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Obituary: Larry Michaud

Larry Michaud passed away, at age 63, on September 4, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his wife and children. For the past two years Larry fought bravely with an aggressive form of brain cancer, to...

 

Obituary: David Gwaltney

David Melvin Gwaltney passed away peacefully in his home on August 15. A Valdez resident since August of 2010, he was born on June 29, 1947 in Gridley, California. David was a veteran of the U.S....

 

Obituary: Bobbie Crumbley

Barbara Lou "Bobbie" Johnson Crumbley, age 83, a resident of Naselle, Washington the past 18 years, passed away in Astoria, Oregon on August 12. The daughter of Luiel and Mettie (West) Johnson, she was born April 26, 1935 in Dodge City, Kansas. When...

 

Obituary: Jack Smith

Jack Wesley Smith passed away in peace on July 8, while surrounded by family at his Chokosna homestead. He was 68-years old. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Susan; daughters Kelly Smith of...

 

Obituary: Kara Lee Merrell

Kara Lee Merrell, age 57, passed away at home on August 7, in Anchorage. Kara was born on May 23, 1961 in Seattle, Washington. She attended Trinity College in Washington DC, was a member of Phi Beta...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Obituaries    July 11, 2018

Community comes together to support the family of Kade Comer McPheters

How do you say a final goodbye to a five-year old boy? In Valdez, you invite the community down to Ruth Pond to do a little fishing – and share his favorite snacks; pull up a lawn chair and wear...

 

Obituary: RoseMarie Cremer-Roetman

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at American Legion Post 35, mile 46 Parks Highway Wasilla. Devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Rose passed away...

 

Obituary: Mr. Dale Strange

Mr. Dale Strange, age 63, of Turnertown, Texas passed from this life on June 1, at Hospice Homeplace in Tyler, Texas. He was born November 18, 1954, in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Raymond and Faye (Grubaugh) Strange while Raymond was stationed there...

 

Celebration of Life for Scott Wilson

A celebration of Scott’s life will be held at the Valdez Civic Center on Wednesday, June 27th, from 3:00-5:00 pm. A donation may be made to the Valdez Animal Shelter in lieu of flowers....

 

Yup'ik language storyteller and broadcaster John Active died last week

An Alaska Native broadcaster who helped preserve the Yup'ik language and culture one story at a time died last week. John Active was 69. Active worked at KYUK public radio and television stations in...

 

Obituary: Scott Wilson

Obituary: Scott Wilson Scott Edward Wilson died unexpectedly on May 6, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Donald E. and Judith A. Wilson, and his sister, Cynthia A. Kokinda. He is predeceased by his sister, Cheryl L. Segal. He is also survived by...

 

Obituary: Maurice "Bud" Beem

Maurice "Bud" P. Beem III, age 57, passed away on February 28, surrounded by family in Valdez. Bud had been valiantly battling cancer. He stayed positive and cheerful during his battle. He enjoyed...

 

Obituary: Delbert Graham

Valdez man Delbert Graham died at his home late last month at the age of 62. He was born February 22, 1956 in San Bernardino, California to Margaret and Paul Graham. He moved to anchorage in 1974 to t...

 

Matilda Ann Wonder

Matilda Ann Wonder, known by all as "Tillie", beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend to many, passed peacefully on the evening of February 24, 2018 amongst family in Seattle, Washington. She was a 68 year old passionate Alaskan...

 

Obituary: Sr. Marie Brent

Sister Marie Ann Brent, SHF, died peacefully and suddenly at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Fremont, California on November 22, at the age of 83. She was born on November 18, 1934, in Oakland and entered the Sisters of the Holy...

 

Obituary: Robin Lindsey

Robin Lenore Lindsey, 85, passed away peacefully in her Boonville, California home on October 17, 2017. Born in Missouri, Robin spent her preteen years living in Richmond and El Cerrito before moving to Ukiah. Music and drama were always of prime...

 

Allen Duane Albright

Allen Duane Albright, 85, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at his son's home in Valdez, Alaska. Allen was born September 21, 1931, to Marvin and Dorothy Albright in Jonesboro,...

 

Obituary: T. Neil Davis

T. Neil Davis has died, at age 84, in his Fairbanks home. The scientist/author/doer was a graduate student and later director at UAF's Geophysical Institute. In the dynamic early days of the place where people study everything from the center of the...

 

Obituary: Chuck LaPage

Long time Alaska resident Charles Frederic LaPage, 82, died peacefully in his sleep August 20, in Anchorage. Per Chuck's wishes, his family hosted a gathering at his home in Eagle River in place of a...

 

Obituary: James David Butcher

Jim was born the second son to Faye and Charles Butcher in Carlsbad, New Mexico. His father worked in the mines in New Mexico and thought the last frontier was the place to be, so in 1949 he moved the family to Alaska. Jim loved living and growing up...

 

Obituary: Melissa L. Long

Melissa L. (Miss) Long, age 54, passed away on July 24, 2016 in Eagle River. She died from complications of cancer and COPD. She was born in Longview, Washington on November 7, 1961. Attended schools...

 

Obituary: Christian Cumbie

Christian Adam Cumbie, while visiting Valdez, passed away on Tuesday, July 26 while motorcycling through the Chugach Mountains. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 5th, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Lidia Selkregg Chalet...

 

Obituary: Michael P Fabio

Michael P. (Mike) Fabio, age 36, died unexpectedly at his cabin in Milo, Maine on July 17,2016. He was born in Portland, Maine, on December 9, 1979, the son of Ronald and Linda Fabio. Michael attended...

 

Lyle Von Bargen

Loving husband, father and devoted community member Lyle Von Bargen passed away April 6, at home, with family by his side. Lyle was born on September 9, 1928 in Mazeppa, Minnesota, the fourth child...

 

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Valdez Star cofounder Jean Lynn died in Big Lake March 6. She was 87 years old. Jean was born Nov. 5, 1928 in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada. She was one of three children born to Harry and Elizabeth Bates...

 

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