Obituaries

Ron Billingsley

Ron Billingsley

Ron Billingsley passed away at Providence Anchorage Medical Center on Tuesday evening, October 24th, from complications of diabetes and tobacco use. Ron moved to Seward in in 1972 and remained here until his death. Ron’s friends all remember him as the first person to help out anyone in need. and […]

Celebration of Life for Tom Tolson August 19

Tom’s Obituary Thomas (Tom) Tolson from Wasilla passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at his cabin on August 3rd, 2017. He was surrounded by his family. Born on July 19th, 1948 in Opp, Alabama he was the youngest of 5. He moved to Fairbanks in 1964 and graduated from Lathrop HS. […]

Dorothy Murtha.

Dorothy Marie Murtha, 1928-2017

Dorothy Marie Murtha, age 89, of Aitkin died peacefully on Monday, June 20th 2017 at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN.  Dorothy was born January 7th, 1928 in St. Cloud, Minnesota daughter to Nathaniel and Louise (Gaetz) Fish. Dorothy was married to Thomas P. Murtha on May 13th, 1950 at […]

In Memory of Donald Leon Mai

In Memory of Donald Leon Mai

MAI, Donald Leon 80, died January 18, 2017 at his home in Oro Valley, Arizona. Don was born on March 26, 1936 in Finney County, Kansas, the fourth of five sons of Adam and Amelia (Killian) Mai. He graduated from Fort Hays State University and taught in southwestern Kansas before […]

Celebration of Life for Mark Sawyer

Celebration of Life for Mark Sawyer

August 20, 1958 – January 15, 201‍7 Mark Sawyer, 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Soldotna on Sunday, January 15th Mark was born in Jacksonville, Florida to George and Kathy Sawyer. His father George was with the US Coast Guard and in 1970 the family relocated to Seward, […]

Obituary for Robert Byron Hill

Robert Byron Hill, 81, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Palmer, Alaska, on December 23, 2016. Born in Virginia, Minnesota to Herman and Ida Hill, Bob was the youngest of fourteen children. He served in the US Navy, earned a B.S in Industrial Arts and a M.S. in Education. […]

In Memory of Ronald Jackson

In Memory of Ronald Jackson

Ronald B. Jackson of Seward/Lawing passed away peacefully, July 30th with his loving wife and children by his side at the age of 85. Ron was born September 22, 1930 in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Ron spent his time as a youth hunting and fishing around Cape Cod. After High school […]

In Memory of Steven L. Adams

In Memory of Steven L. Adams

Seward citizen and man of the sea, Steve Adams, passed away on June 12th, 2016. Steve spent the vast majority of his time in Seward, on the water, working on everything with a keel and a rudder. Steve is survived by his mother Joyce Adams and siblings David, Barb and […]

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 […]