Obituaries

Alma A. Drown

Alma A. Drown

May 19, 1934-Dec. 30, 2016

Alma Aleda Drown, age 82, of Girdwood, Daniel’s Lake and Soldotna died peacefully on Dec. 30, 2016, in Florence, Ore.

Elizabeth Crowder McClaren

Elizabeth Crowder McClaren

died Dec. 18, 2016

Elizabeth Crowder McClaren died in Anchor Point on Dec. 18, 2016, surrounded by her family. A burial was arranged at the Anchor Point Cemetery as Libby directed due to a promise she made to her dear friend Harriet.

Libby made her home in Alaska, living in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak and Anchor Point, where she leaves many friends with happy memories.

Paul F. Schanzenbach

Paul F. Schanzenbach

Oct. 4, 1949-Dec. 25, 2016

Paul Frederick Schanzenbach, 67, of Eagle River, Alaska, died Dec. 25, 2016, in Anchor Point, Alaska, of heart failure. “He peacefully passed away,” his family said.

Sonny Smith Memorial

Memorial

Sonny Smith

A celebration of life for Sonny Smith is 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the Homer Elks Lodge. A potluck follows.

Sonny Smith died in December at the age of 85. An obituary was published in the Dec. 15, 2016, Homer News.

Vern Brown

Vern Brown

Jan. 20, 1937-Dec. 26, 2016

Vern Brown, 79, died on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at the Long Term Care Facility at South Peninsula Hospital. Vern was the second child born to Mary E. (Charlton) and Melvin L. Brown on Jan. 20, 1937, in Los Angeles, Calif. His adolescent years were spent in the community of Eagle Rock, Calif., where he attended Eagle Rock High School and graduated in 1955. Vern had many fond memories of that time in his life. He excelled in sports in high school, particularly football, and became a life-long sports fan.

Richard W. “Toby” Tyler

Richard W. “Toby” Tyler

July 24, 1927-Dec. 22, 2016

Alaska artist and Homer icon Richard W. “Toby” Tyler, 89, died at South Peninsula Hospital’s Long Term Care Facility in the early morning hours of Dec. 22, 2016.

He was born on July 24, 1927, in Bronxville, N.Y., to Henry Teller Tyler and Wilfred Marvin Wilson Tyler. Three years later, his family drove west to Sacramento, Calif., where he attended school and spent summers camping and hiking in the high Sierra Mountains. It was during the seventh grade that he gained the nickname “Toby.”

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