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Obituaries

Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Eunice A. Miron

Longtime Juneau resident Eunice A. Miron died Dec. 19, 2000, at her home in Juneau.

She was born in 1914 in Whitehall, N. Y., the daughter of Kenneth and Bernice (Bouthillier) Chapman. After retiring from General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y., in the 1960s she came to Juneau and worked as a mortgage loan officer for National Bank of Alaska. She lived in Juneau more than 30 years.

She was devoted to her family, her home and her community. She was active in many community organizations and shared her wisdom, knowledge and wit with those around her. She enjoyed good people and good conversation. She was not only blessed with being a friend to many, but she considered herself lucky to have many wonderful, loving and caring friends.

Surviving family members include grandsons Peter Gemei and Vincent Prindle of Providence, R.I., nephew David L. Chapman of Renton, Wash., nephew Kenneth Chapman and niece Linda A. Nelson of Littleton, N.H.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Miron and son Peter Prindle.

Internment is expected to take place next spring.

George 'Chunky' Henniger

Former Juneau resident George "Chunky" Henniger, 47, died Sept. 23, 2000, at Providence Alaska Medical Center after a battle with cancer.

He was born on May 8, 1953, in Juneau to Marion and Bernard Henniger, and graduated from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in 1971. He was employed as a commercial fisherman in the Yakutat and Bristol Bay areas for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting and sport fishing, and prior to his treatment and hospitalization, Henniger was teaching his granddaughter, Tiffany, to hunt, fish and operate a boat.

Henniger was an avid basketball fan. He played for the Yakutat ANB and the Yakutat Oldtimers Teams, participated in the annual Gold Medal, American Legion and Ivan P. Gamble Memorial tournaments, and traveled to the Lower 48 to participate in the Indian Tournaments. Henniger participated in 23 Gold Medal Tournaments and played on seven championship teams. He was named the MVP in 1983 and was awarded the Sportsmanship Trophy at three Gold Medal Tournaments. He was named to eight Gold Medal Tournament All-Tournament teams. He was inducted into the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Gold Medal Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.

He is survived by his daughter, Angelique Henniger; his son, Scott Nelson; his grandchildren, Tiffany Mitts, Elias Nelson, Jeremy Nelson and Brittany Johnson; his mother, Marion Henniger; his father and stepmother, Bernard and June Henniger; his sisters, Verna, Sonya and Eileen Henniger and Martha Jack; his uncles, George Jr., Theodore and Benhur Valle; his nephews, Frank III, Steven and Brett Jack, and numerous cousins.

A memorial service and funeral were held in Yakutat, and Henniger was buried at the Yakutat Cemetery.



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