In memory, March 2014

Leona Kay Geffe, 49
Leona Kay Geffe passed away Dec. 29, 2013. Ms. Geffe was born March 28, 1964, in Noorvik, Alaska. She was known by her friends and family as always smiling, giving, caring and compassionate. Ms. Geffe is survived by her children, Shavonne Geffe, Sharelle Cree, Desiree Haviland and Chrissy Juliussen; grandchildren, Anjula Geffe, Jakob Sollowell and Lavinya, Mikayla and Troy Fowler; and brothers, Fritz, Tom, Wilson and Conrad Geffe.

Wythle Jourine Gershmel, 73
Wythle Jourine Gershmel passed away Jan. 11 in Wasilla, Alaska. Ms. Gershmel was born in Anchorage. She is survived by her children, Brian, Patrick, Charlene, Mary, Patty Jo and Bruce; siblings, Sally, Barbara, Maureen and Franz; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Duane M. Glaesman, 57
Duane M. Glaesman passed away Jan. 30 in Shelton, Wash. Mr. Glaesman was born in Bethel, Alaska. He is survived by his mother, Mary; brothers, Kevin, Dale and Peter; sisters, Candy, Dolly and Sheri; and many nieces and nephews.

Ramona Mae Barr Boger King, 59
Ramona Mae Barr Boger King passed away Dec. 30, 2013, at home in Gladstone, Ore. Ms. King was born Oct. 17, 1954, in Portland, Ore. She is survived by her husband, Gerald King; and sons, Devin, Brian and Jesse Boger.

Thomas McKean Jr., 64
Thomas McKean Jr. passed away Jan. 4 at home in Anchorage. Mr. McKean was born Feb. 5, 1949, in Chignik Lagoon, Alaska. He was a commercial fisherman, truck driver and pilot who enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, as well as fishing and hunting. He is remembered as a good man who had a sense of adventure and was loving, caring and always laughing. Mr. McKean is survived by his fiancée, Mary Gober; and sisters, Ina Wikheim, Martha Ogle, Catherine Coddington and Connie Sedlac.

Margaret Christine Moore, 79
Margaret Christine Moore passed away Dec. 26, 2013, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Ms. Moore was born March 16, 1934, in Unalakleet, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Sharon John, Kathy Leonard, and Michael and Robert Moore; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley Strang, 66
Shirley Strang passed away Dec. 4, 2013, in Paducah, Kentucky. Ms. Strang was born in Anchorage. Her family recalls her as being an awesome mom and a great woman, who is also remembered as having lived life with love for all around her. Ms. Strang is survived by her daughter, Bridgette Tabers; grandchildren, Wayne Young, Sarah Young and Gage Tabers; and great-grandchildren, Adrian Kay, John Wayne and Grant Conrad.

Earl Len Voyles, 46
Earl Len Voyles passed away Jan. 3 in Anchorage. Mr. Voyles was born in Nome, Alaska. He is survived by his children, Alyssa Fann and Jesse Voyles; and siblings, Alberta Voyles, Mike Voyles, Darlene Reighard, Junior Voyles, Lisa Yoshimoto and Valorie Voyles-Smith.

Robert William Wescott Sr., 61
Robert William Wescott Sr. passed away May 5, 2013, in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. Wescott was born Nov. 26, 1951, in Kodiak, Alaska. He is survived by his son, Robert William Wescott Jr.; father, Clifford Wescott; brother, Frank Wescott; sister, Ivey Wescott; and ex-wife, Martha Wescott.

Correction: In addition to the children previously identified in Tina Sigley’s obituary published in the February 2014 newsletter, she is also survived by her son, Nathaniel Moss.

Marian Jean Hostetter, 86
Martha June Southard, 90
Deirdre Ann Viera, 70