Axel J. Beltz, 51
Axel J. Beltz passed away July 31 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Beltz was born Aug. 18, 1960, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Donna Beltz; daughter, Bree Avellaneda; mother, Arne Beltz; and brother, William Beltz.
Walter G. Buretz, 82
Walter G. Buretz passed away April 10 at the Washington County Health Center in Washington, Pa. Mr. Buretz was born in Feb. 1930, in Brownsville, Pa. He is survived by his son, Daniel W. Buretz, and friend, Emma Colborn.
Douglas B. Coven, 61
Douglas B. Coven passed away Aug. 15 in Eustis, Fla. Mr. Coven was born June 29, 1951, in Anchorage. He is survived by his sisters, Cheryl Coven Hyde and Janis Boyt, and brother, Ronald Coven.
John Charles Eads, 66
John Charles Eads passed away July 29 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Eads was born in Seward, Alaska. He is survived by his daughter, Deanne Moore; granddaughter, Brianne Moore; grandson, Devan Moore; father, John “Mac” Eads; and sister, Ava Eads.
Vyola M. Jacobs, 63
Vyola M. Jacobs passed away July 3 in Anchorage. Ms. Jacobs was born March 28, 1949, in Bethel, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Mossa Nema Taylor.
Douglas Joseph LaBarge, 55
Douglas Joseph LaBarge passed away July 13, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wis. Mr. LaBarge is survived by his sons, Kory and Brett LaBarge; grandchildren, Katie, Brett Jr., Sevren, Raymond, Allyson, Gavin and Kory Jr.; brothers, Edward “Rocky” LaBarge Jr. and Bill Kalmakoff; and sisters, Carol Ann Pehlke, Charlene Bickford, Arlene “Tina” Skavland and Michelle Kalmakoff.
Matushka Lubov Oskolkoff, 71
Matushka Lubov Oskolkoff passed away March 15 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Matushka Oskolkoff was born June 29, 1940, in Ellamar, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Ann-Marie Oskolkoff; son, Gregory Oskolkoff; and sisters, Sylvia Allen and Devona Jensen. Her husband, Father Simeon Oskolkoff, passed away in June 2011.
Rev. Father Simeon Oskolkoff, 81
Rev. Father Simeon Oskolkoff passed away June 22, 2011, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Father Oskolkoff was born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughter, Ann-Marie Oskolkoff; son, Gregory Oskolkoff; sisters, Louise Sambo and Selma Leman; and brother, Paul Oskolkoff. His wife, Matushka Lubov Oskolkoff, preceded him in death in March.
Lena Penelope Roe, 85
Lena Penelope Roe passed away Aug. 9, 2011, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Roe was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Kaltag, Alaska to William “Bill” and Mary (Frank) Maska. She enjoyed crocheting, berry-picking, catching salmon and watching culinary shows and old movies. She is survived by her children, Timothy Maska, Gary Greatreaks, Georgia Greatreaks-Norris, Edmund Greatreaks and Ronald Williamson Sr.; grandchildren, Jason Greatreaks, Jeremy Greatreaks, Gerald Maska, Veronica Williamson, Ronald C. Williamson Jr., Sergei and Sara; greatgrandchildren, Antoine and Navaeh; and sisters, Olga Solomon and Lina Edwin.
Erick Edland Simpson, 55
Erick Edland Simpson passed away Nov. 22, 2011, at Harborview in Valdez, Alaska. Mr. Simpson was born Feb. 29, 1956, in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is survived by his parents, James L. and Gloria Simpson; brothers, Ronald N. Simpson and Terry L. Simpson; and nephew, James G. Simpson.
Larry Southard, 62
Larry Southard passed away June 28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Mr. Southard was born in Sitka, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Trevor Southard; mother, Martha Southard; and brother, Daniel Southard.
Carl Erick Steik, 64
Carl Erick Steik passed away June 20 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Steik was born June 23, 1947, to Christopher and Julia (Crawford) Steik. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked as a plumber for Plumbers Local 367 and Alaska United Food Local 1496. He enjoyed going for walks, photographing Alaska scenery, sharing his homemade smoked fish and growing flowers and giving them away. He is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Meriweather, April Steik and Melissa Petty; son, Shawn Steik; sisters, Marian Hostetter, Doris Kelly and Shirley Warner; brothers, Alvin, John, Mike and Eugene Steik; and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
Myrtle Mae Strickler Seeber Stevens, 70
Myrtle Mae Strickler Seeber Stevens passed away July 22 at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Ms. Stevens was born March 25, 1942, in Anchorage. Her loved ones say, “Mom absolutely loved life and sticking up for the underdog.” She enjoyed needlepoint, camping, fishing, traveling, carnations, watching old movies and circle word puzzles. She is survived by her second husband George Stevens; her daughters, Roxane Lynette Seeber and Carmen Marie Seeber Britton; and son, Glenn Clifford Seeber.
Denise Marie Tadlock, 53
Denise Marie Tadlock passed away Aug. 18 at home in Chugiak, Alaska. Ms. Tadlock was born Dec. 10, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is survived by her husband, Steve; and sons, Stephen Christopher, Valentino Stefanos and Jonathan Antonio.
Josephine Fedora Wycoff, 90
Josephine Fedora Wycoff passed away June 20 at home in King Salmon, Alaska. Ms. Wycoff was born April 19, 1922, in Naknek, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Tom Deck and Marlene and Mike Swain Sr.; grandchildren, Michael and Mary Swain Jr., Charlene and Deon Lopez and Sean Swain; great grandchildren, Trey and Dawson Swain and Kaylee, Ashlyn and Deon Lopez Jr.; brothers, Melvin and Oscar Monsen; sister, Elaine Seversen; niece, Martha McClain; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Waska Awalin Sr., 81
Leroy Richard Cooper, 39
Julia Ann Giles, 63
Richard Clemens Larson Sr., 71
Gerald Joseph McClane, 73
Theresa Ruby Pierce, 72
Lisa Gaye Proctor, 43
Mark Anthony Proctor, 45
Aaron R. Williams, 71