Services Set June 25 For Jacqueline Ann Petraborg

Jacqueline Ann Petraborg

Jacqueline Ann Petraborg, nee  Goodwin, passed away June 17, 2022,  in Sitka, with family at her side.

She was born March 25, 1930, and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. Jackie attended nursing school in Lansing, Michigan, and came to Sitka in 1951 to work at Mt. Edgecumbe hospital on a one-year contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. From Seattle, she flew up in a PBY military plane that was held together with baling wire, and lived on Alice Island in housing for hospital employees.

During this chapter in her life, Jackie married and raised five children. She provided daycare in the community and later worked at the Sitka Pioneers Home.

After state retirement, Jackie worked at the Sitka Hotel as a desk clerk. She enjoyed daily walks in Totem Park with her beloved corgi, Corki. She was a devout Jehovah’s Witness and was well known for her service in the community, her love and generosity to others, her hand-knitted socks, gloves, hats, scarfs, sweaters and other knitted and crocheted items she generously shared with everyone she met. Jackie never left Sitka saying “she found the end of the road.”

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Bernice Goodwin, and her brother Gary Goodwin. She is survived by her brother, Robert (Louella) Goodwin Jr., nephews Michael Goodwin, and Thomas (Barbara) Goodwin of Michigan, and children, Dorinda Ray (Juneau), Gus Petraborg (Rocklin, California), John (Katherine Gregoratos) Petraborg (Sitka), Kathy Petraborg-Ensor (Juneau), Mark (Carol) Petraborg (Hawaii); grandchildren James Ray, Lisa Ray, Kathryn (Ken) DesRosiers, Tyler (Mary Jacobs) Petraborg, Shaundy (Charles) Perry; and great-granddaughter Emily Petraborg.

Services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at The Kingdom Hall located at 517 Monastery Street. A private celebration of her life will be held at a later date. 

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At a Glance

(updated 6-29-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Wednesday, June 29.

New cases as of Wednesday: 2,123

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 261,987

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,252

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,772

Current Hospitalizations – 87

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "High.'' Case statistics are as of Wednesday.

Cases in last 7 days – 22

Cumulative Sitka cases – 2,763

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






June 2002

Photo caption: The ANB team celebrates after winning the Sitka Major League tournament. From left are Billy Allery, Gordon Reeder, Chris Scott, Ross Venneberg, Cole Venneberg, Kale Vilandre, Cedar Mayo, Rhys Kimmel, Leslie Isaacs, Ian Blair, Kory Hansen and Kyle Foot.



June 1972

For the second year in a row, Don Barton Jr., a Washington state logger, has walked off with the All-Alaska Logging Championship all-around logger trophy. Two other former winners, Mike McGraw (1968) and Jack Adams (1970), again placed high.