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Ketchikan, Alaska Funeral Homes
525 Deermount
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-4550
Ketchikan, Alaska Obituaries and News
Jane Irene Baker February 02, 2017

Jane was an only child but was surrounded by many aunts and uncles. The family moved to Ketchikan, Alaska, where her father worked for a salmon canning company as an accountant. During WWII the family relocated to Seattle, Washington. At an early age Jane ... (East Oregonian)

Obituary: Inez Marie Rickman February 02, 2017

With twin daughters in tow, they lived three years in Ketchikan, Alaska, where Elwood taught in the high school and was band director and where their son was born. Other moves followed but it was during the decades after a return to Eugene that Inez ... (La Crosse Tribune)

Good cause January 30, 2017

It’s good to see Ketchikan High School sports teams use their platform ... The Kings donated 100 percent of the profits to local nonprofit L.I.F.E. in Alaska, which works with people with disabilities. On its website, L.I.F.E. in Alaska describes says ... (Ketchikan Daily News)

Obituary: Cheryl Maria Parsons January 19, 2017

Cheryl worked at Chugach Alaska Corporation in Anchorage for the past 17 years ... She has many aunts and uncles, including, Elaine Lane of Virginia, Patricia Green of Ketchikan, Rhonda Kelley of Maryland, Keith Gordaoff of Nevada, Laurence Gordaoff ... (The Cordova Times)

Duane Burnet, 90 January 10, 2017

They had one son, Jay. He worked at Cascade Pulp Mill in Pasco, Wash., as a digester cook. In 1959, he moved to Ketchikan, Alaska. He was head Digester Cook and retired as Digester Supervisor in 1988. In 1998, they moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (CDA Press)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
I have nothing but great things to say about Heath's. They have service my family for years! They make you feel at ease, and go over and beyond for your needs! I would lime to thank Matt Heath for what he did for me in my time of need with my fathers passing! I can't tell you what that meant for me!

Bonifay, Florida
I cannot recommend this funeral home at all. The older gentleman who runs it has zero compassion. He talked about how he didn't like the job, couldn't wait to retire, showed off his new watch. The thing that really still bothers me is at the cemetery he was standing behind the navy guard handing me a flag with paperwork in hand, I don't remember the navy mans speech as I was being distracted by this sims guy leaning over his shoulder waiting for him to get done. The minute the guard handed me the flag and left there was this man handing me a flag holder and thanking me for my business. My daughter had broken down on my shoulder when the flag was presented, and I couldn't even comfort her because this guy was in such a rush to get out of there, I had to u hug my daughter to accept the paper work. Everyone noticed but because of the situation didn't intercede. It was appealing, and that's the memory Of my husbands service I'm stuck with. I had to leave the room several times during the planning stage because of his insensitivity, and let my sister speak for me. I looked a headstones there but was so mad at this man I decided to choose one later, and I'm glad I did. I went to wire grass memorial for the headstone and was quoted a price two and a half times cheaper and nicer then the one sims quoted me. I highly recommend speaking to wiregrass memorial before going to sims. They don't do the service but can tell you who is good or not.

Hays, Kansas
Steer clear of Clines Mortuary! Someone very close to me recently passed away. Cookie Cline was hired to do the funeral and make the arrangements, typical funeral director stuff. I should mention that my family is far from 'well-off', so we put together a pretty modest funeral and bought the casket elsewhere. We were charged nearly $9k for his services, which had to be paid in full before anything happened, forcing us to take out a loan until the insurance arrives. This was non negotiable, and he already had our loved one. Then the night of the wake... It was held in Victoria, where the paneling on the walls is still from the 70's, end tables and desks were all water stained with the finish coming off, and the mens room was out of order. I along with numerous people heard Cookie cussing freely, being extremely condescending when asked questions, also being exceptionally rude to mothers with fussy babies or children (almost yelling), and telling jokes about his dick and circumcision. On top of all this, he began taking down flowers at 8:30 and rudely forced us to leave the funeral home at 8:37pm. ("Time to go to your cars guys. Time to go home.") That doesn't seem like a big deal until you think about the few *minutes* you have left to see someone you cared about forever. The day of the funeral, he knowingly allowed someone to 'sneak' something into the casket without the spouses consent, which wasn't realized until later in the day after it was all said and done. Immediately after finishing services at the cemetery (which was unmowed with grass 8" tall, pallbearers nearly tripped multiple times), Cookie instructed us all to leave, citing the luncheon as his reason. He literally told someone to grab the sobbing spouses wheelchair and take her to the car because people are waiting on her. Overall, my family paid Cookie Cline almost $9k (services only, casket not included) for an outdated, unmaintained facility where he was extremely rude and disrespectful while putting forth an unacceptably minimal amount of work or care. All this being said, I beg you to reconsider choosing Clines Mortuary should you find yourself in a position that requires the type of services he offers... This is far from the mortuary Harold Cline operated. For the sake and dignity of your loved one, find a different funeral director. Please share this so others know what they might expect when hiring Cookie Cline.

San Antonio, Texas
Affordable, good service, I would recommend Brooks Funeral Home to anyone.

New Ulm, Minnesota
You need to include Larry Helget as a nephew in Harold Schmid's online obituary. They were together all the time. Larry will be extremely hurt if he reads it & doesn't see his name.