Obituaries

Memorial For Anne Kesling — Sunday, January 3rd, 2 PM at Methodist Church

Memorial For Anne Kesling — Sunday, January 3rd, 2 PM at Methodist Church

Longtime Seward resident Anne Kesling, 70, passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at home from a brain tumor. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, at the Seward United Methodist Church in Seward. Duane Chase and Jim Doepken will officiate. She was buried in the Kenai City Cemetery in a private ceremony. Anne was born Feb. 4, 1945 […]

January 2, 2016 ·
Woody, Seward’s Sea Lion

Woody, Seward’s Sea Lion

I was fortunate to see Woody in September, swimming with two sleek females in the sunny, outdoor pool. My family enjoyed watching Seward’s first sea lion grow up from a frisky 5 year old to a massive, magnificent adult. Countless visitors enjoyed his antics and grace, awed by his presence gliding past the habitat viewing window. Scientists gained valuable information about his […]

November 11, 2015 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Passing of Steller Sea Lion, Woody

Alaska SeaLife Center Mourns Passing of Steller Sea Lion, Woody

Seward, Alaska (November 10, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is saddened to announce the passing of Woody, a 22-year-old male Steller sea lion who was one of the Center’s original residents. Woody was humanely euthanized Monday following a rapid decline due to age-related complications. In the wild, male Steller sea lions almost never live beyond their teens. As […]

November 10, 2015 ·

Our Heart Felt Thanks

The Stark Family and friends would like to thank all of the Businesses and people of Seward for coming and sharing in the Celebration of Life for Sheri Stern. The love and support you have shown our family is beyond words. We could not be more humbled to the people and Businesses who donated to help Sheri in her final […]

October 21, 2015 ·

In Memory of Anthony Terrence McGonagle

Anthony Terrence McGonagle passed away on August 26, 2015. Born in Wales on December 14, 1953, Anthony also called Texas, Montana, and Seward, Alaska home. Anthony was an accomplished chef who cooked for world and business leaders, to intimate campfire gatherings, to massive catering and camp crews. After his chef days drew to a close, he transitioned into focusing on […]

September 21, 2015 ·
In Memory of Bruce Swanson

In Memory of Bruce Swanson

Longtime Seward resident Bruce Swanson passed away August 3, 2015, at his home. Born October 20, 1947, in New York and raised in Florida, Bruce found his way to Alaska in 1969 via the United States Army. After graduating high school, he received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Florida, where he planned to study botany. He left the University to pursue another love, […]

August 31, 2015 ·
In Memory of Garrett Schnell

In Memory of Garrett Schnell

Garrett Schnell (1947 – 2015) Obituary Guest Book “Garrett was such a pleasure to have known. He has left us…” – Barb & Ron McDonald View Sign Garrett R. Schnell passed away on May 14, 2015, at Providence Transitional Care Center in Anchorage, Alaska, from consequences of a stroke suffered in 2009. He was born in Portland, Ore., on June […]

June 1, 2015 ·
Former resident Jack Hauenstein 17 dies in Arkansas

Former resident Jack Hauenstein 17 dies in Arkansas

John Tyler Bryce (April 29, 1998 – May 26, 2015) Send Flowers Send Sympathy Card Guest Book | Sign Guest Book | Send Private Condolences John Tyler Bryce aka Jack Henry Hauenstein age 17 of Ward passed away May 26, 2015. He was born April 29, 1998 in Anchorage, Alaska to Donald Edward Hauenstein and Susan Leigh Ann Maguire Bryce. […]

May 29, 2015 ·
Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

Roy Dougherty Memorial Today – Sat. May 23

The memorial for Roy Dougherty is today at the Branson Pavilion near the waterfront playground from 2-11 PM.

May 23, 2015 ·
In Memory of Peter Michael Peterson

In Memory of Peter Michael Peterson

Peter Peterson died peacefully on May 11, 2015 in Anchorage in the presence of his sister Barbara Peterson. Pete was born in Seward on June 12, 1952, the oldest of three children, to Andrew (Andy) and Martha Peterson. Peter served in the Army during the Vietnam War and returned to Seward to work as a longshoreman for over thirty years. […]

May 14, 2015 ·
In Memory of Frank DeMarco

In Memory of Frank DeMarco

4/6/55 – 3/31/15 A friend to many and a long time Seward resident, Frank DeMarco passed away peacefully on March 31, 2015. Services will be held at Seward City Cemetery on Friday, April 17th at 2PM for anyone who would like to attend.

April 14, 2015 ·
In Memory of Roy Dougherty

In Memory of Roy Dougherty

On March 5, 2015, Roy Dougherty passed away in Seward, Alaska, surrounded by his family and a life-long friend.  He was born on 7/17/1967 in Chico, California to Charles Arthur Dougherty and Lillian Louis Goodwin. Roy treasured the time he spent as a child with his grandparents, Elvyn and Mildred Dougherty on their ranch in Gazelle, CA.   In the early […]

April 13, 2015 ·
In Memory of Art Danakos

In Memory of Art Danakos

  DANAKOS, Argyrios “Art” (Age 59) Art, a twenty 20 year resident of the Tri-Cities, Washington area, passed away December 25, 2014 in West Richland, WA.  He was born in the small village of Nerotrivia in Evia, Greece on June 2, 1955.  His family in Greece raised goats to make feta cheese while also selling the meat to supply the […]

January 2, 2015 ·
In Memory of Jack Hoogland

In Memory of Jack Hoogland

John William “Jack” Hoogland died peacefully at Providence Seward Medical Center on Saturday, December 20th, 2014, of complications from pneumonia. He had recently celebrated his 83rd birthday. Jack was born in Huntley, Montana, on November 11, 1931, son of Marie (Plath) and Gerrit “Pop” Hoogland. His father came to Seward to work near the end of World War II and […]

December 24, 2014 ·
In Memory of Clif Simons

In Memory of Clif Simons

Clifton William Simons, aged 53, died suddenly on November 1, 2014 in Barrow, Alaska. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y., and grew up in Macedon, N.Y. After graduating from Palmyra Macedon Central School, he went to the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He worked in the Probation Department at Spring Creek Correctional […]

November 19, 2014 ·
Tom Walker Memorial Venue Changed

Tom Walker Memorial Venue Changed

The Memorial for Tom Walker will now be held at Seward City Church on November 8, 2014, at 2PM.

November 5, 2014 ·
In Memory of Tom Walker

In Memory of Tom Walker

Thomas Chester Walker passed away peacefully at home with family in Seward, AK on 10/20/14 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  Tom served 23 years on the Anchorage Police Department and 8 years as Chief of Police in Seward. Tom was born on 10/03/1942 in Martinsville, Ohio, the first of seven children to Chester and Jeannette Walker. […]

October 30, 2014 ·

Pat Ray Williams Obituary

Patricia Ray Williams quietly slipped away, at home in Anchorage, on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the age of 104. Pat, as she was known as an adult to her many friends, was born in Valdez in 1909 and moved to Seward with her parents at the age of nine months. Seward remained her home until 2005 when, ceding to age, […]

October 2, 2014 ·

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 8, 2014 ·