Juneau resident Joyce Seifert Pattison died Feb. 26, 2008, in Juneau. She was 79.
She was born Jan. 27, 1929.
Over the years, she was a storyteller, tradition keeper and the link between her family's past and present, her family said.
"It was her wonderful spirit and interest in all that she knew that added so much to our lives," her son said. "She will always have a special place of honor in our family tree and a place in our hearts."
According to her family, she wanted her friends who were many and her family to know "she was busy."
She is survived by her children, Sandie Metcalf, Jolie Lawrence, Glenda Lee and Cary Seifert; and 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.