Archive of: Obituaries



Tom Merrill March Issue 1 2013

Tom Merrill

Eagle River’s Thomas Joseph Merrill died Feb. 24, 2013 at Alaska Regional Hospital with his family by his side.

Chris Purvis February Issue 3 2013

Chris Purvis

Chris “Dago” Purvis died with her family and friends by her side on Feb. 2, 2013 at her home in the Butte. She was 63.

February Issue 3 2013

Mark Wilson

Palmer resident Mark Wilson died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at Providence Alaska Medical Center. He was 54.

Walter Palmer February Issue 3 2013

Walter Palmer

Walter Warren “Wally” Palmer died Feb. 8, 2013, at his home in Chugiak from Alzheimer’s disease and liver cancer. He was 84.

February Issue 2 2013

Lawrence “Larry” Rooney

Longtime Eagle River resident Lawrence Charles (Larry) Rooney died of complications from lung cancer Feb. 2, 2013 surrounded by family at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Hospital. He was 83.

February Issue 1 2013

Margaret McLane

Margaret Dale McLane, of Wasilla, died with her husband, daughter and son-in-law at her side on Jan. 19, 2013 at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer. She was 64.

Jean M. Leary January Issue 5 2013

Jean M. Leary

Longtime Eagle River resident Jean M. Leary died Jan. 17, 2013 at her home in the South Fork Valley, where she had lived for 37 years. She was 66.

Sarah Matthew January Issue 4 2013

Sarah Matthew

Sarah Matthew, an Eagle River teen whose courageous battle against cancer united her community in support, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. She was 19.

Faye Eileen Erwin December Issue 4 2012

Faye Eileen Erwin

Faye Eileen Erwin, 78, died Dec. 14, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Peters Creek. A service will be held Friday, Dec. 28 at Evergreens Eagle River Funeral Home, 11046 Chugiak Drive in Eagle River. Immediately following there will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of Dave and Sue Walker in Peters Creek. Burial will take place in late spring 2013 at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Faye will be laid to rest with her husband of over 60 years, Charles, who preceded her in death.

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