Richard Dick

Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2008

Juneau resident Richard Dick died Sept. 25, 2008, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. He was 83.

Born Sept. 14, 1925, in Angoon, he was an Eagle Kaagwaantaan from the Eagle Nest House. He attended school up to the eighth grade in Angoon and lived 60 years in Skagway.

He retired from working at the railroad and as a long-shore fisherman. He also was a business owner in Skagway and master Native carver, his family said.

He was a shareholder of Kootznoowoo Corp., Sealaska Corp., and Huna Totem Corp., and a member of Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alto Marie Dick; daughter, Inga Betty Gore; parents, Albert Dick and Mary Judson; sisters, Naomi Kanosh, Priscilla Corpuz, Lydia Elliott, Lillian Fawcett and Helen Flood; and brothers, William Dick and Joseph Dick Judson.

He is survived by his son, Gilbert Peter Dick and wife, Janet, of Juneau; grandchildren, David Watson, of Juneau, Elijah Harris, of Juneau, Juanita Harris, of Juneau, Yvonne Harris, of Coos Bay, Ore., and Krista Harris, of Anchorage; great-grandchildren, Justice and Keisha Harris, of Juneau; sister, Rachel Jenning and husband, Chuck, of Stanwood, Wash.; brother, Albert Judson, of Juneau; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Church of God, 8497 Thunder Mountain Road.

Memorials may be sent to Janet K. Dick, 711 W. Willoughby Ave., No. 4, Juneau, AK 99801.

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