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Northern Cemeteries and Graves

A Guide to Skagway, Alaska


The Skagway Cemetery, Alaska

by Murray Lundberg


The Skagway Cemetery, Alaska
    The Skagway Cemetery, which is currently in use, is located at Mile 0.6 of the Dyea Road. The first burial at the cemetery was that of 3-year-old Judeen Kay Simonsen, on August 14th, 1971. The other two cemeteries in Skagway are the Gold Rush Cemetery, used from 1898 until 1908, and the Pioneer Cemetery, used from 1908 until 1974.

We have posted a hi-resolution (6.8 MB) map of the Skagway Cemetery that was obtained from the City in October 2017.

All of the monuments and graves as of September 25, 2017, have been photographed and posted here:






Jessica Marie Ackerman
Andrea Reneé Ackerman

September 7, 1982
My Guardian Angels
If tears made steps to Heaven
I would climb them to bring you home again.
I Love You, Mom

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Jennifer Lee Rafael Sinka Andrews

March 22, 1984 to March 14, 2004

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In memory of

Donald E. Barry

Sgt US Army
Vietnam
Nov 14 1944     July 24 2000





Dorothy M. Barry

July 30, 1910
March 15, 1989

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





George Alexander Barry

July 14, 1916
April 30, 1976

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.

Obituary from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner of June 5, 1976:
  "Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Skagway on Tues., May 4, for George Alexander Barry, who died at his home in Skagway on May 30, after a lingering illness. The service was conducted by Rev. Winn Taylor, Anglican minister from Whitehorse, with Scripture reading by Rev. Lee Vermont, pastor of the Skagway church.
  Mr. Barry was born on July 14, 1916, in Maitland, Nova Scotia, and lived there until he came to the Yukon in April of 1937, and began working almost immediately for the White Pass & Yukon Railway as a Section hand at Bennett. George spent the rest of his life at WP&YR, working up to Relief Foreman at Carcross in 1941, Section Foreman at Whitehorse in 1946, and he became Track Superintendent in 1950, a position he held until his death. In 1940(?) he married Dorothy McKay, a ceremony held in the Anglican church at Carcross. The Barrys had five children, sons Donald and Kurt of Skagway, and daughters Judy Fairbanks and Joanne Hamme of Skagway, and Karen Sawyer of Juneau. The family moved to Skagway in 1955, and have been much-loved members of the Skagway community ever since.
  Pallbearers were: Oscar Selmer, J.D. True, Carlton Brown, Dennis Lundy, Malcolm Moe of Skagway, and Gene Clever of Whitehorse. Organist was Mrs. Edna Kluting, and Rev. and Mrs. Gil Meroney sang 'In the Sweet By and Bye'. Interment was in the Skagway cemetery."





William F. "Bill" Beitinger

Mar. 12, 1897 - June 5, 1971
Dad

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.

Obituary from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner of July 1, 1971:
  "Skagway bade farewell to another old-timer this month - retired WP&YR Conductor Bill Beitinger, who died at his home in Tenakee June 5, shortly after catching a fish so big he needed help to land it. Bill was born in Chicago March 12, 1897, and first came to Alaska as a soldier, stationed at Chilkoot Barracks. He worked on the Army's tugboat "Fornance", then moved to Skagway, where he live for fifty years, working for WP&YR for over 40 of those years. He married Gertrude Mulvihill of Skagway, and they raised five children. Following his retirement, Bill has visited his kids in the winters, and spent his summers at his vacation home in Tenakee.
  Bill is survived by his sons Donald, of Anchorage, Gordon, of San Diego, Calif., and Jim of Redmond, Washington, and daughters Beverly Feero of Skagway, and Barbara Fairbanks, of Skagway. There are 15 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.
  Funeral services were held in Skagway June 9, conducted by Rev. Kenneth Green at the First Presbyterian Church. Pallbearers were Wm. Burfield, Bruce Boynton, Oscar Selmer, Sam Nelson, John Heidelberger, and Gail Budd. Honorary pallbearers were Malcolm Moe, Larry Pagnac, George Rapuzzi, Morgan Reed, Ed Kalen, Marvin Taylor, Mickey Mulvihill, Charles Hermens, and (Tenakee friends) Dermott O'Toole, Cyril Seed, Tony Floreca, Ken Lamoreaux, and Leland Gault."





