Obituaries

  • Bud Deitz   Nov. 1, 1929–Oct. 16, 2014 Bud Deitz was born Nov. 1, 1929, in Seldovia and died Oct. 16, 2014, in Sequim, Wash. He was born to Jack Deitz and Gladys Cooper. He grew up with his four brothers and two sisters on his parents’ homestead ranch in Homer....

    Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:42am
  • Keith Roger Pierce entered this world Sept. 9, 2004 as stubborn, tough and handsome as he was the day he left. Born to Mandy (Drake), who grew up in Homer, and Preston Pierce Sr. and older brother Preston Jr., Keith challenged and entertained his family from the very second he took his first breath....

    Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:02pm
  • Virginia Mae Marx, 90, died Sept. 30, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital.  A celebration of life was held Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in the Art Shop Gallery on Pioneer Avenue. Her ashes were scattered at Bishop’s Beach. Virginia came to Homer in 1977. She worked at the Pratt Museum from 1978-2007 a...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:37pm
  • Virginia Marx, 90, died Sept. 30, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital. A gathering with coffee and cookies to honor and remember her is from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, upstairs in the Art Shop Gallery on Pioneer Avenue. Please use the back door.  A full obituary will follow in a later edit...

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:12pm
  • Gay J. Walters, 76, died Sept. 20, 2014. He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Saginaw, Mich., to the late George and Pearl (Allore) Walters. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Patti Lynn Cowlishaw, and five siblings....

    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:11pm
  • Jocelyn “Jocie” DeShong Rohde, 81, died peacefully on Sept, 20, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital with her family at her side. The cause of death was cancer of the pancreas. A memorial service was held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church.  In lieu of flo...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:41pm
  • Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Frank J. Vondersaar, 63, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage.  Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept.18, 2014, at the Homer Funeral Home on Diamond Ridge Road. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at S...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:40pm
  • Jerry Scholes, a longtime Homer resident, died July 14, 2014. “He joined his parents and his beloved wife and dance partner, Mary, in Heaven,” his family said. A memorial service is at 1 p.m. Oct. 19, 2014, at Grace Bible Church (Kachemak Community Center) at the corner of East End Road and Bear...

    Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:39pm
  • Frank VondersaarOct. 4, 1950-Sept. 12, 2014Longtime Homer resident, Mr. Frank J. Vondersaar, 63, died Friday, September 12, 2014, at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Frank was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Kokomo, Ind....

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:29am
  • Sheldon “Tom” HallettJuly 27, 1964 – Aug. 17, 2014Former Homer resident Sheldon “Tom” Hallett died Aug. 17, 2014, in St. Paul, Minn., after a long illness. Tom was born July 27, 1964, and moved to Homer in 1969 with his parents and his sister Tracy. He was an accomplished writer and interv...

    Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:26am

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