Local obituary notices in Anchorage, AK
Wednesday Feb 25 | via Capital City Weekly
A world away from Alaska, music is being made that echoes inspiration absorbed here years ago. Songwriter and performer Frank Solivan no longer calls Alaska home, but the connection between his band Dirty Kitchen and the state is strong. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 24 | via APRN
People packed the pews at the First Covenant Church in Anchorage on Monday evening to discuss the municipality's lack of detox facilities. The city of 300,000 people has only 14 detox beds. Comment?
Monday Feb 23 | via Peninsula Clarion
If he could have seen the end ofthe2015 Yukon Quest, one has to imagine George Attla would have been pleased. The Alaska mushing legend didn't get to see how the neck-and-neck battle between Allen Moore and Brent Sass played out, nor was he able to hang on to see one more running of Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous sprint races, where he made a name for himself many years ago. Comment?
Sunday Feb 22 | via Anchorage Daily News
John Erhart, left, and Jack Berry drive their dog teams towards the finish line on Fourth Avenue on the final day of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship Sled Dog Race on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. The Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship sled dog sprint races are the latest victim of warm weather that has obliterated trail conditions around Southcentral Alaska and in Anchorage, despite the work of volunteers. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 18 | via Anchorage Daily News
The woman found dead at a homeless camp in Anchorage's University-Medical District on Feb. 9 has been identified by police as 31-year-old Maria M. Fairbanks. "There is no evidence of foul play at this time and the death remains under investigation pending toxicology results," police said in a news release. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 18 | via KFQD-AM Anchorage
Hundreds of people turned out in Fairbanks to remember George Attla Jr., the legendary Athabascan sprint racing champion who died over the weekend at age 81. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a service for Attla was held Tuesday at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall. Attla died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 18 | via Peninsula Clarion
Hundreds of people gathered in Fairbanks to remember George Attla Jr., the legendary Athabascan sprint racing champion who died over the weekend at age 81. A service for Attla was held Tuesday at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Attla died Sunday at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Comment?
Tuesday Feb 17 | via News Herald
Peter Wallack NIANTIC, CT: Peter Wallack, 90, died on February 10, 2015 in Niantic, CT. He was the husband to the love of his life Catherine "Katie" to whom he was married for 66 years. Comment?
Sunday Feb 15 | via Anchorage Daily News
Legendary sprint musher George Attla was a spectator on the final day of the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race in Anchorage on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011. George Attla noses out Gareth Wright on Fourth Ave. Attla, mushing in the Fur Rendezvous race for the first time, and set a new course record on his way to the 1958 championship. Comment?
Sunday Feb 15 | via Anchorage Daily News
She was wonderful. She loved getting people together for food, laughs and stories. Comment?
Monday Feb 9 | via The Washington Evening Journal
Ernest Amil Henry"Ernie" Deetz, Jr. 86, of Sterling, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 6th, at the McCreedy Home in Washington, IA, surrounded by his family. He is survived by 5 children Dorothy Schnieder of Moline, IL, Ruth Bricker of Manteca, CA, Steve Deetz of Anchorage, AK, Cheryl Greiner of Riverside, IA, Michele Hollar of Rotunda, FL, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, his brother, Marvin Deetz of Rock Falls, IL, his Aunt Erma Anderson of Rock Falls, and his best friend Bud Mohr of Como, IL. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via Anchorage Daily News
In 1991, Anchorage artist and teacher Hugh McPeck received a heart transplant. From that time, and for the next 23 years, he considered every day a gift. Comment?
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