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  • ID: I42234
  • Name: Sylvia Mae BREMNER
  • Given Name: Sylvia Mae
  • Surname: Bremner
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: 4D84E7BF17C740E998BEEE8A0A2554EEBD98
  • Change Date: 19 OCT 2013
  • Note:
    The following was obtained from the Sitka Sentinel, Wednesday, February 04, 2009.

    Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Sylvia Mae Osbakken died Jan. 30 at SEARHC-Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital, surrounded by her husband and four children.
    A memorial service will be held noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at the ANB Hall.
    Sylvia was born March 1, 1935, in Kake, the eldest of 12 children born to Esther (Davis) and John Bremner. She lived with her family in Yakutat, and as a teenager tended her own gill nets on the Situk and Arhnklen rivers.
    After graduating from Mt. Edgecumbe High School, she worked as a dental assistant.
    During these years she formed many lifelong friendships. She also met her husband of 45 years, Willis, who shared her zest for life and the great outdoors.
    She loved to cook and bake for her family, garden, dig clams, harvest abalone and beachcomb for glass balls.
    She was an avid sports fisherman, and in 1968 she won the Sitka Salmon Derby with a 50-pound, 10-ounce, king. This enabled the Osbakkens to buy their house on her beloved Jamestown Bay. Her loving home was the heart of her family.
    She will be dearly missed by her husband, Willis; daughters and sons-in-law Darlene Hartshorn and Larry Leutzinger and Esther and Jay Bingham; daughter Jane Brizgaloff; and son Carl Osbakken.
    Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren inspired her and gave her great joy. Sylvia's love and caring will be dearly missed by her grandchildren Justin Osbakken, Jessica Carlson, Julie (husband Jason and children Lynn Mae and Trace) Barnes, Jeremy Bingham, Sheri (husband Henry and children Christopher and Sabina) Schaefer, Michael (Amber and son Jim) Brizgaloff, Missy (husband Jay) and Josh Leutzinger.

    Also missing their oldest sister will be Marilyn Bremner and Ann (husband Russ) Dosset of Anchorage; Bertrum Bremner of Wasilla; Muriel Kreigbaum, Allen Bremner and Betty (husband Ron) Buller of Yakutat; and Donald Bremner of Juneau.
    Sylvia was also comforted with prayers from her aunts and uncles: Rebecca Rose, Harriet and Walter Williams and Katie Davis of Kake; George Davis of Juneau; and Wilma Kersey of Lynwood, Wash.
    Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther Bremner; sister Vivian Lewis; brothers Frederic, John and Victor Bremner, all of Yakutat; son Kenneth Osbakken; and granddaughter Cassondra Blackburn of Sitka.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to contact the family may write to: Willis Osbakken, 1719 Sawmill Creek Road, Sitka, AK 99835.

    Her dob was given as 1 Mar 1935 by the 1946 BIA village census at Yakutat, AK.

    She was 1/2 Alaska native.

    She and Wallace Brizbaloff, both of Mt. Edgecumbe, were married by the US Commissioner in Sitka, AK. Sitka Sentinel, 16 Mar 1955

    She was a dental technician at that time.

    This person was a resident of Sitka, AK in 1985. Sitka Sentinel, 11 Oct 1985.

    Her surname was Osbakken.
  • Birth: 1 MAY 1935 in Kake, Terr. of Alaska, USA
  • Death: 30 JAN 2009 in Sitka, Sitka, Alaska, USA

    Father: John James BREMNER b: 16 APR 1912 in Yakutat, Terr. of Alaska, USA
    Mother: Esther DAVIS b: 12 OCT 1912 in Cornwallis Point, Terr. of Alaska, USA

    Marriage 1 Living OSBAKKEN
      1. Has Children Carl Eric OSBAKKEN b: 14 AUG 1963 in Sitka, Sitka, Alaska, USA
      2. Has No Children Kenneth Thor OSBAKKEN

      Marriage 2 Living BRIZGALOFF
        1. Has No Children Living BRIZGALOFF
        2. Has Children Living BRIZGALOFF
        3. Has No Children Living BRIZGALOFF

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