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Doris E Hillis

July 18, 1946 March 30, 2019
Doris E Hillis
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Obituary for Doris E Hillis

Doris Ellen Hillis, aged 72, of Anchorage passed away on Saturday, March 30 2019 at Alaska Native Medical Center.

Doris’ husband, Peter said, “Doris, my beautiful Inupiat wife was born in Shaktoolik, Alaska on Thursday, 18 July 1946. She grew up in a traditional native life style in the Norton sound area.”

“Her grandfather owned a reindeer herd and she had many wonderful memories of the time she spent at Egavik with her family and her two constant companions, uncles, Victor and Glenn. She was educated at an early age learning to harvest the native plants for food but by far her most enjoyment came from berry picking.”

“She was most at peace on a sunny day in the mountains in a good berry patch. She was a devoted, loving mother and grandmother and a wonderful loving wife. Forty-nine years of a wonderful marriage that has ended too soon. We mourn her loss but will keep the good memories with us for as long as we live. All of the family is grateful for the time we have had with her. We miss you Eekulook. Be at peace in the arms of our Lord.”

Her family described her as an avid cribbage player as well as being a talented creator of many beautiful pieces of knitting, crocheting, bead work and quilting.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Pauline and Thomas Sagoonick and brothers, Frederick, Charles and Gerald.

She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Hillis; son, Anthony Hillis of Anchorage; daughters, Catherine Maccabee of Anchorage and Rachel Caramadre of Gansevoort, New York; grandchildren, Alex Ferris-Cochran, Katelyn Maccabee, Christopher Maccabee and James Maccabee all of Anchorage, Aaron Berger of New York, New York, Isabella and Lily Caramadre of Gansevoort, New York; great grandchildren, Seth, Rickarlos, Aidan and Christopher Hollowell-Macabee all of Anchorage, sister, Hazel Sagoonick of Anchorage; brothers, Ronald Sagoonick and Allen Sagoonick of Unalakleet and George Sagoonick of Anchorage.

Doris’ funeral will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the First Covenant Church at 1145 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501 with Pastor Randy Hoffbeck officiating.

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2:00 PM 4/4/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/4/2019 4:00:00 PM
First Covenant Church

1145 C. Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

First Covenant Church
1145 C. Street Anchorage 99501 AK
United States

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