Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Robert Willard Jr.

Angoon resident Robert Willard Jr. died on June 1, 2001, in Juneau after a long illness.

He was born June 26, 1936. His Tlingit name was Kitch Nauthx.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sr. Field Capt. and Mrs. Robert Willard Sr., his brothers Richard Willard, Paul Willard and Ronald James, and his sister, Elizabeth Peterson.

His is survived by his wife Desa Jacobson, his sister Angela Willard Johnson, his brother David WiIlard, his children Dennis Willard of Anchorage and Nancy Willard of Ft. Collins, Colo., his grandchild Eli, and numerous other relatives.

The honorary pallbearers are Mike Everson, Terry Pegues, Lenard Sevdy, James Jack and Ervil Braman.

Active pallbearers are Roger Lewis and Walt Baldwin, cousins Clifford and Franklin Johnson, nephew Richard Willard Jr. and son Dennis Willard.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Tlingit-Haida Community Center near Salmon Creek. He will be taken to Angoon on Friday for burial.

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