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Harold J. Henry
Fort Yukon resident Harold John Henry, 62, passed away April 15, 2007, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a short illness.
Harold was born in Fort Yukon on July 13, 1944, to Charlotte and Jonas Henry. He was raised in Fort Yukon and was a tribal member of Gwitchyaa Zhee Tribal Government and a Doyon shareholder.
Harold served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. He was honorably discharged Jan. 22, 1973, from Fort Carson, Colo.
Harold was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed being in the outdoors and loved being with friends and relatives from the surrounding villages.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jonas Henry; mother, Charlotte Peter; brothers, Daniel Henry and James Evans Peter; uncles, Isaac, Jonas, Alex and Daniel John; aunts, Lillian Cordeiro and Margaret Mathias; and numerous relatives in Venetie.
He is survived by his sons, Harold Daniel Henry and Alfredo Jonas Henry; granddaughters, Clarysa and Jasmin and grandson, A.J. Henry, all of Santa Monica, Calif.; stepfather, James Peter of Fort Yukon; brothers, Alfred, Tony and Isaac Peter; sisters, Debbie G. Carroll, Mae Peter and Brenda James; uncles, Wilfred, Sammy and Eddie John; aunts, Sally Herron and Lois James: nieces and nephews, Aaron, Shawn, Dawn, Dustin, Bro, Jesse, Megan, Wade, Vivian, Collin, Charlotte, Tiare, Christopher, Ginessa, Karissa, Lessa, Tessa, Kristin, Kelsey, Preston, Presley, Tia and Tiesha.
A memorial service will be held today, April 18, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be at 11:30 and service will be at noon with tea following.
His funeral will be in Fort Yukon on Thursday, April 19, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and funeral at 2 p.m.
He will be laid to rest in Fort Yukon.
A potlatch will follow.
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