Condolences

Ralph Ahgupuk, 65

Ralph Ahgupuk died April 9 at home in Anchorage. Mr. Ahgupuk was born June 25, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Annie A. Ahgupuk; daughter, Lisa A. Ahgupuk; son, Al W. Ahgupuk; grandchildren, Tiffany L. Miner, Henry G. Miner, Robin J. Ahgupuk and Jewel M. Huntsman; and sister, Ruth Floyd.

Patti Lu Hansen Bowdon, 57

Patti Lu Hansen Bowdon died Mar. 12 at home in Seldovia, Alaska. Ms. Bowdon was born Sept. 11, 1952, in Seldovia. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Bowdon; daughter, Tamara Bowdon; son, Thomas Bowdon; grandchildren, Elijah and Tyra Bowdon; sisters, Sandi, Jackie and Becky Hansen, Lois Deluca and Julie Huntsman; brothers, Dean, Roy and Todd Hansen; uncle, Gilbert Ollestad; aunt, Thelma Patton; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Lecon Chuitt Sr., 75

Lecon Chuitt Sr. died Mar. 4 at the Lakeview Assisted Living Home in Anchorage. Mr. Chuitt was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Tyonek, Alaska. He served in the Army and was also a village public safety officer, bartender, fisherman and sandblaster. His family wrote, “Lecon was a loving husband and father. He loved to spoil his grandkids. He loved to hunt, fish, play bingo and Yahtzee. Lecon will be missed very much.” He is survived by his wife, Mary Chuitt; daughters, Teresa Standifer and Marian King; sons, Mark Chuitt, Lecon Chuitt Jr., Larry Hawkins, Anthony Chuitt, Calvin Nance and Richard Hawkins; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces, Donita Hensley, Becky Peratrovich, Deb Poitry, Jane Standifer-Trenton; nephew, Paul Standifer; goddaughter, Michaelene Stephan; and uncle, Maxim Chickalusion Sr.

Marietta Joan Peterson-Curtis, 72

Marietta “Elta” Joan Peterson-Curtis died Feb. 1 at home in Soldotna, Alaska. Ms. Peterson-Curtis was born Nov. 18, 1937, in Kanakanak, Alaska to Bessie and Fred “Pinby” Peterson. Marietta loved being with family and friends, bird watching, gardening, houseplants and fishing. Her family wrote, “Her laugh was contagious and made the world go round. She will be greatly missed by those who loved her.” She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David Curtis; daughters and sons-in-law, Diana Cuthbert and Ron, and Elizabeth Edelman and Duane; son, David Curtis; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Clyde Peterson; sisters-in-law, Nancy Fithugh and Mary Ann Curtis; and many stepchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robert William Goocher, 66

Robert William Goocher died Nov. 16, 2009, at the Valley Medical Center in Renton, Wash. Mr. Goocher was born Sept. 25, 1943, in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughters, Lou, Patricia and Elsie Goocher; son, William Goocher; grandchildren, Cole and Karl, Corinne and Storm Prescott, and Scott and Jake Goocher; and sister, Frances.

Carl Kelly, 85

Carl Kelly died Feb. 27 at home in Ninilchik, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Doris J. Kelly; daughters, Gail K. Manley and Connie K. Judson; and sons, Carl E. and Clifford A. Kelly.

Flora Mae Lincoln, 75

Flora Mae Lincoln died April 8 at home in Anchorage. Ms. Lincoln was born Mar. 5, 1935, in White Mountain, Alaska. She loved to pick berries, go for car rides, take walks, be with her grandkids and listen to country music. She is survived by her children, Sugar, Colin, Becky, Martin and Debbie; brother, Sunshine Lincoln; and cousins, nieces, nephews, best friends Marie Long and Anna Bebe, and extended family.

Gordon Phillips, 61

Gordon Phillips died Feb. 24 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Phillips was born April 7, 1948, in Lower Tonsina, Alaska, to Agnes Marshall and Charles Phillips. He was proud to serve his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Gordon was a registered guide for big game hunters in the Wrangell Mountains for many years. He was a skilled carpenter and worked in construction as well. His family wrote, “Gordon was always there when you needed him and known to be a reliable friend. He was loyal, generous and had a great sense of humor. Gordon had a special place in his heart for his cat, Skeeter.” He is survived by his wife, Helen; stepson, Joe Robertson; siblings and their spouses, Merle and Mary Phillips, Curtis Phillips, Lonita and Bob Lohse, and Susan Taylor; and numerous nieces and nephews, including niece, Janet Allard, who spent so much time with him.

Patricia Louise Pitcher, 72

Patricia Louise Pitcher died Feb. 10 at the Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport, Ore. Ms. Pitcher was born June 1, 1937, in Palmer, Alaska to Theron and Martha (Gregonioff) Smith. She worked as a lumber grader for the Edward Hines Lumber Company for many years. In 1981, she and her husband Monty moved to Winchester Bay, where they owned and operated the Harbor View Motel for 19 years. She retired to her dream home close to Scottsburg, where she enjoyed watching the Umpqua River flow. She is survived by her daughters, LuJuana L. Rhen and Cindy R. Keith; sons, Juan D. and Marty W. Pitcher; sisters, Shirley Hislop, Nancy Still and Sarah Kavasharov; and 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Thomas Sidney Roberts, 82

Thomas Sidney Roberts died Feb. 12 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Roberts was born Nov. 9, 1927, in Anchorage. He is survived by his daughters, Florence Caskey and Elsa Dowd; and son, Thomas F. Roberts.

Alex Rogers, 70

Alex Rogers died recently at the Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Mich. Mr. Rogers was born in Mekoryuk, Alaska. He is survived by his daughters, Darlene Cole, Geraldine Rogers and Rachel Phelps; and grandchildren, Steve and Chad Cole, Binky, B. J. and Hedi Hoffman, Brittany Sparks, and Joshua, Jess, Justin, Jazz, Sean and Sandra Phelps.

Elvin Robert Secrest, 81

Elvin Robert Secrest died Jan. 23 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. Mr. Secrest was born Feb. 4, 1928. He is survived by his son, David Secrest; sisters, Neva Vaughn, Alma Hofford and Nora Hoelloring; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edward Victor Segura, 76

Edward Victor Segura died Mar. 9 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Segura was born Nov. 18, 1933, in Kenai, Alaska. He is survived by his spouse, Elizabeth Segura; stepdaughter, Debbie Craig; stepsons, Bobbie Craig and Bill Moody; sisters, Gert Frostad, Rita Smagge and Clare (and Van) Swan; and brothers, Jim (and Carol), Billy, David (and Sandy) and Rick (and Patty) Segura.

Myrtle (Myrt) Evelyn Veltri, 65

Myrtle Evelyn Veltri died Nov. 10, 2008, at the Mountainview Hospital in Las Vegas, Nev. Ms. Veltri was born May 18, 1943, on a riverboat near Beaver, Alaska. She was the eldest daughter of Ivar and Ruth Peterson. She was well known as a stewardess for Wien Airlines for many years. She is survived by her daughter, Eve Ruth Reisch; granddaughters, Caitlin May and Zoe Lu; sisters, Linda Kalkins, Lorraine Peterson and Ruthie Gail Peterson; brothers, Lynn, Glen and Charles Peterson; and numerous relatives and friends.

Condolences

Polly Marina Goozmer, 85
Rickey Lee John, 48
Hansel Komakhuk, 60
Charles Paul Jr., 40