In Memory, May 2016

Tanishia Blu Andrus, 39

Tanishia Blu Andrus passed away Jan. 24 at Akron General Hospital in Akron, Ohio. Ms. Andrus was born July 12, 1976, in Anchorage. She is survived by her children, Torrey Andrus Caldwell, Amaunei Andrus and Sir Andrus; father, Anthony J. Andrus; grandmother, Mattie L. Andrus; aunt, Dessena M. Andrus; and grandson, Torrey Martell Andrus-Caldwell Jr.

Maxim Dolchok, 78

Maxim Dolchok

Maxim Dolchok passed away Dec. 6, 2015, at home in Anchorage. Mr. Dolchok was born Nov. 6, 1937, in Kenai, Alaska. Mr. Dolchok enjoyed spending time with his family practicing a traditional subsistence lifestyle and traveling. He was a National Guard Veteran, a former executive director of Cook Inlet Native Association and Cook Inlet Housing Authority. Mr. Dolchok was the first chair of Southcentral Foundation and chaired the steering committee for SCF’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. A member of the Kenaitze Indian Tribe and CIRI shareholder, Mr. Dolchok was honored as CIRI Elder Shareholder of the Year in 2014 for his commitment to ending the cycle of domestic violence and abuse. He is survived by his wife, Lisa Dolchok; daughter, Carla Hellman (Alvin); sons, Maxim R. Dolchok (Tanya) and Rian Dolchok; grandchildren, Rene Kakaruk, Kristen Libardi (Steven), Calvin Beasley, Maxim R. Dolchok Jr. (Stephanie), Nicole Hellman Cook (Tony), Rochelle Wariner (Tyler), Nicholas Hellman and Chrysalis Dolchok; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as brothers-in-law, Richard Lopez (Bonnie), Mickey Lopez (Karen), John Brieby (Anecia), George, Wally Charles, Jim Larsen (Nena), Ken Cochran (Gladys), Mischief (Emily) and Clara Amidon; and many friends.

Rita M. Halverson, 81

Rita M. Halverson passed away Jan. 17. Ms. Halverson was born Feb. 7, 1934, in Mountain Village, Alaska. She is survived by her son, Hans Halverson (Phyllis); and grandchildren, Marva Halverson and Amber Halverson.

Nola Mae Hopkins, 53

Nola Mae Hopkins passed away March 6 at home in Tabiona, Utah. Ms. Hopkins was born July 18, 1962, in Anchorage. She is survived by her husband, Rick Hopkins; daughters, Tiffany and Jennifer; step-son, Ricky; 10 grandchildren, Kellan, Tianna, Cheyleigh, Alyssa, Alyaih, Abigail, Vivienne, Kaydence, Hayden and Avery; siblings, Ward Courtney, Steven Courtney and Dawn Courtney; father, Sid Blatchford; and adoptive father, Gary Courtney.

Albert Jorgensen, 83

Albert Jorgensen passed away March 27 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Mr. Jorgensen was born June 17, 1933, in Nome, Alaska. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Jorgensen; and children, Albert Jorgensen and Kamilla Diamond.

Hannah Marie Mylander, 55

Hannah Marie Mylander passed away Feb. 4 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Mylander was born Feb. 21, 1960, in White Mountain, Alaska. She is survived by her children, Lynnea Moon, Ryan A. Mylander, Mike Mylander and Samantha Marie Williams.

Margaret Ann Perry, 78

Margaret Ann Perry passed away March 15 at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Ms. Perry was born July 9, 1937, in Nome, Alaska. She is survived by her sisters, Kathleen T. Downs, Mary Jean Yenney and Velma Lee Tonkin; brother, Fred W. Yenney Sr.; and many nieces and nephews.


Charles Achayok, 65
Morris James Coffey, 69
Alissa Marie Grohall, 46
Laura Irene Nelson, 73
Marie E. Wogman, 92