In Memory

JULIA ALEX, 84
Julia Alex passed away Feb. 21 at 3 Angels’ Assisted Living Home in Anchorage. Ms. Alex was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Anchorage. She is survived by her son, Herbert W. Cooper.

CARRIE E. ALEXIE, 70
Carrie E. Alexie passed away Nov. 4, 2021, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Alexie was born Aug. 24, 1951, in Napakiak, Alaska. She promoted and practiced a subsistence lifestyle, including fishing, picking berries and gathering wild foods. Ms. Alexie regularly visited Cantwell to pick berries, Seward to fish and Homer to sightsee. Her family remembers her as a kind and generous person whose door was open to everyone for fellowship, food and song. She is survived by August, Nels, Roy and Oscar Alexie, Elsie Chimegalrea and Donald Kilbuck.

ELVA KANAUK AMIDON, 83
Elva Kanauk Amidon passed away Jan. 12 at Prestige Nursing Facility in Anchorage. Ms. Amidon was born March 6, 1938, in Wales, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Gene Amidon; and children, Dana Chapman, Daniel Amidon, Tanya Dolchok, Teresa Grenz and Dyan Rivera.

RENA SUSIE ANAWROK, 79
Rena Susie Anawrok passed away Nov. 28, 2021, in Anchorage. Ms. Anawrok was born Sept. 1, 1942, in Shaktoolik, Alaska. She is survived by Alfred Lee Anawrok and Helen Kate Anawrok.

JERRY JAMES BARKLEY, 63
Jerry James Barkley passed away Feb. 4 at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas. Mr. Barkley was born April 26, 1958, in Anchorage.

CHARLIE BLATCHFORD III, 54
Charlie Blatchford III passed away Aug. 23, 2021, at home in Homer, Alaska. Mr. Blatchford was born Oct. 12, 1966, in Anchorage. He is survived by his mother, Donna Huff-Ahvakana; sister, Desiree Harrah; and Adrienne, Saul and Chara Lee.

JOANNE RAE BRADY, 73
Joanne Rae Brady passed away Nov. 10, 2021, at home in Gardena, Calif. Ms. Brady was born Dec. 4, 1947, in Anchorage. She is survived by her son, Joseph John Brady; and grandsons, Jacob Aaron Brady and Jack Spencer Brady.

PETER J. EGELAK, 59
Peter J. Egelak passed away Oct. 9, 2020, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. He is survived by his sister, Ida Paniptchuk; brother, Walter Egelak; and nieces and nephews, Laverne Kobuk, Mindy Egelak, Chrystal Egelak, Lena, Lance, Lesley, Lyle, Camillas, Patrick, EJ and Matthew.

MARK ALAN GREINER, 61
Mark Alan Greiner passed away Dec. 13, 2021, in Auburn, Wash. Mr. Greiner was born Dec. 2, 1960, in Anchorage. His family remembers him as a great fisherman who was very loved by his family and friends. Mr. Greiner is survived by his wife, Sandra Rogers Greiner; children, Roger Mulcahy, Mark Greiner Jr., Delbert Greiner and April Greiner; siblings, Jenny Yingling and David, Wesley and James Greiner; aunts, Rose Blatchford Albrightson and Gladis Blatchford Armstrong; and grandson, Jack Greiner.

ERIC BRUCE HAMILTON, 57
Eric Bruce Hamilton passed away Dec. 12, 2021, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, Kan. Mr. Hamilton was born Feb. 21, 1964, in Pacoima, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Michele Shields; mother, Irene McMillan; children, Cassie Salinas, Ian Hamilton and Jillian Hamilton; stepson, Dereck Shields; grandchildren, John, Elijah and Asher Salinas and Kain Shields; and siblings, James West, Debbie Donaldson and Ken Martinez.

DORIS J. KELLY, 89
Doris J. Kelly passed away Dec. 20, 2021, at home in Ninilchik, Alaska. Ms. Kelly was born Sept. 18, 1932, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Connie S. Judson; grandchildren, Wendy Kelly, Travis and Stephen Settle, Yvonne Willhauck, Jason Wooten, Jason Kelly and Jasmine Pattison; 20 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

PATRICIA MAE KRUGER, 81
Patricia Mae Kruger passed away Feb. 6 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Kruger was born Feb. 29, 1940, in Los Angeles. She is survived by her children, Diana Johnson, Phyllis Kruger, Ramona Stiles, Richard Kruger, Wayne Kruger, Chris Kruger, Warren Kruger Jr. and Orpha Carlson.

