ALASKA BRASS – High school brass musicians from around the state enrolled in the Sitka Fine Arts Camp's Alaska Brass Workshop play at Odess Theater this afternoon during a free concert that also featured students in the camp's new String Chamber Music Intensive. Pictured are, from left, Tava Guillory, Sitka;Mark Davis, Haines; Hudson Adams, Sitka; Jacob Batchelder, Fairbanks; and Hanna Morrow, Kenai. The musicians will perform another free concert at Odess Theater Friday at 3 p.m. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Navy Veteran Sue Hottinger Dies at 90



    Sue Hottinger, a U.S. Navy veteran, died March 3 in Sitka at the age of 90.
    She was born Jan. 25, 1929, in Thomasville, Georgia, to A.J. Rutland and Louvinia Brundrick, the second youngest of 14 children.
    She grew up in Georgia, and after high school and business college she joined the U.S. Navy, where she served for four years.
    She met her husband while in the Navy, and they were married 1952. Their only daughter, Dorothy Sue, was born in 1955.
    Sue described herself as a military wife who adjusts well to changes.
    After she was widowed, Sue came to Alaska in 2005 to live with her daughter.
    Sue enjoyed gardening, walking, listening to the radio, and shopping.
    She joined the Pioneers Home family in 2010.
    Sue is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy Sue and Lee, of Salcha, Alaska; her daughter of the heart, Susie Allensworth of Sitka; grandsons Ray Jordan and Scott Hottinger; and six great-grandchildren, Rachel, Zachary, Tyler, Johnny, Connor and Delylah.
    Sue will be loved and missed by all who knew her, her family said.

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