March 1973 - September 2012
Samuel John Leslie Boggs, (Stimee), age 39, died September 4, 2012, in his hometown of Skagway, Alaska.
Stimee was born March 4, 1973 in Greenville, SC to Lloyd and Mildred Lackey Boggs.
He left Greenville while in his early 20s for an adventure in Alaska. He fell in love with Alaska, called it home, and spent more than 20 years there enjoying every moment. He worked for the National Park Service and the U.S. Border Station in Skagway.
Stimee remained a true southern boy; he was gregarious and yet serious in nature. He was a no-nonsense, pragmatic hard-worker, a charmer when conditions dictated, quick as a cat when danger demanded action, and as honest as they come. He could accomplish anything he set his mind to do.
He is survived by two brothers and one sister, Bud Boggs of Pelzer, SC, Joe Boggs of Inman, SC, and Cindi Boggs Guthrie, also of Inman.
A memorial service was held in Skagway on Sunday, September 16 at the Elks lodge, followed immediately by a celebration of Stimee's life.
– Submitted by the family, printed in Sept. 28, 2012 issue
Cindy D. Herpst
February 1953 - August 2012
Cindy Darlene Herpst died on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 59. She was born Feb. 15, 1953 in Skagway to Duncan and Goldie Hukill. She graduated from Skagway High School and attended surgical nursing school in Seattle. She married Stan Herpst in Skagway in 1973. Cindy resided in Juneau for many years before moving to Washington.
Cindy was a free spirit. She lived life to its fullest and never met a stranger. She treated life like one long dance, always moving, exciting and loud. Cindy was a woman of all trades with many interests. She was a good friend who was spontaneous, charismatic and always had something to say.
She is survived by her children Hollie Rubin and husband Scott of Enumclaw, Wash., Shelley Cox of Snohomish, Wash., Rocky Herpst and wife Krystle of Vancouver, Wash., and Cody Herpst and wife Tiffany of Hillsboro, Ore.; and her sister Frances Rose and husband Carl of Juneau; and 8 grandchildren.
Cindy was preceded in death by her husband Stan Herpst and parents Duncan and Goldie Hukill.
A celebration of her life is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave. N.E. Kirkland, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cindy Herpst Memorial Fund at any US Bank.– Submitted by the family, printed in Sept. 14, 2012 issue