GROWING CONCERNS – Sitkans Andrea Fraga and Kaleb Aldred of Middle Island Gardens introduce themselves to an audience of around 100 this afternoon during the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in Sweetland Hall on the SJ campus. The three-day conference, organized by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Sustainable Southeast Partnership, runs through Sunday at several Sitka venues. Some of Saturday's topics include farming in Fairbanks, pest control and cultivating gourmet mushrooms. Vendor tables will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Harrigan Centennial Hall. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Rebecca Rose

A celebration of life for Rebecca Rose, a lifelong Kake resident, will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Sitka Salvation Army church. A coffee time will follow, and donations of food are welcome.
    Rebecca died Oct. 2 at SEARHC-Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, at age 88.
    She was born May 13, 1924, in Kake, the daughter of Nick and Lucy (Kake) Davis. She was a retired baker.
    She was a member of the Salvation Army, and had belonged to the Alaska Native Sisterhood.
    She is survived by daughters Barbara Rose, Cheryl Rose, Marilyn Aceveda and Janet Rose and sons Barton and Steve, all of Kake; and her granddaughter Stephanie Rose, of Juneau, whom she considered her daughter.
    “Grandma Becca” also was survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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