Posted: Friday, September 08, 2000

Former Juneau resident Hazel Maltsberger died Aug. 13, 2000, in Shoreline, Wash.

She was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Juneau to Ruth and Albert Jensen. A Taku Tlingit of the Yanyeidi (Wolf Clan) of Hit Tlein (Big House), her Tlingit name was Koowaa. Her mother Ruth, known in Tlingit as Saaganeitl, was the daughter of a man named K'ooxsee from Wrangell whose wife Tseiyaltin, was known as "Tugboat Annie."

She left Alaska in 1948, moving to Sedro Woolley, Wash., and later to Bellingham and Seattle. She worked at Virginia Mason Hospital for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her son Ingvald Peterson, Jr.; sisters Erma (Hays) Henkel, Maxine (Hays) Bartness; brothers Jack Hays, Jr., Ernie Hays, and Bert Jensen, Jr.

She is survived by her son Harold Peterson and wife Annabelle, granddaughter Sandra Fisher, grandson Richard Peterson, five great-grandchildren; Adam, Peter, and Justin Fisher, Jason Peterson and Jesse Barr, and one great-great-grandchild, Taylor Fisher, all of Shoreline. A niece Adelaide (Bartness) Jacobs of Sitka and sister-in-law Dolly Jensen of Ketchikan and her children also survive, as well as cousins Margaret Osborn of Juneau and Edward Hubbard of Hoonah.

Services were held on Aug. 17 in Edmonds, Wash. Interment was at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline.

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