Quentin ‘Ken’ Carr did not want to leave this life. He loved his family, his home, and the simple pleasures of life like a coffee date with his wife or getting the mail. We wish he could have had more simple pleasures after a lifetime of work, though he loved that too. After multiple health …

Lifelong Alaskan Brandon C. Ihde, 40, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, in a traffic accident near Clam Gulch.

Joseph Hayes passed from this earth Sunday, December 11, 2022, in Nikiski, Alaska while clearing his home of snow.

On Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, Sara Nell Watsjold, “Nell,” beloved mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away in Anchorage, Alaska. She was 86 years old.

Our sweet-hearted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, Teresa Ayala-Whitman (Woodyard) 71, of Soda Springs, Idaho passed away peacefully at home on November 19, 2022. She was born on March 29, 1951, in Soda Springs, Idaho. Her parents are Donald and Darlene…

Famous for long goodbyes, to friends and strangers alike, Brett Wesley Woern said his final goodbye November 26, 2022, at his home surrounded by loved ones in Anchorage, Alaska. When he decided to stop treatment, Brett said, “It’s the beginning of a too soon ending.” His family and friends s…

Longtime Soldotna resident Anusorn “Nuson” Smith, 51, passed away Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna after battling cancer.

Vicki L. Winkelman was born November 7, 1950, in Grants Pass, Oregon to Lloyd and Barbara Coate. She graduated from Glendale Highschool in 1968 and married her husband Robert Winkelman on July 19, 1968. Vicki passed away October 4, 2022, in Waco, Texas.

Clyde Alfred Sume was born the first child, and only son, of John and Ruby Sume on June 11, 1938, in Eureka, Montana. In 1943, the family moved to Seward, Alaska. There he lived out a young boy’s dream of living and growing up in the last frontier, graduating Seward High School in 1956. Imme…

David Wayne Soper, “Sope” as his friends called him passed away at the age of 72 on October 8, 2020, at Providence Seward Mountain Haven in Seward, Alaska after a courageous battle with cancer.

Helga J Ramsperger passed away at the age of 80 on September 13, 2022. Helga’s Celebration of Life was held at the Seward Senior Center on September 21, 2022. Helga was born in Insterburg, East Prussia to Helmut and Elisabeth and grew up with her two brothers Joachim and Wolf. Helga was a fr…

Major (US Army retired) Mark A. Bartholomew died peacefully on September 23, 2022, at the age of 82, surrounded by his family. He was born March 19, 1940, in Ware, Massachusetts to Colonel Lisle Bartholomew and Vera Mensch Bartholomew.

Thomas Otto Prochazka, 71, passed away on July 17, 2022, in Moose Pass, Alaska from melanoma cancer. Tom was born in Liberal, Kansas on September 22, 1950, and was one of six children. He graduated from University of Kansas in Lawrence as well as Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.

John Robert Gage, 69, of Seward, Alaska passed away on July 17, 2022. He was born in Seward on April 21, 1953, to Carl and Irene Gage. John was married to Marie Gage on August 29, 1971. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year with a family vacation to San Diego.

Virginia Lee Hansen was loved and surrounded by family. Her passions in life were crocheting blankets, berry picking, fishing, road trips, and meeting new people. Her hobbies were ice fishing, lots of bingo and pull-tab rippies, and going to activities at the Qutekcak Native Tribal office.

Bruce Edwards Martin, age 70 of Seward, passed away July 5, 2022. Born June 4, 1952 in Nome, Alaska. to Philip and Ruth (Pleasant) Martin, Bruce lived in Nome until age 14 when they moved to Seattle where at age 17 he joined the Army.

Nikiski resident Samantha Kaye Hayes, 32, passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022, at home after battling cancer.

Eric Stephen Berg, also known as “Cat Man” died on June 1, 2022. He was found at peace at his home in his favorite chair. He was living at the Salmon Creek Trailer Park. Eric was born in 1953 in Van Nuys, California. Eric was raised in the Bay Area but spent most of his life in Seward. Kenne…

Longtime Ninilchik and Seward resident Daniel E. Hamilton, 54, passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2022, at his home in Seward.

Kelly Cynthia Smith, age 61, passed away at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage on April 14 from complications related to heart failure and diabetes. Her sister Kim was at her side. 

Robert Merton “Bob” Berry was born in LaGrande Oregon to Merton Albert Berry and Golda Joyce Beck on May 27th, 1931, and passed away in Moose Pass, Alaska on April 1, 2022.

Dan Painter, 65, passed away at home in Lawing on March 7, 2022. He arrived in Alaska when he was five months old and chose to make this his lifelong home. No services will be held according to his wishes, but a celebration of life will be June 18, 2 p.m. at the family home. His ashes will b…

June Zimmerman died peacefully in her sleep on February 17, 2022.    June was born the eleventh out of twelve children on November 2, 1935 to Edward and Beulah Jensen, in Boyd, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Cadott High School in 1953, and married the love of her life, George Zimmerman in 19…

On January 20, 2022, Patrick (Pat) LeRoy Sterling passed away from a heart related complication at home. He was a long-time resident of Seward, Alaska; however spent the winters at his residence in Melrose, Florida.

Jason Mark Dean passed away on January 9, 2022, after a valiant battle with metastatic melanoma. He was born on July 11, 1975, to Ramona Rome and Ronald Dean in Spokane, Washington.

Vincent Theodore, 64, the eldest son of three born to Herbert W. and Lillian Theodore, passed away January 13, 2022, at Providence Seward Medical Center. Born September 2, 1958, in Anchorage, he lived in Seward most of his life.

Pete H. Leov beloved brother and friend, 70 of Sterling passed away on December 20, 2021, after a battle with cancer. Pete was born February 24, 1951, to Harry and Ann Leov in Seattle Washington. After graduating West Anchorage High School in 1969, he signed on with the International Brother…

Former Seward resident, Jane Mathews Swain passed away peacefully at the South Peninsula on December 11, 2021. Jane was born April 19, 1942, in Fairbanks, Alaska and raised in Anchorage. Her parents were Ruby Olson Mathews and Raymond Tom Mathews.

Don Holland, 71, of Parsonsfield, Maine passed away on January 4, 2022, at his home with his loving wife by his side. Don fought a courageous battle with brain cancer. Don was born May 11, 1950, in Sewickley, Pennsylvania to Don and Betty Holand.

David L. Thompson, 74, passed away at his home in Palmer on November 30, 2021. A celebration of life will be held in his hometown of Seward during the Summer of 2022, with details to follow.

Former Seward resident Nancy Christine Steeves, 69, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. She was born to Bruce W. Hastings and Pat (Nollie Fitzpatrick) on October 3, 1952, growing up in a small farm community in Plano, Illinois and being one of six children.

Hugh Q. Darling, 86, passed away November 26 in his home in Las Vegas with his loving wife Iris by his side.

Richard C. Hocking, beloved family and community member, passed away November 21 at his home in Seward, Alaska. Richard was born April 16, 1951, in Seattle, Washington where he grew up with his parents, George and Alice Hocking, and younger sister, Janet.

Timothy J. Moore, age 65, of Homer, passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of Jesus, the Great Fisher of Men on December 2, 2021. Tim fought leukemia with the same courage, strength, passion, faith, and grace that he lived his life. Tim was a dedicated and loving husband, a d…

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.

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.