SWEET – Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School students Karmen Kane, right, and Sophia Stark make chocolate-dipped strawberries Wednesday night during the Keet Family Night. Hundreds attended the event, which included a chili dinner, activities and heart-shaped cookies. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Darlene Edna Carroll


Darlene Edna Carroll

   Services for Darlene Edna Carroll will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at United Methodist Church.
    A reception will follow at the church. Those attending are welcome to bring a food donation.
    Darlene passed away at her home on June 16, surrounded by her children. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and auntie.
    Darlene was born June 19, 1933, at Steamboat Bay Cannery, the second child of David L. and Linda N. Frank of Hydaburg. Her early years were spent there and in Ketchikan, Kodiak and Sitka, where she attended Sheldon Jackson School.
    She met Robert F. Carroll in Sitka, and they were married May 27, 1960. For several years after he retired, they owned and operated DaBuck’s Janitorial Service.
    Darlene was a shareholder in Shee Atika, Sealaska, Haida Corp., Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Tlingit-Haida.
    She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Sitka Emblem Club, the American Legion Auxiliary, Women of the Moose and VFW.
    Darlene generally had strong opinions about most topics, and wasn’t shy about sharing them, her family said.
    She guided her family in masterfully harvesting, preserving, preparing and sharing an abundance of subsistence foods. She was an excellent cook; and crocheted and knitted many lovely gifts for family and friends.
    She will be greatly missed by all.
    Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert F. Carroll Sr.; granddaughter Katherine Ann Carroll; stepfather John “Pete” Pitello; uncle Floyd Frank; and beloved aunts Clara Natkong and Mona Jackson.
    She is survived by children Clinton L. Carroll of Seattle, Candace M. Frank of Juneau, Eileen LaVon “Vonnie” (Tom) Sweeney of Seaside, Ore., Linda “Colleen” Carroll of Juneau, and Lionel W. Carroll and Robert F. Carroll Jr. of Sitka; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Her siblings are Mason L. Frank (Lynne) of Seattle; Nelson D. Frank of Sitka, Ira Frank (Maureen) of Auburn, Wash., Mabel Norris of Marysville, Wash., and Matthew Charles, Hydaburg.
    Memorial donations may be directed to the family in care of Candace, 1701 Halibut Point Rd. No. 10, (907) 957-4423.

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