• March 16, 1927-Aug. 29, 2015 Francesca “Frances” Ann Colombo, 88, died Aug. 29, 2015, at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C. She became ill while attending a family reunion in North Carolina. An intimate ceremony for family was held on Sept. 5, 2015, in New Bern, N.C. A celeb...

    Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:01am
  • Alan R. Kelly  Nov. 2, 1955 -Sept. 12, 2015 Alan Robert Kelly, 59, died Sept. 12, 2015, at Providence Anchorage Medical Center of a massive stroke. “Known both as Alan and Kelly, he was a people person who made friends easily and kept them for life,” his family said. A gath...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:13pm
  • Garland E. Blanchard June 25, 1949-Aug. 23, 2015 Garland Earl Blanchard, 66, died Aug. 23, 2015, in Homer.   Garland was born June 25, 1949, in Bandon, Ore., to Harold and Jessie Blanchard. They later moved to Bay City, Ore.  Garland had two brothers, Boyd Blanchard, Harol...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:10pm
  • Susan Ann Gibson March 12, 1952-Aug. 23, 2015 Susan Ann Gibson died at home on Aug. 23, 2015, in the middle of a sunny afternoon. She was born in Salem, Ore., on March 12, 1952, to Elvin and Elaine Barrowcliff. She was the youngest of three. Her father and brother Wayne live in Home...

    Wed, 09/23/2015 - 4:09pm
  • Nancy Branch  March 15, 1939-Aug. 26, 2015 Homer resident Nancy Branch, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. A celebration of her life will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at the Kachemak Community Center. A full obituary will appear la...

    Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:42am
  • Lora Jean Olofson Jan. 22, 1955-Aug. 29, 2015 Lora Jean (Howe) Olofson, 60, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Custer, S.D., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, with her husband at her side. Lora visited Homer frequently to see her mother and sister....

    Thu, 09/10/2015 - 8:55am
  • Dec. 17, 1941-Aug. 30, 2015 Former Homer mayor Wayne Leroy Kessler, 73, died on Aug. 30, 2015, after a valiant battle with Huntington’s disease.  “He has graduated to eternity,” his family said. “His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:38am
  • Lolomi “Aloma” White Feb. 7, 1929-Aug. 15, 2015 Pioneer Alaskan Lolomi “Aloma” White, 86, died Aug. 15, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital. A scattering of her ashes will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, on the Homer Spit. Anyone who wishes to come say anything for her,...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:36am
  • Bradley W. Dickey Jan. 14, 1936-June 17, 2015 Bradley Wilfer Dickey, 76, died on June 17, 2015, in an unexplained car crash. Brad was born to Adah Christiansen and Wilfer Dickey on Jan. 14, 1936, in Worthington, Minn. An accomplished lad from an early age, Brad was an acolyte, a cla...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:27am
  • A.C. Gribble March 26, 1930-Aug. 13, 2015 A.C. Gribble, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at the age of 85. “He was a loving husband and father, Las Vegas Security entrepreneur, Western Airlines executive, Alaskan pioneer and fisherman,” his family said....

    Thu, 08/20/2015 - 10:54am

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