BOX OF TREASURES – Haida artist Holly Churchill, of Ketchikan, shows Sitka High School senior Myles Magie a weaving technique on a cedar bark basket Wednesday in the Sitka High art room. Churchill finished a three-week residency today sponsored by the Sitka School District and Sealaska Heritage Institute's Sharing Our Box of Treasures" program. Her residency included work in the high school's new dual-credit program with UAS, the Northwest Coast Arts class, and sessions with Blatchley Middle School and the Sitka Native Education Program Culture Class. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Michael Guy Stalkfleet

Michael Guy Stalkfleet, who had lived in Sitka for 30 years, died June 11 at Sitka Community Hospital. He was 63.
He was born July 11, 1950, in Yakima, Wash., the son of Lester Laurence and Shirley Ann (Whitehead) Stalkfleet.
He graduated from high school in Grandview, Wash., and came to Sitka in 1984.
He married Karen J. Slaven here, on March 6, 1987.
Michael worked at the Sitka Pioneers Home for many years, and enjoyed it. Later, he worked at Cascade Creek Convenience Store.
He was a very special person in his own way. He loved fishing, smoking fish, and playing golf, darts and shuffleboard. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
A wonderful husband and great father, he always put his girls first and the fishing second.
He will be missed by many – including his over-the-counter friends at Cascade Creek Convenience Store.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Shirley Stalkfleet; his brother, Allen Lee Stalkfleet; and his sister, Sally Rae Stalkfleet.
He is survived by his wife, Karen J. Stalkfleet of Sitka; daughters Rose M. Stalkfleet and Christi J. Stalkfleet, both of Canby, Ore.; sister Mary Stalkfleet of Portland, Ore.; brothers Joe Stalkfleet of Richland, Wash., and Chris Stalkfleet of Soldotna; and numerous other relatives.

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