Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2000

Clifford N. Smith

Former Juneau resident Clifford N. Smith died Oct. 4, 2000, in Vancouver, Wash. He was 70.

He was born Feb. 12, 1930, in Springfield, Mass. He served in the Coast Guard for 28 years, and much of that service was in Juneau. A master chief engineman, he lived in Juneau in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a member of the Juneau Elks Club, the Lions Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He lived in Vancouver for the past 12 years and attended the Center Point Baptist Church there. He enjoyed bowling and loved spending time with his dog, Sugar.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Charlene of Vancouver, daughters Patricia Inabnit of Eureka, Calif., Roberta Klien of Redding, Calif., Teresa Stewart and Lisa Morris of Medford, Ore., son Clifford Bowers of Portland, Ore., 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

There were no services. Charlene Smith may be contacted at P.O. Box 6016, Vancouver, WA, 98668.

Dovie J. Hatley

Former Juneau resident Dovie Josephine Hatley died Nov. 8, 2000, in the Sitka Pioneers' Home. She was 91.

She was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Oklahoma to a farming family. When she was just 2 years old her mother Dora Ann Robinson died and several years later her father married Willie Kate Henman. She grew up farming and her granddaughter wrote she could make just about anything grow.

During World War II she moved to California with her husband and worked in the shipyards. They later moved to Edison, Calif., and she ran a small cafe.

She moved to Juneau in the fall of 1985, and moved to Sitka in February of 2000.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and her husband, Oran Hatley. She is survived by two brothers, four sisters and two daughters, Chris Smyth of Juneau and Margie Medeiros of Anchorage; also grandchildren Roy Manning of Tennessee, Herb Smyth of Utah, Rose Medeiros of New Hampshire, Christopher Wheeler of Hawaii, and Chris Smyth, Julianna Singh and Merigwen Kawakami of Juneau, 11 great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Colgate, Okla., at Epperson Funeral Home.

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