Obituaries

  • Alaska pioneer Sherman Clayton “Red” Smith Jr., 89, died of natural causes at his winter home in Rio Hondo, Texas, on Dec. 8, 2013,with his son Sherman Clayton “Clay” Smith IV at his side.  A graveside service will be held at the Cooper Landing Cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013...

    Wed, 12/18/2013 - 6:01pm
  • Dennis Hofeling, 65, died Dec. 9, 2013. A memorial for Dennis is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Homer Elks Lodge. All are welcome. Dennis was born May 17, 1948, in Beatrice, Neb. He traveled the Alaska Highway with his parents Hank and Betty Hofeling and his sister Vicki in 1953. Dennis always...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:11pm
  • Gertrude Alwine Stroyeck, 91, died Dec. 5, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital. She died peacefully with her daughter present. A memorial service is at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at The Terrace lobby at the Homer Senior Center, with the Rev. Lisa Talbott presiding. Gert was born Oct. 2, 1922, in...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:10pm
  • Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Ronald Lee Mullen, 60, died Nov. 27, 2013, at his home. No services are planned at this time. Ron was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Evansville, Ind. He moved to Alaska with his family as a child. He attended and graduated high school.  He held various jobs in Alaska...

    Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:09pm
  • Former Homer resident Richard “Dick” West Robinson, 90, died peacefully in his sleep Nov. 30, 2013, in Boulder, Colo., after a long illness. In his final days he was surrounded by his family and friends. ...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 3:15pm
  • William Brantley Edens died Nov. 23, 2013, in Homer at the age of 81. He was born July 10, 1932, to Richard W. Edens Sr. and Helen Carns Edens, in Sequim, Wash. In April 1939, his parents moved to Homer along with children Dick Jr., Brantley and Gwen. A celebration of life service is 4 p.m. Dec. 4, ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:23pm
  • Dorothy “Dotty” Webster, 77, of Homer died Nov. 20, 2013, at South Peninsula Hospital with her niece, Susannah Webster, at her side. Dotty was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Conway, N.H. and grew up in Medfield, Mass., and East Conway, N.H., with her two sisters, Jean and Patricia, and her brother, ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 5:22pm
  • Robert “Harley Bob” Drennan, 66, died peacefully at his Ninilchik home on Nov. 10, 2013. Bob was born May 18, 1947.  A military graveside service is at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the Ninilchik Cemetery. Pallbearers are James Painter, Bill and Ian Steik, Sheridan Crawford and Michael...

    Wed, 11/20/2013 - 3:14pm
  • Longtime Homer resident, Peter C. Roberts, 70, died unexpectedly in November 2013 in Homer. A celebration of life potluck and memorial is 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at The Down East Saloon in Homer. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring a “Pete Story.” ...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:16am
  • Linda Richardson, 65, died peacefully on Nov. 5, 2013, in Homer. She was born on Dec. 5, 1947, in Aurora, Ill., the second child of Marjorie L. Richardson and James G. Richardson. Soon thereafter, the family moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where five additional children were born and raised. In 1963 the fam...

    Thu, 11/14/2013 - 10:15am

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