I have been writing obituaries for the Chilkat Valley News (the Haines weekly newspaper, and the best small newspaper in Alaska according to the Alaska Press Club), since about 1996.
The editor uses AP style, and a traditional obituary format, which I must follow. Also, there is usually another edit or two by the time they are in print. All of these except Glenn Frick’s and Rene Walker’s, which were paid obits in the Juneau Empire that I wrote for friends, have been previously published (more or less) in the Chilkat Valley News.
I will be adding them here a few at a time, mostly starting with the most recent and eventually including them all, or at least the ones I still have in my files. There are a lot of good lives in these obituaries. It’s a privilege to write them.