Sheila Leigh Scoby, a long-time resident of Alaska, died February 18, 2019 at the home she shared with her husband, Jack, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones after a short, yet valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was a child of the Ozarks and the Depression. Helen Joyce Gourley was delivered into this world by her country doctor grandfather in Bado, Missouri on July 28, 1924.Her father, a farmer and skilled laborer; her mother a school teacher who loved Shakespeare. They raised nine children with…

“Lines of latitude run east and west but are measured 90 degrees north of the equator and 90 degrees south of the equator; Lines of longitude run north and south but are measured 180 degrees east of the prime meridian and 180 degrees west of the prime meridian.” With this statement, Monty Ri…

Sabrina Danielle Moore; a wise, feisty, and loving soul; unexpectedly passed at age 40. On Jan. 17, 2019, our sweet Breezy passed away from complications of pneumonia in Anchorage, Alaska. Her sister, mother, and father were at her side. 

Don was born in Butte, Mont., on Dec. 22, 1942. He was raised in Greybull, Wyo., by his grandparents. He carried a great respect for them and had plans to return to the area this year. He stated that this is where he would like his ashes spread. He worked as a coal miner in Montana at a very…

Donald Lynch of Seward passed away January 18, 2019, surrounded by his family. A full obituary will follow at a later date. There will be a potluck and Celebration of Life on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion at 402 5th Avenue in Seward, Alaska. Please bring your photos an…

Ryan Matthew Lewis (a.k.a. Lewi) 37, died February 24, 2019 in an accident at home. Born and raised in Seward, Lewi was very social and loved to welcome people into the community. He was active in sports, always enjoyed watching sporting events with friends, particularly loved a good game of…

Lifelong Alaskan Debra Ann (Kane) Petersen, 65, passed away from sudden and unexpected heart failure, February 24, 2019, in Palm Springs, Calif. Her husband was by her side. She was the eldest of three children born March 19, 1953, to Billy and Virginia Kane in Seward, Alaska. She attended e…

Matthew James Latham, 44, passed away on February 16, 2019, in Seward aboard his sailboat the Perspective with his dog, Nova. He was born May 27, 1974 in Modesto, California and moved to Alaska in 1976.

Willard Dunham of Seward passed away March 1 surrounded by friends and family. Full obituary to follow next week. Memorial service will be in Seward, Saturday, March 9 at 3 p.m. at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Former Seward resident Annette Shacklett passed away Jan. 22 at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland, Wash. She was 67.

Mary Annette Bryant (Cange), resident of Seward, Alaska, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2018. Mary was born in Anchorage, Alaska on October 25, 1949, and was the daughter of Joseph and Clara Cange. She graduated from West Anchorage High School in 1967. Mary worked in Anchorage for …

Boatswain Mate Chief Petty Officer Gerald F. Pickett USCG retired died in Seward on September 7, 2018, of natural causes.   

Irene June Branson, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at BeeHive Homes in Missoula, Montana. She had lived in Missoula for the past four years. She was born June 27, 1928 in Los Angeles, to Willis Glen and Emma (Sternhagen) Smith, and was younger sister to siblings L…

Lyle Glenn Johnson, 72, passed away on November 22, 2018, at his home in Sutton, Alaska. Lyle was born on June 5, 1946 in Bottineau, North Dakota to LeRoy and Gladys Johnson. The family moved to Alaska via the Alcan Highway in 1956 and settled in Sutton where his Dad and Uncle Paul Johnson b…

Michael Spoors was born on October 26, 1955, in Mankato Minnesota to Harold and Cleone (Forrey) Spoors. Michael passed away peacefully at Alaska Regional Hospital on Monday December 3, 2018 from cancer.

Ralph Warren Hatch, 94, resident of Seward, Alaska, died on November 20, 2018, at home. Ralph was born on September 2, 1924 in Unalaska, son of Peter K and Annie Swanson Hatch who met and worked at The Jesse Lee Home. He grew up in Seward from the age of 7, where he attended school, and join…

Longtime Seward resident Ronald James Stallings, 57, died peacefully in Anchorage, Saturday, November 17, at 10 p.m. of conditions related to cancer. Ron was born in Fairbanks on May 18, 1961, and moved with his parents to Seward in 1970, where he lived continuously for the rest of his life.

