Margaret Grisham, 1936-2007

Former Skagway resident Margaret Grisham, 70, died June 12, 2007 at Medcenter One Hospital in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Margaret was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Neosho, MO. She married Vernon Grisham May 21, 1954. In 1967, the family moved to Skagway, where they would spend almost 40 years.
She loved Alaska and its people. Margaret worked at many jobs there, three different curio stores and the Skagway’s Dahl Memorial Clinic.
Margaret’s passion was reading, and she spent many hours reading the latest novel. Her Presbyterian family in Skagway was very dear to her heart, as were her card-playing friends.
In 2006, Vernon and Margaret moved to the Waterford Retirement Home in Bismarck. She had many friends there and enjoyed the facility. Margaret will be missed by many, as her quick smile and laugh complimented her caring nature.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Vernon Grisham of Bismarck; one son, Mike Grisham of Bellevue, Wash; two daughters, Marilyn (Jim) Hamilton of Bismarck and Sandra (Joe) Bellamy of Farmington, British Columbia; grandchildren, Marcie Grisham of San Diego, Calif., Brittany Grisham of Federal Way, Wash., and James Westfall of Beaufort, SC; and two sisters, Marge (Con) Bagby and Mary Ellen (Clyde) Jordon, all of Siloam Springs, Ariz.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to their favorite charity. Services were held Tuesday at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck.
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Timothy Robert Rahmn

Timothy Robert Rahmn, 38-year Alaska and 10-year Skagway resident passed away Sunday, July 1.
Rahmn was adored by all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
A memorial service and pot-luck will be held to honor Rahmn on Friday, July 6 at 6 p.m. at the Elks.

Anita Carrie Brena, 1930 -2007
Loving wife, mother, sister and friend, Anita Carrie Brena, passed away peacefully at her Washington home with her family by her side following a brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
Anita was born on May 27, 1930 and raised in Skagway, where she met her husband of 54 years. In 1968 Anita and Archie Brena moved to Edmonds, Wash. to raise their family.
Anita is survived by her loving husband, Narciso (Archie) Brena, her brother, Charles Roehr, sisters, Gloria Gentile and Paula Mahle, her three sons, Chuck, Kelly and Mario, two daughters, Annette Berg and Rondi Beyer, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Birdie Roehr, and her first grandson, Derek.
Anita loved painting, reading, doing needlework, and taking long walks with her favorite dogs Mr. McDuff and Mr. Tibbs.
In lieu of flowers a charitable donation may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.