Sandy Sandefur 1/11/1951…1/07/2014

January 13, 2014 3:48 pm1 comment
Sandy Sandefur 1/11/1951…1/07/2014

Sandy Sandefur’s family would like to notify all her wonderful friends in Seward of her passing January 7, 2014. Sandy would have been 63 January 11. Sandy was born and raised in Ojai, California on a small farm. She graduated from Ventura High School in 1969. Tanya, her sister, moved Sandy to Seward in 1979 with her 9 year old son, Danny Sandefur. Her first job was at Seward Trading, and then the police dept. as a dispatcher and for 19 fun years at the Seward Small Boat Harbor as an office assistant, but everyone knew her as the Assistant […]

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In Memory of Linne Bardarson

January 8, 2014 9:18 pm1 comment
In Memory of Linne Bardarson

The Bardarson family in Seward is rehearsing for a memorial to Linne Bardarson, (83) who died at home on Saturday, January 4, 2014.  It will contain family live music as well as a video message from Linne, himself, to all who loved him.  His life celebration will be at 3 pm at the Seward High Theater on Sat. Jan 11 with a reception to follow in the cafeteria. Linne was a giant of a man in many ways, born into a life of adventure on August 23, 1930 in Carmel, California where his father was principal and superintendent of schools. […]

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Linne Bardarson Memorial

January 6, 2014 11:47 am2 comments
Linne Bardarson Memorial

Linne Rolf Bardarson was surrounded by his loving family at his home on Viking Hill as he chartered a new course to Valhalla on January 4, 2014. His family invites the community to his Memorial Service to be held at the High School Theatre at 3pm on Saturday January 11, 2014 with Reception to follow. Memorials can be made to the Seward Seahawks Basketball Program PO Box 1049 Seward, AK 99664 or Port City Players PO Box 794 Seward, AK 99664.                                           […]

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Wallace “Skip” Fletcher

November 27, 2013 7:00 am0 comments

Seward resident, Wallace “Skip” Elwood Fletcher, 84, died at the Seward Providence Hospital on November 21, 2013 due to complications of the heart.A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November 30th at 2:00 p.m. at the Seward High School auditorium at 2100 Swetmann Ave., with Pastor Jim Doepken officiating. A reception will follow at the Seward Brewing Company at 139 4th Ave. in Seward, AK.”Skip” was born on March 19, 1929 at Seattle, Washington and became a resident of Alaska soon after. He served his country from 1952-1955 in the U.S. Army. In time he became the owner and […]

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Wallace “Skip” Fletcher

November 21, 2013 8:19 am8 comments

Beloved local resident Skip Fletcher passed away early this morning at Providence Seward Medical Center. Marie thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed. If anyone would like to drop anything by for the family, please contact Skip and Marie’s daughter Kambe Padgett.

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Jane McMullen Behlke, 87

October 10, 2013 8:31 pmComments Off

  Jane Hendee McMullen Behlke, 87, passed away October 1, 2013 at the Alaska Pioneers Home in Anchorage.  She was born November 29, 1925, in Seward to Paul Clarence and Luella (Kelsey) McMullen.  At one time, her father was mayor of Seward.  He owned and operated McMullen’s grocery.  Subsequent to his death, her mother changed the nature of the business to sell clothing and household items.  Jane’s childhood in Seward and Cooper Landing fostered an independent, adventurous spirit, a love of learning, and a wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed entertaining all listeners with stories of her childhood in Seward. 

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THANK YOU from the Nelsen family

October 3, 2013 3:46 pm1 comment

Our family would like to thank each and every one of you for your cards, letters, Kindness, prayers, beautiful flowers, prepared dishes, baked treats, generous donations, errands, help with the celebration of Life, visits and continued support for the loss of our beloved Jessi Girl. Your help and support has meant so much to us all, and words cannot adequately express our gratitude. Your generosity will be remembered always. We truly feel blessed to live in such a loving and caring community. Love, Herman, Mike, Mary, Jasen and Reilly Nelsen  

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Jane McMullen Behlke Celebration of Life

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Jane Hendee (McMullen) Behlke, 87, died peacefully October 1, 2013, at the Anchorage Pioneers Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cooper Landing Community Hall Sunday, October 6, 1:30-3:30 pm. Jane was born November 29, 1925, in Seward to Paul Clarence (P.C.) and Luella (Kelsey) McMullen (later Luella James, owner of McMullen’s).  Her early years in Seward and Cooper Landing fostered an independent and adventurous spirit.  She loved to regale all listeners with stories of her life as a girl in Seward. Jane was a frequent visitor to Seward during her years in Fairbanks and at Cooper […]

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In Memory of Marjorie Thompson

September 24, 2013 8:01 pmComments Off
In Memory of Marjorie Thompson

Marjorie “ Marge” Ann Thompson passed away on September 11, 2013 due to complications of colon cancer. She was surrounded by family and friends as she went to visit her mother, her father and her sister. They are all together watching over us. Marge was born, Marjorie Ann DeWitt, in Corona, CA on September 13, 1929to Lloyd and Doris DeWitt. Marge lived and adventurous life. She spent 40 years in Alaska. During that time, she worked in Seward and then helped operate Susitna Lodge on the Denali Highway. In 1975, Marge moved to Rocklin, CA where she lived for 30years […]

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Thank you from the family of George H. Werner

September 10, 2013 8:10 amComments Off

Thank you for the cards, prayers, words of encouragement, food, and for stopping by during the open house to remember George and family. I only wish I could thank each and everyone in person. Your kindness and graciousness really meant a lot to us. Again, thank you. Christine Werner, Ken and Stacie Werner and family, Cheryl (Werner) and Dan Betschart and family, and Tony and Shannon Werner and family.

