Arnold Chase Walker Sr.


Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Former Angoon resident Arnold Chase Walker Sr., 65, died April 7, 2005, at Alaska Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 21, 1939, in Anvik to Gabriel and Hazel Walker. He graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School and earned certification as a heavy equipment operator through AVTEC in Seward. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

Walker worked for Public Health Service ANTHC, retiring in 2001.

Walker enjoyed fishing, logging, operating heavy equipment, hunting, cooking and pubs.

His family said he was a loving and caring grandfather, friend, father and husband. He was adopted into the Tlingit Dog Salmon Clan.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Leonard Menkie; sister, Elizabeth Kruger; and son, Jonathan.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene; son and daughter-in-law, Arnold Jr. and Jan, Phillip and Lenora; daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Antone Durgan, and Sharon and Joe Zuboff; son, Patrick; daughter, Susan and her husband, Rob Helgeson of Oregon City, Ore.; and sons, Ry Gabriel and Leonard of Anchorage; grandchildren, Justin, Kassandra, Jordan, Hannah, Chase, Sterling, Jonathon, Raymond, Clifford and Anasia; great-grandson, Ethan Maska; brothers, John and Gabriel of Fairbanks.

A visitation was held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 9, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage. Additional services in Angoon will be announced.

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