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Announcements

Please report sandhill crane colt (chick) sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch. Include location, date, time and number of colts when first seen to reports@cranewatch.org or 235-6262.

Quilters can enter their quilts, wall hangings and wearable art for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. Register entries in Homer from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Ulmer’s. For more information call Karrie Youngblood at 399-2085.

Obituaries

Obituaries

Anchorage resident Bailey Ruth Gillis, 18, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 14, 2014.

A celebration of Bailey’s life was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Anchorage Lutheran Church, 1420 N Street in Anchorage, with a reception following.

Bailey was born Sept. 30, 1995, to Vern and Karen Gillis in Anchorage. She was born with congenital cytomegalovirus, a burden shared by too many.  

Homer resident Ezra B. Pastro, 40, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Christian Community Church in Homer. Pastor Bill Williams will officiate. A potluck will follow the services.

Homer resident Mrs. Esther “Peg” M. Hill, 84, died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer.

No services will be held.

Esther was born Dec. 4, 1929, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She moved to Anchorage in 1960, where she lived up until 1982. In 2008, she moved to Homer where she lived up until the present.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Hill; sister, Arlene Jennrich, and brothers, William “Bill” Armstrong and Robert “Bob” Armstrong.

Pet of the Week

Births

Hudson Douglas DeBlaay was born at 8:09 p.m. July 6, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Dayla and Joel DeBlaay. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces. His grandparents are David and Gloria Williams of Spring Creek, Nev., and Terry and Traci DeBlaay of Hillman, Mich.

Leonidas George Demas was born at 8:21 p.m. June 30, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Candace and Sebastian Demas of Nanwalek. He weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces. His grandparents are Jerry and Pauline Demas and Vincent Evans, all of Nanwalek.

Ethan Rowe Hume was born at 6:58 p.m. June 23, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital to Briana and Steven Hume. He weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces. His grandparents are Mike Blaine, Eunice Blaine, Steve Hume and Gloria Hume.


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