In memory, December 2013

Courtesy of the Kiyutelluk family.
Courtesy of the Kiyutelluk family.

Davis Kiyutelluk, 90

Davis Kiyutelluk passed away July 26 at home in Shishmaref, Alaska. Mr. Kiyutelluk was born June 15, 1923, in Shishmaref. In the early 1960s, he became captain of the tugboat “Lucille” and traveled throughout the Norton Sound coastal area delivering winter fuel and food with his five brothers and two cousins. In the early 1970s, he moved his family to Anchorage where he was employed by the Alaska Railroad and later with the Anchorage School District. He will be greatly missed by the community of Shishmaref, his family and those who knew him. Mr. Kiyutelluk is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, Georgianna, Harriet Gales, John Okie, Eva, Dolly, Arlene, Warren and Herbert Kiyutelluk; siblings, Agnes Magby and Steven and Morris Kiyutelluk; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Louise Cook, 69

Mary Louise Cook passed away Nov. 4 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Cook was born Jan. 10, 1944, in Anchorage. She enjoyed getting together with friends and family, cooking, entertaining, walking, traveling and camping. Ms. Cook loved playing games of all sorts with her nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Jim Cook; and siblings, Arthur, Don, Glen, Harvey, Jaime, John Paul and Michael Beltz, Becky Czyz and Dorothy Van Thiel.

Mark Christopher David, 42

Mark Christopher David passed away July 12 in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. David was born Dec. 13, 1970, in Anchorage. He attended school in Albuquerque, N.M. before living in Los Angeles on and off for the past 15 years. Mr. David is survived by his mother, Rose Warren; aunts, Gloria Brown and Nina Olson; uncles, Earl David and Shelby David Jr.; and many cousins and friends.

Olaf Peter Johnson, 70

Olaf Peter Johnson passed away Aug. 22 at Kanakanak Hospital in Dillingham, Alaska. Mr. Johnson was born June 20, 1943, in Dillingham. He is survived by his siblings, Gilbert Ole Johnson, Albert Wallona and Corina Owens; and nieces and nephews, Shirene Krull, Jennifer and Troy Johnson, Danielle and Megan Tolley and Leroy, Kelli and Kasten Wallona.

Troy Kimmell, 45

Troy Kimmell passed away May 4 at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, Calif. Mr. Kimmell was born in San Diego, Calif. He is survived by his sister, Darla Kimmell; nephew, Matthew Kimmell; and great-niece, Mariah Kimmell.

Burt Shaginoff, 76

Burt Shaginoff passed away Oct. 1 at home in Sutton, Alaska. Mr. Shaginoff was born May 8, 1937, in Sutton. He was a member of the Palmer Moose Lodge, American Legion Post 15 and an Elder Statesman Council Member for the Chickaloon Village. He was known to have happiness in his heart and no regrets. Mr. Shaginoff enjoyed spending time with his best friend and wife Sandra, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in the yard, hunting, fishing, traveling and family get-togethers. Mr. Shaginoff is survived by his wife, Sandra Shaginoff; step-children, Dennis Worster, Kathy Perez, Tracy Jamison, Norma Borman and Velva Lee; and brothers, Donald and Lloyd Shaginoff.

Calvin Edward Thurmond, 78

Calvin Edward Thurmond passed away Oct. 18 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Thurmond is survived by his wife, Eleanor Thurmond; and daughters, Josephine Gillmer, Maryann Flink and Rebecca Gagnon.


David Lee Segura Jr., 42
Tina Cheryl Sigley, 41