GONE ELECTRIC – Skipper of the F/V Sunbeam, Fabian Grutter, unplugs the vessel from the Crescent Harbor dock prior to testing out a new electric motor Wednesday. The Sunbeam is the first  hybrid diesel electric fishing boat in Sitka. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Pauline Jane Hammock

Pauline Jane Hammock
Services are pending for Pauline Jane Hammock, a Sitka resident for almost all of her life. She died May 7 at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital at age 88.
Jane was born in Sitka Jan. 28, 1930, the daughter of Adah (Moran) and John Serguis Williams. Her mother was born in Killisnoo and her father in Sitka.
She married Albert Roy Hammock Sr. on June 5, 1948, in Sitka.
She lived one year in Hamilton, Ohio, three years in Ketchikan, and one year in Tacoma, Washington. The rest of her life was spent in Sitka.
She worked at SEARHC a short  time.
She loved to fish or just be out in the boat, and enjoyed working in a rose garden. She also was a beautiful seamstress, and did exquisite needlework.
The family has wonderful memories of picnics at Halibut Point Recreation Area and other good times. Jane was an excellent cook, known for her Russian Easter bread, fry bread and jams, and the home was filled to the rafters with kids and grandchildren at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“Mom will be sorely missed,” her family said.
Jane was preceded in death by her parents, John and Adah Williams; her husband, Albert Roy Hammock Sr.; her daughter Barbara Bowen; grandson Robert Sheesley; sisters Ada, Carol, Hannah, Josephine, Lillian and Rose Marie; and brothers Philip, Dennis, John, Noble and Nicholas.
Survivors include her daughters Mary Jane Nault (husband Gary) of Tacoma, Wash., and Diane Sheesley (husband Brian) of Tacoma; and sons Allen Hammock of Sitka, Albert Roy Hammock Jr. of Tulalip, Wash., Ken Hammock (and wife Gloria) of Soldotna, and John Hammock of Juneau.

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