Former Juneau resident Klu Cordova, also known as Kiersten Carrington, died Nov. 2, 2009, in Glenrose, Texas, after a long battle with complications from a head injury sustained in her youth. She was 43.
In 1974, she and her mother left Alamagordo, N.M., for Alaska. They lived in Anchorage, Wrangel and Juneau.
She worked in her mom's gallery, Cha for the Finest, and also for Foodland. After earning her degree from the University of Alaska Southeast, she moved to Austin, Texas, and opened her own detective agency.
She then started working for a nonprofit agency, PEAK, which finds jobs for thehandicapped.
She eventually became the vice president.
She found employment for thousands of people and received an award for her achievements in Washington, D.C., in 2007.
She is survived by her mother, Cha Rnacircle and husband, David Mirabile; uncle, William Mack; and grandmother, Opal Mack, of Green Valley, Ariz.