Obituaries

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2000

Christine Marie Ryder

Former Hoonah resident Christine Marie Ryder died March 25, 2000, in Pennsylvania from cancer.

She was born Jan. 19, 1966, in Pennsylvania. After living in Maryland and Massachusetts, the family moved to Hoonah in 1976. Ryder moved back to Maryland in 1983 but returned to Hoonah in 1990. She relocated to Beaver, Pa., in 1996.

She was preceded in death by her father Harold E. Ryder; maternal grandparents Kellar and Esther Hartman; paternal grandparents Elmer and Sadie Ryder; and nephew Andrew S. Garner.

She is survived by her mother Louise Ryder of Pennsylvania; sisters Carolyn Caulfield and Cindy Garner of Maryland; brothers Mark Ryder of Juneau, Michael Ryder and Marlin Ryder; five nieces; six nephews; and her fiancee John Gill, all of Pennsylvania.

Services will be held March 30, 2000, in Pennsylvania at Fairview Chapel, 8965 Capitol Hill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., 17268.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Cancer Center of Central Pennsylvania, Brady Medical Arts Building, 205 S. Front St., Harrisburg, Pa., 17105.

Lyle F. Jones

Former Juneau resident Lyle F. Jones died March 21, 2000, while vacationing in California.

He was born April 4, 1907, in Colorado. He was employed by the Bureau of Land Management in Denver before relocating to Juneau in 1948, where he worked with the BLM as an engineer for 14 years. In 1962, he moved to Anchorage and remained with BLM until he retired in 1973. For the past decade, Jones lived at the Anchorage Pioneers' Home.

Jones served as the National Director of American Congress of Surveying and Mapping and was the recipient of the their Hall of Fame Award in 1996. He was also the recipient of the highest honor from the Department of the Interior in 1972, the distinguished service award. He belonged to the American Society of Photogrammetry, Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was a life member of the Elks.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Ruth ``Sue'' Gordon and his second wife Eldora ``Dora'' Duke.

He is survived by his daughter Karen Tebb Shelton of California, and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren of Washington.

A memorial service will be scheduled in Anchorage at a later date.

Frank S. Perdon

Former Juneau resident Frank S. Perdon died March 12, 2000, in his home in California from lung cancer.

He was born June 25, 1919 in Blakely, Wash. His primary childhood home was in Excursion Inlet. He is Raven, L'uknax.adi, named K'wain,n-essh from the L'ook Hit.

Perdon served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After working at the ammunition depot and Washoe Medical Hospital in Nevada, he returned to Alaska and worked with the Alaska Marine Highway System for 15 years. He retired to Woodland, Calif.

Along with being an avid outdoorsmen and angler, Perdon also loved to cook. He was a member of the Juneau 420 Elks Club.

He is preceded in death by his mother Elsie (Smith) James and sisters Betty Isturis and Sophie Isturis.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Audrey, of Woodland, Calif.; brothers Rudy G. (and wife Marlee) Isturis, Roy G. (and wife Patty) Isturis; sister Janie G. (and husband Dan) Eldemar; daughters Wanetta (and husband Gary) Crago, Shammy Perdon all of Juneau, Winona (and husband Butch) Cassidy, Wilhelmina Perdon, Wendy (and husband Roberto) Fabelo all of California and Waloha (and husband Bill) Harvey of Nevada; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were held at McNary's Chapel in Woodland, Calif., on March 14, 2000. The family will spread Perdon's ashes in Excursion Inlet on June 25, 2000.



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