In memory, April 2014

Ann Marie Anderson, 67
Ann Marie Anderson passed away Jan. 19 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Anderson was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Seldovia, Alaska. She is survived by her husband, A.W. Anderson; daughter, Donica Johnson; and grandson, Westin Johnson.

Margaret Elsie Baker, 79
Margaret Elsie Baker passed away Dec. 7, 2013, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Baker was born March 2, 1934, in Biorka, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Thomas Baker, Daniel Baker, Valorie Brunkhorst and Darrell Baker.

Karen Mae Clark, 46
Karen Mae Clark passed away Feb. 4 at home in Grovespring, Mo. Ms. Clark was born March 24, 1967. She is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, and as a caring neighbor and friend. Karen enjoyed music, hunting and fishing. She continued to work beside her father on their family farm for many years and as a carpenter for her father-in-law. Karen is survived by her husband, Steven Clark; children, Kari, Sarah, Gavin and Jerry Clark; mother, Pat Simpson; and grandson, Hunter Napier.

Robert Roy Ellis Sr., 80
Robert Roy Ellis Sr. passed away Dec. 12, 2013, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Ellis was born in Seattle, Wash. He is survived by his children, Robert Ellis Jr., Carol Ellis and Russell Ellis; daughter-in-law, Dana Ellis; grandchildren, Jason and Jeff Ellis; great-grandchildren, Lilly, William, Montessa, Julian and Ryleigh; and siblings, George Ellis and Mary Moyer.

Gertrude Layne Frostad, 78
Gertrude Lane Frostad passed away Feb. 5 at home in Kenai, Alaska. Ms. Frostad was born Sept. 11, 1935, in Kenai, Alaska. She is survived by her children, James Coveyou, Debbie Coveyou, Virginia Fraase and Carey Edwards; and siblings, James Segura, Clara Swan, William Segura, David Segura, Rita Smagge and Richard Segura.

Machelle Violet Haynes, 55
Machelle Violet Haynes passed away Feb. 22 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Haynes was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Anchorage. She is survived by her siblings, Mary McDaniel, Ramona Morgan, Oscar Haynes III, Claudine Haynes and Marina Haynes.

Emily Lovern Shell Holcomb, 79
Emily Lovern Shell Holcomb passed away Feb. 16 at home in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ms. Holcomb was born June 5, 1934, in Seldovia, Alaska. She was a member of the Wallburg Baptist Church, Choir, Ladies 3 Sunday School Class, Homemakers Club of Davidson and the Native Village of Seldovia. Ms. Shell is survived by her children, Kathleen (Claude) Bullis, Laura Huffman and David (Kaylene) Huffman; grandchildren, Carin Ioannou, Ryan Bullis, Kory Huffman, Shawn Huffman, David Huffman Jr., Coby Brodigan, Melissa Wright and Jamie Huffman; nineteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Kelvin Lee James, 47
Kelvin Lee James passed away March 5 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. James was born Dec. 10, 1966, in Anchorage. He is survived by his son, Nicholas James; sister, Linda Merculieff; niece and nephew, Joyce and Austin Merculieff; uncle, Elary Gromoff; and aunts, Piama Merculieff, Jeanie Gromoff and Alexandria Tu.

John F. Kiminock Jr., 77
John F. Kiminock Jr. passed away March 1 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Kiminock was born on Little Diomede Island, Alaska. He is survived by his siblings, James Kiminock, Lena Kiminock and Mary Moyer.

Duniel (Don) Murillo, 67
Duniel Murillo passed away Jan. 19 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash. Mr. Murillo was born in San Francisco, Calif. He lived most of his life in the Redmond, Wash. area and was retired from the King County Public Works as a snowplow and truck driver. Mr. Murillo is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children, Jon and Duniel Marie; daughter in-law, Kristin; and grandchildren, Kyle and Shayne.

Howard Mahle Oborn, 66
Howard Mahle Oborn passed away Jan. 30 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Mr. Oborn was born Nov. 26, 1947, in Anchorage. He is survived by his siblings, Corrie Oborn Player, Paxton Oborn, Celestia Oborn Whitehead and Charles Oborn.

Alaska Shiers, 81
Alaska Shiers passed away Jan. 17 at home in Prescott, Ariz. Ms. Shiers was born March 29, 1932, in Takotna, Alaska. She was an avid reader, photographer and loyal fan of the Alaska Iditarod and the Prescott World’s Oldest Rodeo. She loved her large family and is remembered as being generous with her time, her help and most of all her love. She is survived by her children, Janet (Bob) Chesnut, Robert Sturdevant and Jo Roddy; grandchildren, Stacy (Daniel) Padilla, Monica Madrid (Shaun Medina), Ashley Sturdevant, Mason Smith and Josia Rees; and four great-grandchildren.

Tammy Sue Christensen, 56
Nereus Dock Harris III, 38
Thomas William Highsmith, 56
Herman Sigfrid Lindgren, 61
Victor Lynn Phillips, 44