CEREMONIAL START – Officials break ground for the 9-mile road to Katlian Bay project Tuesday afternoon. Pictured are, from left, D. Lance Mearig, DOT&PF Southcoast Region Director; Rachel Roy, Sitka Chamber of Commerce executive director; Perry Edwards, U.S. Forest Service Sitka  district ranger; Garry White, executive director of Sitka Economic Development Association; Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman; Ken Cameron, Shee Atika Inc. CEO; John MacKinnon, Alaska DOT commissioner; Mayor Gary Paxton; and Kerry Kuenzi, president of K&E Alaska Inc. (Sentinel Photo)

Dorothy Ann Rose (Aanto'o.aat)

Dorothy Ann Rose (Aanto’o.aat)


Services for Dorothy Ann Rose (Aanto’o.aat), a longtime Sitka resident, will be 4 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the ANB Founders Hall. A potluck will follow.

Dorothy will lie in state at the hall until Saturday, when burial will be at 1 p.m.

Dorothy died March 1 in Sitka, at the age of 88.

She was born May 4, 1929, in Juneau, the daughter of Elizabeth Albert (Aawasti) and Samuel Scott (Xweitk’). She was a Dakht’aweidi from Keet Ooxhu Hit (Killerwhale Tooth House) in Angoon. She was a child of the T’eeneidi, the Dog Salmon clan, through Sam Scott (Xweitk’), and a grandchild of the Teikhweidi, the Bear Clan, through Louise Scott (T’e’Ttein).

Dorothy had lived in Sitka for many, many years. She was a cannery worker, and a licensed practical nurse.

She enjoyed bingo, crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her father, Samuel Scott (Xwe’itk’); her mother, Elizabeth Albert (Aawasti); brothers Joseph Scott, Harvey Scott, David Edwards and Frank Edwards; sisters Daisy Wheat, Margaret Webber, Elizabeth Swan and Helen Thomas; and child Marion Huff.

She is survived by her sister Beverly Briscoe of Texas; son Joseph (Ruth) Huff of Oregon; daughters Lillian Reafleng and Shirley Huff of Oregon; and the children she became Mom to after her sister Margaret died, Patty, Sherry, Tina, Ida, Kim, Melba, Betty, Arthur, George, Gina and Edwin Chappell.

Also surviving are grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews too numerous to list.

Honorary pallbearers are Pete Karras Sr., Ray Nielsen, Bob Sam, Paris Simpson and Mick Diamond.

Pallbearers will be Richard Williams, Chuck Miller, Robert Nielsen, Harold Pilcher, Hanibal Eala, John Vallejo and Mike Tackabery.



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