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Tribute to a Great Lady, Helen Finney
By Phyllis Yetka Hobson


March 06, 2008
Thursday PM

Thank you Mr. Kiffer for the lovely thoughts of a lovely lady. Helen Finney was indeed the "Grand Dame" of Ketchikan. She was also one of my role models.

She was a lady who would have an idea and could accomplish her goals. Her strong suit was the ability to find the right person to help her attain those goals. She would make the task fun and rewarding.

I had heard Helen was ill and had a note to her on my desk when I saw the notice of her death. Helen was a person who loved people and espically the people of Ketchikan and Alaska. I miss her even from across the nation. I just wish I had not waited to find the right words to say to Helen.

I extend my sympathy to her family and all her friends. Thank you, Helen, for everything you did for all of us.


Phyllis Yetka Hobson
Fredericksburg, VA

Received March 05, 2008 - Published March 06, 2008


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