In memory, September 2014

Joann F. Banks, 65

Joann F. Banks passed away June 24 at home in Wooster, Ohio. Ms. Banks was born June 11, 1949, in Seattle, Wash. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Tracie and Brent Bass, and Tina and Archie Harris; grandchildren, Catherine Harris, Stormie Banks, Caitlyn Harris, Cassidy Harris, Sydney Miles, Cayleen Harris and Jason Coley; and great-grandson, Landon Banks Riscile.

Robert Jason Groller, 45

Robert Jason Groller passed away July 24 at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Mr. Groller was born Dec. 11, 1968, in Anchorage. He is survived by his parents, Alfred and Janice Groller; sisters, Carolee Johannes and Kelly Groller; and brother, Randy Groller.

Kenny J. Kankanton, 49

Kenny J. Kankanton passed away June 25 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Kankanton was born Sept. 3, 1964. He is survived by his son, Rollin Kankanton; mother, Irene (Larry) Harwell; sisters, Georgia Erickson, Caroline (Douglas) Finney and Laura (Don) Mulligan; brothers, Harold and Allen Kankanton; foster brother, Father Michael (Dolly Ann) Trefon; sister-in-law, Eva Kankanton; 17 nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and nephews.

Ronald Kelly Mullins, 51

Ronald Mullins
Ronald Mullins

Ronald Kelly Mullins passed away Aug. 6 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Mullins was born July 6, 1963, in Nome, Alaska. He is remembered for his willingness to lend a helping hand and spent his free time camping and fishing, his favorite spots being the Russian River and Chitina River. He also had a love for high performance vehicles from the Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Mullins is survived by his mother, Alma Mullins; daughter, Jennifer Mullins; brother, Michael Mullins; sisters, Michelle and Cherise Mullins; step-brother, Bill Nayokpuk; stepsister, Debra Nayokpuk; granddaughters, Keelia and Keira Krick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Irene Marie Nielsen, 52

IreneIrene Marie Nielsen passed away July 31 at Granny’s Log Cabin in Wasilla, Alaska. Ms. Nielsen was born Aug. 3, 1961, in Anchorage. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing Apples to Apples with friends and family, laughing and cruising around in nice cars with her husband, her best friend for 36 years. She is remembered for her contagious laugh that affected everyone and for the many family traditions she passed down to her daughters. She is survived by her husband, Sterling Nielsen; daughters, Sheila Woods and Shala Cravens; and four grandchildren.


Ronald George Alexander, 56
Henry Joseph Bartels, 53
Andrew Raymond Newlon, 46
Emma Sanguinetti, 90
Timothy A. Twitchell, 67
Patricia Mae Wade, 69