Paul Edward Benner

Dec 8 1968 - Sept 30 2012
A loving son, brother, uncle, friend and dog-lover

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Cheryl Griffin Benz

1958 - 2007
With a giving spirit, she rejoiced in life

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





Bonita Gail Boynton

Dec. 24, 1944
Apr. 13, 2002
Beloved sister and mom

Her headstone was added to the foot of the grave of her 3-year-old daughter, Judeen Kay Simonson. A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In Loving Memory

Charles Lester Burnham, Sr.

Devoted Husband & Father
Dec 26 1928 - Oct 12 2010
Forever in our Hearts

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend

Margaret Burnham

March 7, 1956 - June 12, 2008
Always loving - always loved
What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Dean L. Cannon

Nov. 3, 1934 - April 13, 1988

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In loving memory

Terrence R. Cochran

December 10, 1965
January 14, 1993

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Violet "Connie" Conard

Teacher
Apr 27 1924     Mar 25 2008

Violet "Connie" Conard

Beloved sister, aunt & friend
1924 - 2008





"Our beloved son"

Bertram Charles Dennis

1956     1973

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Your Memory Is Dear To Us

Alta Marie Dick

Jan. 24, 1928 - Mar. 2, 1997
We Love You, Mother

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Myrtle M. Edwards

August 20, 1917     October 30, 2000
Beloved wife, mother & friend

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Barbara June Elliott

March 27, 1928 - June 14, 2005

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Barbara A. Fairbanks

3-18-35     12-19-05
Beloved Wife, Mother and Grandmother

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





John M. Frey

June 29, 1941 - May 20, 2005
I Love You Jay
Your Loving Wife Yung Ai

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Timothy J. Gladden

December 9, 1957
January 3, 2017

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Edward C. Hanousek, Sr.

Devoted husband and father
1922-2008
Always in our hearts

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





Beloved son and brother

Jerry L. Hanousek

Aug. 28, 1950     May 31, 1976

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Mary Jane Hanousek

Loving wife and mother
1928-2008
Always in our hearts

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





Frederic Henry Haskin Jr.

Yannasgúk
Jan. 5, 1929 - Sept. 14, 1999
Gone But Not Forgotten

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Ada Mary (Johns) Haskin

Kaa.itdesadu.axch
Tashooch 'Tlaa
July 27, 1924 - June 6, 2013

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Donald Oakley "Don" Hather

March 5, 1941 - April 7, 2011
At one with nature
The cast, the anticipation





Elizabeth L. (Newhall) Herpst

April 15, 1927
January 1, 2005
Our Wife, Mommy, Sister & "Gram"

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Our Husband, Daddy and "Pop"

Joseph E. Herpst

February 25, 1927
June 7, 1992

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Stan Herpst

May 19, 1953 - April 5, 1990
Those of us who love you will miss you forever

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Edward A. Hosford

1924     1993

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Edward A. Hosford Jr.

1950     1978

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In loving memory

Francis "Jigger" Hosford

1920 - 2003

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Heather Irene Hosford

Nov 26 1976 - July 28 2010
Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Cousin, Forever in our Hearts

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Susan Karen Hosford

Aug 31, 1951 - Dec 18, 2008
Rest, Sweet Suzy, Rest
"An Angel on Earth, called home to be an angel overlooking her beloved family from above"

