End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Clara Lorraine Jansson, 74, died July 9 in Anchorage. Born in Nenana, she was 1953 class valedictorian at Mount Edgecumbe High School. She was the first Alaska Native woman to become a licensed pharmacist. As chief pharmacist at the Barrow hospital, she set-up satellite pharmacy dispensaries at village health clinics throughout the North Slope Borough. She was once honored as U.S. Public Health Service employee of the year, and received many other awards and citations for her work. In 1993 she moved to Anchorage to work at the Alaska Native Medical Center outpatient pharmacy, where she maintained her friendships with Barrow residents who were in Anchorage for treatment. She enjoyed traveling, reading mystery novels, baking and exercising at the local gym with friends. [Nov2008]
This obituary is printed here with special permission from the editor and is copyrighted as such.