Salem Marie Thomas

Salem Marie Thomas was born at 11:44 p.m. Dec. 22, 2016, at Homer Birth and Wellness Center to Craig and Natalie Thomas of Homer. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Salem’s grandmothers are Kathleen Wegener of San Diego, Calif., and Jane Pascall of Homer.

Births: Rohn Ronquillo Jackson

Rohn Ronquillo Jackson was born at home on Dec. 17, 2016, to Serena Stark and Joshua Jackson. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. He is welcomed by his grandparents Harold and Antonia Stark of North San Juan, Calif., Vahl Jackson of Sante Fe, N.M., and Virginia McNally of Pecos, Calif.

Zeke Thomas Haley

Zeke Thomas Haley was born at 1:40 p.m. Dec. 5, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katie and Grant Haley. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. His grandparents are John and Susan Haley and Thomas and Amy Beckmann of Longmont, Colo. He joins his big sister, Alice.

Lawai’a Chow

Lawai’a Chow was born at 1:31 p.m. Dec. 2, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Shampayne Kaai and Kamahele Chow. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. His grandparents are Bart and Star Chow and Audwin and Sammi Calairo.

Willow Jean Albertson

Willow Jean Albertson was born at 1:33 p.m. Nov. 28, 2016, to Vanessa Bale-Albertson and Chad Albertson. She weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces. Her grandparents are Lary Albertson of Homer, Cathy McAloone of Kenai, and C.J. McCully and Nigal Bale, both of Auckland, New Zealand.

Lily Michelle Brooks

Lily Michelle Brooks was born at 7:02 a.m. Nov. 21, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Marina Brooks and Jesse Smith of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. Her grandparents are Mike and Trina Brooks of Homer, and Dave Sr. and Sharon Smith of Anchor Point.

Apollo Ray Palme

Apollo Ray Palmer was born at 11:29 p.m. Nov. 19, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Chelsea and Chris Palmer. He weighed 8 pounds, 10.5 ounces. His grandparents are Rhonda Owens and Brian Owens of Homer, RaNae and Ray Bennett, and Wayne and Christy Palmer.

Andrew Carl and Grace Lynn Buckwalter

Twins Andrew Carl Buckwalter and Grace Lynn Buckwalter were born at 10:47 a.m. Nov. 17, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kristen and Daniel Buckwalter. Andrew weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and Grace weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces. Their grandparents are Allen and Linda Engebretsen and Dan and Helen Buckwalter, all of Homer.

James McKenzie Hecks


James McKenzie Hecks was born at 5:22 a.m. Nov. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katrina Hecks of Seldovia. He weighed 7 pounds, 12.8 ounces. His grandparents are Deborah L. Cameron, Beverly A. Hecks and Gladys M. Yuth.

Marabelle Aldora Lee

Marabelle Aldora Lee was born at 7:19 a.m. Nov. 15, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Grace and Jason Lee of Cordova. She weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Her grandparents are Alan and Marianna Lee of Buffalo, Minn.

Paige Taylor Essex

Paige Taylor Essex was born at 11:34 p.m. Nov. 9, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Savanna S, Kinnard and Joseph E. Essex of Anchor Point. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Her grandparents are Butch Essex, Cathy Essex, Jason Kinnard and Amy Mitchell, all of Homer.

Richard Nathaniel Gottlieb Barnard

Richard Nathaniel Gottlieb Barnard was born at 1:03 p.m. Oct. 27, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Marissa and Richard Barnard. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. His grandparents are Rick and Kate Barnard of Homer, Andrea Mitchell of Polson, Mont., and Shawn and Tasha Plagenza of Winona, Texas.


Sawyer Douglas Morris was born at home in water Oct. 3, 2016, at 11:46 p.m. to Erick Morris and Britni Smith with the help of Rite of Passage Midwifery. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He is welcomed by his big brothers Charlie, Elias and Henry. His grandparents are Robert and Sherika Smith of Sterling, Alaska, Jonna Maly of Prescott, Ariz., and Doug and Marne Morris of Sterling, Alaska.


Lainey Wynona-Marie Dollison was born at 9:42 p.m. Oct. 4, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Amber Mraz and Dalane Dollison of Homer. She weighed 7 pounds. Her grandparents are Geoffery Mraz and Misteen Mona Smith of Anchorage, Myonza Dollison of Anchorage and Stacie Mraz of Homer.

Zen Silva Collins was born at 6:33 a.m. Oct. 8, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Steve Collins and Megan Murphy of Homer. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces. His grandparents are Tom and Mary Murphy of White Heath, Ill., and Patricia and Dennis Collins of Michigan.


Henry Hawkeye Benney was born at home in water on Sept. 24, 2016. to Maura Brenin and Chris Benney. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. He is welcomed by his brother Asa. His grandparents are Judy Beeney of Auburn, Calif., Duncan Benney of Calistoga, Calif., and Paul Schnabel of Burlington, Vt.


Elizabeth Raine McMahon was born at 9:55 p.m. Sept. 22, 2016, her father’s birthday, at South Peninsula Hospital to Tay’lia and Zachary McMahon. She weighed 7 pounds, 12.6 ounces. Her grandparents are Cassie and Erik Lawver and Tanise and Bill Latham, all of Homer, and Rick McMahon of West Plains, Mo.

Runa Eleanor Larson

Runa Eleanor Larson was born at 10:58 p.m. Sept. 16, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Emily and Dakotah Larson. She weighed 8 pounds, 3.5 ounces. Her grandparents are Dale and Peggy Jensen of Brainerd, Minn., and Jaime and Sally Larson of Collegeville, Minn.

Choi Ahra

Choi Ahra was born at 11 p.m. Sept. 14, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Kim Ji Hun. She weighed 10 pounds.

Aksel Johnson

Aksel Johnson was born at 10:43 p.m. Sept. 14 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital to Katie and Wade Johnson of Anchor Point. He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce. His grandparents are Jason and Angie Johnson of Anchor Point and Mike and Kari Arno of Homer. His siblings are sister Aubrey and brother Ansen.



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