Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

Blanche "Afton" Hiddleson

A celebration of Blanche "Afton" Hiddleson's life will take place on Saturday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at the Juneau Senior Center in the Mountain View Apartments. Come and share a happy memory.

Amy Marvin

Hoonah resident Amy Marvin died May 18, 2001, in Hoonah.

She was born May 16, 1912, at the Hoonah Cannery Camp. She was a descendant of Glacier Bay of Nanahit Kayat Kade gan.

Marvin was Chookan sha of the Eagle moiety. She was a lifetime member of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 12 of Hoonah and was one of the past presidents of ANS Camp 12. She was one of the founders of the Mt. Fairweather dance group and was one of its lead singers and drummers. She went as far as Nome and Washington, D.C., representing the Tlingit people of Hoonah.

She was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church and was a choir member. She also enjoyed cooking her Native food, sewing, crocheting and teaching others about her traditional song and culture.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Marvin; her son James Knudson Sr.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son-in-law Paul Rudolph of Hoonah; her daughter Mary Rudolph of Hoonah; her sons Sam and Mike Knudson of Hoonah and Ralph Knudson Sr. of Juneau; and her adopted son Roger Dor of Tacoma, Wash.

A memorial service was held at the Hoonah ANB Hall on Tuesday.

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