Patricia Ann Bahr "Bunning"

Patricia Ann Bahr "Bunning"

March 19, 1934 ~ March 4, 2019

Patricia Ann (Kotongan) Bahr was blessed to her most loving father John and mother Hazel Kotongan on March 19, 1934 at Elim, Alaska.  According to her granddaughter Gertie, she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior and readily went to be with the Lord on March 4, 2019, at 84 years of age.

Her parents always called her “Bunning” and her brothers and grandparents affectionately doted on her. Quyana Aġaayun for his ever-loving forgiveness of all sinners, praise God he gives it freely and welcomes all believers who confess their sins and accept the Lord.     

Patricia was raised in the old-fashioned Inuit way of life mainly around the Shaktoolik area, including the Elim, Koyuk, Egavik and Unalakleet areas with a very large extended family.  Having been taught by the best, she knew how to make the most delicious kinds of foods, whether it was atchaaluk, aqutaq, uqrumutaq, ungimaq, quaq, seal oil, dryfish-everything, including unusual foods like beaver tail, porcupine and wild herb salad, anything, you name it, she knew how to make it taste so delicious. She knew how to make all sorts of jams, cakes, pies and cinnamon rolls, one of the best bakers ever, especially her bread baked in the rocks at Egavik.

Patricia went to school at White Mountain and went on to graduate from Mt. Edgecumbe boarding school. She fondly remembered that her brothers would buy her clothes when she went to school.

Shortly thereafter, she married Vernon Lloyd Auliye in Unalakleet and together they had Marleene, Debbie, Verna, Diane, Genevieve, Vernon Jr., Glenn, Cheryl and Kurt.

She later married Henry Bahr Sr. She also had special people in her life whom she would call just to hear their voice or to nunnaq them, thank you all for your loving kindnesses. 

Patricia was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Mulluk and Kuunchulq, paternal grandparents James and Sarah Kotongan, parents John and Hazel Kotongan, brothers Ralph (1st) Elmer (Ruth), Gilbert, Charles, Buddy Raymond, Glenn, Victor (Judie), and Ralph (2nd); sisters twins Pauline (Thomas) and Patricia (1st); Mildred (Michael), and Mae (Oscar), son Glenn, and daughter Cheryl. She has 31 grandchildren, and 44 great-grandchildren. Quyana everyone for all your continued prayers, love and support, we appreciate it. Peace to her memory.   

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