Genevieve Igtanloc-Goldbach

Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2005

Former Juneau resident Genevieve "Jane" Igtanloc-Goldbach, 66, died Sept. 24, 2005, at her home in Anchorage.

She was born to Gervasio and Hazel Igtanloc on Nov. 15, 1938, in Petersburg. She held a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Washington and was a chief executive officer with Cook Inlet Native Association.

She was the first female president of the Alaska Tax Assessors Association. She was a shareholder with Goldbelt Inc. and Sealaska Corp., a member of Tlingit & Haida Indians of Alaska, a former officer of Alaska Native Sisterhood, a Cub Scout den mother and Anchorage Pirates Baseball Club team mother.

She was Tlingit, Bear Clan, Tay Quadee', and was a lifelong activist in Native politics. She was a philanthropist who offered her help to those in need.

She enjoyed fishing the "breadline" in Auke Bay. She enjoyed organizing and hosting large family gatherings.

Her friends and family said, "Her elegance in everything she did was evident to all. The unrelenting drive and positive energy within her was palpable and cannot be forgotten. Her steely determination to overcome seemingly impossible odds and to always succeed will forever serve as an inspiration to all who knew her."

She was preceded in death by her father, Gervasio L. Igtanloc; her sister-in-law, Carol Igtanloc; and her nephew, Kyle Igtanloc.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Dapcevich of Lakewood, Colo., Kenneth Goldbach of Los Angeles, and Curtis Goldbach of Anchorage; her daughter, Dayle Dapcevich of Seattle; her mother, Hazel Igtanloc of Anchorage; and her brothers and sister-in-law, Irving and Beatrice Igtanloc of Barrow and Myron Igtanloc of Anchorage.

A funeral service was held Sept. 29, 2005, at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel in Anchorage. A reception was held afterward at the funeral home.

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