By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Fellowship Hall rededication seeks to preserve Wrangell history


Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Martha Jager would sit at the front of The Salvation Army worship services and play her tambourine. The church is compiling old photos like this one into a scrapbook to honor Jager's memory.

Martha Jager was a pillar of the Wrangell Salvation Army community around the 1970s and '80s, swelling the church's numbers and supporting its cause when the floors were covered in shag carpet and the chapel walls had wood paneling.

The Alaska Native woman had a welcoming personality and was deeply committed to her church community - so committed that the Martha Jager Fellowship Hall is named in her honor.

Jon and Rose Tollerud did not know Jager personally - by the time the pair arrived in Wrangell, she had already passed away and they do not know for certain when she died. But they do k...

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