In Memory

Vivian Jean Becker, 57

Vivian Jean Becker passed away May 31 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. Ms. Becker was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Anchorage. She is survived by her mother, Marry Ann Swift; children, Christopher Klabunde, Desiree Phillips, Harley Becker and Dalton Becker; grandchildren, Gabriel Fletcher, Tatianna Fletcher and Zayden Becker; siblings, Brenda Harris, Kelly Anderson and Edward Swift; ex-husband, Eric Becker; aunt, Addie; and uncle, Bob.

Constance (Connie) Ann Berg, 58

Constance (Connie) Ann Berg passed away March 3 at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Ms. Berg was born May 19, 1959, in Seward, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Robert (Bobby) Berg; granddaughters, Alyssa and Layla Berg; brothers, Arne (Linda) and Gunnar (Debbie) Berg; sister, Robyn (Pete) Berg; and many nieces and nephews.

Joel K. Blatchford, 63

Joel K. Blatchford passed away June 30 in Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Blatchford was born March 6, 1955. He is survived by his children, Jessica Hoak and Joshua Blatchford; brothers, Kevin Murray and Lance Blatchford; and sister, Barbara Blatchford.

Richard Paul Ione, 66

Richard Paul Ione passed away Nov. 3, 2017, at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, Calif. Mr. Ione was born May 18, 1951, in Seward, Alaska. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gloria Rivas Ione; children, Bernadette Gloria Ione and Richard Paul Ione Jr.; granddaughter, Rae Michael Ione; sisters, Rosemarie Francis and Bonnie Tobin; and many wonderful brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

June K. “Toastie” Jardine, 68

June K. “Toastie” Jardine passed away June 9 at home in Peoria, Ariz. Ms. Jardine was born Jan. 14, 1950, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Jason Jardine, Nicole Jardine-Stevens and Carly Brooks; and grandchildren, Maliyah Nelson, Desmone’ Brooks-Conley, Sole’ Brooks- Martinez and Dimaggio Brooks-Martinez.

Michael Anthony Kuphaldt, 39

Michael Anthony Kuphaldt passed away June 3 in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Kuphaldt was born July 24, 1978, in Bethel, Alaska. He is survived by his children, Alyssa Chayalkun, Christiane Chayalkun, Joann Kuphaldt, Angel Kuphaldt, Arizona Kuphaldt, Steven Kuphaldt and Zeke Kuphaldt; paternal grandmother, Margaret Kuphaldt; paternal uncle, Harold Kuphaldt; and paternal aunt, Ellen Leisner.

Sharon Rae Oates, 70

Sharon Rae Oates passed away May 31 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Ms. Oates was born Feb. 15, 1948, in Ada, Okla. She is survived by her daughter, Wendy G. Stanley; son-in-law, Bill Stanley; and grandchildren, Katie and Scott Stanley.

Johnnie E. Richardson, 47

Johnnie E. Richardson passed away May 26 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Richardson was born Feb. 8, 1971, in Hampton, Va. He is survived by his father and mother, Steve W. and Ellamae M. Eleshansky; twin brother, James E. (Renee) Richardson; nieces and nephews, K’Tiera, J. Caleb, Savannah, Talitha, Micaiah, Kadren and Elijah Richardson; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.


Betty J. Davis, 83
Laverne Darlene Isaac, 33
Ruby Anna Karaffa, 87
Alfred Hansen Komok, 65
Agapia Susie Kozeroff, 79
Mildred C. Lowney, 91
Virgil McCord Sr., 63
Jasmin Pom O’Neill, 31
Edward Lewis Swanson, 77
Elsa Wanda Trover, 93