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Jessi Marena Nelsen: In loving memory

August 31, 2013 12:18 pm7 comments
Jessi Marena Nelsen: In loving memory

Seward resident Jessi Marena Nelsen, 27, passed away in a plane accident on Merrill Field on August 24, 2013. A graveside service for immediate family and close friends will held at the Seward Cemetery on September 5, 2013 at 1PM.  A Celebration of her Life will be held at 2PM at the hangar at the Seward Airport. Jessi was born and raised in Seward, excelled academically and then went to PSU for 2 years. She then decided to take a break from her studies and backpacked through Mexico for 4 months and immersed herself in the their culture completely. She then moved […]

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In memory of Jessi Nelsen and Rob Lilly

August 28, 2013 9:53 am1 comment

The Alaska Dispatch has posted a beautifully written tribute about Jessi Nelsen and Rob Lilly who died tragically on Saturday in a small plane crash at Merrill Field. http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130826/grieving-young-couple-victims-alaskas-most-recent-fatal-plane-crash The article noted that the Seward Music Festival, September 27-29, will be held in Jessi’s honor. Submitted by Carol Griswold

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George H. Werner March 7, 1937 – August 11, 2013

August 22, 2013 6:51 pm6 comments
George H. Werner  March 7, 1937 – August 11, 2013

Longtime Seward resident, George H. Werner, 76, died at his home on Sunday, August 11, 2013 of natural causes. George was born in Everett, Washington to George and Evelyn Werner. He moved to Seward as a child and attended Seward schools. He joined the military at age 18 and served in the 82nd Airborne, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. George worked for the Division of Marine Transportation, the M/V Tustumena, as an AB Seaman for 24 years. He was presently employed summers for the Seward Army Resort. George had a quick smile, was a lifelong hunter and fisherman, and was […]

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Eleanor “Ellie” the sea lion pup

August 1, 2013 3:26 pm1 comment
Eleanor “Ellie” the sea lion pup

The staff of the Alaska SeaLife Center are pleased to announce the name of Woody and Eden’s pup.   Please join us on Sunday, August 4th, when “Ellie” will make her debut in the Steller sea lion habitat at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Animal Care staff will be available at 1PM and 3PM on Sunday to answer any questions.   Also, please visit www.simpleregistry.com/sslpup/ to see how you can be involved in contributing to her needs.

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Wayne Tressler

July 9, 2013 2:42 pmComments Off

Former Seward resident Wayne Glenn Tressler died June 18, 2013 in Sacramento, California after an extended period of Post Polio Syndrome.  He was 68. Wayne was born on October 13, 1944 in Danville Penna. to Raymond and Isabel Tressler. In 1946 his family moved to Seward where they purchased and operated the Bear Lake Sawmill for many years. He attended grade school and high school in Seward and then earned his B.S. Degree in Accounting at Sacramento State.   After career with the State of California, he retired to Rancho Cordova Ca. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Victoria Jensen of […]

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Dawn Gallt, 1943-2013

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Dawn Gallt, 1943-2013

Longtime Seward resident Dawn K. Gallt, 69, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Providence Seward Medical Center from natural causes. A memorial services will be held at a later date. Her ashes will be taken back to the ranch that she grew up on in Carbondale, Colo. Dawn was born Dec. 21, 1943 in Rock Springs, Wyo.  She grew up and received her education in Carbondale, Colo.  She moved to Alaska in 1978 and lived in Soldotna until moving to Seward in 1979. Dawn was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #5, and was also the past […]

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Emmit Lee Hill, Sr., Celebration of Life

June 24, 2013 1:17 pm3 comments
Emmit Lee Hill, Sr., Celebration of Life

Emmit Lee Hill, Sr. 12/16/1940-11/17/2012 Please join us in celebrating Emmit’s life July 2nd, 2013 @ 5PM Resurrection Lutheran Church 400 3rd Ave. Potluck to follow: Please bring a dish. In honor of Emmit, we will be placing a memorial bench down by the water. If you would like to donate to the memorial fund: Emmit Hill Memorial Fund @ First National Bank Alaska-70568258

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Dee Anna Marlow Celebration of Life

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Dee Anna Marlow Celebration of Life

Dee Anna Marlow 3/9/55-6/15/13 Please join our family in celebrating Dee’s Life on July 6, 2013 @ 5PM. Please bring a dish. KM Rae Building 3rd and Railway (If you would like to donate to the memorial fund: Dee Marlow Memorial Fund-Wells Fargo Bank)

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Dee Anna (York) Marlow March 9, 1955 – June 15, 2013

June 21, 2013 4:53 pm8 comments

Dee Anna Marlow, age 58, completed her earthly journey in Gainesville, Florida on June 15, 2013. Her course began on March 9, 1955 in Wiesbaden, Germany with parents, Herald and Dorothy York.  Dee’s adventure took her around the world as an Air Force daughter until the path brought her to Alaska in 1972 where she lived 38 years and then stopped in Louisiana three years and recently moved to Florida. Dee’s life centered around flowers, her family, and touching others. She believed flowers were God’s gift to show His love to His children – put on earth for us to […]

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Deb Olson

February 11, 2013 8:05 pm7 comments
Deb Olson

On the morning of Friday February 8th, in her home in Honaunau Hawaii Deb Olson (DeBell) passed on after a very brief bout with an aggressive brain tumor. Deb was surrounded by her loving family, Bjorn, Lars, and Clay her sons, as well as Mike her husband, Noah (grandson), Gail Burnard, and Kim McNett. A celebration of her life will be held at the Honaunau City of Refuge on the Big Island of Hawaii, Sunday February 17th at 3:00pm. Her ashes will be mixed with soil from her farm, Tribal Grounds, and used to plant a young Ulu (breadfruit) tree […]

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