Anchorage resident Elizabeth
Butkovich, 90, died of natural causes Feb. 27, 2011, at home.
visitation will be at noon Tuesday, followed by a service at 1 p.m., at
Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. Elizabeth's nephew, William Nicholson, will
officiate. Interment will be in Dillingham.
Elizabeth was born on May
23, 1920, in Kanakanak. Born and raised in the Bristol Bay area, she moved to
Anchorage in the early '50s. She retired from the Diamond N Cannery in South
Naknek. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening, RVing, traveling, clamming, and
snowmachining with her husband, Karl, and brother Laurence in their younger
Family states: "Clarks Point, Lake Clark and Lake Clark Pass were
named after her grandfather John W. Clark. She was the last living grandchild of
John W. and Natalia Clark and the daughter of Hans P. Nicholson, a Danish
immigrant, and Feodora Clark Nicholson, a Native Alaskan. Elizabeth was the last
living child of Hans and Feodora.
"A lifelong Native Alaskan she was
known to the family as 'Queen Elizabeth,' the true matriarch of the family. She
definitely would let you know the way it was; and yet, she had a heart of gold
and helped and loved the family in so many ways. She was the 'rock' for many and
will be missed by all."
Elizabeth is survived by her sons, Herman
Herrmann Jr. of Seattle, Wash., and Dennis Herrmann (Lois) of Naknek;
granddaughters, Debbie McGonegal (Kelly) of Wasilla, Teresa Robbins (Rob) of
Anchorage, Barbara Abrams (McCormick) of Anchorage, and Kelly Samuelson of
Anchorage; great-grandchildren, Jamie Oliphant (Brant) of Juneau, Katie Robbins
(Richard Langford) of Anchorage, Jesse Kristovich of Anchorage, and Farren and
Jake McCormick; great-great-grandchildren, Trinity and Troy Langford of
Anchorage; nephew, Hans Nicholson (Danesa) of Wasilla; nieces, Cathy Hokanson
(Doug) and Sharon Young (David) of Anchorage; and extended family including Kay
Herrmann Skeen of Wasilla and Billy Myers of Anchorage.
preceded in death by husband, Karl Butkovich; parents, Hans and Feodora
Nicholson; and siblings, John, Emma, Mildred, Herbert, Elmer and