SET FOR FRIDAY – Dancers, from left, Alli Christner, Allison Winger, Delaney Jayne McAdams, Grace Gjertsen, Zia Allen, Tayler Clifton, Fiona Ferguson, Autumn Dinsmore and Audrey Saiz take the stage in full costume at the Performing Arts Center Tuesday. The dancers will present a Sitka-themed version of the popular ballet "The Nutcracker." The show opens 7 p.m. Friday at the PAC. (Sentinel Photo)

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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