Julie Ann Wasuli

Julie Ann Wasuli, 56, died Dec. 11, 2020, in Bellingham, Washington.

She was born on Nov. 13, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois.

She resided in many places, but spent most of her life in Saxman and always called it home.

Mrs. Wasuli worked numerous jobs, with some of her favorites being the cannery, and driving van at the Super 8.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, doing activities such as making slime, makeup and nails, playing video games, listening to K-pop, and watching Korean dramas; hanging out and having long talks with her mother and siblings; and going on day trips with her children, shopping at all the stores.

 “One of the things she loved the most was crocheting and making blankets for all her children and grandchildren,” her family writes. “She also really loved her Native dancing. If she could, she would dance all day even if she would pay for it for two weeks. She lived an amazing life and had made many beautiful memories with all her family and friends.”

Mrs. Wasuli was preceded in death by her husband; Joe Wasuli; father, David Wayne Guthrie; sister, Doe Guthrie Garza; grandson, David Blair Jr.: grandparents, Albert and Martha Shields, and  Art and Dorothy Utterberg; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her children, David and Kiana Blair of Silverdale, Washington, Michelle and Thomas Streeper of Ketchikan, Anna Blair (Justin Dewitt) of Saxman, Denny Blair of Saxman, and Sarah Blair (Micheal Vandal) of Hydaburg; three grandsons and eight granddaughters; mother, Evelyn Shields; brothers, David Guthrie II, Greg Guthrie, Micheal Guthrie and Daniel Guthrie of Ketchikan, and Luke Guthrie and Shawn Guthrie of Anchorage; sisters, Cheryl Guthrie, Sue (Bill) Bryant and Jacoba Guthrie of Ketchikan; and numerous nieces and nephews of Ketchikan.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2020. As normal services are not possible due to COVID-19, the family will post on Facebook how the services will be conducted.