Kake resident Warren Glenn "Cookie" Price, 53, died unexpectedly Jan. 13, 2004, in Kake.
He was Tlingit and Aleut, and his Tlingit name was Gootch Tlien. He was a father, a fisherman, hunter, a subsistence food provider, he worked on the pipeline and at the Chilkoot Lumber Company, he built two houses after creating the lumber with a chain saw mill and he learned to play the piano. He traveled across America seven times, across Canada four times and traveled to Mexico. During the 1960s, he was a hippie and motorcycle rider. Later, he wrote stories for his sons, created art, was President of the North Star Jaycees and enjoyed being a volunteer on Raven Radio in Sitka, playing blues and ballads. At the time of his death, he worked for the Organized Village of Kake on the Salmon Restoration Project.
His family said they remember him as "having a deep faith in God, a love of life and finding humor in the human condition."
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Joe and Steve Price; and his aunt, Elizabeth Martin.
He is survived by his father, Warren Price; mother, Dorothy Stzuk; wife, Susan Price; sons, Wayne and Pattrick Price; stepchildren, Loree, Beth, Bruce and Wes Shales, Roxanne Olvera and Amelia Ruerup; brothers, Wayne, Russell and Bill Price, and Wade Martin; adopted brothers, Wayne Renfro and Kirk Albrect; sisters, Debra Stzuk-Earl, Melody Price-Yonts, Nadine Schruefer, JoAnn Price, April Hodges, Cindy Clifton and Robby Martin; as well as numerous relatives and friends.
He was buried at the Grave Island Cemetery in Kake on Jan. 15. A memorial service was held Jan. 18. The Price family may be contacted at P.O. Box 133, Kake, AK 99830.
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