In Memory

Valorie J. Brunkhorst, 55

Valorie J. Brunkhorst passed away March 26 at home in Germantown, Wis. Ms. Brunkhorst was born May 13, 1964, in Anchorage. She is survived by her spouse, Jim Brunkhorst; children, Nathan Brunkhorst, Emma Brunkhorst and Gina Brunkhorst; grandson, Noah Brunkhorst; and brothers, Dan Baker and Darrel Baker.

Frances Rose Butzke, 78

Frances Rose Butzke passed away April 4 at Dayspring Assisted Living in Anchorage. Ms. Butzke was born July 13, 1941, in Nome, Alaska. She was proud of her Alaska Native heritage as an Inupiaq Eskimo and was an original CIRI enrollee, a shareholder of Bering Straits Native Corp. and Sitnasuak Native Corp., and a tribal member of Nome Eskimo Community. She worked for the Municipality of Anchorage for 38-plus years and counted among her many hobbies berry- and mushroom-picking, camping, fishing, spending time with her children and grandchildren, and travel. Ms. Butzke is survived by her children, Jonathan Richard Butzke and Lawrence Carl Smith; grandchildren, Jonathan Butzke, Alden Butzke, Mauri Butzke, Joseph Butzke, Kristopher Smith, Kamren Smith, Karmen Smith, Kabriella Smith, Kadarina Smith, Kandance Phillips and Konstance Miller; great-grandchild, Adalynn Butzke; and siblings, Patricia Cochran (Cole), Nicholas Longley (Kim), Dr. Mary Jean Longley and Ted Cavota (Donna).

Allan Olson Dahl Sr., 82

Allan Olson Dahl Sr. passed away Feb. 14 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Dahl was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Talkeetna, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Nina K. Dahl; and children, Allen O. Dahl and Cherrelle R. Dahl.

Rita Marie Green, 51

Rita Marie Green passed away Feb. 18 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Green was born Sept. 25, 1968, in Fort Jackson, S.C. Her family remembers her as a social butterfly who would light up a room when she walked in. She is survived by her husband, Phillip W. Green; children, Marissa Green and Matt Stice; grandchildren, David Stice and Harley Stice; aunt, Vivian Gaines; mother-in-law, Brenda Green; and too many family members to mention.

Geneva L. Johnson, 93

Geneva L. Johnson passed away Feb. 9 at home in Sunbury, Ohio. Ms. Johnson was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Sunbury, Ohio. She is survived by her daughter, Linda A. Williamson; and son-in-law, Daniel L. Williamson.

Margaret Mary Marlin, 84

Margaret Mary Marlin passed away April 4 in Anchorage. Ms. Marlin was born Oct. 23, 1935, in Stebbins, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Wendy Williams and April Marlin; grandchildren, Matthew Raymond, Ted Raymond Jr., Robin Chiklak, Nathan Raymond, Johnathyn Raymond and Aurora Tom; son-in-law, Glen Williams; and great-grandchildren, Teddy III, Daniel, Ana, Alvin, Isiaiah, Manny and Isabelle Raymond.

Loretta Jane Moore, 93

Loretta Jane Moore passed away Feb. 10 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Moore was born July 23, 1926, in Leroy Township, Audobon County, Iowa. She is survived by her children, Brandon Douglas Moore and Mary Lou Moore; and brother, Roscoe Henriksen.

Herman Nelsen, 85

Herman Nelsen passed away Jan. 18 in Seward, Alaska. Mr. Nelsen was born Feb. 26, 1934, in Kanakanak, Alaska. After living a majority of his childhood in Kodiak and Seldovia, Alaska, he moved to Seward where he married his wife Sandra and raised three sons. Mr. Nelsen was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a lifelong commercial fisherman.

John William Steve Jr., 57

John William Steve Jr. passed away April 22 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Steve was born July 26, 1962, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Steve; children, Valerie, Carl, Denise, Jessica and Leanne Steve; sisters, Deborah Johnson, Patricia Ambrosio and Terry Ambrosio; and nine grandchildren.

Rudy D. Walker Sr., 76

Rudy D. Walker Sr. passed away March 12 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Walker was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Holy Cross, Alaska. He enjoyed a 30-year career with the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and served as president, vice president and on the board of directors of Deloycheet Incorporated. He is survived by his wife, Rosaline G. Walker; children, Rudy D. Walker Jr. and Brian K. Walker; mother, Lillian (LaBelle) Walker; and siblings, Shary Walker, Kathy Walker Chase, Darryl Walker and Vita Huntington.

Rose Arlene Warren, 71

Rose Arlene Warren passed away March 25 in Anchorage. Ms. Warren was born March 24, 1949, in Elim, Alaska. She is survived by her siblings, Nina P. Olson, Gloria Brown and Shelby David.

Walter Whitley Jr., 63

Walter Whitley Jr. passed away Feb. 26 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Whitley was born March 17, 1956, in Anchorage. He is survived by his siblings, Kathleen A. Rickey, Julia M. Demientieff, David W. Whitley and Sandra L. Roesing.

Virginia Nell Wilson, 62

Virginia Nell Wilson passed away Feb. 14 at home in Sand Point, Alaska. Ms. Wilson was born June 2, 1958, in False Pass, Alaska.

Condolences

Patricia L. Batt, 72
Hilma Bocatch, 75
Alta Crete Colberg, 85
Suzanne Frances Davidson, 52
Patrick Don Decamp, 56
Debra Ann Demott, 64
Tristan Dane Edwards, 32
Solomon Fiedel Garcia Sr., 39
Janice Mae Groller, 90
Ruth Peggie Hausman, 81
Jeanne Lee Jackinsky, 90
Cindy Lee Kirsch, 62
Katherine Fay Lecceardone, 74
Andrew Bryant McVearry, 22
Anna June Ollestad, 93
Edward Barnard Pickernell, 88
Gloria O. Simpson, 92
Richard Lee Slater, 81
Andy Raymond Thurmond Tomlinson, 46
Betty Ann Weeks, 55
Michael John Worthington, 52