Helen Todd

Obit:Thursday, May 13, 1965

End of the Trail

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Mrs. Helen Todd, 40, a lifelong Alaskan and ardent outdoorswoman, died May 13 when her light plane crashed on take off from a small lake near Bush Mountain at the north end of Annette Island. She had left Ketchikan early that morning to check her beaver traps on small lakes in the v'cinity. The plane was one which her husband, Ed, operator of Todd's Air Service, had given her two years ago." She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs, Julius Rustanius, and a graduate of Ketchikan High School. An experienced trapper, she already had taken approximately 50 beaver pelts and 12 wolves during the winter and spring,� [Sep1965]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, Sep 1965

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