In our small community the loss of one enthusiast is a loss for
all of us.
To better honor those who have passed, we are creating this page to
rather than deleting the information.
02/17/15: The Mushing World has lost
a legend - George Attla passed on February
John Karl Hoegberg was mushing with his team but something went wrong
and only the dogs came home.
Mary Gilbertson passed away suddenly on
January 5th, 2015
Jean Davies, former ADMA Race Timer, passed away on August 25
"Rockin" Ron Robbins, of Trapper Creek,
Alaska passed away last week
James R. Warren, 69, passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014
Buster Samburgh left us on January 24,
Guy Ervin Blankenship passed away
peacefully on July 8, 2013
Cynthia Molburg, the publisher/editor
of Team & Trail, passed away on April 15,
Dick H Barnum passed away on January 7, 2013 after a
valiant fight against
Allan Robert Thomas passed away on March 13, 2013
Edo Lammerts Van Bueren died Sunday, Nov.
Harold F. Greenway, 77, of Fairbanks,
passed away Nov. 2, 2012
Sled Dog Legend Jean Bryar passed away on May 31, 2012
Mary Ann (Frank) Attatayuk,
68, of Minto, left us unexpectedly on April 14, 2012.
Cue Bifelt, Huslia, Alaska, passed away on February 21
Harold “Hal” Mapes Dufford, 86, of Kalkaska, passed away Sunday,
September 11, 2011
06/24/11: Raquel Rodrigues, 17, of
Manistique, MI died June 24, 2011
Carl Cochrane, passed away during the week of June 6, 2011, at his home
on Birch Creek
05/13/11: Tor Holmboe, 85, died Saturday,
March 5, 2011 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, AK
Allen died from medical complications on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011
John Joseph Welch passed away Dec. 24,
2010, at his home in Two Rivers
Myrtle "Bunny" Rasmussen of Anchorage died
December 20, 2010
Daniel J. Timmerman, 39, of Winona, MN, died
November 23, 2010
Sharon Lee Willoughby-Blake, DVM,
D.C., 63, died Nov. 10, 2010
Sue Donkersloot passed away September 28,
Sandy Kogl, 67, of Talkeetna died of ALS Sept.
Richard Sterne Best passed on
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
Robert Bacon, passed away on December 25, 2009
Robert L. Kiesling passed away on September
04/29/09: Bev Stroh passed away
on April 29, 2009
04/03/09: A. Cecil Houghton passed away on April 2, 2009
03/01/09: Terry Valitchka passed away on March 1, 2009
09/14/08: Dr. Stephen M. Kerr passed away Sunday, Sept. 14,
08/26/08: William John "Will" Cowie, August 26, 2008
08/08/08: Jim Mors, August 8, 2008
07/09/08: Beatrice Murphy Poston, July 9, 2008
01:30:08: William John Solomon, Sr. 1943-2008
11/19/07: Doris Lake, November 2007
10/31/07: Bill Sullivan, October 31, 2007
09/19/07: Mike Wolf, September 19, 2007
09/14/07: Sled builder Frank Hall, September 14, 2007
06/03/07: Barry MacAlpine, a "Pioneer Musher" of
the 1973 Iditarod, died in a fire on June 3rd.
05/13/07: Former musher, R. Glendon "Dick" Brunk, May
05/18/07: Martina Delp died unexpectedly on Friday, May 18,
02/23/07: Bill Taylor passed away Friday, February 23.
02/12/07: Rosemary W. Losonsky passed away quietly at her
home Feb. 12, 2007
12/19/06: Agata Franczak passed away on December 19 after a
hard fight with cancer.
12/03/06: Michael Breeggemann died unexpectedly, Sunday,
December 3, 2006
12/02/06: Herbie Nayokpuk, Iditarod Legend, passed away
December 2, 2006
09/20/06: Henry Csabak passed away unexpectedly on September
08/05/06: Susan Butcher loses battle against leukemia August
07/14/06: Dodo Perri, 2005 Iditarod veteran from Italy, died Friday,
July 14, 2006
04/18/06: Pecos Humphreys of Talkeetna (and Texas) passed
away April 13, 2006
04/16/06: Dennis L. Stordahl passed away April 10, 2006
04/11/06: Christopher Andrew Starz
04/03/06: "Celebration of Life" for Violet
Redington will be held Saturday April 8th
03/29/06: Mary Ellen (Mellen) Shea
12/31/05: Carol McNeil, wife of 30 years to Doug McNeil,
succumbs to cancer
09/19/05: Doc Belford has passed away
07/20/05: TCSDR's Kenny Harris passes away
07/07/05: John Lyman of Gilford, NH passed away June 20
04/28/05: Passing of Mushing Elder, Grant Beck Sr.
Dick Moulton Remembered
Provided by Sue Magnuson
With deep regret, we wish to inform you that John Lyman of Gilford, NH, driver of the
"Flying Irish Setters" and sled dog mushing icon with the Lakes Region Sled Dog
Club, passed away Monday evening, June 20, 2005. He was an integral part of the Trail Crew
for the World Championship Sled Dog Derby and will always be fondly known by his handle of
"Lead Dog". He was a past President of the club as well as an honorary judge.
Provided by Carol Beck
Grant Beck Sr. at the age of 18 when he was preparing to travel
to the Barrenlands by dogteam.
Passing of Mushing Elder, Grant Beck Sr.
Grant Beck Sr. of Yellowknife, NWT, Canada passed away April 21st at 80 years of age
after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Fort Resolution, NWT in 1925.
He is the father of 3 sons, all of whom have dog teams including: Grant Jr., Richard
and Danny. He also has numerous grandsons and daughters who continue the family tradition.
At the age of 18 Grant traveled to the Barrenlands by dogteam to trap. It is a distance
of over 500 miles and he did it solo. He was one very inspiring and interesting man. Very
soft spoken and gentle. He was a very athletic and loved a challenge.
He traveled by dogteam throughout his life but never raced. He did, however, provide
Champion dogs to his brothers who raced. He was a tremendous inspiration to all who knew
him. His extensive knowledge of dogs certainly gave his sons the foundation for their
Condolences may be sent to the family by email or postal mail to:
Yellowknife, NT, X1A 2N2 Canada
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