Former Juneau resident Jack Nilles died Sept. 10, 1999, at a hospice center in Bellevue, Wash., from cancer, in the company of his friends and family.
He was born in Ketchikan on May 17, 1937, to Mary Louise and John Nilles. He was a longtime Ketchikan resident and taught at Ketchikan Community College from 1982 to 1987, and in Juneau at the University of Alaska Southeast from 1988 until 1991.
He is survived by his wife Kristin Jackson, and daughters Paige, Angela and Stephanie of the Seattle area, his brothers Pete and Gerry, and his aunt Jean Berry. He was preceded in death by his son Jake.
He enjoyed writing, traveling, kayaking and working for environmental causes. He loved art, especially Native American art. His family wrote that he will be remembered for his wit, love, compassion and spirituality.
Services were held Sept. 12.
Remembrances may be made to the Stephanie Nilles Education Fund, c/o 3912 Ashworth Ave., N. Seattle, WA, 98103.
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