Lifelong Alaskan and Hoonah resident Edward Frank Hubbard, Kaal'aani, Chief Aanyalahaash of Taku Tribe, 73, died Feb. 11, 2004, at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.
A member of the Raven/Frog clan, he was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Juneau. Raised in Douglas, he was Yanyedi yadi and a lifetime member of Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 12. He held office at the ANB Camp No. 12 in Hoonah. He and his wife, Lila, lived for many years in Sitka, most of those years in Mt. Edgecumbe. He was a federal government employee, beginning in 1948 when he went to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs School in Wrangell. He joined the Indian Health Service in Mt. Edgecumbe in 1955 and remained there until 1958. After a six-year break, he returned to Mt. Edgecumbe and remained there until transferring to the Area General Services Branch of Anchorage in 1979. He retired in 1989, moved to Hoonah and established Hubbard's Bed and Breakfast, which kept he and his wife busy in retirement.
His family said he enjoyed visiting with the folks that stayed at their bed and breakfast and they enjoyed visiting with him. His hobbies included fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie James; father, Frank Hubbard, step-father, Silas Dalton, sister, Mary (Henry) Peterson.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lila L. Hubbard of Hoonah; son, Roderick O. Dalton of Juneau; sister, Margaret (Rusty) Osborne of Juneau; nephew, John Peterson of Las Vegas; nieces, Alberta Peratrovich, Agnes Davis, Henrietta Wells, Bernadine Peterson, all of Juneau; brother-in-law, Daniel R. Neal of Hoonah; grandson, Ryan D. Neal of Hoonah; and numerous nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces.
A memorial service in Juneau will be held at 7 p.m. today, Feb. 17, at the Tlingit Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive. A memorial service in Hoonah will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the ANB Hall. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Hoonah ANB Hall.