Homer resident Mary Kathleen Hanninen, 71, died Jan. 22, 2005, in Yuma, Ariz.
She was born May 9, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Edmond and Mary Cushing. She grew up and graduated high school in Sitka. She worked many years for the Forest Service in Juneau and then for the Indian Health Service in Anchorage, where she retired in 1991.
She was married to Ken Hanninen in September 1976 in Whitehorse, Yukon. They spent their retired years traveling in their motor home. They also spent one year in Europe. She enjoyed reading, cooking, crocheting, crossword puzzles, bingo and card games.
She is survived by her husband, Ken of Homer; son, Ed Barcus of Homer; daughters, Pamela Dunker of Juneau and Mary McFall of Carnation, Wash.; sister, Carol Hoffmann of Crandon, Wis.; grandchildren, Leslie, Courtney, David, Jennifer, Jason, Chanta, Dustyn, Travis, Mellissa and Stephanie; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial was held Feb. 5. in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Memorial donations in her name can be made to the North Idaho Cancer Center, c/o Kootenai Medical Center Foundation, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, 83814.