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)

Doris L. Peek

The gentle spirit of Doris L. Peek, 85, left this earth on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at her home is Sitka.
She was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Isabel, Kansas. She had lived in Wichita, Kansas, and for 12 years in Flagstaff, Ariz., before coming to Sitka about six years ago.
She is survived by her sister Mary Robinson and family, brother William Douthett and family, and daughter Marilyn Durocher and partner Erik Davenport of Sitka.
She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Sarah Durocher and husband Justin Ervin, Rebecca Reaves, Joseph Durocher, and her much-loved great-grandson, Kale Reaves;  other extended family; loved ones; and many friends.

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