Obituaries

Posted: Friday, June 15, 2001

Mildred E. Barron

Former Juneau resident Mildred E. Barron died May 31, 2001, in Goliad, Texas.

She was a retired office manager of the Alaska Fish and Game Department. She belonged to the Episcopal Church and had been a member of Juneau Chapter No. 7, Order of the Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husband William Barron and her parents.

She is survived by her son Gerald Hill of Seattle and five grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Glendale Cemetery in Goliad, and the Rev. Canon Robert DeWolte officiated. The funeral committee of Aransas Pass Chapter of Eastern Star participated in the service.

Katelyn Ohmer Markley

Katelyn Ohmer Markley, 40, died June 8, 2001, at her Anchorage home.

Markley was born April 26, 1961, in Petersburg, third generation of a pioneering family.

She graduated as valedictorian of her high school class and was active in sports, setting a state swimming record in the butterfly.

She earned a business degree through the University of Alaska Anchorage and began a career in state government, first in the governor's Office of International Trade and later as a development specialist-legislative liaison and speech writer. She served through four administrations. She was working as a lobbyist with her husband at the time of her death.

Relatives remembered her for her vivacious spirit and laugh, her creative and competent work, and her ability to connect with people. She was a talented cook, rubber stamper and needleworker. She loved irises and American country antiques.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Markley; her mother, Gloria Ohmer Koenigs of Petersburg; sisters, Susan Ohmer of Petersburg, Becky Beck of Anchorage, and Judy Ohmer of Sacramento; brother, Davy Ohmer of Petersburg; grandmother, Marion E. Anderson of Everett, Wash; and many friends.

A celebration of her life was held June 13 in Anchorage. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Petersburg.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the animal shelter of choice.



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