Obituaries

Pat Williams passes away

Pat Williams, a well-known and beloved Seward resident who lived here for most of her 104 years, died in her sleep early the morning of Sept. 18, 2014. The past nine years she had lived in Anchorage with her daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Glenn Erickson. Seward City Council had already begun making plans for how to celebrate her 105th […]

by · September 19, 2014 ·

Memorial Service for William G. “Jerry” Blair

William G. “Jerry” Blair October 2, 1932 – August 22, 2014 William G. “Jerry” Blair, 81, of Seward, Alaska passed away on August 22, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.  Jerry was born William Girard Blair on October 2, 1932 in Barton, Vermont to Aime P. and Irene H. (Paquette) Blair.  Jerry grew up on the family farm, with three […]

by · August 30, 2014 ·

Jeffrey Lloyd Duane Helberg

Jeffrey Lloyd Duane Helberg passed suddenly on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  He was born in Denver, CO on June 15, 1977 and attended school in Walden, CO until 1992. He then moved with his family to McCall, ID where he graduated high school and went to work on drilling rigs.  In is life Jeff worked in many different aspects of […]

by · March 25, 2014 ·

Tereah Leigh Henry

Tereah Leigh Henry, 49, passed away on February 3, 2014 after a long 6 years of battling cancer. She was born in Tallahassee, Florida on September 22, 1964, and became a resident of Alaska in 2007. Tereah lived in Seward, Alaska where she worked for the Three Bears Gro., and Legion. Tereah had a positive outlook on life and had […]

by · February 5, 2014 ·

Celebration of Life for Alden Hamilton

A “Celebration of Life” for Seward High school student, Alden Hamilton is being held Saturday, January 25th, from 3-7p.m. at the KM Rae Building, 125 3rd Avenue, Seward, Alaska. The celebration will be deliberately informal, with the family warmly welcoming all who may wish to attend. All are encouraged to bring memories and mementoes of Alden. If you would be […]

by · January 24, 2014 ·
Community Mourns Loss of Seward Leader

Community Mourns Loss of Seward Leader

Vanta Shafer, the senior Seward City Council member and former city mayor, local owner of Cover to Cover Books, and publisher of The Seward Journal has died after suffering from respiratory-related health issues. Shafer was recently re-elected to serve another term on the council where she had been representing Seward residents for 14 years since first joining the City Council in […]

by · January 21, 2014 ·
Sandy Sandefur 1/11/1951…1/07/2014

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 […]

by · January 13, 2014 ·
In Memory of Linne Bardarson

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 […]

by · January 8, 2014 ·
Linne Bardarson Memorial

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 […]

by · January 6, 2014 ·

Wallace “Skip” Fletcher

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 […]

by · November 27, 2013 ·

Wallace “Skip” Fletcher

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.

by · November 21, 2013 ·

Jane McMullen Behlke, 87

  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 […]

by · October 10, 2013 ·

THANK YOU from the Nelsen family

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 […]

by · October 3, 2013 ·

Jane McMullen Behlke Celebration of Life

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 […]

by · October 3, 2013 ·
In Memory of Marjorie Thompson

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. […]

by · September 24, 2013 ·

Thank you from the family of George H. Werner

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 […]

by · September 10, 2013 ·
Jessi Marena Nelsen: In loving memory

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 […]

by · August 31, 2013 ·

In memory of Jessi Nelsen and Rob Lilly

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

by · August 28, 2013 ·
George H. Werner  March 7, 1937 – August 11, 2013

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 […]

by · August 22, 2013 ·
Eleanor “Ellie” the sea lion pup

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 […]

by · August 1, 2013 ·

Wayne Tressler

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 […]

by · July 9, 2013 ·
Dawn Gallt, 1943-2013

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 […]

by · July 9, 2013 ·
Emmit Lee Hill, Sr., Celebration of Life

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 @ […]

by · June 24, 2013 ·
Dee Anna Marlow Celebration of Life

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)

by · June 24, 2013 ·

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

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 […]

by · June 21, 2013 ·