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Obituary: Carol Alice Feller-Brady, Koodeilgé, 91

 

Carol Alice Feller-Brady, Koodeilgé

Carol Alice Feller-Brady, Koodeilgé, 91, passed away surrounded by those she loved in Juneau on May 2, 2018.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1927, the youngest of twelve, born to Elizabeth Kadashan of Wrangell Naanya.ayíi,who was the first ANS Grand Camp President and Raymond James Sr. of the Sitka Kiks'.adí. Her grandfather was Chief Kadashan of the Wrangell Kasqwa.kweidi and her grandmother was the sister of Chief Shakes VI.

As a child, she lived in Sitka. By the age of twelve both of her parents, as well as ten of her siblings preceded her in death. A few years later, she was sent to the Wrangell Institute boarding school and was a graduate of the class of 1947, along with her longtime friend, Wilma Stokes.

After completing school, Carol met and married John Feller from the Wrangell Kiks'.adi Clan who was a World War II veteran. They had five children: John, Susan (Stevens), Helen, Luella (Knapp) and Christopher. In 1964, she became a widow and with help from her sister-in-law, Christine Feller-Jenkins and her husband Chuck, she raised her five children.

In 1976, Carol met Scotty "Brookner" Brady who then became the love of her life. They married and spent 42 years together. They lived in Wrangell, eventually relocating to Juneau. She documented her life story and was encouraged by her mother-in-law to share her inspirational journey. " Through the Storm Towards the Sun" was published in 1979.

Carol achieved many accomplishments, she worked at the Wrangell Institute until 1974 when it shut down and she also was a strong advocate for the youth with substance abuse issues. She was a member on various committees: The Wrangell House, The Wrangell Council on Alcoholism, Alaska Native Sisterhood, Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Local Tlingit and Haida Community Council. As a result of her dedicated service, Carol was nominated and awarded the Tlingit and Haida Delegate of the Year, as well as receiving the Honor Kempton Service Award to Humanity for Alaska.

Carol was the Naanya.ayíi Matriarch, she loved her family and was adored by them.

She was preceded in death by her youngest child, Christopher Raymond and her granddaughter Diana Knapp.

She is survived by her husband Scotty, four of her children, 12 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Sat., May 12 at 1 pm at the Harbor Light Assembly of God Church, with a graveside service following, and a reception at the American Legion Hall.

 

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