Emma Fannie Horton


Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Skagway resident Emma Fannie Horton, 86, died March 15, 2006, at Bartlett Memorial Hospital in Juneau.

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She was born July 10, 1919, in Dundas Bay. A resident of Juneau most of her life, she was a fish cannery worker and homemaker.

Her Tlingit name was Ka oo klaa. She was Wooshkeetaan descending from the Shark Backbone House of Glacier Bay. Her Father was T'akdeintaan, from the Sockeye House.

She attended school in Hoonah and at Wrangell Institute. She was an enrolled member of the Tlingit-Haida Indians of Alaska, a lifetime member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp No. 2 Juneau, and a Sealaska and Goldbelt Corp. shareholder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Fannie Horton; longtime companion, Knute Tronstad; brothers, Alfred Horton Sr., and Frank and Walter Jackson; aunt, Mary Benson; uncle, James Houston; sisters, Ruth Lokke, Esther Moses, Goldie Moses and Margaret Howard.

She is survived by her daughters, Jerry Horton, Penny (Ben) Coronell, Ann Johnson and Carolyn (John) Martin; brother, William (Martha) Horton Sr.; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A combined Alaska Native Sisterhood memorial and funeral service was held March 20 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Juneau.

Pallbearers were Ernest Johnson, Gilbert Johnson, Walter Jewell, Jr., Stephen Petershoare, John James, Dan Krajewski, Stewart Knudson, Gary See, Aaron Danielson and Ernest Williams. Honorary pallbearers were John Martin, Sr., Harold Martin, Cyril George, Sr., Pat Mills, Ronald Williams, John Hanlon, Herman Davis, and Marian George.

The family may be contacted at P.O. Box 21195, Juneau, AK, 99802, or by calling (907) 586-1763 or (907) 957-1905.

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