Juneau resident Richard "Rick" Vernon Henning, 69, died July 21, 2003, in his Juneau home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Aug. 6, 1933, in Tacoma, Wash., and went to Wrangell in 1948 to be a deckhand on his uncle Lars Larsen's fishing boat.
Family members said he fell in love with Alaska after completing his carpenters apprenticeship. After working in the Seattle/Tacoma area, he came back to Alaska to work in Kodiak. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and moved to Sitka to work for KP Construction in 1974. He supervised many construction projects in Kake, Anchorage, Snettisham and Douglas.
In the few years before his cancer, he worked part-time at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for the U.S. Forest Service.
According to family, he was a longtime Elks member, avid reader and someone who enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Christina Henning of Juneau; brother, Theodore Henning of Modesto, Calif.; daughters, Richelle Murphy of Jenks, Okla., and Dawn Bell of Sitka; son-in-laws, Jerry Murphy of Jenks, Okla., and Steve Bell of Sitka; grandson, J.D. Murphy of Jenks, Okla.; granddaughter, Makayla Murphy of Jenks, Okla.; stepsons, George and James Montero; stepdaughter, Trisha Montero of Everett, Wash.; and step-grandchildren, George Montero III and Sadie Montero.
His ashes will be spread in a private family service.
Dwayne Lief Oyloe
Juneau resident Dwayne Lief Oyloe, 95, died on June 19, 2003, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.
He was born Sept. 30, 1927, to Olaf and Ovedia Oyloe. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Pioneers of Alaska, Good Sams and the Yacht Club. In 1968, he moved to Juneau where he stayed until his death. He was a Borough Corporation equipment technician.
He was survived by his son, Steve Oyloe; daughter, Susan Nelson; and stepson, Joe Bland.
At his request, no services will be held. The family will spread his ashes at a later date.
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