FIRST EASTER –  Eight-month-old Penelope McGill sits on the Easter Bunny's lap during the annual U.S. Coast Guard Spouses' and Women's Association of Sitka's Rainy Day Bazaar Saturday. Weekend Easter events include the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Pioneer Park, hosted by Elks, Moose and Legion Halls at 1 p.m. Sunday. (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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