Monday, November 8, 2010

Fallen Fish and Game employees remembered

Here's noteworthy news from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. A bit more about the persons listed below can be found here.

Nov. 8, 2010

Department of Fish and Game dedicates memorial plaque

JUNEAU — Today Gov. Sean Parnell and Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd dedicated a memorial plaque in honor of department employees who lost their lives studying, protecting and managing Alaska's fish and game resources.

More than 100 employees, friends and family of those honored gathered at Fish and Game's Anchorage office for the dedication.

"We remain indebted to all those who are here memorialized," Lloyd said. "We owe to each of them our gratitude and I am pleased today to be able to help make good on that debt with this commemorative plaque. Thank you all, and may you never be forgotten."

Matching memorial plaques are located in Fish and Game offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau and Douglas. The memorial commemorates the following:

Lee Larson, 1959Peter Winslow, 1969
Ralph Reischl, 1960James A. Erickson, 1970
Doyle E. Cisney, 1961Kim S. Bussell, 1971
Lloyd T. Lewis, 1962John David Solf, 1974
Lester E. Varozza, 1962Jonathan Ward, 1975
Lloyd H. Stebbins, 1963Spencer A. Linderman, 1975
Robert E. Lawler, 1963Jack D. Geil, 1981
LeRoy G. Bohuslov, 1964Hugh T. O’Neill, 1982
Gary G. Wohlfeil, 1964Ruth Southern, 1987
Edwin F. Strong, 1965Kenneth M. Friedrich, 1989
Arthur E. Bratlie, 1968Shelli D. Clay, 1990
John J. Frank, 1968Valerie Chabot, 1994
Rex Thomas, 1969Randall H. Kacyon, 1996


Jay said...

I used to play cards with Randy Kacyon in Bethel, and was still living there when he (and his pilot) died in a plane crash counting caribou. Rest in Peace, Randy, and to all on the list.

Unknown said...

I just found this site and saw the name of an old friend, Kim Bussell. I knew him in Palm Beach County, Florida and taught school with his mother, Irene. I would like to know the details of his passing and what happened to his family afterwards. Did they stay in Alaska? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Shelli was my friend. She was fun, fearless, and so so smart. She lived life fully.

Anonymous said...

Shelli was an acquaintance not forgotten from 1980. RIP Shelli. I still think of you from time to time.