• Edna Bernice Fisk of Homer, 94, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, June 28, 2015. Edna was born in Melita, which is now Sterling, Mich., in 1920. As a young woman, Edna was swept off her feet by a serviceman, Toras Fisk, and they were wed in 1943. Toras was the love of her life and they began a ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:01am
  • Merle Walter Johnson, M.D., pioneer Alaska physician known to many as the father of the Community Health Aide Program, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, surrounded by family at his son’s home in Anchorage. He was 92. Gatherings to remember Walter will be held during the third week of July in Homer and...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:58am
  • On Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, Debra “Debbie” Beth Eayrs, 64, died.  “Loving wife, best friend, mother and grandmother, she was called home to her heavenly father,” her family said. Debbie had suffered from a lung disease for many years, the last 10 of which had become increasingly d...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:57am
  • Homer resident Mr. Zachery J. Hinsberger, 24, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Homer.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date. ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:54am
  • Edna Farsdahl, also known as “Grandma” to many, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in her own home surrounded by her family. She lived to be 102 years old. Born in 1913 in Makoti, N.D., Edna grew up on a farm with five brothers and sister. Each day began with milking eight cows....

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:50am
  • Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Gordon M. Layel, 67, died June 2, 2015, at home from heart failure. Memorial services will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the V.F.W. Post #10221 in Anchor Point. Gordon was born Jan. 19, 1948, in Charlotte, N.C. He attended college and also served in ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:46am
  • Debra “Debbie” Eayrs, 64, died June 21, 2015. “Beloved wife, mother and friend, Debbie was called home on Fathers’ Day to her heavenly Father, on the date she loved the most in Alaska, summer solstice,” her family said.  Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at ...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:40am
  • Dorothy Brown, 94, former Homer Homemaker of the Year, died peacefully June 20, 2015, in Fargo, N.D., from stroke complications. She is survived by numerous offspring, including 12 of her 15 children and several great-great grandchildren....

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:31am
  • May 29, 1937-June 8, 2015 Ardis Bird Metcalf was born in Seattle on May 29, 1937, to Floyd and Elsie (Fraasch) Chapman. She died on June 8, 2015, at her home in Portland, Ore., at the age of 78. ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:54am
  • Tommie CarlinSchauer, 57, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2014, in Green Bay, Wisc., after a brief battle with cancer. He had both of his children and several family members with him at the time of his passing. A tribute to Coach Tommie is 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Homer Middle School, with soc...

    Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:59am

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