Adeline “Eddie” O’Connor

Sept. 23, 1960 ~ March 12, 2022

Adeline “Eddie” O’Connor, age 61, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in her home in Anchorage, Alaska.

She was born to the late Lawrence and Laura Kayoukluk on Sept. 23, 1960, in Shaktoolik, Alaska. She was one of 12 children. She attended grade school in Shaktoolik and Covenant High in Unalakleet.

Adeline loved subsistence gathering and traveling all over Alaska, occasionally returning to Unalakleet to spend summers. She always wished to build a house on her camp site and live there permanently. She will be remembered in many ways, but especially for her charismatic and magnetic personality and love for having a good time with friends and family.

She raised four children throughout Alaska but mostly in Wasilla. Her family would like to express the love she had for Richard Pio, who was her committed companion for many years.

She is preceded in death by sisters Sharon Negron, Gloria Kayoukluk, Laura Kayoukluk, Virginia Kayoukluk and her parents Lawrence and Laura Kayoukluk.

She is survived by her children and grandchildren. Daughters: Shaunna, Margaret and Loretta O’Connor; son Frank O’Connor and granddaughters Laura O’Connor and Willow Prate.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at 1 p.m., at the First Covenant Church in Anchorage. A second service and burial will follow in Unalakleet on March 29.



The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762

Phone: (907) 443-5235
Fax: (907) 443-5112

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