Lorraine E. Kunz


Posted: Friday, July 11, 2003

Juneau resident Lorraine Elizabeth Kunz, 61, died on July 5, 2003, after a prolonged battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on Jan. 9, 1942, in Juneau where she lived most of her life. She attended Juneau schools.

She was a shareholder of Sealaska and Goldbelt corporations, an Auke Tribe Traditional Council member and a registered member of the Tlingit Haida Indians of Alaska. She was of the Raven tribe, Luk-nax-adee (Coho) Clan. Her Indian name was Kotz-sue. She was a daughter of a Kaagwantaan.

Family members said she enjoyed arts and crafts, baking and watching television.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward N. Kunz, Sr., in November 1987.

She is survived by her mother, Cecilia; sister, Phyllis; brother, Edward; nieces, Micalyne and Nellie; grandnephews and grandnieces, Eddie and Jimmy Wesley of Topeka, Kan., Alex Coronell, Edward and Angel Scharen, Carl Melton Liberty Jr. and Anthony Lee Kunz.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. July 14, at the Russian Orthodox Church. Pallbearers will be Ben Coronell, Frank Coronell, Jerry Bennett and Sam Wanamaker. A burial will follow after the services at the Evergreen Cemetery. Refreshments will be served at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall after the burial service.

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