Obituaries

Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Helen Jane Burgess

Lifelong Alaskan Helen Jane Burgess died April 8, 2001, at her home in Juneau.

She was born Jan. 13, 1937, in Juneau, to Arthur "Scotty" and Phyllis Adams. She graduated from JuneauDouglas High School in 1954 and attended Washington State University. She married and raised five children in Juneau.

She was a member of P.E.O., Capital City Women's Bowling Association and the Juneau Golf Club. She enjoyed fishing and spending time out on the water hand trolling. She bowled for many years in several leagues. She enjoyed gardening and travel, and was an avid reader.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Jim Burgess and sisters Gretchen Adams and Virginia Reed (and Doug Hanon), all of Juneau; her children, Keith Burgess (and Sandi) of Juneau, Sandra Harrison (and Glen) of California, Suzanne Schoenmann (and John) of Juneau, Betsy Fisher (and Bob), and Kathy Ford (and Gordon) of Washington, nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a celebration of her life at 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Mike's Place in Douglas.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau, 3200 Hospital Dr., Suite 100, Juneau, AK 99801.

Jennings 'Jinks' Graham

Former Juneau resident Jennings "Jinks" Heber Graham of Ketchikan died on April 5, 2001, of apparent cardiac arrest, in Ketchikan.

He was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Hunters, Wash., to Floy and William Jennings Graham. His family moved to Spokane when he was a boy, and he graduated from North Central High there in 1943.

He joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Draco in the Pacific campaign until the end of WWII. After discharge, he attended the University of Washington, working toward a degree in architecture.

In 1947 he married Joan Dower of Spokane. Their two children, Kathryn Jean and Gregory James, were born in Spokane.

In 1951, Graham entered active service in the U.S. Air Force when his reserve unit was called into duty during the Korean War. He was stationed in Fairbanks at Ladd Air Force Base.

He received his architectural license in 1956 and returned to Fairbanks to work for Alaska Architectural and Engineering Co. In 1957 he married Ann Schroeder in Fairbanks and joined three other young men to form the architectural/engineering firm of Gray, Rogers, Graham and Associates.

The Grahams moved to Juneau in 1960 and he became a junior partner in the architectural firm of Ohlsen and Sands. While in Juneau, the Grahams' two children, Jennifer Ann and Jeffrey Stephen, were born. In 1964, the family moved to Ketchikan where he became Ketchikan's first architect.

He was past president of Rotary Club, past chairman of the District One Republican Party, served on the Alaska Historical Commission, and was a member of the Ketchikan Golf Association and Clover Pass Community Church. His hobbies were flying, hunting, fishing, carving, and golf. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and graced many special events by wearing his Graham tartan kilt.

He is survived by his wife Ann of Ketchikan, daughters Kathy Larsen (and husband Dale) of Vernal, Utah, and Jennifer Hauan (and husband Rick) of Whidbey Island, Wash., sons Gregory (and wife Debbie) of Spokane, and Jeffrey (and wife Joyclyn) of Homer, brother William Graham (and wife Beverly) of Spokane, grandchildren Tyler, Travis and Erik Hauan, Hannah Larsen, Maggie and Elias Graham, nephews Bill and Mike Graham and niece Kay Solecki of Spokane.

A memorial service will be held today at Clover Pass Community Church in Ketchikan.



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