Chevak's Kashunamiut School District Superintendent, David Lougee, died from COVID-19 complications on Jan. 10. Lougee had been hospitalized at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said.
The school district wrote on its website that David Lougee was “dedicated to the students, committed to the community and stepped up to serve in a variety of capacities. He was a strong believer in the worth and abilities of the students of Chevak.”
Community members offered remembrances online. Chevak restauranteur Earl Atchak extolled Lougee’s work as an educator. In a Facebook post, Atchak wrote, “Dave Lougee's entire being was for the success and Wellbeing of all Students in Chevak.”
Other community members offered prayers and commended his service to Chevak’s youth.