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Ellis L. Hubbard

US Army
Nov 20 1913     Mar 7 1999

Ellis L. Hubbard

Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle & Friend
1913 - 1999

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In Loving Memory

Wayne L. Jolley

Aug 10 1933 - May 26 2015
Husband, Father, Grandfather

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





Dad

Albert E. Knapp

1890 - 1973





In Loving Memory

Charles Paul Knapp

Brother, Uncle & Friend
July 2 1928 - June 6 2014
In God's Care

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





James L. Knapp

Apr 20, 1947     Sept 25, 1975






Mother

Mary Phoebe Knapp

1905 - 1988

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Melvin Marion Knapp

GT US Air Force
Korea
1927     1975





Robert Earl Knapp

Cpl US Marine Corps
World War II
Jan 31 1926     May 25 1981





In loving memory
of our baby girl

Erin McKenzie Knorr

Sept. 25 - Oct. 24, 1981

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Marie Inez Knorr

Nov. 9, 1925
Feb. 5, 2006
Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Marvin Alvin Knorr

Aug. 4, 1913
July 17, 2003
Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Together Forever

Edward Abraham Kran

June 21, 1933 - Jan. 15, 1993

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Mark H. Lee
Dec. 25, 1913     Sept. 10, 1998
White Pass Lodge #1

Edith E. Lee
Nov. 28, 1911     July 25, 1997
Naomi Chapter #9

Together Forever
Beloved Parents, Grand Parents and Great Grand Parents

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Jack Corrigan Lee

Cpl US Army
World War II
1911     1975





Our loving husband & father

Francis Steven Lewis

May 1, 1944     Aug. 11, 1981

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In loving memory of
"Gus"

Guthrie B. Lingle, Jr.

Born June 18, 1925
Died April 3, 1993
Beloved husband, dad and grandpa

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In memory of

Dennis James Lundy

US Army
Apr 15 1943
Apr 7 1995
Missing you always
Loving you forever





Mom to many, mother to none
A life of teaching, adventure and fun
No challenege too big, nor task too small
Here rests Nancy, who answered God's call

Nancy McClelland (Schave)

September 5, 1944 - November 13, 2009

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved son and father

Andrew Charles Mahle

Feb. 27, 1936 - Feb. 12, 1985
We will love and miss him forever

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Fredrick Otto Mahle

Oct 7, 1931
Feb. 17, 1989

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Harlan L Mahle

US Army
1930     1977

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Terry C. Mason

SSG US Army
Vietnam
Dec 25 1943     Mar 12 2006
Thinking of you always

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Loving son and brother

Troy A. Mason

"Gentle of heart"
1965 - 1982
We loved him very much

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





James Bud Matthews

U.S. Navy
Armed Guard
WWII
Apr 9 1922 - Jan 14 2015

A broad view of the memorial wall can be seen here.





Ken Mayo Jr.

Beloved father & friend

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Malcolm A. Moe

1912-1998

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Patrick Joseph Moore

August 10, 1958
February 13, 2005
Beloved husband & father

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Suzanne M. Moore

"We love you Suzy"
1969 - 1983

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Mother daughter

Sherry Ann Stewart Mosley

1959 - 1990

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.






Wayne R. Mulkey
Dec 27, 1916
Oct 15, 2001

Delia V. Mulkey
May 21, 1913
Mar 21, 2013

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Our mother

Ruth B. Nelson

Mar. 16. 1921     Mar. 18, 1994
She has gone to meet the fisherman

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Our fisherman
Beloved husbad and father

Samuel A. Nelson

April 23, 1911 - Sept. 2, 1976
He has just gone fishing

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved husband, father and friend

Donald R. Noack

Aug. 1938     Nov. 1991

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved wife, mother and friend

Sandra Lee Noack-Revis

Feb. 1946 - Dec. 2010
"We miss you Ma"

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Alf J. Nore

All Aboard
This train is bound for Glory
Nov. 3, 1933 - Sept. 8, 1998

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Kelsey Nore

Dec. 22, 1962     Sept. 4, 1982
Kelsey - you taught us courage to live and faith to die

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Waldemar A. Otto

Sgt US Army
Feb 26 1931     Jul 19 1982

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Loyd Donald Pike, Sr.

