In Memory

Georgia Marie Bass, 92

Georgia Marie Bass passed away June 12 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Bass was born Sept. 29, 1928, in Anchorage. She is survived by her children, Alana Fehrenbach, and Bruce and Kevin Brandon.

Lance Scott Breeden, 35

Lance Scott Breeden passed away Sept. 17 at home in South Beloit, Ill. Mr. Breeden was born April 26, 1986, in Wasau, Wis. He is survived by his siblings, Shannon Breeden (Rich Eoff) and Victor (Brent) Breeden; nieces, Madalyn and Leighton Eoff; nephews, Jenson and Landon Eoff; and girlfriend, Grace Falco.

Ronald Wesley Carver, 50

Ronald Wesley Carver passed away July 27 at home in Bartlesville, Okla. Mr. Carver was born Sept. 24, 1970, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Carver; and siblings, Stephanie and Richard Carver.

Navada “Japoy” Lee Escholt, 42

Navada “Japoy” Lee Escholt passed away July 20 in Salt Lake City. Mr. Escholt was born Sept. 30, 1978, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Connie Medina; son, Lazario Talaro; mother, Rhonda Escholt; sister, Natasha Escholt; brother, Dakota Benally; nieces, Zennya Reynolds, Mercedes and Cynthia Escholt, and Jazmine Harris; and nephew, Alejandro Valenzuela Escholt.

Nancy S. Harper, 100

Nancy S. Harper passed away June 6 at Baton Rouge General Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. Ms. Harper was born Dec. 8, 1920, in Dudley, Texas. After earning degrees in English and business and completing the Advanced Management Program at the University of Washington, she coauthored a self-instructional course that is now being used extensively throughout the U.S. and has gone through its third printing. She was a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and on radio and television. In 1981, Ms. Harper received a Special Achievement Award from the Seattle Office of Personnel Management. She was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard and a veteran of World War II. She is survived by her husband, Arra Richardson; and nieces, Nancy Howe Boler, Sally Howe Garwood, Mary Howe Hawkins and Alice Howe Norman.

Patricia Ann Johns, 57

Patricia Ann Johns passed away Aug. 28 at home in Indianapolis. Ms. Johns was born July 14, 1964, in Anchorage. Her family remembers her as someone who loved to spend time with her family and grandchildren and counted among her many hobbies crochet, cross-stitch, puzzles, and arts and crafts. She is survived by her children, Melissa (Jason) Brewster, Jennifer (Shawn Jett) Vega and Daniel (Stephany Eaton) Vega; siblings, Betsy (Nunnally) Busby and Howard Nunnally; and nine grandchildren.

Edward Norman Kehl, 55

Edward Norman Kehl passed away Aug. 17 in Willow, Alaska. Mr. Kehl was born Jan. 27, 1966, in Kodiak, Alaska. He is survived by Donna Kehl and Mary Morgan.

Michael Fredrick Otte, 51

Michael Fredrick Otte passed away June 19 in Phoenix. Mr. Otte was born July 13, 1969, in Anchorage. He is survived by his father, Ronald L. Otte; and stepmother, Vicki A. Otte.

Rita Frances Lorraine Smagge, 77

Rita Frances Lorraine Smagge passed away June 23 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Smagge was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Kenai. She dedicated her life to the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, serving in many capacities from secretary to executive director. She is survived by her brothers, Jim, Rick and Bill Segura; sister, Clare Swan; children, Todd, Lorne and James Smagge, and Suzanne (Paul) Jackson; grandchildren, Brandon, Trevor, Logan, Lorne and Trey Smagge, Slade Corrao, Justin Cox, Mandee Cogley (Jackson), and Tanar, Dylan and Rylee Jackson; and great-grandchildren, Joseph and Jacob Smagge.

Jaison “Jake” Standifer, 63

Jaison “Jake” Standifer passed away June 18 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Standifer was born Jan. 16, 1958, in Tyonek, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Jared E.J. Standifer; and stepsons, KC E.C. Chickalusion and Christopher E.C. Burnett.

Vassa K. White, 85

Vassa K. White passed away July 18 at home in San Antonio. Ms. White was born Jan. 22, 1936, in Kashega, Alaska. She is survived by Jerry C. White Sr., Jerry C. White Jr. and Michael E. White.

Robert Eugene Wolfchief, 70

Robert Eugene Wolfchief passed away July 11 in Layton, Utah. Mr. Wolfchief was born June 25, 1951, in Fort Ord, Calif. He is survived by Courtney Merino, Brittney Garza and Justin Wolfchief.


Arlene Corrine Anniskett, 87
Rose Marie Allen, 63
Patricia Ann Gifford, 79
Thomas Edward Glazier, 78
Francis Boyd Haldane, 94
James Robert Hill, 73
Floyd Siguilluk Kakaruk, 70
Ella Lucille Kalmakoff, 58
Maggie Kochutin, 80
Jeffrey Reid Lamont, 66
Anita Elaine Litchfield, 67
Gregory James Lorenzo, 63
Gary James Matthews, 62
Peter H. McKinnon, 71
Milton Ray Price III, 65
Cora Ann Sacaloff, 58
Thomas Michael Stroman, 68
Bertha Tolbert, 96
Joseph George Wilson, 87
Sheila May Woods, 35