Update: A memorial and viewing service will be held for Mary Pete on November 20 at Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home in Anchorage from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. A service in Bethel will be announced at a later time.
Mary Ciuniq Pete died November 17 at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. She succumbed to complications from ovarian cancer. Pete was 61.
She left behind a huge legacy in Alaska as she worked to protect subsistence, and then later as the Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus.
KYUK spoke with several friends and former colleagues who remembered the contributions that Pete made to Alaska, and to the lives of everyone in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.