US Navy
Jun 25 1939     Oct 1 2012

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Ivadell Deane Rapuzzi

Daughter, sister, wife, mom,
Grandma, Great-grandma & friend
June 7, 1923 - April 22, 2009

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Robert Lee Rapuzzi

Son, brother, husband, dad,
Grandpa, veteran & friend
May 14 1920     March 8 2003

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved husband and friend

Gerald Revis

May 1941     Dec 2007
"Git 'r done"

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Oscar Selmer

November 25, 1918
March 11, 2001
Ambassador of Good Will
Husband Father Grandfather
Bahai Faith

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Arron Simonson

April 2 1940     April 21 1974

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





"Our beloved daughter"

Judeen Kay Simonson

Apr. 24, 1967 - Aug. 10, 1970

From the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner of September 10, 1970:
"Funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Skagway, on August 14th, for Judeen Kay Simonsen [note surname spelling is different than on headstone], three-year-old daughter of Aaron and Bonnye Simonsen. Little Judeen passed away in a Seattle hospital on August 10, following heart surgery. Services were conducted by Rev. Kanneth Green, Mrs. Barbara Moore sang "Lullaby," accompanied by Mrs. Edna Kulting at the organ. Burial was in the new cemetery which is below the road on Skyline Drive approximately above the Tank Farm. This was the first use of the new cemetery."

Upon the death of Judeen's mother, Bonita Gail Boynton, in 2002, her mother's headstone was added to the foot of Judeen's grave. A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Tony Allen Stewart

Oct. 8, 1957     Dec. 3, 1977





Beloved daughter

Catherine M. Sullivan

1950 - 1977

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Forever Loved
In loving memory

Ella L. Sullivan

1928     2000

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved husband

James E. Sullivan

1923 - 1980

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather

Marvin Paul Taylor

Sep. 26, 1921     Feb. 5, 1998
Son of Ralph C. Taylor & Mary Bowers Taylor

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Our mother

E. Myrtle Terry

1889 - 1971

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





William Jackson Towne

Oregon
ET2 US Coast Guard
March 11 1936     July 10 1972

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.

Obituary from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner of July 12, 1972:
  "Former Fairbanksan William Towne Dies
  HAINES - A former Fairbanks resident, William Jackson Towne, died at Haines July 10.
  Towne was born March 11, 1936, in Watsonville, Calif., and graduated from Skagway High School in 1953. He served four years in the Coast Guard.
  He attended the University of Alaska for 2½ years and was employed as an electronics technician at the RCA Gilmore station at Fairbanks from November of 1967 to June of 1972. His home in Fairbanks was at 618 Sprucewood.
  Survivors include his mother, Deborah J. Armstrong of Haines, two brothers and one sister.
  Funeral services are pending and burial will be at Skagway."





Ralph A. Tronrud

March 5, 1950
June 18, 1998
Love, laughter and kindness
Will last the rest of time

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Loving father & friend

Norman M. Van Meter

Sept 2, 1936 - Feb. 15, 1987

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Nova E. Warner

Nov. 17, 1917 - Sept. 3, 1988

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





Daniel Jacob Whitehead

Sep 27, 1998 - Sep 28, 1998
Those we have held in our arms for a while,
We hold in our hearts forever

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.





In loving memory

Manuel Yglesia

Aug. 5, 1928 - May 11, 1990

A broad view of the gravesite can be seen here.






Unknown
Beside the grave of one-day-old Daniel Jacob Whitehead

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FindaGrave lists five people for whom we have not yet found a grave (none have birth/death dates listed): Baby Burton; Silas Dennis, Jr.; Ed Fairbanks; Fred Herpst; and Danny Edward Kalen.

Funeral services were held in Skagway for Frederick A. Keith on April 13, 1973, but we have not found a burial location.





A general view of the cemetery, with the memorial walls in the background.

Two of the three memorial walls in the cemetery.