In Memory

Clarence Andrew Nazuruk
Clarence Andrew Nazuruk

Clarence Andrew Nazuruk, 65

Clarence Andrew Nazuruk passed away May 9 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Nazuruk was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Noorvik, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Sandra R. Merica-Nazuruk; children, Stephanie Hicks, Ashley Merica-Nazuruk and Willie Merica-Nazuruk; step-children, Shayne Miller and Shannon Miller; mother, Sarah Bouffioux; sisters, Irene (Reno) Pearlman, Marilyn Kalayauk and Renee Savage; grandchildren, Michael Lee Hicks III, Mikaela Hicks, Krash Newsom and CJ Newsom; mother-in-law, Flo Merica, sister-in-law, Angel Merica- Hundt; and brother-in-law, Kenny Merica.

Bruce Edward Oskolkoff
Bruce Edward Oskolkoff

Bruce Edward Oskolkoff, 58

Bruce Edward Oskolkoff passed away April 19 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Oskolkoff was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Homer, Alaska, and grew up and resided in Ninilchik, Alaska, where he raised a family and had a career dedicated to environmental stewardship and Alaska Native culture. Mr. Oskolkoff is a former president of the Ninilchik Tribe. He is survived by his wife, Jamie Oskolkoff; children, Emily Oskolkoff and Andrea Oskolkoff; mother, Marion Oskolkoff; sisters, Debra Oskolkoff and Marla Kvasnikoff; brother, Gary Oskolkoff; nieces and nephews, Mandi Patrick, Argent Kvasnikoff, Erin Ward, Sarah Morphis, Elizabeth Morphis, Grassim A. Oskolkoff, Alexa Oskolkoff, Evia Oskolkoff and Alia Oskolkoff; and grandnieces and grandnephews, Raven Patrick, Willow Patrick, Shay Ward, Rolland Ward, Hailey Morphis, Jamison Morphis and William Morphis.

Grace Gertrude Pennington, 70

Grace Gertrude Pennington passed away March 20 at Hospice of the Valley in Surprise, Ariz. Ms. Pennington was born Nov. 14, 1945, in Cordova, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Oley Randall Pennington; son, Raymond Leroy Bellamy; sister, Pauline Trujillo; and brother, Tony Hansen.

Bruce Gordon Reekie, 63

Bruce Gordon Reekie passed away Oct. 14, 2015, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Reekie was born Dec. 31, 1951, in Anchorage. He is survived by his mother, Jeanne E. Reekie; brothers, Ray Reekie and Robert Reekie; and sister, Linda Woods.

Evon A. Wassilie, 63

Evon A. Wassilie passed away March 6. Mr. Wassilie was born June 9, 1952, in Bethel, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Nastasia Wassilie; daughters, Desirae L. Wassilie, Melissa Wassilie and Jasmine M. Wassilie; and grandkids, Isaac, Madison, Kimberly and Alexander Jr.


Carol Marie Jager, 53
Duane Elia Larson, 68
Deborah Lynne Poitry, 50
Lila Mae Sanders, 69
Bernard Harold Turner, 81
Teddy Martin Williams, 54