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Seward resident Elizabeth Ann Yatchmanoff Randall, 78, died of natural causes May 18, 2007, at home.
A visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St., in Anchorage.
Elizabeth was born Sept. 19, 1928, in Kashega, near Unalaska, to John and Helen Yatchmanoff. She graduated from high school and attended Juneau Community College.
Elizabeth was a survivor of the World War II Aleut evacuation after Dutch Harbor was bombed June 3, 1943, on her mother's birthday that year.
She lived in Alaska and Washington, moving to Seward in 1996. She worked as a waitress/bakery clerk in Unalaska in 1942; cannery worker in Waterfall in 1943; laundry/kitchen worker in Wrangell in 1944; clinic helper/waitress in Unalaska in 1946; student of nursing in Mount Edgecumbe from 1947- 1949; nurses aide at Sitka Community, Mount Edgecumbe and Sitka Pioneers Home from 1951-1969; caregiver in Juneau from 1971-1974; assistant counselor, Tlingit and Haida in Juneau from 1975- 1977; caregiver in Everett, Wash., from 1978-79; museum curator for the Alaska State Museum in Juneau from 1980-1981; kitchen cook for Arco cafeteria in Anchorage from 1981-1983; nurses aide in Mount Edgecumbe from 1984-1986; caregiver in Marysville, Wash., from 1987-1996; caregiver in Seward from 1997-1999; and was a board member and active matriarch with the Qutekcak tribe in Seward from 2000-2007.
Elizabeth retired from Mount Edgecumbe hospital with a farewell party.
She was the secretary/treasurer of the Federated Russian Orthodox Church of Alaska and traveled to Boston, New Jersey, San Francisco and Chicago.
Elizabeth enjoyed roses and crocheted blankets. She was best known for her perogis and potato salad.
Her family wrote that she had many friends and kept in contact with them, many way back to childhood: "She touched many hearts and opened her home to anyone and everyone who wandered through her life. Going to Mrs. Randall's was like going home."
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her brother, Casey Cassion of Port Townsend, Wash.; cousins, Harriet Golley of Skokomish, Wash., Robert Golley of Atka and Theodore Golley of Anchorage; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kitty Randall of Kona, Hawaii, William and Therese Randall of Marysville, Wash., and Roosevelt I. Randall Jr. of Arlington, Wash.; daughters and son-in-law, Charelle Randall of Glennallen, Dorothy Randall of Anchorage, and Nena and Dale Butts of Seward; grandchildren, Jillian and Steve Kline, Dalyn Randall, Michael, Bernie and Dorianne Randall, William Randall II, Tanya "Siss" and Jim Carlsen, Tenaya Randall, Jeffery Randall Temple, Larry, Brian, David and Marie Schneider, Loretta and Timothy DeBord, and Candice, Briget and Amber Burks; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Melody Kline, Dayle and Jordan Randall, Archer Randall, Teyha Randall, James and Devon Carlsen, Desiree, Noah, Maryann, Davidson, Alexandra and Orion Schneider, and Cherish and Timmy DeBord; and nieces and nephews, Tracyann Fredericks, Pattyann and Douglas Vessel, Timothy and William Reedy, Timothy and Cindy Tutiakoff, Gregory, Michael and Kenny Shapsnikoff, Carolyn Vicki Williams, Shirleyann Gustafson, and Elizabeth and Janice Yatchmanoff.
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