COLD WEATHER CASUALTY – Sitka Public Works Department employees dig up a section of broken water line near the corner of Price Street and Sawmill Creek Road this afternoon. Nearby houses continue to have water, but may have reduced pressure. While work is being done, the intersection is closed from the corner to Lillian Drive. Detours for access to the Lance Drive and the Hillside Subdivision neighborhoods are from Smith Street and Jarvis Street. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Goldean ‘Bunny’ Trow Dies; was Former Sitkan

Goldean ‘Bunny’ Trow

 Former Sitka Resident Goldean “Bunny” Melody Trow died on Winter Solstice, Dec. 21, 2019,  at her home in Anchorage, at the age of 88. At her request, no funeral service will be held.
 Bunny was born in Camas, Washington, to French Raney and Goldean Haynes. She was a printer by trade—working with her father early in her career and joining the ITU. She worked for the San Diego Union and the Tribune, the Long Beach Independent Press Telegraph and, from 1960 to 1963, at the Kodiak Daily Mirror. At one time, she was considered one of the fastest TTS operators on the West Coast.
She retired from the Anchorage Times in the early 1980s and moved to Sitka, where she worked at the Sitka Daily Sentinel and co-owned Sitka Vending with her husband, Beldin “Jim” Trow. She returned to Anchorage in the late 1980s after Jim’s death.
 Describing herself as a proud Navy wife or old Alaskan Broad, she was an avid fisherwoman who also loved RVing and spending time with her family and friends.
She volunteered with the American Red Cross, logging many hours on disaster relief, and in the NICU at Providence Hospital.
 She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Dee Haynes, and her husband, Jim Trow. She is survived by her daughters: Penny Trow-Foreman (David Foreman) of Anchorage, and Barbie Trow Henry (Patrick Henry) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandsons Reed Foreman (Jenna Brooks Foreman), and Darren Henry; and great-granddaughter, Megan Brooks-Foreman.
 A wake will take place in Anchorage at a later date. The family wishes to thank the kind folks of Providence Hospice and HomeWell Senior Care, who assisted in Bunny’s final days.
Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charities in lieu of flowers.

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