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In Memoriam: Jerah Chadwick

Jun 7, 2016

Jerah Chadwick, a resident of Unalaska from 1982 to 2008, passed away June 7 in San Antonio, Texas, surrounded by his loving sister and family. Jerah was the Alaska State Writer Laureate from 2004 to 2006. He was a poet of astonishing powers whose best work grew out of his years in the Aleutian Islands.

In Memoriam: Shirlie Ileen Bucher

Apr 20, 2016
Courtesy of the Engman Family

Shirlie Ileen (Engman) Bucher, age 86, of Unalaska/Dutch Harbor, Alaska, died Friday, April 8, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska.  Shirlie and her twin, Rosalie Ileen Beckett (1929-1983), were born September 27, 1929 at the Glacier Hospital in Cut Bank, Montana, to German homesteader/sodbuster Henry Otto and Mary Edna Peterson of Cut Bank, deceased.