In memory, January/February 2013

Conrad Charles Ahsoak, 56

Conrad Charles Ahsoak passed away Oct. 19, 2012, in Hudson, Colo. Mr. Ahsoak was born Feb. 28, 1956, at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage. He is survived by his sisters, Bernice T. Thorpe, Dorcas E. Ahsoak and Esther R. Rastopsoff; and brother, Alec A. Ahsoak.

June M. Jaidinger, 85

June M. Jaidinger passed away Nov. 12, 2012, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Jaidinger was born July 29, 1927, in Kaltag, Alaska. She is survived by her sons and their spouses, Howard W. (Bill) and Linda Allen, and Bruce and Colleen Jaidinger; and grandchildren, Amy, James, Paul, Andrew and June Jaidinger and Alison Fine.

Joe A. Kowchee Jr., 71

Joe A. Kowchee Jr. passed away Oct. 28, 2012, at Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, Alaska. Mr. Kowchee was born Feb. 20, 1941, in White Mountain, Alaska. He is survived by his sisters, Lois J. Larsen and Joleen M. Fagundes.

Evelyn Nellie LeBlanc, 80

Evelyn Nellie LeBlanc passed away Dec. 5, 2011, at the Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles, Wash. Ms. LeBlanc was born in Ouzinkie, Alaska. She lived in Alaska until the 1980’s, when her husband retired from the Alaska Railroad and they moved to Sequim Wash. Ms. LeBlanc is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth LeBlanc; nieces, Deborah Ferguson Jones and Carollee Conrad; and nephew, James Heddinger.

Gerald “Gerry” J. McClane, 73

Gerald “Gerry” J. McClane passed away April 25, 2012, at Arctic Haven Assisted Living Home in Anchorage. Mr. McClane was born Nov. 2, 1938. He is survived by his daughters, Laurel Austin and Heather McClane; son, Mark McClane; stepdaughter and spouse, Kristin and James Niblett; granddaughter and spouse, Breanne and Ron Tozer; grandsons, G. Scott Sutton, Jason R. Sutton, Cameron Kanoho, Kimo, Cory and Keith; great-grandchildren, Kili Kanoho, Emily, Kaiulani and Teagan Tozer; step-grandchildren, Lili, Brandon and Ashley; sisters, Judi Christiansen, Rita Goshorn and former wife, LeiAloha Fowler.

Robert J. Oskolkoff, 56

Robert J. Oskolkoff passed away Nov. 4, 2012, at home in Meridian, Idaho. Mr. Oskolkoff was born Sept. 10, 1956. He is survived by his wife, Gale A. Oskolkoff, daughter, Joslin R. Oskolkoff; son, Robert J. Oskolkoff II; sisters, Beverly Tice, Carol Smith, Lenora Shaffer, Selma Simon, Melanya Berg and Masha Houghton; brother, Kenton Oskolkoff; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Raymond Lee Pahrman, 72

Raymond Lee Pahrman passed away Aug. 8, 2012, at home in Great Falls, Mont. Mr. Pahrman was born in Missoula, Mont. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth Pahrman.

William “Willie” Parker, 71

William “Willie” Parker passed away Oct. 2, 2012, in Anchorage. Mr. Parker was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Rampart, Alaska, to Frank and Mary (Carlo) Parker. He lived most of his life in Anchorage and had a friendly smile for everyone. Mr. Parker is survived by his sisters and their spouses, Martha and Lloyd Keefe, and Ellen and Ken Clark; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends and acquaintances.

Joann Irene (Kooly) Warren, 80

Joann Irene (Kooly) Warren passed away Oct. 27, 2012, at Providence Extended Care Center in Anchorage. Ms. Warren was born in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Miller and Theresa Forbes; and son, John Warren Jr.

Kenneth A. Watson, 70

Kenneth A. Watson passed away Nov. 27, 2012. Mr. Watson was born in Anchorage. He lived the past 37 years in Oregon where he worked as an electrician. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. Mr. Watson is survived by his children, Donald, Keri and Ryan Watson; grandchildren, Jessicca Foster and Hunter Watson; great-grandchildren, Cole and Olivia Foster; brothers and sisters, Harry Watson, Ruth Hofstad, Marion Bolen, Frederick Watson II, Susan Grabler, Sharon Scroggins, Karen Melven and Debra Watson; and aunts, Florence Milton, Ruth Piotrowski and Louise Halbert.


John Robert Bruce, 68
Andrew Burges Geoit Jr., 70
John F. Ryan, 48