BENCH DEDICATED – Dick Kauffman of Alamo, California, left, takes a photo of a tiled bench dedicated to the memory of his son, Ryan Kauffman, during a ceremony at Sandy Beach Saturday afternoon. The bench created by California artist Susana Arias was placed with the help of Ryan Kauffman's friend and fellow surfer Rick Jarvill. Ryan, who died of brain cancer in 2015, made hundreds of friends during his 15 years in Sitka as an outdoor enthusiast, guide, youth mentor and health promoter. A cookbook, which he illustrated, with recipes made by Sitka community members during his illness is for sale at Old Harbor Books with funds raised going to support palliative care in Sitka. His widow, Kristen Green, and mother, Tina, helped unveil the bench Saturday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Destiny Desire Charles


Destiny Desire Charles

  A memorial for Destiny Desire Charles will be held 3-6 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.
    Donations and cards for the family can be given at the memorial.
    Destiny died June 5 while in Ketchikan. She was 40.
    She was born April 7, 1977. Family members were from Hydaburg, and she owned D.D. Kitchen there.
    She had lived in Sitka from 2012 to this year.
    Survivors include her husband, Frank Lee “Leo” Jimmy Sr. and son Frank Jimmy Jr., both of Sitka; and sons Teddy Floyd Vos III and Kevin Powell Adams, both of Alaska.

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