Hunter Ray Wolfe passed away Feb. 22, 2011, in Juneau at the age of 21, succumbing to his own private, internal struggles by his own hand.
He was born Sept. 8, 1989, to Ron and Sherri Wolfe and grew up in Juneau.
Hunter was a talented athlete and through his school years played on Juneau championship teams for Little League baseball, youth soccer and JDHS football. He also enjoyed big, powerful pickup trucks, motorcycles, dirt-biking, snowboarding, hunting and fishing. In 2007 he left Juneau to attend school in California, but came home to walk with his 2009 JDHS graduating class. Shortly afterwards he returned to California to complete his California Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate.
He touched the lives of many young men and women struggling with addiction. Alaska tugged at his heart though, and in June of 2010 Hunter returned to Juneau to spend time with his friends and family before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was excited for his new path in life and was to ship out April 4 for basic training. His family wrote that Hunter is not defined by his death, but by the way in which he lived his life. Family and friends appreciated his wonderful shy sense of humor and his love, caring, kindness and concern towards others.
His family wrote that Hunter is loved by many and he knew how deeply his parents loved him. His burdens have now been lifted; he is in the loving arms of our Savior Jesus Christ and is at peace in the care of our Lord.
He is preceded in death by his uncle Rick Wolfe, grandfathers George Wolfe and John Willet and grandmother Marvis Townsend. He is survived by his parents, loving brother Forrest, “Grandma ‘B’” Bettie Willet of Oklahoma City, uncle Douglas Townsend of Baltimore and his extended families of Loken, Hanna, Gissel, Josephson and Debbie Quinn of Juneau. A celebration of his life will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Chapel by the Lake Presbyterian Church, 11024 Auke Lake Way. In lieu of flowers please send contributions (make checks payable) to the Hunter Wolfe Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 123 Seward St., Juneau, AK 99801. All donations will be contributed to the Juneau Community Foundation in Hunter Wolfe’s name.