Juneau resident Inga Betty Dick-Gore, 57, died Sept. 11, 2005, in Rainier, Ore.
She was born Aug. 15, 1948, in Skagway. She is of the Raven, Humpy clan. She lived in Juneau most of her life before moving to Oregon in 2001. As a young babysitter in Skagway, she saved three children from a burning three-story house and was given the gold key to the city for her heroism.
She married her husband of 43 years, Dan, on Sept. 11, 1962. She was a housewife. She was a member of Sealaska Corporation, Goldbelt and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
She enjoyed listening to music and collecting stuffed animals. Her friends and family say she "always had a smile for everyone and made people laugh."
She was preceded in death by her nephew, Gregory Totland; her aunts, Helen Flood, Lillian Fawcett, Naomi Kanosh, Priscilla Corpuz and Lydia Dick; her uncle, William Dick; and her grandparents.
She is survived by her husband, Dan Gore of Rainier, Ore.; her daughter, Lisa (Wes) Tribett of Oregon; her father, Richard Dick of Juneau; her mother, Ida (Terry) Gallagher of Spokane, Wash.; her brothers, Gilbert P. (Janet) Dick of Juneau and Terrence Gallagher of Spokane, Wash.; her sisters, Paula (Ingwald) Totland of Yakutat, Shirley (Reginald) Krkovich of Yakutat, and Angelina (Daniel) Goguens of Wasilla; her sister-in-law, Harryet Rappier; her aunt, Rachel (Chuck) Jenning of Stanwood, Wash; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 6 p.m. Sept. 27, at Tlingit and Haida Community Center.
Condolences may be sent to Janet Dick, Goldlodge Apartments, No. 4, 711 W. Willoughby Ave., Juneau, 99801.
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