In memory, January 2014

Pearl Jessie Black, 77

Pearl Jessie Black passed away Nov. 23, 2013, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Black was born in Nome, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Jerry Wood Jr., Susan Wood and Preston, Christopher and Phillip Black.

Ronald Wade Brown, 79

Ronald Wade Brown passed away March 18, 2013, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Brown was born in Kotzebue, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Helen Brown.

Tahirih R. Crook, 59

Tahirih R. Crook passed away Oct. 25, 2013, at home in Livingston, Mont. Ms. Crook was born Feb. 2, 1954. She is survived by her daughters, Terianne (Raven) Zanona and Tamara Crook and father, John Kolstoe.

Anna Marie Dahl (Fischer), 83

Anna Marie Dahl passed away Dec. 11, 2013, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Dahl was born June 16, 1930, in Goodnews Bay, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Judi Richards, Jon Fischer and Bruce Olsen-Smith; grandchildren, Jonathon Fischer, George Gardner III, Brittany Lovelace, Roger Starnes and Chyna, Bristol, Jeremy and Damen Smith; and great-grandchildren, Amor and Anosi Anne Fischer.

Linda Dahl, 63

Linda Dahl passed away Oct. 16, 2013. Ms. Dahl was born March 15, 1950, in Unga, Alaska. She attended both Sheldon Jackson High School and Mt. Edgecombe High School, where she graduated in 1968. Prior to working with her husband for 25 years in his accounting practice, she worked for the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Department of Transportation in Nome and as the Clerk of Court in Bethel. Ms. Dahl enjoyed traveling and visited many places around the world with her family. She is survived by her husband, Owen Freeman; son, Christopher Dahl; father, Louis “Buddy” Berntsen; sisters, Lois and Bonnie Berntsen; and countless friends and family.

Earl Joel David, 55

Earl Joel David passed away Nov. 23, 2013, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. David was born March 4, 1958. He is survived by his siblings, Nina Olson, Gloria Brown, Rose Warren and Shelby and Leonard David.

Ada L. Ford, 71

Ada L. Ford passed away Nov. 24, 2013, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Ford was born July 26, 1942. She is survived by her husband, Henry Ford; sister, Marie Tennyson; brother, Adolph Larson; sister- and brother-in-law, Pauline and Donald Hart; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Peter Galbraith; brother-in-law, Richard Hartwig; sisters-in-law, Agnes and Dorothy Larson; and many nieces and nephews.

Martha F. Keefe, 78

Martha F. Keefe passed away Nov. 26, 2013, in Everett, Wash. Ms. Keefe was born in Rampart, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd M. Keefe; children, Sheila Hawley, Sarah Major, Steve Keefe (Kim) and Stuart Keefe; sister, Ellen Marie Clark (Ken); eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Daniel Lee Kreun, 43

Daniel Lee Kreun passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Kreun was born May 17, 1970, in Anchorage. After graduating from Eastmont High School in 1988, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aircraft mechanic and served his country for four years. Mr. Kreun then moved to Missouri, where he lived his remaining years fishing, camping and reading. He loved his family and friends, and those who knew him remember his unforgettable laugh. He is survived by his daughters, Jasmine Tanape and Miranda and Zarah Welch-Kreun; grandsons, Antwan and Cayden Nierstheimer; siblings, Alice Moonin, Daryl Kreun and Shelia Ivarsen; niece, Payton Ivarsen; nephews, Parker Ivarsen and Joel and Darren Moonin; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Leonard Ouradnik, 69

Leonard Ouradnik passed away Oct. 31, 2013, in Manitowoc, Wis. Mr. Ouradnik was born Aug. 26, 1944, in Two Rivers, Wis. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Lynn Ouradnik; son-in-law, Thomas Miller; and grandchildren, Heather Schleis, Katie Ouradnik, Jenna Miller and Nathan Miller.

Byron Keith Romer II, 45

Byron Keith Romer passed away Nov. 4, 2013. Mr. Romer was born Sept. 25, 1968, in San Diego, Calif. He enjoyed having fun with his family, playing baseball, bowling, camping, hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing and drawing. Mr. Romer is survived by his children, Byron III and Brittany; mother, Arlene; father and step-mother, Byron and Yvonne; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Leona; nephew, Kahua; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.


Selma Betty Crawford, 91

Frank Andrew Hatfield, 59

Nora Marie McCord, 91

Eric John Wik, 70