Wilema A. Tingley March 6, 1926-Jan. 9, 2017

Wilema A. Tingley

March 6, 1926-Jan. 9, 2017

Lifelong Alaska resident, Wilema A. Tingley, 90, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at home with her family by her side in Kenai.

Services will be held in her honor in the spring.

Wilema was born March 6, 1926, in Birch Creek, Mont. on the Blackfeet Reservation. She moved to Homer in 1961. She was a mother, grandmother and housewife who enjoyed taking care of her family.

She moved to Soldotna about eight years ago.

Wilema was preceded in death by her parents, William and Ellen Rutheford; husbands, Delmar Matthews and William Tingley; and six siblings.

She is survived by her sisters, Florence Allison, Loretta “Lotti” Sythe and Minnie Hirst, all of Browning, Mont.; children, Darold Matthews of Anchorage, Marti Anderson of Kenai, Lance Matthews of Show Low, Ariz., Jay Tingley of Anchor Point, Joan Miner of Maple Valley, Wash., Jeff Tingley of Lynnwood, Wash., and Jill Herbert of Homer; grandchildren, Keith Miner, Shaun Miner, Brandi Peck, Heather Mecsko, Daryll Matthews, Shannon Johnson, Thomas Tingley, James Tingley, Johnathan Tingley, Elton Anderson, Kelse Anderson, Tess Dickinson, David Herbert and Margaret Herbert; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.