George Dennis Olofson Sr.

George Dennis Olofson Sr., 65, died Feb. 13, 2020, in Metlakatla.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1955, in Ketchikan. He resided in Metlakatla, and graduated from Metlakatla High School in May, 1973.

Mr. Olofson was married on Feb. 7, 1990.

He enjoyed Native art work, cruising with his wife, fishing, combing the beach, and “spoiling his grandchildren,” his family wrote, adding that “he loves Pink Floyd.”

Mr. Olofson was preceded in death by his father, George Adolf Olofson; grandparents, Dorothy and John Marsden; uncle, Daniel Marsden; cousins, Donovan Marsden, Richard Marsden and Ashton Hayward; and nephew, Travis Dancel.

He is survived by his wife, Nicole Olofson of Metlakatla; children, Clayton Milton, George Jr., Christabella, Denise, Hannah, Allan and Levi Olofson of Metlakatla; 11 grandchildren; mother, Barbara Shearer; sisters, Candace Munger, Robin Didrickson and Darcel Shearer of Sequim, Washington, and Sherrie Williams of Metlakatla; brother, Lawrence Shearer of Metlakatla; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

A service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Metlakatla Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Larry Emery.