Tam Eugene Murphy, 81, died Oct. 5, 2021, peacefully at Ketchikan General Hospital.

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.

Carolyn Jane Engel passed away on September 22, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Born in 1944 in Bedford, Indiana, she endured a difficult childhood, but persevered, became the first in her family to graduate high school and fulfilled her dream of becoming a nurse.

Barbara (Crowell) Chernikoff, 84, died peacefully on Sept. 3, 2021, surrounded by loved ones in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Amber Jean Vazquez, 42, died Sept. 7, 2021, at her home in Las Vegas, due to a seizure.

Karl Richard Amylon died on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at his home in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Robert Harold Linne, 86, died Sept. 6, 2021, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.

Joanne S. Alsup, 80, died on Sept. 8, 2021, in Ketchikan, with her family by her side.

Conrad Stanley Boyd was born to Oscar and Lucille (Daniels) Boyd on June 29, 1934. He was born at Todd Cannery directly across from Angoon, Alaska.

Austin Wayne Dixon, 27, died on August 14, 2021, in Butte, Montana, after a long struggle with drug addiction. Austin was born on June 13, 1994, in Ketchikan, to Daniel Dixon and Nikki Poutt. He grew up in Ketchikan, and also lived in Anchorage as an adult. Austin loved the outdoors, spendin…

Derek Leonard Kelley, named after his Grandad, Leonard Johnson Wentworth, was born June 14th, 1969, The Summer of Love, Woodstock and the year Nell Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.  Derek was born in Lander, Wyoming to Ronda Lynne (Roni) Wentworth Kelley and Michael John Kelley.…

Mervin Haven went to the great spirit in the sky while surrounded by loved ones on August 9, 2021. He was born in Crow Agency, Montana July 31, 1933 to Florence (Yarlett) and James Haven, and was the eldest of 10 siblings. He was preceded in death by wife of 67 years Arlene (Didrickson) Have…

Richard Dean Hamlin flew into this world on November 17, 1935 smack dab in the middle of the Great Depression to a family of farmers that hailed from Montevideo, Minnesota. With no work to be had, he and his parents left Minnesota and worked their way west, down through the south, and up thr…

Bruce Ian Maldonado, 56, died July 13, 2021, in Niger, West Africa.

Elizabeth Eugena Harrison, age 45, passed away July 2, 2021 at her home in Ketchikan, Alaska. She was loved by many and her infectious laugh will never be forgotten. During her lifetime she went by many names; Elizabeth, Gena, Beth, Liz and Mom. Many knew her by only one name – but there are…

Christopher Carl Williams, 42, died June 25, 2021, in Portland, Oregon surrounded by his family.

Ellen Jane Cowan, 87, died on May 18, 2021, at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home.

Jean Barry, 98, died June 17, 2021, peacefully in Edmonds, Washington.

Katherine Jean Tibbles, 75, died May 23, 2021 at Lighthouse Memory Care in Anacortes, Washington, after a long illness.

Carol passed away on Saturday, May 22nd in her home in Boise surrounded by her loving family. It was the day of her 60th wedding anniversary.

Albert Matthew Kookesh, 72, died May 28, 2021, at his home in Angoon, surrounded by family and loved ones.

James “Jim” W. Mortensen, 90, died on May 4, 2021, peacefully from lung cancer at his home in Bend, Oregon.

Albert Matthew Kookesh, 72, died May 28, 2021, at his home in Angoon, surrounded by family and loved ones. 

Frank Wilton Sharp, 89, died May 12, 2021, peacefully at his home in Angoon.

William Servis Ninemire was born on September 6, 1942. He had a massive stroke and passed away peacefully on May 17, 2021 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage Alaska.

Francis Boyd Haldane (Frank) journeyed home on May 11, 2021, he was 94. Born June 21, 1926, in Metlakatla, Alaska, two months premature, weighing only three pounds. His parents kept him alive on a hot water bottle by the wood stove feeding him with an eye dropper.

“There’s a song that Colleen, John, Candi (Pickrell) Austin, & Shari sang sometimes at the Assembly Church, called Freely, Freely. Two lines especially remind me so much of Colleen and how she continued to be a light and joy in her life, sharing God’s love with others many others: “And i…

Leonard “Len” Laurance, 88, a tireless proponent of all things “Ketchikan” and considered by many “Mr. Ketchikan” and the “father” of the modern local tourism industry, died in Bellingham on April 8. Len and his wife Judy had moved to Bellingham for medical reasons in 2019.

Michael S. Vig, 46, died March 19, 2021, in Ketchikan.

Michael Lee Lindgren, 65, died April 26, 2021, peacefully at home after a short battle with cancer.

Jessica Leighton, 44, passed away peacefully at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on April 8, 2021, with family by her side.

On Friday, April 16, Larry Miller, loving brother, uncle and friend passed away at his home. He was 66 years old.

Kathy J.Dunne, Age 66, was born on June 24, 1954 and passed away peacefully on March 12, 2021, surrounded by her two surviving children, Missy & Jony.

Shirley Ann Boyd, 86, passed away peacefully surrounded by family this April 2021.  She was born in Hydaburg, Alaska in February 1935 to Victor Haldane and Josie Alexander.  She leaves behind a family of characters who shared her fondness for shenanigans.  The family members Shirley leaves b…

Jack William Falzarano, Jr., age 64 died February 2, 2021 in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was born October 25, 1956 in Belfast, Maine.

“But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel:  “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you wa…