DORIS MAE LIPINSKI, 65
Doris Mae Lipinski passed away Oct. 2, 2021, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Lipinski was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Sitka, Alaska. She is survived by her cousins, Marie Melin and Charlotte Melin.

DARRELL LEE LOPEZ, 54
Darrell Lee Lopez passed away Sept. 28, 2021, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.  Mr. Lopez was born Sept. 8, 1967, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Darbe Lopez; brothers, Bryon, Darren and Kevin Lopez; brother- and sister-in-law, Olaf “Bugs” and Tanya Hansen; sisters-in-law, Lisa Lopez, Nina Pedro and Khara Hood; and numerous nephews, nieces and family friends.

NATALIE MARIE MAI, 55
Natalie Marie Mai passed away Aug. 17, 2021, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Mai was born Oct. 6, 1965, in Anchorage. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Mai; brother, Derek Mai; and niece, Amber Scott.

JESSIE MATHES, 82
Jessie Mathes passed away Feb. 5 at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital in Laurium, Mich. Ms. Mathes was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Unalakleet, Alaska. She is survived by her spouse, Arthur F. Mathes; and children, Lincoln P. Mathes, Thurza M. Mathes and Patricia A. Mathes-Rich.

AYSHONA LEE-NICOLE METCALF, 39
Ayshona Lee-Nicole Metcalf passed away Dec. 23, 2021, at home in Eagle River, Alaska. Ms. Metcalf was born Nov. 28, 1982, in Palmer, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Tristan and Logan; mother, Tish Lambert; stepfather, Christopher Lambert; father, Allen L. Metcalf; and brothers, Allen C.L. Metcalf and Timothy J. Metcalf.

JOYCE N. OFRANCIA, 68
Joyce N. Ofrancia passed away Dec. 19, 2021, at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.  Ms. Ofrancia was born June 22, 1953, in Seattle. She is survived by her children, Wendy Matta, Kacie Sojot, Kele Sojot and Wesley Sojot; and boyfriend, Bert Dias.

RONALD DEAN PAPPAS, 83
Ronald Dean Pappas passed away Nov. 19, 2021, at Lakeland Hospital in Niles, Mich. Mr. Pappas was born Oct. 3, 1938, in Elkhart, Ind. He is survived by his daughters, Deanna Dean Woodward, Jonna Marie Anglin and Carol Audrey Immel; son, Andrew Mark Pappas; and stepsons, Michael James Pappas and David Ray Pappas.

JOHN PESTRIKOFF, 50
John Pestrikoff passed away Nov. 27, 2021, at home in Kodiak, Alaska. Mr. Pestrikoff was born Nov. 13, 1971, in Anchorage. He is survived by his mother, Lilly Pestrikoff; and siblings, Maria Pestrikoff, Nicholas Pestrikoff Jr., David Allen Pestrikoff and Larry Pestrikoff.

JOHN GARY PHELPS, 79
John Gary Phelps passed away Nov. 4, 2021, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Phelps was born Oct. 12, 1942. He grew up in Anchorage and Seward, Alaska, and joined the Alaska Army National Guard in 1963, retiring as colonel in 2001. He later worked for FedEx. Mr. Phelps was a member of the Pioneer and Elks Clubs, loved spending time with family and friends, and counted among his many hobbies fishing, golf, hunting and supporting his grandchildren and nieces and nephews in their sports and other endeavors. He is survived by his sisters, Donica, Marilyn, Joleen, Elva, Audrey, Elissa and Sophie; brothers, David and Rob, both veterans; son, Rod; daughter, Selina; granddaughters, Chyanne, Stephanie, Amber and Rachel; and numerous nieces and nephews.

FRANCES LEE REGAN, 76
Frances Lee Regan passed away Dec. 16, 2021, at home in Marysville, Wash. Ms. Regan was born May 17, 1945, in Cordova, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Natalie Knite and Charlotte Foster.

