraine (Bill) Mantor; brothers, Wesley (Resa) Suydam, Steven (Linda) Suydam, Dwain Suydam, Leon Suydam and Roger Suydam; and numerous nieces and nephews.