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Gertrude Mary Wolfe

Obituary

Posted: Friday, September 07, 2007

Juneau resident Gertrude "Trudy" Mary Wolfe died Sept. 5, 2007, in Juneau. She was a former Hoonah and Sitka resident. She was 74.

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Born Aug. 7, 1933, she was involved in many organizations through her life. She belonged to the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 70, grand ANS president emeritus and served as grand ANS president.

She served on the Hoonah School Board for many years, Huna Totem Board of Directors and the Alaska School Board Association. She was instrumental in forming SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, was Health Aide Association president and a health aide in Hoonah for 34 years at the Hoonah Medical Center, which was dedicated to her for her lifelong commitment.

She was a member of the Hoonah Indian Association, Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sealaska Corp., Shee Atika Corp. and Huna Totem Corp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred "Bill" Dennis Wolfe Sr.; daughter, Donnita Fay Wolfe Tallman; parents, Frank Sr. and Mary Paul; brother, Frank Paul Jr.; and sisters, Frances Paul, Florence Shields, Vivian Search and Georgianna Williams.

She is survived by her children, Roberta Wolfe, Robert Wolfe, Jefferey Sincic, Marilyn Wolfe-Williams, Wilfred "Bill" Wolfe Jr. and his wife, Lisa, Bernard Wolfe and his wife, Elaine, Charles "Cowboy" Wolfe and his wife, Leonora, John "Andy" Wolfe and his wife, Joann, and Richard Wolfe and his wife, Amanda; brothers, Judson "Jake" Paul, Ronald Paul and John "JP" Paul; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and tribally adopted sons, Brent Pennington, Milt Haken and Bill Burton.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. today at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in Juneau. Hoonah memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the ANB Hall. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the ANB Hall in Hoonah.



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