FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

George Herman House

George Herman House

 

George Herman House, a dedicated husband, father, brother, grandfather and a core member of the community, died March 8 at the age of 57.
In the 25 years he lived in Sitka, he touched many people’s lives, through his calling as a counselor.
He always had a joke and a smile for everyone. His influence will be felt for many years.
George was born June 30, 1960, in Seattle, the son of Violet L. .Hiatt-House and George E. House.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Don House; and granddaughter Zen Carroll.
He is survived by his wife Jacklyn Everman-House and his children Tabitha House, George “Ricky” House and Lee House, all of Sitka; stepdaughters Antaya Washausen of Alaska, Traci Washausen of Alabama and Jenifer Free of Arkansas; sisters Joni Schmitt of Montana and Doris Gillies of Idaho; and his brother Art House of Washington.
Also surviving are 46 nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren, and great- grandchild Elaina Gomez.
George’s celebration of life is planned for Saturday, March 31, at the Swan Lake Senior Center starting at noon. “Please bring a dish to share and your memories,” his family said.
The House family thanked everyone for their support.

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