Sharon (Sherry) Moots Osborn Walker, formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2021 at her home in Delta, Colorado. Sherry was born in Eureka, California to Mary and Roy Moots on January 29, 1948, she spent most of her early years living between Colorado and California.

Ronda Kay Lange passed away quietly at home from complications due to COVID-19 on October 31, 2021. Ronda was born in Ely, Minnesota on October 2, 1967, and moved to Skagway Alaska in 1980, where she spent much of her childhood. Ronda moved to Seward with her family in 1985, where she attend…

Roger Paul Bleth was born in Vancouver, Washington on August 29, 1949, to George Joseph Bleth and June Iris Bleth. He lost a courageous battle to heart disease on September 8, 2021.

It is with great sadness we pass on news received from Dr. A. J. Paul on the passing of his wife Judy McDonald, on September 6 from a fall at their home in Texas.

Joanne Carolyn Hoogland, 92, lifelong Seward resident, passed peacefully at her home on Salmon Creek Road on August 17, 2021. She was born in Anchorage to Wilma and Swan Lind on January 30, 1929. The local doctor was “out Westward” at the time.

On August 23, 2021, at the Kootenai Medical Center in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, Rebecca Orchard passed away surrounded by family, including her husband and family. She was born January 17, 1959.

Curtis Lee Catron of Hot Springs Village Arkansas went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2021 in Seward Alaska. He was 53 years old.

John Wesley Cook was born September 5, 1940, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. He died of kidney failure March 7, 2021, in La Paz, Mexico at 80 years of age.

Seward resident, Nanci Lynn Richey, 65, died Monday, May 3, 2021, at her home in Seward, Alaska. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Pioneer Cemetery in Seward at a later date.

Ray Simutis passed on from this world in the comfort of his home in Hawaii on February 5, 2021, holding the hand of his youngest daughter, Janina.

Long time Alaskan and Kasilof resident, Paul A. Fischer, 85, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Lund Home Hospice of the Valley in Gilbert, Arizona.

David Ray Taylor, 70, of Seward died peacefully at home on April 14, 2021. He was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on May 31, 1950, son of the late Alphonsus J. and Patricia A. (Powers) Taylor. He grew up in Wisconsin, until he moved to Washington in the 1970s, where he joined the US Army, serving …

Long time Seward resident Alex Targonsky passed away of natural causes on Saturday, April 10, 2021. He had just turned 60 the day before. Funeral and memorial services to be announced in the near future.

Anchor Point resident Edward W. Post, 75, passed away on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 due to cancer and other medical conditions.

With his wife holding his hand, Joe Owens joined our Lord on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Born at home in McGregor, Texas, to Hardy Owen and Marie Walker Owen in 1945, Joe grew up with eight sisters. This served him well in his 50-plus year marriage!

Graveside service for Terrance “Terry” M. Clem, age 80, will be held Monday, March 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama.

Long-time Seward resident, Theda J. Cagle passed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on March 3, after a long and courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. Theda died in her winter home in Sun City Center, Fla., surrounded by family. Theda was a 40-year resident of Seward, the place …

Andrew M. Norkin, son of the late Paul J. Norkin and Florence K. Norkin, brother of the late Peter Norkin, all of Connecticut, was born in 1963 and resided for the last 22 years in Denmark, Maine. He is survived by his lovely caring wife, Joy; his wonderful children, and his dear sister, Mar…

Donald Augustus Sutherland passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on November 27, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska from heart related issues. He was born on Aug. 13, 1938. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marilyn, son Darrell (Lisa) Sutherland, Stepdaughter Diane (Robert Brown) Reynolds; g…

A memorial parade will be held for Seward resident Kevin Schuster who died on Oct. 28, 2020. The parade will be held beginning at 7:05 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13. The parade will begin at the Safeway Parking Lot and then proceed down the Seward Highway toward downtown, move over to Second Avenu…

Leonard Charles Weimar passed away April 17, 2020, in Sunsites, Arizona of natural causes, he was 91 years of age. Born March 29, 1929, in Tacoma, Wash. where he grew up on a five-acre farm on Fern Hill.

Margaret Jane “Tiny” Hall died peacefully in her home in Kodiak, Alaska, on October 30, 2020. She was 101 years old at the time of her death, and had a long, remarkable, and wonderful life. She was born on June 15, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Phyllis and Raymond Gray, and had two older s…

Seward resident Eric Rodger Ward, 74, died Thursday, Oct. 1 from Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma at his home in Seward with his family by his side.

