Obituary Submission

Obituary Guidelines

  • CIRI strives to print an obituary for all CIRI shareholders; obituaries may be published for CIRI descendants as space allows.
  • Only one obituary will be published for each deceased person. Once an obituary has been received, additional obituaries will not be accepted.
  • Although each obituary notice is unique, CIRI requires the general format to be the same, which achieves a presentation that is respectful to all families.
  • Due to space limitations, obituaries may not exceed 150 words.
  • CIRI reserves the right to edit obituaries for clarity, available space and news style.
  • We cannot guarantee placement in a particular edition.
  • Obituaries should be submitted within six months of the death.


Verify dates and spelling of all information provided.


  • You may submit an obituary either online or by mail (please do not submit both). Whether you choose online or mail, please verify dates and spelling of all information provided.
  • Type in upper and lower case. Please do not include words or names in all CAPS.
  • Once completed and verified, copy the text from your document and paste it into the appropriate fields on the online form.
  • Click the “Submit” button.

By Mail

  • Print the Obituary Submission Form or, if you prefer to receive the form by mail, call CIRI’s Probate staff at (907) 263-5540 or toll-free at (833) 263-5136 and select option 6.
  • Please print legibly when completing the form.
  • Mail the completed form to:

Cook Inlet Region, Inc.
CIRI Probate
PO Box 93330
Anchorage, AK 99509-3330

Fill out my online form.