Ella K. Fortin

Ella K. Fortin died April 1, 2012. She was 83.

She attended Jesse Lee Home, Eklutna Technical and Mt. Edgecumbe High schools.

Fortin worked at Percy’s Cafe, Laura Lee’s, the Juneau Bowl, the Juneau Empire and co-owned and operated Rapid Sevice prior to becoming a housekeeper in Juneau.

She is preceded in death by her parents Moses and Tatiana Naumoff; former husbands Lawrence Siverly, Louis Hicks and Victor Fortin Sr. all her siblings and son Martin Siverly,

She is survived by her children Lawrence Siverly, Patricia Adkisson and Adele Fuette of Juneau, and Victor Fortin Jr. of Las Vegas; and many other family members.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. April 21 at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive.

A full obituary will follow.

Rosalind “Rose” (Starr) Commodore

Rosalind “Rose” (Starr) Commodore died April 5, 2012. She was 68.

She belonged to the Wooshkeetaan (Eagle/Shark) clan of the Nu Hit in Angoon and attended elementary schools in Angoon and Juneau before attending high school in Seattle and Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka before going to Haskell University in Lawrence, Kan.

Commodore previously served on the board of directors for Kootznoowoo Corp. She was a 40-year employee of the federal government and worked in various capacities under the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Health and Human Services and most recently the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cooney C. Starr Sr. and Mary (Johnson) Starr; sisters Constance Starr and Gloria Starr; husband Pete Commodore and other family members.

She is survived by her daughter Kathy Starr; brothers Cooney (Idella) Starr Jr. of Mescallero N.M.; Dennis (Delores) Starr of Juneau; Vincent Starr of Angoon and Melvin Starr of Angoon.

Services are schedule for Saturday at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. A time will be announced later.

A full obituary will follow.

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