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Obituaries

Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2001

Peter D. Guerrero

Former Juneau resident Peter Douglas Guerrero of Knik River died April 19, 2001, in Seattle. He was 59.

He was born July 11, 1941, in Juneau. He was proud to be a Tlingit Eagle. One of his favorite jobs was working on his uncle Tom's farm in Seattle and selling the produce at Pike's Place Market. He loved fishing in Southeast Alaska and his favorite place in rough water was the crow's nest. He was a good cook and always shared his food with family and friends. He loved the outdoors and Alaska's beauty. He spent many nights watching the Northern Lights and satellites. He never passed up a chance to go dipnetting or berry-picking with his friend Laura.

His family wrote: Pete will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. He made other's lives brighter by his sense of humor. He always left us with something to laugh about.

He was preceded in death by his father Peter Guerrero. He is survived by his mother, Martha Jackson, and brother Royal (and Joanne) Jackson of Kake; sisters Janet (and Irving) Sheldon and Cathy (and David) Friday of Kake, Darlene Billingsley of Seattle, Charlene Grant of Petersburg; sons Tony (and Lori) Guerrero and Rick (and Trish) Guerrero of Seattle, Chad Guerrero of Juneau, daughter Lilly (and Pete) Gaines of Seattle; and the one he was closest to most, his lady friend Laura Toots of the Mat-Su valleys; also many aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and grandchildren; his extended family in Palmer and many friends.

A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Glacier Valley Church of God. The funeral service will be noon Friday at Glacier Valley Church of God with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Evangeline Martin

Former Juneau resident Evangeline 'Eva' Martin died April 10, 2001, in Hilo, Hawaii, where she resided for the past 17 years. She was 83.

She was born Evangeline Seevers on Feb. 10, 1918, in Kake.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Clara Williams and Andrew Jackson Seevers, sisters Clara Wilson, Herriet 'Ann' Brommels, brother Buster 'Buzz' Seevers and son Allen Norton.

She is survived by her husband Willis 'Willie' Martin, sisters Alberta and Adaline Barlow, Joyce Wolverton, sons Peter 'Pete' Beierly of Virginia, Andrew Beierly of Skagway, Fred Fulgencio Jr. of Anchorage, Ralph Beierly Sr. of Juneau, Thomas Roach of Washington and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She had lived in Juneau, where she was employed as a waitress at Smilies Cafe, Imperial Cafe and the City Cafe. She was also employed as a singer at Top Hat, Wild Goose, and the Ten O Eight. She then moved north to work on the pipeline, and eventually moved to Fairbanks where she continued to work as a waitress.

She enjoyed working as a waitress, she called herself a "hash slinger," this is where she could meet new and old friends. Music was also one of her greatest enjoyments, listening, singing and teaching piano. Her favorite music was from the Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin era. While living in Hilo she liked to go on car rides to enjoy the scenery, but mainly for the air conditioning.

A Celebration of Life for her independent spirit and determination will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tlingit and Haida Community Center. Please bring a special memory of Eva to share. Donations welcome.

Raymond A. Davidson

A Juneau memorial for Raymond A. Davidson will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Chapel by the Lake.

A former Juneau resident, Davidson, 76, died March 16, 2001, in Snohomish, Wash., after a brief illness. His wife, Audrey Davidson, may be contacted at P.O. Box 2493, Snohomish, WA, 98291.

Ann R. Mruzik

Juneau resident Ann R. Mruzik died April 13, 2001, in San Rafael, Calif.

She was born Oct. 7, 1916, in St. Louis, Mo. Following an illness six years ago, she moved to Juneau to join her son and daughter-in-law Charles and Joan Knittel.

She was very proud of her grandsons Michael and Douglas Knittel and Michael's wife Collette. She enjoyed the company of little children and pets and those who knew her admired she capacity to take pleasure from simple things, her family said.

Services will be held in San Rafael and burial will take place in Olema, Calif., near the ocean. The family may be contacted at Box 427, Lagunitas, Calif., 94938.



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