Norman Glen Frostad

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2000

Lifelong Kenai resident Norman Glen Frostad died Thursday, July 18, 2000, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage after a lengthy illness.

The family will hold a private farewell at the Kenaitze Indian setnet site in Kenai. Plans for a celebration of life are pending. For further information, friends may call 283-7730.

Melvin L. Juliussen

Native Alaskan Melvin L. Juliussen died on Sunday, July 16, 2000, at his fishing site in Kasilof. He was 57.

Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. Archpriest Macarius Targonsky will officiate. Burial will be in the Kenai City Cemetery, with a reception following at Fort Kenay.

Pallbearers for the service will be Eugene Juliussen Jr., Jason Juliussen, Walter Sacarow, Michael Juliussen Jr., Keith Yeackley and John Jent.

Mr. Juliussen was born in Kenai on Oct. 17, 1942, and spent most of his life on the Kenai Peninsula. He served in the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1972. He moved back to Alaska where he took up commercial fishing on Cook Inlet with his brothers Mike and Eugene. He enjoyed pursuing hobbies, including woodcarving and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife, Kathrine Juliussen of Kenai; son, Melvin Juliussen Jr., of Kenai; sisters Dorthy Hermansen of Kasilof, Beatrice Stanford of Kenai and Alida Bayes of Kenai; brothers Eugene Juliussen Sr. and Michael Juliussen Sr., both of Kenai; uncle, Sagen Juliussen of Sitka; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives in the Kenai area.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapeli.

Ronnie Lee Lewis

Kasilof resident Ronnie Lee Lewis died Monday, July 17, 2000. He was 59. "He was doing what he loved -- he was on baord the Sea Mist in Cook Inlet and fishing," his family said.

Memorial services will be held Friday at his home in Kasilof. Cremation will precede the service, and his ashes will be scattered where he lived and fished.

Mr. Lewis was born and raised in Vernal, Utah. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and went on to raise a family after his return. He lived in Cooper Landing before moving to Seward. In 1974, he moved to Kasilof, where he owned and operated a gas station and restaurant on the Kasilof River. Years later, his passion became commercial fishing.

"He was known by many of his friends and family as 'Ronnie Lee' or 'Lewis.' His best friend, a boarder collie named Butch, was always at his side, even when out on the boat fishing. He had a great compassion for people and animals. His personality went far beyond friendly, he had a unique way of making people smile with his warm-hearted humor.

"Although it saddens us deeply to lose our loved one, we will always embrace him in our hearts and precious memories," his family said.

Mr. Lewis is survived by daughters Ronda Lewis-Trahan and her husband Todd Trahan, Lisa Tiner and Rusti Fitzhugh; sons James Blake and his wife, Vickie, Butch Tiner, and Kenneth Lewis; grandchildren James A. Blake IX, Jamie Blake, Tiffanie Lewis, Brittany Lewis, Kara Trahan and Hadden Tiner; and cousin Ray Harrison, who he thought of more as a brother than a cousin.

In lieu of flowers or plants, the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Heart Foundation in lieu of flowers.

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