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Mardell Ann Tyone

July 24, 1948 April 28, 2019
Mardell Ann Tyone
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Born to Helen & George Skeek in Kake, Alaska, where she attended school. Ann moved to Anchorage to babysit for Edna & Lemmie Charley on May 30, 1967. Two months later she met the love of her life, Elmer. Elmer and Ann were married on April 27, 1968. They had three children, Allen, Darryl, and Crystal.

Ann was a homemaker with a warm and welcoming home; she greeted everyone with love. Generous and caring, she would share her native foods and host big feeds. She took in several children, so they could live in a safe and loving environment. All done without any type of compensation or aid. Brice & Junior who were Allen’s friends, Raetta who was Darryl’s friend, and Kathryn who was Crystal’s friend, became her children and brought her grandchildren. Many children called her grandma.

Ann & Lucy were founding members of the Anchorage Tlingit & Haida Dancers. They worked together on fundraising for the group and she was one of their main drummers for many years. She was watching Marissa & Ashley and took them to all the dance practices with Crystal; when Karen returned from the oil spill, the girls taught her Tlingit songs. Ann’s friend Doris, a member of the dance group, soon became part of the family and was traditionally adopted by Gram Helen.

When family and friends had to make trips to town for medical care, Ann & Elmer would make time to visit them at the hospital or take them to run errands. Loving and caring, Ann would call her friends and family to check on them to see if they are doing okay.

Ann enjoyed going for rides and would often go out by the airport and watch the jets come and go. She loved the show ‘Cops’ and when she would see a policeman she would sing ‘Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?’ often dancing as she sang. An avid bingo player – Ann started hosting Penny Ante-Up games at her home to bring family and friends over for a dinner and a visit. It was loud, full of laughter, and silliness but, oh so much FUN. She liked to show us that we could have a good time without alcohol or drugs.

Ann had a large extended family and many, many friends who will miss her.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at the Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage, Alaska with Pastor George Harkness officiating. Visitation will start at 1:30 and Funeral Service at 2:00 PM.


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Visitation

Thursday

2

May

1:30 PM 5/2/2019 1:30:00 PM
Central Lutheran Church

1420 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Central Lutheran Church
1420 Cordova Street Anchorage 99501 AK
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

2

May

2:00 PM 5/2/2019 2:00:00 PM
Central Lutheran Church

1420 Cordova Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Central Lutheran Church
1420 Cordova Street Anchorage 99501 AK
United States
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