Services Scheduled For Colleen (Jimmy) Meabon

Colleen Barbara (Jimmy) Meabon

Services have been scheduled for Colleen Barbara (Jimmy) Meabon, who died August 28 in Sitka, at the age of 73.

A service will  be held 1 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On Sunday, September 25, a celebration of her life will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Halibut Point Recreation Area, in the large shelter.

Colleen was born August 13, 1949, in Bellingham, Washington, the daughter of Irene (Benson) and Harry Jimmy. She grew up in Sitka, and married David Meabon in 1967 in Sitka. Over the years she worked at the U.S. Post Office, at the Dip ’n’ Sip in the Franklin Triune Building, and was a volunteer with EMS at the Sitka Fire  Department – one of her favorite jobs.

She attended vocational school for travel agents in Tacoma, Washington.

Colleen was always up for any family time, and loved being outdoors, having a big fire and roasting marshmallows.

She was very creative, and enjoyed sewing, reading and going to garage sales.

The Meabons moved to Anchorage in 2003, and she returned to Sitka after her husband’s death in 2018.

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Meabon; her brother Clifford Jimmy; a sister, Janice Jimmy; her parents Irene (Benson) and Harry Jimmy; a grandson, Judd Albee; and a son-in-law, Leonard Fallin.

She is survived by her sisters Annette, Karen and Candace; and her children Tracy Fallin, David Meabon and his wife Janice (Johnson) Meabon, Jason and his wife Angela Meabon, Heather Meabon, and Joshua and his wife Jennifer (Madero) Meabon.

Her grandchildren are Justin Albee and his wife Marla and their son Beau; Amber Albee and her sons Jimmy, Wyatt, Kenny and Lonnie; Brandi and her husband, Jordon Field with their children Kiera, Oliver and Whitley.

Also, Taylor and her husband Doug Chipley and their daughter Elsie; Matt Allred and his daughter Alora; Brittany Fallin; Tonya Dumville and her children Rodney, Damien and Allana; Kariel Galbraith; Eliah Meabon and her son Jasper; Caden Meabon; Ayeres Meabon; Paden Meabon; Marika Meabon and her children ZiQoya, Eliza, Zurina and Zayne; Naomi Meabon; Tyce Meabon; and Caleb Meabon.

Pallbearers will be David Meabon, Jason Meabon, Joshua Meabon, Justin Albee, Paden Meabon, Jordon Field and Caden Meabon.

Honorary pallbearers are Dave Miller, Craig Warren and Keith Brady.

Those who would like to send cards or memorial gifts can send them to Heather, P.O. Box 496, Sitka, or 107 Lance Drive Apt. L.

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At a Glance

(updated 9-28-22)

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, September 28.

New cases as of Wednesday: 546

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 282,928

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,329

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,955

Case Rate per 100,000 – 74.91

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.

Case Rate per 100,000 – 117.30

Cases in last 7 days – 10

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,358

Hospitalizations (to date) – 29

Deceased (cumulative) – 7

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






September 2002

Photo caption: Bus drivers Derrell John and Sabrina Smith stand next to the new Community Ride buses at Crescent Harbor bus stop, which serves as a transfer point. The two public transportation buses will run two routes, one along Halibut Point Road, the other along Sawmill Creek Road. 


September 1972

 Photo caption: Bill Willis, the new owner-manager of the Dip’n’ Sip in the Triune Building serves up another ice cream cone for a pleased customer. Bill and his wife Dorothy purchased the business from JoAnne Harris. Along with the ice cream treats, sandwiches and soups will be added to the menu.