Juneau resident Kenneth David Natkong, 42, died April 16, 2006, in Juneau.
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He was born on Jan. 23, 1964, in Anchorage and grew up in Hydaburg. He was a resident of Juneau for two years. He was a carving teacher in Pelican, a counselor, village public safety officer and EMT.
He was a police chief in Hydaburg for years. He graduated from State Trooper Academy. He was an EMT and attended medical school in Anchorage. He spent six years in the National Guard and 2 1/2 years in college.
He traveled Alaska for many years. His most recent stop was to study business management at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
Family members said, "He worked hard to achieve his goals in life. He was a happy-go-lucky, caring, giving person with a heart of gold. He loved to help people. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten."
He is survived by his mother, Rose Miller of Pelican; father, Charles Natkong Sr., of Hydaburg; sisters, Rodie Young, Jessie Natkong, Mary Martha Miller, Sassy Hill and Babs Wilson; brother, Matthew Wilson; and numerous family members throughout Southeast Alaska.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 20 at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary in Juneau, 3839 Riverside Drive. Honorary pallbearers will be Matthew Wilson, Allen Wilson, Mark Martin, Bruce Edenshaw, Rob Sanderson and Bob Milton.
Friends and family are welcome to gather at 5 p.m. on April 19 at 2981 Foster Ave. West Juneau. For further information, contact the family at (907) 738-0624 or (907) 738-2941. Flowers are welcome.