Bonnie Janet King

Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2005

Bonnie Janet King, 53, died Aug. 16, 2005, at her home in Juneau with family members by her side.

She was born to the late George Williams Sr. and Dora A. Jack-Williams on April 16, 1952, in Haines. Her Tlingit name is Shakeiwes, Takdeintaan from the Sockeye House.

She married Robert King Sr. on June 16, 1990. The couple raised their children in Seattle. She moved to Juneau in 2000 and worked as an administrative assistant for nursing at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

She was a member of Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp No. 2, Yaawteiy'i, shareholder of Goldbelt Inc. and Sealaska Corp., and a member of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

She enjoyed seeing friends, playing bingo and spending time with her family. She practiced traditional talents including beading, sewing, cooking, picking berries and putting up fish. Her friends and family said that she "was very proud of her Tlingit heritage."

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, George Williams; her uncle, Charles Jack Sr.; her grandson, Daniel; and her nephews, Robert Williams and Jason M. Skan.

She is survived by her husband; her children, Robert Jr., Brian and his wife (Michelle), Tammy, Suzette and Sheila and her husband (Jason); her sisters, Trudy A. Skan and her husband (Ray), Loretta Wallin and her husband (Ben), Dorothy Zura and her husband (Bob) of Juneau, and Lorraine Shane and her husband (Nickander) of Adak; her brothers, Charles, Robert and his wife (Laura), Darryl and his wife (DJ), Kenneth and Ernest Williams of Juneau, Joe Williams and his wife (Margie) of Auburn, Wash., and Paul Williams and his wife (Ducky) of Anchorage; her grandchildren, Kahlid, Payden (Pepi), Nicholas, Dante, Robert III, Monica, Michael, Brooke, Alisa and Tyler of Seattle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 21, at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall with a reception to follow. The funeral service is set for noon Aug. 22 at Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. She will be buried at Alaskan Memorial Park.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Robert King Sr., 711 W. Willoughby Ave., No. 21, Juneau, AK 99801.

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