Leslie Alfreda Bedard, 39
Leslie Alfreda Bedard died Dec. 27 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Bedard was born July 9, 1969, in Anchorage. She is survived by her daughters, Alia Davis and Kalila Hill; sons, Derak and Bruce Otten; mother, Carol Bedard; sister, Irene Bedard-Wilson; and brothers, Joseph Bedard and David Bedard.
Jean Ann Maher, 68
Jean Ann Maher died May 8 at home in Battle Creek, Mich. Ms. Maher was born May 10, 1940, in Port Graham, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy Giles, Jovoane Lawrence, Michelle Harris and Melissa Saugie; and son, Cole Maher.
William “Will” Miller, 53
William “Will” Miller died June 2 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Miller was born March 31, 1956, in Nome, Alaska, where he lived until his family moved to Fairbanks in 1960. In 1961, his family moved to Anchorage, where he attended Service High and lived until moving to Tyonek, Alaska, in 1998. Mr. Miller worked as a warehouse supervisor for BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. at Endicott Island and Kuparuk. He received several safety awards, including one for creating and marking a safe GPS route on the ice road. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Bourdon, Michelle Partow, Amanda Kashatok and Amberly Miller; granddaughters, Kayla and Anevay; mother, Gertrude Ah’Nee; sisters, Antoinette “Toni” LoMonaco and Sherilee VanZandt; brothers, Robert and Norman Miller; nephews, Zeth, Jordan and Devin; and his companion, Emma Constantine and family.
Marion Elizabeth Nickerson, 74
Marion Elizabeth Nickerson died Jan. 3 at Chandler Health Care Center in Chandler, Ariz. Ms. Nickerson was born in Holy Cross, Alaska. She is survived by her sons, Robert M. Nickerson Jr., Maxwell C. Nickerson, Charles Nickerson and Steven H. Nickerson; and brothers, Harold Bahr and George Bahr.
Louise T. Todd, 85
Louise T. Todd died in May at Harbor View Manor in Wasilla, Alaska. Ms. Todd was born June 26, 1923, in Wales, Alaska. She is survived by her daughters, Emma Olanna and Phyllis Marie Oliveri; sons, Andrew Topkok, Edward Topkok Jr. and Willy Topkok; and grandchildren, Walter Savetilik, Carl, Luke and Collette Topkok, Shannon Miller, Carolyn Oquilluk, Tina Tuckfield, Martin Topkok, Elizabeth and Allan Kimball, Anthony and Ryan Oliveri and Zack Lemm.
Lorraine Topping, 77
Lorraine Topping died June 2. During the time she lived in Alaska, Lorraine taught elementary school in Anchorage, worked for the State of Alaska Emergency Services, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and CIRI. She is survived by daughters, Carrie Madlem, and Frances Marshall; granddaughters, Anne Marie Rosa, Jessie Roberts, and Christie Clark; grandson, Christopher Madlem; great-grandchildren, Kealea Rosa, Kealani Rosa, Korie Roberts and Logan Roberts; brothers, Lars and Knut Frostad, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Her family states, “Lorraine will always be remembered by her loveable smile, and her endearing personality.”
Ida B. Evern, 77
Lewis Emory Granger, 69
Robert Allen Grotha Jr., 52
William Harvey Lindstrom, 68
Marjorie Miller, 72
Cherry Nicolai, 80