Andrea Moore Delkettie, 46, died Dec. 26, 2013, in Anchorage.
Andrea was a life long Alaskan, living her early years in Homer with her family who are commercial fishermen. At a young age she spent her summers on the family fishing boats in Cook Inlet, Bristol Bay and False Pass. She was a graduate of Homer High School.
The family requests that those who loved Andrea join them in a Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Homer.
Her mother, Snooks Moore remembers the time when their nets were so full of fish that it was necessary to leave a shackle full of fish behind with another fisherman otherwise their boat would sink. “Andrea cried all the way to the tender,” her mother said. Over the years she also lived in Soldotna and King Cove. While raising her two daughters she was employed at Alaska Native Medical Center as a dental assistant and in sales for Alaska Sales and Service.
Andrea enjoyed her very large family and especially her two beautiful daughters, Ashlyn and Monica. “They remember her as a good mother who loved music but could not sing and that they knew she loved her little girls more than life itself,” her family said.
She is survived by her two daughters, Ashlyn Corbell, of Homer, Monica Delkettie, of Park City, Utah, and Homer; her five grandchildren, Brayden Scott, Cohen McBride, Noah McBride, McKenna Delkettie and Cruz Witoroff; her parents, Snooks and Ken Moore of Homer and Lloyd Collins of Soldotna; grandmother, Eileen Moore of Roxbury, Kansas; brother, Lloyd Moore of Homer; sisters, Dorothy Barney and Debra Moore of Wasilla; uncle, Ed Edelman of Soldotna; aunt and uncle Doris and Ron Weibert of Durham, Kansas; and a large extended family and friends to include Dale Delkettie and many nieces, nephew and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lottie and Ed Edelman, Dorothy Williams and John Moore.
The family requests any donations be made to South Peninsula Haven House in Homer.
Andrea requested that her ashes be scattered in her childhood playground of Kachemak Bay.