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Dr. Kelly Cline will present “Mystery of the Martian Plumes,” a free public science lecture, at 7 p.m. July 29 in the Homer United Methodist Church Sun Room. Kelly is associate professor of mathematics and astronomy at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., where he presents a monthly public lecture series, “Discovering the Universe.”

Obituaries

Obituaries

Longtime Homer resident Robert B. Turkington, 92, died Monday, July 13, 2015, at home with family by his side.

Memorial services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at the Homer Elks Lodge, 215 W. Jenny Lane. Honorary pallbearers are Sean Presley, Daniel Presley, Scott Turkington, Ryan Turkington, Matt Turkington, Vladimir Martushev, Jason Huffman and Braden Huffman.

Gloria Ann Figueroa, 59, passed away June 10, 2015, at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, Calif.

A service to celebrate her life will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015, at the Karen Hornaday Park Pavilion. 

Frank Mullen, 65, died at the UW Medical Center on July 7, 2015, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer. 

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held at Soldotna Creek Park at 3 p.m. July 31.

Born in Anchorage on June 1, 1950, Frank was the son of Soldotna homesteaders Frank Sr. and Marge Mullen. He grew up in his family’s small log cabin near where Soldotna Creek empties into the Kenai River. 

Pet of the Week

Births

Jeremiah Wafford was born at 10:50 p.m. July 14, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Demi Lugo-Sena and Kevin Wafford of Homer. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Aliyah Joy Edens was born at 8:59 a.m. July 15, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Keith and Kaycee Edens of Homer. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Delmer and Michelle Slate of Caldwell, Idaho, and Mark and Brenda Edens of Homer. Her big sisters are Kayelle and MaKenna Edens.

Susan Aria Anahonak was born July 1, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Brittney Anahonak. She weighed 8 pounds, 5.5 ounces. Her grandparents are Anesia Anahonak of Naknek and Elmer Anahonak of Anchorage.

Emily Rose Fraker was born July 4, 2015, at South Peninsula Hospital to Lori and Chris Fraker. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Her grandparents are David and Gay Fraker of Homer and Tim and Karan Philipsen of Albany, Ore.


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