Pauline Marie Krantz, 79, of Ketchikan, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness on Friday, July 24, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on December 30,1940, in Hydaburg, Alaska to the late Bernard Jorgensen and Ruth Cogo. Pauline attended school in Hydaburg and Mt. Edgecomb in Sitka, AK.
Pauline grew up in Hydaburg, Alaska; however, she chose Ketchikan as her home and resided there most of her adult life with a short time spent in Washington, and Oregon.
On December 20th, 1969, she married William Harry Krantz in Ketchikan, Alaska. Pauline had five children, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren she dedicated her life too.
She was involved in many professional industries throughout her life including: healthcare, fisheries and volunteered her time working with children. She enjoyed fishing, camping, music, dancing, puzzles but most important to her was spending time with friends and family.
Pauline was Ts’áahl ‘Jáanaas Eagle clan and a Double Headed Eagle, Black Whale crest. She was also a member of the Presbyterian church.
Pauline was known as a loving, generous, private and high-spirited woman to her friends and family and touched many lives throughout the Ketchikan community. She will always be remembered for her kind and warm hearted spirit along with a contagious laugh and smile.
Pauline is proceeded in death by her grandparents, Hugh Cogo and Louise (Brown) Cogo; parents, Bernard Jorgensen and Ruth Cogo- Jorgensen; husband, William H. Krantz; son, Fredrick H. Guthrie; great grandson, Oliver D. Krantz; and siblings, Dorthy Dennis, Harland Jorgensen and Kathleen Collins.
She is survived by her sons and daughters, Francis G. Guthrie Jr., Patricia (Craig) Tucker, Billy Krantz and Vanessa Krantz. Her seven grandchildren; Curtis (Lillian), Lindsay, Corey, Ashleigh, Brianna, Ryan, Heather; eight great-grandchildren; and sisters, Estelle (Daniel) Casper and Marlene (Ernie) Young; numerous nieces and nephews; along with her special friend of thirteen years Rick Arnce.
Mrs. Krantz remains will be placed at Bayview Cemetery in Ketchikan, Alaska and at Dora Cemetery in Myrtle Point, Oregon. A private celebration of life will be held for immediate family only. In honor of Pauline, the family asks you to light a candle on Sunday, August 9, in her memory.