Josephine (Jo) Shupert went to be with the Lord on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, 2012, at the age of 96. Born in New York on Jan. 22, 1916, she moved to California in 1940 and to Alaska in 1958. Jo married Ernest Shupert in 1959. They spent many happy years on their homestead between Homer and Anchor Point, where they grew huge gardens and sold what they grew to places like Alaska Wild Berry Products.
Joyce Ellen Brandt, 58, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Nov. 12 2012, in her home on Kachemak Drive in Homer. She was born on Nov. 6, 1954, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Refuge Chapel on Pioneer Avenue. All are welcome.
Homer resident Dan Mershon died unexpectedly of a stroke while on vacation in Maui. He was 60 years old. Dan was born in Portland, Ore., the son of Alfred and Norma (Kent) Mershon. He attended all 12 years at Corbett, Ore., area schools, graduating in 1970. He was active in all sports, excelling in football.
Anchor Point resident Mr. Neil Alan Sawyer, 51, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at The Glacier View Baptist Church, 960 East End Road in Homer. Pastor Rick Wise and Pastor Milt Michenor will officiate. An out of state celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at The Hillsboro Christian Church in Oregon.
Anchor Point resident, Ms. Teela Rae Clegg, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at her home in Anchor Point.
A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at The College Heights Baptist Church, 44440 K-Beach Road in Soldotna. Pastor Scott Coffman officiates. A spaghetti dinner will follow the services. Guests are asked to bring a salad, bread or dessert.
John Patrick Bunce, 26, died Sept. 1, 2012, at his home in Nome. Services will be held 5 p.m. Nov. 11, 2012, at the Yurt Village, 331 Sterling Highway. For more information, call 299-6448.
James “Jim” Louis Shaginoff, 70, passed away on Nov. 1, 2012, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.
Scott Robert Pierson, 39, passed away Oct. 31, 2012, at his home in Bozeman, Mont., after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 14, 1973, in Anchorage, to Michael and Vicki (Sullivan) Pierson. He graduated from Homer High School in Homer in 1991 before attending Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, Mo., and Montana State University in Bozeman. On Dec. 4, 2009, Scott married Melinda Lebo.
Homer resident, Mr. Ryan Jeffrey Brown, 40, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Homer.
Memorial services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at The United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road, Homer, AK 99603.
Homer resident Gary Charles Longhenry, 23, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Homer.
A viewing will start at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, with the service and celebration of life to follow, at the Elks Lodge in Homer.
Gary was born Sept. 30, 1989, in Homer. He attended McNeil Canyon Elementary, Homer Middle School and Smokey Bay School.
Gary enjoyed four-wheeling, gaming, snowboarding and being outdoors. He also enjoyed boating, golfing and traveling.
Longtime Anchor Point resident, Mr. Diamond F. Loosli, 71, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at his home in Anchor Point, Alaska.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Anchor Point Cemetery.
Phyllis Ledger, 79, passed away at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer on October 20, 2012.
She was born in Nebraska City, Neb. to Dale W. and Hazel LaVerne Livingston on June 29, 1933. The family moved to Southern California where she graduated from Van Nuys High School in 1951. She met the love of her life Donald Lee Ledger and they were married on July 20, 1952. Phyllis and Don moved to Anchor Point in 1956, where they raised their family on their homestead on the North Fork Road.
LaTroye Lamont Williams, age 34, was lost at sea Oct. 11, 2012.
LaTroye was born in Portland, Ore., Sept. 9, 1978, He is survived by his momand brother of Portland, Ore., his Homerfamily Ronda Tufares and the Tufares family.
Latroye worked at the docks on the Homer Spit pitching fish and unloading the many boats that delivered to Homer. He finally landed a job on the Flying Ocean.
Homer/Anchor Point resident, Phyllis LaVerne Livingston Ledger, passed away Oct. 20, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital. A full obituary will follow. A celebration of her life will be held, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Anchor Point Church of Christ. A potluck will follow.
Bruce Robert Sherbondy, a loving father, 57, of Homer, Alaska, passed away Oct. 13, 2012, from cancer.
He was born in Denver, Colo., in Rocky Mountain Hospital on July 22, 1955.
Gaye Wolfe, 67, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love in the early morning of Oct. 14, 2012, at Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage. A gathering to celebrate her life is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Kachemak Bay Campus Pioneer Hall, followed by a procession through town, stopping in locations where Gaye contributed so much of her time and passion. The procession will conclude at the Pratt Museum at 5:30 p.m. with a fire-art enactment of honoring and releasing, a potluck and sharing of stories.
Cody Mitchell De Vaney, 17, died Sept. 30, 2012. Services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2821 East End Road (Mile 2.5 East End Road) with a graveside prayer to follow. A potluck dinner will then be held back at the church at 6 p.m. where everyone who has been touched by Cody can share their thoughts and love.
Homer resident Millie May Medema, 88, died Sept. 26, 2012, at her home.
Homer resident, Mrs. Janice Lynn Smith, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.
Memorial services were at noon Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Homer Independent Baptist Church, 3614 Forest Glen in Homer. Pastor Glen Harbaugh officiated.
Longtime Alaskan and Homer resident Michael Dobryanow, 94, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer.
No services are planned. His ashes will be scattered at the end of the railroad line in Salt Lake City, Utah, in accordance to his wishes.