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Jewell Helen Little Schwartz July 2, 1923 – February 24, 2013

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Cathy Kincaid

Jewell & HankJewell Helen Little Schwartz was born July 2, 1923 in Clarkrange, Tennessee, a descendent of first Tennessee Governor John Sevier. As a young wife she followed her husband Harry D Schwartz on their first adventure to Alaska from Dayton, Ohio in 1946. From that time they raised their family in Anchorage, a homestead near Anchor Point then Seward, and then later Seldovia, Anchorage again, and finally Dillingham, Alaska.

While husband Harry served in law enforcement, Jewell’s career was as a store clerk in Seldovia in banking as an associate in Anchorage, then as a department manager in Phoenix. The couple raised six children, three of whom remained in Alaska.

Jewell passed away February 24, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona and is survived by her remaining immediate family, daughters Anita Parker and Marianne Schwartz of Phoenix, daughters Janice Knight and Cathy Kincaid of Anchorage, son Hank Schwartz of Wichita, her sister Jean Underwood of Farmington and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces throughout the United States. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hank, her son Michael, her parents Herbert and Mary, her brother John, and her sister Barbara.

Memorial services will be held March 10, 2013 at 2 pm St Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 56th Street and Oak in Phoenix, Arizona. Next summer her children will sprinkle their parent’s ashes over the Kenai Peninsula. Cathy is married to Jim Kincaid, formerly of Seldovia, and he is the brother of Margaret Kincaid. If anyone remembers this family and wants to somehow honor their memory, please donate a book to the Seldovia Library in their name.

Marlin “Mike” Thomas Williamson – June 17, 1926 – February 11, 2013

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

by Tsuri (Zon) Williamson

Mike WilliamsonMarlin Thomas Williamson, “Mike”, was born in Corvalis, Oregon on June 17, 1926. He was the youngest of the 5 children of Emma and Charlie Williamson. He lost his mother when he was 3 and grew up with his father and siblings, Lloyd, Beaula, Harry and Chuck. The Williamsons were a lively, good-hearted bunch. They learned young to work hard and take care of themselves and each other. As Mike would say, they were “as independent as a hog on ice”.

In Oregon, Mike learned early to hunt, fish and trap. He told old stories of how he would go out spotlighting with his friends and then on the way home, they would distribute the bounty to families who needed the meat. Mike’s freezer was always full of something good to eat. As much as he enjoyed the challenge of hunting, Mike was never needlessly cruel or wasteful, although he did hold a special distaste for Bears. “The only good bear is a dead bear.”, he would say.
Mike had logged with his father using horses. Soon, he began working as a log truck driver and formed a partnership with his friend Neil Holbrook. This was in the days before power steering or engine brakes. Each load required binders of chain and cable to be tossed up and over the logs which required incredible strength. During his entire career, he never took a sick day; nor Continue Reading

Marlin “Mike” Williamson 6/17/1926 to 2/11/2013

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

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photoOur deepest sympathies go out to the many friends and loving family of Marlin “Mike” Williamson who passed away today, Monday, February 11, 2013.

“Hunter, Fisherman, good friend, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  His Daniel Boone spirit will be remembered and cherished by all.  Thank you to the Seldovia community for always being a friend to him.” – the Williamson Family.

Mary Smoot Gillick Nov. 14, 1935 – Nov. 11, 2012

| December 5, 2012 | 1 Comment
Mary Smoot GillickHeartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of past Seldovia resident Mary Gillick who lost her life in a motor vehicle accident which occurred on the Seward Highway on November 11, 2012.  She leaves her husband, Charles, two daughters, a son, a step-daughter, seven grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Charles was also seriously injured in the accident and is recovering at home in Soldotna. The Gillick’s moved to Seldovia in 1994 and left in 2009.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.

Our Deepest Sympathy Goes out to the Gillicks

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

The community sends our thoughts and prayers to the many friends and family of past Seldovia resident Mary Gillick, who passed away as a result of a car accident on the Seward Highway yesterday, November 11, 2012.

Mary’s husband Chuck, is being treated at a hospital with life-threatening injuries.  Our prayers go out to Chuck and his family, and our thoughts go out for his care and healing.

Article below taken from KTUU’s website:

By Jessica Ridgway, Channel 2 News
11:52 a.m. AKST, November 12, 2012

The couple involved in the fatal collision Sunday afternoon has been identified by Alaska State Troopers.

Charles Gillick, 78, of Soldotna, was driving southbound on the Seward Highway with passenger Mary Gillick, 76, of Soldotna. Charles was driving a beige 2004 Ford F-150 when he drifted off the road and struck an embankment near mile 39. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front end.

Troopers from Girdwood, Cooper Landing, and the Girdwood Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the scene along with Moose Pass Fire and Emergency Medical Services resources and LifeMed helicopters.

Mary Gillick was pronounced dead while en route to a local area hospital. Charles Gillick was transported to a local area hospital for life-threatening injuries.

Alexandria Seversen Roehl Paisley – August 10, 1922 – June 18, 2012

| June 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Alexandria Seversen Roehl Paisley, 89, passed away on June 18, 2012 at the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Alexandria was born on August 10, 1922, in Nondalton, Alaska.  She lived in Iliamna, Homer, retired to Seldovia and lived in Anchorage since 1999.

Alexandria received an Associates Degree in Office Occupations. Alexandria worked for the Seversen Roadhouse, commercial fished in Cook Inlet, Peterson Point Cannery and the Alaska Native Health Services (ANS).   She retired from ANS in the early eighties.

Alexandria was a member of Faith Christian Community Church.  She was recognized as a volunteer by the Volunteers of America for donating hand-made Continue Reading