Barbara Ilaquusi Trigg

Barbara Ilaquusi Trigg

August 3, 1928—September 10, 2017

Barbara Ilaquusi Trigg was born on August 3, 1928 in Shishmaref to John and Esther Sinnok.  She passed with family by her side in Nome on September 10, 2017. 

Barbara’s parents were reindeer herders from Wales who settled in Shishmaref to raise their family. Barbara was the youngest of 13 children.  After her parents passed away, she moved to Nome where she met and married John Analoak.  Barbara and John raised six children: Esther, Irene, William, John, Ralph and Julie.  After John passed, Barbara married Jerome Trigg Sr. and they raised Darlene and helped to raise many other grandchildren.

Barbara was a hard worker.  She worked as a cook at Yellow Cab, Northstar, XYZ Senior Center and several other places.  When she married Jerome, she retired and they were able to connect to their roots.  Barbara and Jerome hunted, fished, and gathered for all their children together.  Their racks were full and they shared what they had with their family and those who were in need.

Barbara was well known for her baking and her skin sewing.  Her house smelled so good when she had fresh loaves of bread, just out of the oven. When she was still able, she baked the communion bread for the United Methodist Church. She skin sewed for her children and her sewing was sought after in the community.  The slippers and hats she made were treasured gifts.

Barbara was dedicated to her family and she used her hands to show her love.  She made our clothes, she prepared our food, she bathed and dressed us when we were young.  She never hesitated to tell her family what she thought, correcting us in her own way.  Barbara helped many families raise their children.  When looking through her photos you can see all the little children she cared for over the years.

Barbara is survived by her children Irene Gibson, John Analoak, Ralph Analoak, Julie Analoak, Darlene Trigg, Gerald Trigg and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents John and Esther, her first husband John Analoak and her second husband Jerome Trigg Sr., and children Esther Barger and William Analoak. 

For as little as she was, the hole she leaves is vast.  To those she loved, you are blessed. We would like to express thanks to all those who helped our mother over the years, she really felt like you cared and that she was in good hands.  A special thank you to all of you who reached out to us, prepared us food, hugged and cried with us.

The Nome Nugget

PO Box 610
Nome, Alaska 99762

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

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