Obituaries

  • Homer boatbuilder and musician Renn Tolman passed away peacefully in his tiny beachfront cabin on the afternoon of Saturday, July 5, 2014. He was 80. A celebration of Renn’s life will be held at his boat shop on Kachemak Drive in Homer at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014....

    Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:59am
  • Charles Stuart “Yukon Charlie” Young, born March 18, 1952, in Berkeley, Calif., died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer from health complications. He was 62 years old.  Charlie came to Alaska 22 years ago and made numerous friends. “He lived a good life full of int...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:12pm
  • A memorial Service for Frank J. Libal will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer. Frank passed away at South Peninsula Hospital on Jan. 3, 2014, and a full obituary was published in the Jan. 22, 2014, edition of the Homer News. In lieu of flowers or monetary...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Homer resident, Mr. Charles Ashley, 61, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at his home in Homer. Private Services will be held at a later date.  Mr. Ashley was born July 14, 1952. He moved to Homer, Alaska in 2011. He loved hunting, fishing and loved photography. He was a very kind and giving person wh...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:44pm
  • Sherrie Louise Abbott, 54, born Sept. 28, 1959, in Anchorage, died May 10, 2014, at Providence Hospital. “She walked across the celestial plain hand-in-hand with her spiritual guides,” her family said. “So, here’s the deal. Our family and friends have never been enchanted with the whole obit...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:32pm
  • Former Anchor Point resident Melville Arlon Eklund, 73, died May 18, 2014, in New Braunfels, Texas. A graveside memorial service is at 10 a.m. May 22, 2014, at Luling Memorial Cemetery, Luling, Texas, with burial to follow....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:01am
  • Alaskan Pioneer and longtime Homer resident Wayne E. Jones, 89, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Homer.  Wayne was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 1924, to Vinal and Etta (Nash) Jones and, as described in his father’s diary on the day of his birth, was a “well-built little fellow.” ...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:00am
  • Larry Eldon Wilshusen, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Marysville, Calif., of natural causes. In his last few days and hours, he was surrounded continually by his family, and died peacefully in his sleep. A private service for his family will take place in Homer on May 24, 2014. Messages for t...

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:59am
  • Richard Herz, 82, of Baker City. Calif., died peacefully at home on June 7, 2013. There will be a memorial service for Richard at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the VFW Post 10221, Anchor Point....

    Thu, 05/22/2014 - 10:58am
  • Former Homer resident Pat Sweiven, 71, died May 3, 2014. Born Jan. 10, 1943, she moved to Hoonah around 1960 and then to Anchorage, where she met her husband, Brian Sweiven. They moved to Homer in 1986, where they started Brian’s Appliance. Pat was a member of Pioneers of Alaska and the Homer Embl...

    Wed, 05/14/2014 - 2:40pm

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