PHILLIP JOSEPH SERRADELL, 67
Phillip Joseph Serradell passed away Feb. 4 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Serradell was born Oct. 21, 1954, in South Naknek, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Gertrude Serradell; children, Gabriel, Cherilyn, Nicole, Nellie, Natalia, James and Kaden Serradell; and brothers, John and William Serradell.

PARISCOVIA SIMPSON, 75
Pariscovia Simpson passed away April 9, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Ms. Simpson was born Oct. 19, 1944, in Naknek, Alaska.  SHIRLEY ANN SIMPSON, 68 Shirley Ann Simpson passed away Jan. 12 in Anchorage. Ms. Simpson was born Dec. 5, 1953, in Cordova, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Edward S. Labere Sr.; grandson, Edward S. Labere Jr.; and brothers, Noel and Joseph Anderson.

ROBERT CHARLES SNYDER, 50
Robert Charles Snyder passed away Nov. 7, 2021, at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Snyder was born July 2, 1971, in Anchorage. He is survived by his sister, Esther Jeannie Einfeldt.

ALFREDA ELIZABETH TOLMAN, 89
Alfreda Elizabeth Tolman passed away Feb. 13 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Tolman was born Sept. 24, 1932, in Cordova, Alaska. Ms. Tolman is survived by her children, Cynthia, Jim, John and Michael DeMott and Patricia Davidsen; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

QUINN ANTHONY TOSHAVIK, 44
Quinn Anthony Toshavik passed away Sept. 11, 2021, in Port Arthur, Texas. Mr. Toshavik was born April 5, 1977, in Anchorage. He is survived by his brother, Edwin “Eddy” Toshavik Sr.; and halfbrothers, Tom Lock and Bill Johnsen.

SHARON ANN VERNIKOS, 76
Sharon Ann Vernikos passed away Feb. 6, 2019, at Rio Pinar Health Care in Orlando, Fla. Ms. Vernikos was born Sept. 6, 1942, in Duluth, Minn. She is survived by her sons, William, Gregg and Kurt Vernikos.

MARTHA J. ZACHARIAS, 58
Martha J. Zacharias passed away Feb. 6 at Mayo Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wis. Ms. Zacharias was born Feb. 3, 1964, in Anchorage. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children, Melissa (Travis) Jarzomski, Robert (Kelsie) Zacharias, James Zacharias and Michelle Zacharias; grandchildren, Lillyan, Zachary, Aviana, Adler, Madelyn, Delilah and Anthony Jr.; brothers, David and Lonnie; and sisters, Ruth and Angelee.

Condolences

Kitty Elmina Allen, 94
Leland George Barger Sr., 71
Lisa Deeann Barney, 55
Alida Carol Bayes, 89
Sonya Mae Church, 54
James Madison Cobb, 68
Ivy Dawn Constantine, 45
Dena Williams Cooper, 76
Deborah Anne Coveyou, 65
Charlotte Frances Dick, 67
Florence Elizabeth Dillinger, 50
John Dolchok Jr., 79
Grace Lillian Fox, 87
Teena Louise Gile, 60
Clinton Albert Gregg, 84
Christine Carol Hamersley-Kuzma, 63
Walter Mark Holst, 63
Jean F. Hull, 79
Hilda H. Jacobs, 71
Jilene Dee Laing, 62
Michael Joseph Larrabee, 53
Alexandra Marie Lindgren, 75
Floyd Mack, 63
Violet Nora Mack, 85
Kevin Michael Mcdaniel, 47
Amberly Mariah Miller, 28
Michael F. Moore, 76
Joseph Arthur Notti, 54
Norman Nickoli Oleson, 81
Kenton Cecil Oskolkoff, 59
Helen Ann Oyoumick, 66
Edwin Michael Piotrowski, 66
Mary Pearl Reamer, 87
Irene Anne Saden, 84
Todd Eugene Smagge, 58
Paul Bailey Theodore, 66
Roberta Louise Tolbert, 68
Robert Dennis Towne, 77
Rosaline Gloria Walker, 73
Ralph Lee Watson, 52
Charlotte Ann West, 64
Ronald Carey Williamson Jr., 32