Ricky Shane Sumdum

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009

Former seasonal Juneau resident Ricky Shane Sumdum died Jan. 3, 2009, in Anchorage. He was 50.

Born Oct. 20, 1958, he was a fisherman and stevedoring log ship. An Eagle/Bear of the Chooka-neidee clan, his Tlingit name was Jeet.

He attended school in Portland, Ore. He was a Huna Totem Corp., Sealaska Corp. and Goldbelt shareholder.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Pete Sumdum; and mother, Elizabeth Johnnie Murphy.

He is survived by his sisters, Janice Bennett, Charlene Austin, Renae McLean, Twila Murphy and Kathleen Parks; adopted sister, Mona Brown; and brothers, Christopher Sumdum and Miles Murphy III.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Wilson, Ray Wilson, Donny Wilson, Lillian Hillman, Tina Martin, Jacob White, Kenneth Grant and Florence Bennett.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Tlingit & Haida Vocational Training and Resource Center.

To make donations for funeral expenses, contact Janice Bennett at 321-2627.

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