In memory, April 2012

Wayne C. Allen, 61

Wayne C. Allen died Jan. 26 at home in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Allen was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Susan Allen; daughter, Cassie Moore; and son, Rusty Allen.

Daryl Dawson Bailey, 41

Daryl Dawson Bailey died Jan. 22 at home in Cullman, Ala. Mr. Bailey was born in Anchorage. He is survived by his father, Luther W. Bailey; sisters, Anita Pope, Amy Holtzen and Rebecca Cox; brother, Matthew Bailey; and stepmother, Jeanne Bailey.

Mike Robert Balashoff Jr., 73

Mike Robert Balashoff Jr. died Jan. 21 at home in Seldovia, Alaska. Mr. Balashoff was born April 22, 1938. He is survived by his sister, Doris June Mueller.

Polly Marie Conaway, 63

Polly Marie Conaway died Dec. 2, 2011, in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Conaway was born in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Michial D. Conaway; daughter, Michelle D. Conaway; and granddaughters, Lariisa and Katrina-Marii Conaway.

Margaret “Maggie” Dolchok, 88

Margaret “Maggie” Dolchok died March 13 at Heritage Place in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Dolchok was born Aug. 12, 1923. She enjoyed berry picking, watching birds that visited her bird feeders, camping, fishing, crossword puzzles and reading. Her loved ones say: “She was loved by all who knew her and she will be greatly missed.” She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Wik, Emily Marrs (and companion, David Baker) and Evelyn Huf (and husband, Rusty); son, Eric Wik; grandchildren, Emil Marrs, Crystal Marrs, Samantha Huf, Christa Huf, Gabe Juliussen, Sherian Soares, Darlene Beasley, Charlene Gibbs, Ralph Wik Jr., Wanda Reams, Alec Wik III and Myra Cook; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Elliott M. Eakon Sr., 71

Elliott M. Eakon Sr. died Jan. 9 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Eakon was born Oct. 14, 1940, in Unalakleet, Alaska. He enjoyed camping, hunting, trapping, fishing and putting away food for the winter. His loved ones say: “He will be greatly missed by his children and all who knew him.” He is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Pleasant and Olga Shivel; and sons, Vincent and Elliott Eakon Jr.

Willie N. Johnson Sr., 78

Willie N. Johnson Sr. died Jan. 28 at the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, Alaska. Mr. Johnson was born August 17, 1933, in Hooper Bay, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Lovie Johnson; daughters, Carol Johnson, Leona Johnson, Juanita Johnson, Wilma Sledge and Joyce Harvey; sons, Robert and Willie Johnson Jr.; stepdaughter and her husband, Rose and Jim Scaggs; sisters, grandchildren and other extended family.

Edna Mae Linderman, 76

Edna Mae Linderman died Feb. 16 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Linderman was born May 14, 1935. CIRI honored her along with her sisters and extended family as Elder shareholders of the year in 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Rae Christenson (and husband, Eric); son, Manuel Linderman (and wife, Jane); grandchildren, James Linderman, Nicolas Linderman, Leila Jaynes and Erika Jaynes; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Trenton and Margie Jordan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret J. Pearl (a.k.a. Jackie Pearl), 92

Margaret J. Pearl (a.k.a. Jackie Pearl) died Feb. 2 at Life Care Center of Reno in Reno, Nev. Ms. Pearl was born May 14, 1919, in Ninilchik, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Carroll Charbonnier and Patricia Burrett; adopted son, Patrick Pearl; sister, Cora Cook; brothers, Walter and George Jackinsky; granddaughters, Wendy Seaman, Morgan Burrett and Natasha Sampson; and grandson, Dave Charbonnier.

Lance Allen Regan, 46

Lance Allen Regan died Feb. 7 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Regan was born Aug. 19, 1965, in Kanakanak, Alaska. He is survived by his sister, Marilou Holstrom; brothers, William J. Schneider, Terry Schneider, Gene Sanderson, Earl M. Regan and William B. Regan Jr.

Arlene Joyce Reynolds, 75

Arlene Joyce Reynolds died Oct. 31, 2011, at home in Anchorage. Ms. Reynolds was born Oct. 18, 1936, in Anchorage. Her loved ones say: “We love you Aunt Arlene; you will be missed by all of your friends and family.” She is survived by her sister, Marjorie Powers; nieces, Valerie Cornwell and Cathy Giles; and nephew, Clifton L. Skopak.

Meda Bella (Abouchuk) Sarren, 78

Meda Bella (Abouchuk) Sarren died Feb. 5 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Sarren was born Sept. 30, 1933, in St. Michael, Alaska. She was a retired licensed practical nurse who cared for the elderly in her hometown of Unalakleet. Her loved ones say: “She was a devoted Catholic and loved her family dearly.” She is survived by her daughter, Doris Mae Savetilik; grandchildren, Luke William and Lori Alicia; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita and Agnes; brothers, Lawrence and Herbie; and her daughter’s fiancé, Robert Lipinski.

Edna Lillian (Matson) Steik, 77

Edna Lillian (Matson) Steik died Jan. 28 at home in Ninilchik, Alaska. After her mother passed away when she was seven years old, Edna was raised in the missionary-run children’s homes in Kenai and Valdez. Edna later lived and traveled with missionaries by steamship to Oregon and California until returning to Alaska and graduating from Fairbanks High School in 1953. She worked as a clothing press operator, waitress, maid, cook, cannery worker, tutor, drive-in owner/operator and school custodian. She is survived by her sister, Helen Benedict and family; daughters and sons-in-law, Jamie (Towe) and Dan Leman, Sheri (Steik) and John Liebenthal and Tammy (Steik) and David Bear; grandson and great-grandson Nathon and Aston Stonecipher; granddaughter and family, Tasha (Leman), Chris and Emma Boin; granddaughter Tiffany Johansen; granddaughter and family, Whitney (Leman), Jason Schollenberg and future grandbaby; granddaughter Krista Leman, and grandson and granddaughter Ryan and Heather Bear.

Ella (Oskolkoff) Woodhead, 89

Ella (Oskolkoff) Woodhead died Jan. 30 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Woodhead was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Ninilchik, Alaska to the Very Reverend Michael G. Oskolkoff and Matushka Zoya Oskolkoff. Her loved ones say: “She will be remembered for her love of family trips to Hawaii, watching sunsets over Mount Redoubt, her fondness of anything chocolate and attending events at the Performing Arts Center in Anchorage with her daughter. She is survived by her daughter, Faye Woodhead; sons and their spouses, Dale and Brenda Woodhead, Robert and Kathy Woodhead, and Terry and Emily Woodhead; grandchildren, Carmen, Shawn, Dustin, Alexander, Darren and Karlee; great-grandchildren, Jayden, Pierson, Kylie and Gage; sisters, Nancy Ahlrich and Carolyn Reifsnyder; brother, Arnold Oskolkoff; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Robert Oran Allen Jr., 58
Carol M. Bedard, 63
Mildred Louise Blagg, 77
Rolf Edward Frostad, 40
Valerie Lynn Mills, 47