In Memory

Jennie Larson, 86

Jennie Larson passed away Feb. 15 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Larson was born Dec. 31, 1931, in the village of Tshukfaqtulik near Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Lydia (Chris) Heyward, Margaret LaValley, Justina (Fred) Meyer and David; grandchildren, Mike Heyward, Andrea Heyward, Lac’e Heyward, Litonya Garrett, Jamila Garrett, Aimee Verrone, Shane Nunn, Jenny Phillimore, Shannon Fisk, Devon Valentine, Malaya Meyer and Aaron Fisk; great-grandchildren, Anna Garrett, Terrell and Marissa Heyward, Cha’Miya and Rodrick Hines, Dominic Fisk, Attalia Valentine, Payton Phillimore and Jahzara, and Loni and Jalila Harris.

Easton G. Lykken, 19

CIRI descendant Easton G. Lykken passed away Feb. 12, 2017, at UW Hospital in Madison, Wis. Mr. Lykken was born Oct. 23, 1997, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. He is survived by his father, Luke Lykken; mother, CIRI shareholder Heidi Lykken; brothers, Lloyd, Kristian and Luke Lykken; sister, Emily Lykken; half-sisters, Erika Heuermann and Gwen Strand; half-brother, Nathan Lykken; uncles, David Lykken, James Lykken, Kevin Schleuter and Mark Lykken; aunts, Darla Prentice, Rosalind Lykken, Michelle Lykken, Dawn Schleuter and Sandy Lykken; and cousins Claire, Kiera, Averlie, Annaliese, Tyler Prentice, John Schleuter and Jessica Schleuter.

Cheryl Lynn Parker, 54

Cheryl Lynn Parker passed away Dec. 11, 2017, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Parker was born Aug. 17, 1963, in Anchorage. She is survived by Patsy Sue Parker, Kevin Lee Parker and Sean Ashley Parker.

Blanche Reed, 84

Blanche Reed passed away Mar. 7 at Heritage Place—Continuing Care Nursing Home in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Reed was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Colville River, Alaska. She spent her childhood in Barrow, Alaska, relocating with her family to Fairbanks, Alaska, after completing the eighth grade. She worked as a waitress and housekeeper and counted among her hobbies camping, fishing, crocheting, berry picking, singing and dancing. She was an excellent seamstress and growing flowers was her passion. Ms. Reed is survived by her children, William Blackmon Jr., Nora Ann (Harold) Snowball, Rose Marie Clift, Michael D. Riley, Robert Jon Clift, Edna Lynn (Keith) Gerke, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Lana Joyce Roehl, 64

Lana Joyce Roehl passed away Dec. 13, 2017, at home in Chugiak, Alaska. Ms. Roehl was born June 19, 1953, in Alaska. She is survived by Shirley (Olivia) Louise Alexander, Harmon G. Roehl, Sheila D. Hague, Matthew Alexander, Ashley West, Shelby Victor Furtado, Arnold Hague, Chantel Justice and Jayson Giles.

Carrie Ruvalcava, 88

Carrie Ruvalcava passed away Feb. 8 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Ruvalcava was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Tuluksak, Alaska. She began her singing ministry as a young girl in the Moravian church of Tuluksak where her parents served as ministers, eventually traveling with gospel singing groups throughout Alaska and the Lower 48. As a young woman, Ms. Ruvalcava worked as a nurse’s aide and Yup’ik language interpreter at hospitals in Anchorage and Bethel, Alaska. In addition to singing, she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, picking berries, cooking, baking and sewing. Ms. Ruvalcava is survived by her children, Tony J. Andrew, Gloria M. Yates and Rosita A. Ruvalcava; grandchildren, Douglas E. Yates III, Tyler J. Andrew and Rinnah S. Andrew; son-in-law, Douglas Yates Jr.; daughter-in-law, Nancy Andrew; siblings, Noah Andrew, Maggie Allain, Hannah Lamont and Della Andrew; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Emma Emily Wegener, 40

Emma Emily Wegener passed away Nov. 16, 2017, in Phoenix. Ms. Wegener was born Aug. 4, 1977, in Soldotna, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Jonathan Wegener; son, Michael Kingsley; and father, Walter Clark Sr.


Elmer Nayokpuk Avessuk, 82
Lorraine Rita Kost, 83
Norma Propst, 80
Don Foster Simmonds, 71
Robert Joaquin Weaver, 48

Correction: In the February 2018 Raven’s Circle, we incorrectly identified Agnes Alma Dalton Johnson’s date of birth as July 19, 2017. It should have been July 19, 1927. We apologize for the error.