Longtime resident Carol Edna Atwood passed away quietly on Nov. 8, 2018, with her son and daughter-in-law at her bedside at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Early in the morning of November 9, 2018, Kim D. Hughes, a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and daughter suddenly passed away in her sleep. Kim always had a smile that lit up the room, a huge heart, and an infectious laugh. She was born on March 29, 1959.

Dovie Lee Horton, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on October 14, 2018 from a sudden heart attack in her home in Seward, Alaska.

Leonard A. Benjamin (80) died of natural causes on September 11th, 2018; at his home outside of Dillon Montana. A private memorial will be held at his beloved family cabin in the mountains above Lima, Montana.

Terrance S. LeClair, 58, of Seward, formerly of Browns Valley, Minn., passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday, August 31, 2018. The family held a celebration-of-life on Saturday, Sept. 8, at his home in Seward. 

Jessie L Killgore, Jr., age 78,  passed away from pancreatic cancer on the morning of June 27, 2018 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. 

Edith May Watson Farnham, 98, of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018,at the Willow Cottage with her loving family at her side. 

Cynthia N. Lee, 61, passed away May 28, 2018, at her home in Seward, Alaska. 

Daniel Andrew Johnson passed away on May 5, 2018, at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. He was born in New York City on March 17, 1948, and grew up in Duluth, Minnesota. He moved to Seward in 1986 with his wife from the Philippines.

“High integrity, absolutely honest. She had a sense of empathy and compassion. I observed her, helping others often, even when she was in difficult situations. I saw her looking for the good in whomever she was dealing with. When she moved to Cordova, it was as if she had found her spiritual…

Louie R. March, Jr., 61, passed away on March 20, 2018, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 

There will be a Celebration of Life service for Theodore “Ted” Hilgart on Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at the Mountain Haven Home Commons building. We gather to remember and celebrate the life of a tender, sweet man who loved animals, enjoyed sports (a devoted Green Bay Packers fan), and b…

Precious son of the late Robert Richey and Jeanne Shaw succumbed to a rare and aggressive cancer at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Providence Critical Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska, only two months after being diagnosed.

Seward resident Ioannis “Yanni” Manolakakis, 46, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at Providence Seward Medical Center from cancer.

Dennis Judson Gallt, age 68, of Seward passed away on February 4, 2018, at Providence Seward Medical and Care Center. He was born on January 1, 1950, in St. Johns, Michigan, to James and Alice (Carpenter) Gallt. After graduating from Ovid-Elsie High School, Dennis joined the U.S. Army and se…

Charles Glenn Forrest passed away at Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond, Kentucky on February 6, 2018, at the age of 67 due to a heart attack.

Gail Ann Duell was born on November 11, 1943, outside of Rochester, New York, to a French Canadian father, Theodore Duell, and an Italian mother, Mae Duell. She has been pre-deceased by all her siblings and her parents. Gail leaves her life partner, Rudey Gaussoin, two sons, Joseph Snell of …

Manfred Dietrich, 76, of Seward, Alaska, passed away on December 27, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

Mrs. Lory Bica Leary, 81, passed on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Providence Alaska Mountain Haven Assisted Living, in Seward, Alaska.

Stephen “Captain Steve” Alexander Miller, 69, of Seward, Alaska, passed away August 9, 2017, peacefully from complications caused by stage four lung cancer.

Brian Thomas Walker was born May 2, 1966, in Anchorage, Alaska. He passed at home, surrounded by family, on June 6, 2017, after a brave battle with cancer. He was 51 years old.

Richard Paul Hubbard of Anchorage returned to his heavenly home on February 13, 2017, at age 61. Born November 23, 1956, to Gene Hubbard and Peggy (Hankins) Hubbard in Sacramento, California, he graduated high school in Japan, while in the Marine Corps. Richard was honorably discharged on Ja…

Paul Seith Sewell, fondly known as Tex, passed away in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 2, 2017. Paul’s wife, Misty, son Jordan, and daughter Shelly were with him prior to his passing.

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.