Place an Obituary

Obituaries of lower Kenai Peninsula residents or former residents (including part-time residents) will be published under these conditions:

  • Death announcements and memorial announcements that are 50 words are less, and do not have a photo, will be published free of charge.
  • Obituaries between 51-350 words cost $40
  • Obituaries between 351-500 words cost $80
  • Obituaries that are 500+ words must be run as paid display ads through the advertising department. The newsroom will not be involved in any editing of display ads.
  • Payment for obituaries must be received before they can be published.
  • The Homer News reserves the right to edit obituaries to fit Associated Press style. We will not edit obituaries down to fit these word limits.
  • It is preferable to submit obituaries through funeral homes. Obituaries submitted directly by families should be done by a single family contact who is responsible for content. At our discretion, we may ask for additional documentation to verify a death.
  • A photograph may be included. Color photos will be used on the website and black-and-white photos in print.

To read submitted obituaries, please visit

Send obituaries with a high-resolution photo to:

Homer News
3482 Landings St.
Homer, Alaska 99603


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Publisher Jeff Hayden: 907-335-1237 • 
Editor Michael Armstrong: 907-235-7767 • 
Reporter Sarah Knapp: 907-235-7767 • 
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