In memory, June 2014

Joan C. Baumgart, 72

Joan C. Baumgart passed away March 27 at home in Grants Pass, Ore. Mrs. Baumgart was born May 17, 1941, in Fairbanks, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, Stuart Baumgart; sons, Brad and Mike Bennett; sister, Kathy Johnston; and grandchildren, Cody and Cami Bennett.

Eugene “Euvenski” Bismark, 45

Eugene “Euvenski” Bismark passed away Oct. 24, 2013. Mr. Bismark was born June 23, 1968. He is remembered as a beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Bismark is survived by his mother, Tania; siblings, Fred Jr., Alice, Steve, Laura, Stanley, Robert and Dorothy; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Karen P. Ferguson, 50

Karen P. Ferguson passed away Feb. 23 at home in Davenport, Iowa. Ms. Ferguson was born in Cape Nome, Alaska. She is survived by her daughter, Savannah Holtam; grandson, Jaden Holtam; mother, Dolores Ferguson; and sister, Marge Blankenship.

Doris Kigrook “Teegok” Fisher, 88

Doris Kigrook “Teegok” Fisher passed away Feb. 2. Ms. Fisher was born Jan. 8, 1926. She stepped in as a surrogate mother to her siblings in 1948 upon the passing of her mother and kept many friends and family close to heart. Remembered for her hearty laughter, practical jokes and honesty, Ms. Fisher was an avid hunter and trapper. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, berry picking, camping, fishing and Native arts and crafts shows. Ms. Fisher is survived by her sisters, Nellie Kigrook Forbes, Mary Schaeffer and Angeline Lyons; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Kenneth Vernon Johnson, 60

Kenneth Vernon Johnson passed away March 13 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 14, 1953, in Juneau, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Jeff Walker; mother, Agnes Johnson; siblings, Diane Tigges, Elizabeth Terry, and Bernard, Mark and Michael Johnson; and more than 60 nieces and nephews.

Mary Marie Reid (Matson), 88

Mary Marie Reid passed away Feb. 19 in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Reid was born Jan. 16, 1926, in Port Heiden (Meshik), Alaska. She served as a radio operator during WWII, sending messages to the Army Air Corps Stations on the Aleutian Chain, where she met Donald Glen Reid, her husband of 64 years. She homesteaded in Ninilchik without running water and other modern amenities. Ms. Reid is remembered as being a loving mother and wife who was proud of her Alaska Native and Norwegian heritage. Her children and grandchildren are her legacy. Ms. Reid is survived by her children, Eugene and Archie (Carla) Reid, Rebbecca Marquis and Anna (Peter) Strunk; and more than 75 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


Dale Edward Glasshof, 79
Millard Charles Glasshof, 87
Nathan James Jacobson, 58
Rita Victoria Kostenborder, 51
Crystal Shannon McDonald, 35