Former Juneau resident Steve Ballew, 49, died May 23, 2003, at his home in Haines.
He was born Aug. 17, 1953, in Bremerton, Wash., and graduated from Federal Way High School in 1971. He was an accomplished sailor, commercial fisherman, catskinner and homebuilder.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Fayetta Ballew.
He is survived by his wife, Marjory (George) Ballew of Haines; father, Theodore Ballew of Redondo, Wash.; brother, Richard Ballew of Juneau; nephew, Jesse Ballew of Tempe, Ariz.; an uncle, several aunts and many cousins in the Puget Sound area.
No services will be held, according to his wishes. He was cremated and his ashes will be scattered in the Chilkat Valley.
Donations to help pay medical bills can be sent to P.O. Box 934, Haines, AK 99827.