Obituaries

Erling Johansen at Cordova Office 1988

Former Cordova Mayor Dies in Norway

Former Cordova Mayor Erling Johansen, 59, died on Christmas Eve Day while vacationing with his family in Overhalla, Norway. Johansen, who was suffering from ALS, (Lou Gehrig’s Disease,) had intended to return to Alaska in a month, but he became too ill to make the return trip, said his wife, Eileen. Johansen served […]

Obituary:  Karen Davey Stewart

Obituary: Karen Davey Stewart

Karen Davey Stewart, 62, of Valdez, Alaska died in an ATV rollover accident in the Valdez area on September 7, 2015. She was born in LaGrange, Illinois on December 29, 1952 to Arlene (nee Meisgeier) and George Davey. Karen received a BA in Education and Sociology from Fort Lewis College […]

City of Valdez Press Release regarding fatal ATV accident

City of Valdez Press Release regarding fatal ATV accident

VALDEZ, Alaska – Valdez Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene of a fatal all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident early Monday evening. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Monday, Valdez Police and Fire Dispatch received a report of an ATV accident on the snowmachine loop trail adjacent to Mineral Creek West Dike Trail. A group […]

James R. Vculek 1940-2014

It is with heavy heart that we share the passing of James Richard Vculek.  He died peacefully on May 8, 2014 in Anchorage at the age of 73.  He will forever live on in the lives he touched and in the workmanship of beautiful treasures he created during his lifetime. […]