Ronald Gordon Thornton Smyth, born to Gordon & Beatrice Smyth in Seattle, Wash. on September 7, 1936, peacefully passed away at the age of 84 on September 9, 2020, in Edmonds, Washington. Husband to wife Jeanette, father to Harold Smyth (Donna), Victoria Wright (Shawn) and Eric Smyth, br…

Captain Molly Brooks, 74, died on May 26, 2020, at home in Port Townsend Washington, in the company of close friends, following a brief but intense battle with liver cancer. A trendsetter, “Captain Molly” as many of her Alaska friends called her, was one of the first female tour boat captain…

Former Kenai resident Bruce E. Passe, 64, passed away Mar. 15, 2020 in Hilo, Hawaii after a long illness.

Longtime Seward Resident, Kathleen Vay Verschueren, 72, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at her home in Seward with her family by her side.

John Storrs French (aka Jessie), 71, passed away in his home in Seward, on Jan. 24, 2020. John was born Jan. 17, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of Arthur Bancroft French and Margret Storrs French. He spent most of his youth in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from Pioneer Hi…

Wilma J. Tisch of Anchorage Alaska went to be with the Lord on the evening of Feb. 2, 2020.

Rose Leman MacSwain, 92, passed away at Providence Alaska Hospital early in the morning of Jan. 23, 2020.

Jack Irving Goodwill, 69 years old, left this earth unexpectedly after having surgery on January 23, 2020, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Gary Eugene Schoening was born August 1, 1947, in Limon, Colorado to Robert “Bobcat” Schoening & Lena Irene Schoening. He died with family near on January 15, 2020, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Herman Nelsen, 85, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2020, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Kanakanak, Alaska to Charles and Nattie Nelsen on Feb. 26, 1934, he was the youngest of five children.

Daniel J. “Riley” Burns, age 54 of Faribault, MN and formerly of Glenwood, MN and Seward, AK, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 following an extended illness.  Riley is brother to Mary Burns of Faribault and Mike (Teresa) Burns of Minneapolis, MN.

Curtis Alan “Jake” Jacobson, 58, of Moose Pass, formerly of Monticello Minn. died Dec. 22, 2019, following several months of heart, lung & cancer issues. Survived by parents Jerry and Ka-ren, sister Nancy (Phil) Drazkowski, niece Kayla (Mitch) Coopman, and great-nephew Isaac, all of Mont…

Riley Spidell passed away on Nov. 28, 2019. Born on Dec. 12, 1950, Riley was a person that didn't ask much from those around him. He was wild, stubborn, kind, thoughtful, had honest blue eyes and touched many. He said his ancestors came from a line of law men that chased down the surly men o…

Brian David Sarka, 54, amazing husband, father and friend passed away November 10, 2019, at home in the arms of his family.

Seward Resident, Thomas C. Kelley, 77, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at his home in Seward with his wife by his side.

Arthur (Art) Monroe Osborn, 70, of Seward, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the home of his daughter, Sarah, in Kenai, Alaska. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Rae Building, 125 Third Avenue in Seward. A potluck will follow, please bring a dish …

Susan Eva Wichers, age 79, entered into her rest at her home in Prosser, Wash. on October 5, 2019. She was born on December 7, 1939, to George Perry and Jeanette (Schoonover) Kirkpatrick in Everett, Washington. She was raised and educated in West Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High …

Shirley Brown a resident of Seward, Alaska passed from this life on Saturday August 24, 2019. Shirley Brown was born on Feb. 23, 1929, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., to Leonard and Gertrude Bush. She was the only girl in the middle of five brothers (Gerald Bush, Robert Bush, Ray Bush, Henry Bus…

Preston Kaare Atwood, 21, of Seward, died August 25, 2019. Preston was born December 24, 1997 in Anchorage to Dwayne and Kari Atwood. He was the best Christmas present his family ever received.

Eleanor H. Mala, 84, passed into God’s arms June 21, 2019, with her loving family at her side.

James M. Lester of Seward passed away on the evening of Sunday, August 4, 2019, in Belleville, Ill. surrounded by family. After months of earnest rehabilitation following a severe stroke, Jim has been welcomed into the afterlife by his wife Cathy (nee Thornton), daughter Sarah, infant son Mi…

Linnea Rose Hribernick, 18, passed away Aug. 20, 2019, at Providence Seward Medical Center because her little heart was tired. Her celebration of life and continuing journey was held Aug. 24 in the Seward High School gymnasium.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.