Bernice Charity Blatchford-Greiner, 85
Bernice Charity Blatchford-Greiner passed away Sept. 1 at the North Auburn Rehabilitation and Health Center in Auburn, Wash. Along with her twin, Ms. Blatchford-Greiner was born on June 8, 1932, in Golovin, Alaska, to a 17-child family. Her family remembers her as a woman possessed of a strong spirit and with a passion for life whose hobbies included berry picking, canning fruit, cooking and sewing. She is survived by her husband, Martin L. Greiner; children, Jenny Yingling, David (Kari) Greiner, Mary Greiner, Wesley (Janice) Greiner, Mark (Sandy) Greiner and James (Laura) Greiner; grandchildren, Lauden, Jordan, Merlin Ivanoff, Ben Ivanoff, Kristen, Roger, Delbert, Mark Sr., April and Sarah; and greatgranddaughter, Jenny Kartes.
Robert J. Ekstrom Sr., 93
Robert J. Ekstrom Sr. passed away July 26 at the Regency Florence Care Facility in Florence, Ore. Mr. Ekstrom was born on Jan. 30, 1924, in Anchorage. His family remembers him as a man known for his charisma, independence, personal pride, sense of humor and charm. A veteran, he was stationed in Seattle, the southern United States, the Aleutian Islands and eventually the Philippines during World War II. Mr. Ekstrom and his wife operated a successful restaurant, Shirleyville, in Tyonek, Alaska. He is survived by his children, Roberta Hallam, Robert James Ekstrom Jr., Georgia Marie Dieringer and Pete Ekstrom; grandchildren, Leanne N. Shuck, William Shannon Ashmore, Kenneth Dieringer, Michelle Mahoney, James Strongheart and Georgette Hope Ekstrom; and great-grandchildren, Ian, Dustin, Evan L. Ashmore-Honan, Shane J. Shuck, Samuel R. Shuck, Ty R. Shuck, Shawna A. Ashmore, Ava V. Ashmore, Allister K. Ekstrom, Brenda L. Ekstrom, Amanda N. Ekstrom, Cisco S. Mahoney and Zane M. Mahoney.
Floyd (Smokey) F. Poage Jr., 62
Floyd (Smokey) F. Poage Jr. passed away Sept. 13 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He was born on July 17, 1955, in Everett, Wash.
Paula May Brill, 60
Warren C. Kruger, 93
Mary Louise Lee, 78
Kenneth Lloyd McCord, 57
Darrel Walter Whitley, 34