Frances See

Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Juneau resident Frances See, 84, died Sept. 27, 2003, in Juneau.

She was born March 7, 1919, in Hoonah, a Shungu Keidee of the Xeilt Hit. As a child, she lived in Port Althorp, eventually moving back to Hoonah to live in the "Snail House," in which her grandfather was a leader. Early in her life she worked at the Alaska Native Hospital at Mt. Edgecumbe, then at various canneries in Juneau and Hoonah. She moved with her family to Tenakee Springs in 1952, where, although blind, she worked in the crab cannery until it closed. She was a member of ANS Camp 76 of Tenakee.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Frank, Harry, Ben, George, Thomas and David; sister, Laura Montero; aunt, Ida Kadashan; grandson, Michael See Jr.; and longtime companion, Matthew Joseph.

She is survived by daughter, Sylvia Montero; sons Michael (Darlene) See, Donald (Lee Ann) See and Louis Hartman; adopted son, Juan Munoz; cousins, Anita Lafferty, Marge Garrison, Leona Williams and Lillian Austin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Alaskan Memorial Park on Riverside Drive.



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