“After a 16-year battle with cancer that amazed his doctors in Washington as well as in Alaska for his robust constitution, he quietly slipped his mooring on the morning,” his family said. “Sometimes somebody comes along who is bigger than life. In his own words a few weeks before his death he said ‘I’ve had one hell of a run.’ He is survived by his loving wife Trish and numerous siblings and nieces and nephews, as well as abundant friends and acquaintances. His life enriched the lives of all who knew him.”
Robert John “Bob” Walli
July 31, 1924-April 13, 2016
Sept. 27, 1915-Feb. 15, 2016
After 100 well lived years, Wendell Stout died Feb. 15, 2016, at Friendship Terrace Assisted Living in Homer. He died peacefully and remained vibrant and active to the end.
Wendell was born in Portland, Ore., Sept. 27, 1915, to Ray and Mable Stout. He was raised to respect and embrace the natural world. He lived that life to the fullest, from climbing the high Cascade peaks to scuba diving lakes, rivers and oceans.
Casey D. Wise
Feb. 29, 1976-April 18, 2016
Casey D. Wise, 40, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, April 18, 2016, at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Ill.
He was born Feb. 29, 1976 in Homer, Alaska, the son of William and Nancy (Williams) Wise. Casey married Erica Nelson on July 12, 2003 in Sycamore.
Mary Laurie Epperson
June 6, 1922-April 11, 2016
Mary Laurie Epperson, 93, died April 11, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital. “Our beloved mother, friend and teacher passed away,” her family said. “She left behind a legacy that will be forever remembered.”
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. June 25, 2016, at the Mariner Theatre and Homer High School Commons.
Jeffrey H. Wraley
Dec. 29, 1959-April 2, 2016
Homer resident, Mr. Jeffrey H. Wraley, 56, died Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Homer.
No services are planned at this time.
Mr. Wraley was born Dec. 29, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Homer in 1986.
Rebecca Irene Brown
Aug. 30, 1971,-March 13, 2016
Lifelong Alaskan Mrs. Rebecca Irene Brown, 44, of Anchor Point died on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at her home.
Becky was born on Monday, Aug. 30, 1971, to Raymond and Grace (Pennington) Bellamy in Homer where she graduated from high school. She attended Kenai Peninsula College where she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. She received many awards at various rodeos with her horses.
Donna Mae Chapman
Feb. 21, 1936-March 12, 2016
Donna Mae (Brown) Chapman, 80, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at her Anchor Point home with friends and family by her side.
Donna was born Feb. 21, 1936, in Ira, Texas, to James and Iva Brown.
She graduated from Marysville High School then continued her education by attending Everett Community College. Donna lived in Washington State from 1942 until 1976 when she and her family moved to Alaska.
Mary Kathleen Roberts
Dec. 11, 1950-March 18, 2016
Charles M. Rockett
April 11, 1952-March 2, 2016
Anchor Point resident Mr. Charles Michael Rockett, 63, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at his home in Anchor Point.
No services will be held per Charles’ wishes. Chuck’s ashes will be spread in Kachemak Bay later this summer with his family.
Arnold O. Beymer Sr.
March 25, 1943-March 1, 2016
Arnold O. Beymer Sr., 72, of Kasilof died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
He was born to Howard and Eula Beymer in Ketchikan on March 25, 1943.
Per Arnold’s wishes private, family services will be held at a later date.
Services were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
Harold S. Gnad
Dec. 8, 1918-Feb. 23, 2016
Longtime Homer resident Mr. Harold S. Gnad, 97, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital.
Harold was born on Sunday, Dec. 8, 1918, in Lone Pine, Calif., to Sabastian Sudlow and Margaret Lillian (Banta) Gnad.
John William Hangstefer IV
Aug. 16, 1950-Feb. 3, 2016
Long-time Alaskan resident John William Hangstefer IV, 65, died Feb. 3, 2016, at Riverside Assisted Living in Soldotna from complications from diabetes. There will be a memorial service for John by the Anchor Point VFW. Flyers will be posted around the area later with the date and time. Rest in Peace John. For more information, contact the Anchor Point VFW at 235-5582.
Roy L. Morris
March 7, 1950-Feb. 17, 2016
Roy L. Morris, 65, died Feb. 17, 2016. A 60-year resident of Homer, Roy died as he lived: on the move, always working, rarely slowing down or taking a break. A potluck celebration of Roy’s life is from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at the Homer Elks Lodge.
Louise M. Ames Hutmacher
July 24, 1927-Feb. 13, 2016
Former Homer resident Louise Marguerite Ames Hutmacher, 88, died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, in Seattle. She was surrounded in her last days by her loving family.
Dora Mae Wagner
Oct. 13, 1913- Feb. 1, 2016
Dora Mae “Dode” Wagner, 102, of Maryville, Mo., died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Parkdale Manor Care Center, Maryville.
Dode was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Gallatin, Mo., to George Mathew and Lucy Luella Knapp Lee.
A 1931 graduate of Gallatin, Mo., High School, she also attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, Maryville. She and Robert Woodrow Wagner were married June 9, 1935, in Osceloa, Mo.
Betty B. Martin
March 4, 1929-Feb. 3, 2016
Mrs. Betty Bee Martin, 86, of Anchor Point died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital. A memorial is at 2 p.m. Feb. 27, 2016, at Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall in Homer.
Michael R. Johnson
June 10, 1948-Feb. 2, 2016
Longtime Ninilchik resident Michael R. Johnson, 67, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home from natural causes.
Graveside services were held 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at the American Legion Cemetery in Ninilchik.
LaVelle “Vel” Dillon
Oct. 19, 1936-Feb. 2, 2016
LaVelle “Vel” Dillon, 79, died Feb. 2, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer. “Beloved wife, aunt, friend, Gammy and surrogate mother to many, she passed away peacefully with her husband by her side,” her family said.
1926-Jan. 27, 2016
Former Perl Island homesteader Harley Hess, 90, died Jan. 27, 2016, in Prineville, Ore.
Harley asked that no services were to be held and that his ashes be spread on Perl Island .