Eric Lloyd Chilton died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, in Juneau.
He was born Aug. 26, 1954, in Shelton, Wash., and was a life-long resident of Juneau. He was Deisheetaan, of the Raven House of Angoon. He was educated in Juneau Public Schools, and worked in logging, commercial fishing, construction and native carving. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed camping and making traditional Native remedies for family elders.
Chilton was preceded in death by his father, Gene D. Chilton Sr.; sisters Sharon Chilton-Zinn, Elaine Chilton-Sullivan, Doris Chilton-Sage, Janice Chilton-Wren; grandson Eric Kyle Chilton; and uncle Terry Pegues.
He is survived by his mother Harriet Chilton, Juneau; daughter Crystal Chilton, South Dakota; daughter Jenna Richardson and her husband Josh, Juneau; son Jeffrey Kimble, Washington; fianc Faith Guthert, Juneau; brothers Leslie, Gene and his wife Jennifer, Brian, Doug, Tom Wehnes and his wife Yvonne, all of Juneau; sisters Beverly Kerr and her husband James, Tennessee, Ellen Field and her husband Russell, New York, Lorraine Kincaid and her husband Ron, Oregon, and Ann Chilton-Price and her husband Duwaine, Juneau; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
Services will be held at Tlingit and Haida Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, at 6 p.m.