Isaac Raymond Oxereok
Isaac Raymond Oxereok was born to Charles and Agnes Oxereok on October 10, 1943 in Wales, Alaska. He went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2016.
Isaac attended Mt. Edgecumbe High School and graduated in 1965. He joined the US Army from 1965-67, where he served in the Vietnam War. He received three medals: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. He also received Sharpshooter on Rifle M-14.
In 1974, he worked on an Educational Study on how TV affected the lives of our people. This also was where he posted daily/weekly happenings in our community. In 1976, the BSRHA built 11 500-Series houses and Isaac worked as their electrician.
In 1980, he took over as the Power Plant Operator at the AVEC Power Plant. He was also employed by the Wales IRA as their bookkeeper and the manager of the Wales Native Store. 1987 brought Isaac to work as the Janitor for Wales School. He received an award from Bering Strait School District for sincere appreciation for five years of dedicated services to the schools and communities of the Bering Strait School District.
In 2012, he received the Elder of the Year Award from Wales Native Corporation.
Uncle Isaac had a contagious laugh. He was a bachelor, but he loved all his nieces and nephews dearly. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his cousins and their families: Eloise Ahwinona (Catherine and Abigail), Lenora Sereadlook (Pete, Larry and Peggy), Joanne Keyes (Anthony, Andrew, Norman, Travis and Shawna) and Mary Ann Olanna (Warren).
Nieces and Nephews and families: Ellen Jane Richard (Dan, Amos, Sherman), Linda Oxereok (Sheila and George), Frank Oxereok Jr. (Veronica, Randy, Tanya, Danitra, Gerald, Marissa and Helena), Janet Oxereok (James and Brit), Clyde Oxereok (Betty Ann, Lloyd, Reuben and Ernest), Stanley Oxereok and Anna Oxereok (Greg, Casey, Vanessa, Cecelia and Janelle).
Gilbert Oxereok, Charles Oxereok, Sr. (Charles Jr. and John), Lorna Smith (Lucinda, Natasha, Jackie and Zenita), Leona Oxereok (Ron, David, John, David, Daniel, Khani and Jobina), Lois Pointer (Nathaniel, Arnold and Agnes)
John Attatayuk (Rose and family), Reuben Attatayuk (Rueben, Jr), Jenny Auliye (William, Herbert, Theresa and Naomi), Betty Sinnok (James Sr. Greg, Agnes, Joe, Mary, Ada, Sam, James Jr. and Amos). Michele Ongtowasruk (Clyde Jr., Dave Sr., Nikolai, Clarence, Lisa and Jessie), Charles Olin (Brandon, Stacey, Timothy, Rebecca and James), Sandi Keller (Lori, Hattie and Joshua), Denise Olin (Jessica, Woodrow, Danielle, David and Josalyn), Gerri (Ron, James, Tamara, Cheryl, Amber, Shannon and Tiffany) and many other family and friends.
Isaac is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Agnes Oxereok; brothers Frank, Ernest, David, Daniel, Charles Jr. Sherman, Fred and 1st Isaac Oxereok; sisters Mary, Naomi, Jane and Vivien; paternal grandparents John and Mary Oxereok; maternal grandparents Warren Adlooat and Stella Kiongozinna; uncles and aunts Tom and Ida Oxereok, Carl and Edith Oxereok, Esther and Robert Mayokok, Warren and Winifred Adlooat, James, Isabell, Chester, Nora, Catherine, Glenna and Stella.