Haines resident Pauline Rose Case died Feb. 25, 2007, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau after a lengthy illness. She was 63.
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She was born Jan. 16, 1944, in Haines, to Paul Eli and Daisy Phillips. She was of the Eagle Moiety, Wolf Clan and from the Gaaw Hit (Bell House) in Klukwan.
For many years, she was an administrative officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Juneau and later in Anchorage. For the last 19 years, she was a homemaker and community volunteer.
She became the first lady of Haines when her husband, Mike, was the mayor from 2002 to 2005. She was the captain of the Yaan Waa Shaa and an active member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 5, as well as the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 12. She was proud to be an active member of Alcoholic Anonymous for the last 19 years and was a featured speaker at the 1990 International Convention of AA.
She was known for her sense humor, always playing jokes on anyone and everyone. She enjoyed sharing laughter with elders as well as her friends. Family members said she showed unconditional love for everyone she met.
She is survived by her husband; daughters, Judy Erickson, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Mary Marks, of Anchorage, Betty Martin, of Big Lake, and Bobbie Jo Phillips, of Haines; sons, Robert Martin, of Eugene, Ore., and Sgt. Daniel Case, of Fort Lewis, Wash.; adopted clan mother, Alice Johnnie, of Juneau; brothers, Paul, Fred, Eli, Howard and John Phillips, of Juneau, and Milton Phillips, of Anchorage; sisters, Flora Beierly, of Juneau, Vivian Taylor, of Anchorage, Nancy Phillips, of St. Marys; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center. Services will be held in Haines at a later date.
Pallbearers are Corey Bryant, Ken Williams, DJ Williams, Jim Marks, Norman Sarabia and Rick Hotch Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers are Rep. Bill Thomas, Paul Marks, Raymond T. Dennis Jr., Charles Williams, Warren Taylor, Bob Beierly, Ernie Williams, Ruth Davis, Teddie Johnnie, Charlotte Katzeek, Melinda Phillips, Michelle Ford, Elizabeth Phillips, Cynthia and Janine Phillips, and Mike Kinsey.
Memorials or donations may be sent to the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 5, P.O. Box 932, Haines, AK, 99827.