Juneau resident Mae Ellen (Haube) Singer, 37, died Jan. 12, 2005.
She was born Feb. 21, 1968, in Petersburg. She graduated from Petersburg High School in 1986. She attended Seward Technical Vocational Training, as well as attending welding and culinary arts school in Seattle. Her primary job was as a cook, but she also worked various other jobs in Alaska, including the seafood industry. She was an active P.C.C. representative in Juneau. She also belonged to the Eagle, Killer Whale Tribe of Juneau.
Her family and friends said, "She enjoyed making people smile and laugh. Mae also liked to play jokes on family members and friends. She also considered her cooking more enjoyable than a chore or a job." Her favorite pastimes included spending time with her children, family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Singer of Billings, Mont.; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Nellie Hanson of Hoonah; Kelly James of Kake; Albert Hanson of Hoonah; Margaret Sterling of Petersburg; Ivy Berkley of Petersburg; Max and Rose Haube of Petersburg; Fred Yatchmenoff of Petersburg; and cousins, Russell James, Jr., of Kake, Yvonne (Hanson) Earl of Hoonah, and Lillian Hanson of Juneau.
She is survived by her sons, Curtis and Paul of Billings, Mont.; daughter, Taylor Singer, of Billings; mother, Bernice W. Johnson of Hoonah; her father, Arnold J. Haube of Petersburg; her sisters, Arlene Marks of Lawrence, Kan., Anita Haube of Anchorage, Ivy Haube and Carol Haube of Juneau, and Margaret Haube of Hoonah; adoptive brother, Chris LaVallee; brother-in-law, Joel Charles of Juneau; grandparents, Tommy and Maggie Jimmie of Juneau and Betty James of Kake; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are Pat Mills, Norman Smith, Walter Smith, Owen James, Tommy Jimmy and George Mayeda. Pallbearers are Christopher LaVallee, Calvin Weimer, Dean Henderson, Ron Cropley, Jim Jackson, Michael James and Tim James.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 19, 2005, at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center on Hospital Drive. Donations can be sent to help the family at 4056 Granite St., Juneau, AK 99803. A very special thanks to those who have already sent donations