In memory, July/August 2012

Harding Dawes Atwater, 91

Harding Dawes Atwater passed away April 27 in Anchorage. Mr. Atwater was born July 10, 1920, in McGrath, Alaska to Lee Wells Atwater and Lily Gull Atwater. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. Upon his return he married Alice Gregory, with whom he raised eight children. He is survived by his daughters, Helen A. Atwater, Jane A. Jimenez, Mary Lee Sweeney, Rose Marie Brady and Carol Ann Atwater; and sons, Everett Lee Atwater and Benjamin Emery Atwater.

Kenneth Victor Brandon, 74

Kenneth Victor Brandon passed away May 8 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Brandon was born July 24, 1937, in Dillingham, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Brian Kenneth Brandon (Rosanna); granddaughters, Kasi Michelle Brandon and Katrina Marie Brandon; grandsons, Kenneth John Brandon and William James “Chip” Brandon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bruce E. Gannon, 60

Bruce E. Gannon passed away May 26 at Prestige Care in Anchorage. Mr. Gannon was born in Spokane, Wash. He is survived by his daughter, Shelly Gannon Goerisch; son-in-law, Bryan Goerisch; mother Patricia Jensen; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patti and Mike Simmons, Kathy and Robert Woodhead and Debbie and Lee Comiskey; nieces, Chelsea Woodhead, Heather Gannon, Nichole Gannon, Kyra Dumas and Michala Simmons; and nephews, Dustin and Darren Woodhead.

Barbara M. Gilhousen, 56

Barbara M. Gilhousen passed away May 6 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Gilhousen was born January 29, 1956, in Bethel, Alaska to Mary and Osum Westcoast. She graduated from West High School and received her associate’s degree in business economics from Alaska Methodist University. She is survived by her sisters, Ann Stepanoff and Jane Griffin; brothers, Robert, Isaac and Wilbur Westcoast; nieces, Mary Washington, Oleanna Westcoast, Janelle Westcoast and Annie Nicholson; and nephews, Walter Stepanoff Jr., Warren Griffin Jr., Osum Westcoast Griffin, Michael Lake, Wilbur Griffin and Chalmer Kingik.

Steve C. Hadfield, 65

Steve C. Hadfield passed away April 6 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash. Mr. Hadfield was born September 11, 1946, in Anchorage. He is survived by his wife, Cheryle Hadfield; daughters, Sher Hadfield, Kristen Hadfield, Allison Gower and Kate Royer; and son, Steven Hadfield.

Ruth Faith Hansen (a.k.a. Ruth Faith Hansen-Galiano), 62

Ruth Faith Hansen (a.k.a. Ruth Faith Hansen-Galiano) passed away February 16 at home in Fair Oaks, Calif. Ms. Hansen was born April 14, 1949, in Anchorage. She is survived by her husband, Drew Galiano; daughters, Natasha Evans and Onika Kuhn; and sons, Anthony Cavalli, Timothy Malcom and Nicholaus Tiedeman.

Edward Moody Jr., 50

Edward Moody Jr. passed away May 17 in Jonesboro, Ark. Mr. Moody was born in Blytheville, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Pam Moody, and sons, Anthony Cook and Michael Moody.


Louie Kvasnikoff Jr., 83
Roy Nelson, 74
Eunice Englook Perrault, 74
Ronald Walter Wilson, 75