In Memory

Roscoe Ballot Cleveland, 38

Roscoe Ballot Cleveland passed away in Selawik, Alaska. His family remembers him as caring, forgiving, strong-willed and always willing to help his family. Mr. Cleveland is survived by his mother, Violet J. Cleveland; and siblings, Harry S. Cleveland, Cheryl Cleveland, Ruth Baker, Lancer Cleveland, Davie Starbuck, Flora Knight, Fred Cleveland and Blanche Moon.

David F. Cooper Jr., 71

David F. Cooper Jr. passed away Dec. 15, 2018, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Wasilla, Alaska. Mr. Cooper was born Jan. 18, 1947, in Anchorage. He is survived by Gary Cooper Sr., Darryl Cooper, Heidi Boensch, Dewayne Cooper, Michelle Cooper, Zena Disney and Darin Cooper Sr.

Juan Eugene Delacruz Jr., 47

Juan Eugene Delacruz Jr. passed away Sept. 9, 2018, in San Jose, Calif. Mr. Delacruz was born Feb. 2, 1971, in Ketchikan, Alaska. His family remembers him as a smiling, kindhearted storyteller who loved to laugh. Mr. Delacruz is survived by his mother, Ellisa (Delacruz Ayson) DeMattio; father, Juan E. Delacruz Sr.; stepfather, Al DeMattio; sisters, Alicia Lopez and Alana DeMattio; brothers, Chris and David Delacruz; nieces, Meagan Stewart, Rebecca Delacruz, Heaven Lopez and Katrina Martinez; nephews, Scott Stewart, Antonio, Fernando and Emmanuel Lopez, Brandon and Alex Delacruz, and Daniel and Matthew Marvin; and grandnephews, Adrian, Jordan, Miles and Barrett.

Juanita Michelle Delacruz, 51

Juanita Michelle Delacruz passed away June 3, 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Ms. Delacruz was born Aug. 11, 1966, in Seattle. “Her infectious laugh, fantastic smile, great personality, football, music and cooking were part of who she was,” her family said. Ms. Delacruz is survived by her father, Juan E. Delacruz Sr.; mother, Ellisa (Delacruz) DeMattio; stepfather, Al DeMattio; siblings, David, Chris, Alicia and Alana; children, Meagan and Scott; grandsons, Adrian, Jordan and Miles; nieces, Katrina, Heaven and Rebecca; nephews, Antonio, Fernando, Emmanuel, Brandon, Alex, Daniel and Matthew; and grandnephew, Barrett.

Thomas J. Estabrook III, 82

Thomas J. Estabrook III passed away Nov. 30, 2018, at home in Granite City, Ill. Mr. Estabrook was born July 4, 1936, in Nenana, Alaska. He is survived by his children, Thomas Estabrook IV, Thomas Estabrook V, Joseph Estabrook, Tina Warren, Donna Gray and Shelby Indelicato; brothers, Lee Estabrook and John Estabrook; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Kerry D. Grohs, 56

Kerry D. Grohs passed away Nov. 24, 2018, at Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, Wash. Mr. Grohs was born April 17, 1962, in Chehalis, Wash. His family said he will be remembered for his kindness and generosity, charming wit, great sense of humor and heart of gold. Mr. Grohs is survived by his mother, Shirley-May Toney; stepfather, Paul Toney; sister, Vicki Rae (Grohs) Jacobson; nephews, Levi Godwin and Matthew Goodlataw; and niece, Jennifer Dawn Newton.

Perry Scott Guerrero, 61

Perry Scott Guerrero passed away Dec. 3, 2018, at Willapa Harbor Hospital in South Bend, Wash. Mr. Guerrero was born Aug. 29, 1957, in Auburn, Wash. He is survived by his siblings, Cathy Lynn Krona, Mary Ellan Guerrero, Diane Bell Jackola and Jody Ann Guerrero.

Viola Marilyn Hansen, 86

Viola Marilyn Hansen passed away Dec. 9, 2018, at home in Anchor Point, Alaska. Ms. Hansen was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Robert Hansen; children, Torvald Hansen, Emma Allen, Shelly Jensen, Lisa Pullen and Heidi Bond; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Millie I. Johnson, 94

Millie I. Johnson passed away Nov. 11, 2018, at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Ms. Johnson was born Feb. 3, 1924, in Madison, Mo. She is survived by her children, Larry Foster, Glenn Foster Jr., Beth Lamont and Bobby Johnson; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Randy B. Lesher, 58

Randy B. Lesher passed away Dec. 15, 2018, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Lesher was born June 29, 1960, in Seattle. He is survived by his siblings, Rick Lesher and Yvonne Lesher.

Laura Ann Martin, 83

Laura Ann Martin passed away May 15, 2018, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Martin was born Oct. 20, 1934, in Nome, Alaska. She is survived by Richard W. Martin, Frankie L. Martin III, Sharon L. Martin, Marilyn J. Gauthier, Gary A. Martin and Annette C. Spivey.

Robert Alexander Poggas, 81

Robert Alexander Poggas passed away Nov. 18, 2018, in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Mr. Poggas was born July 1, 1937, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie B. Poggas; daughters, Cynthia Fairbanks and Dawn Bates; granddaughter and husband, Ashley Poggas and David Holsington; grandsons, Alexander Quick and Jeffery Fairbanks; and sister, Georgia Bass.

Beverly J. Sandstrom, 74

Beverly J. Sandstrom passed away Nov. 5, 2018, at home in Elma, Wash. Ms. Sandstrom was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Aberdeen, Wash. She is survived by her daughter, Kora Ward; and Edward S. Sandstrom Jr., Levi Sandstrom, Tonia Shumate, Inez Sandstrom and Daniel Sandstrom.

Joyce May Williford, 83

Joyce May Williford passed away Nov. 28, 2018, at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Williford was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Kenai, Alaska. Her family wrote, “She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being with family and friends, and spending time with her grandkids.” Ms. Williford is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Williford and Vicky Andrews, and Jack and Sharon Williford Jr.; daughter, Cheryl Letender; granddaughters, Alexis Letender, Nichole Williford, Danielle Williford, and Kate and Laural Schadle; grandson, Matthew Schadle; great-granddaughter, Sydney Goins; great-grandson, John Williford; sisters, Phylis Bookey and Kathy Rodgers; and brothers, Coby Wilson, Philip Wilson and Russell Wilson.

Cecilia Lois Amos Woodard, 69

Cecilia Lois Amos Woodard passed away Dec. 20, 2018, home in Lucedale, Miss. Ms. Woodard was born Oct. 17, 1949, in Mekoryuk, Alaska. An accomplished knitter, she knitted more than 2,520 items for Oomingmak, a musk ox producers’ cooperative owned by more than 250 Alaska Native women. She is survived by her children, Nona Janell (Eddie) Magenheimer, Melissa (John) Doherty, Jan (George) Goggans, Joye Woodard, Brian (Jeannine) Woodard and Quentin Norman; siblings, Elizabeth Spud, Frieda Seebold, Barbara Amos, Howard, Rolland, Tony, Oscar, Raymond and Bryan Amos; and 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


Clifford Alfred Black Sr., 82
Diana Marie Call, 69
Robert William Clyde, 81
Alfred J. Cooper III, 66
Stefanie Maria Elder, 48
Patsy Marie Gayle, 75
Donald George Karabelnikoff, 69
Agnes Susan Samuelson, 53
George Shafter Toshavik, 88
Gerald Turner Jr., 58
Patricia Ann Vantubergen, 73
Ry Gabriel Walker, 32
Carol Edelman Warrior, 56