Lina Lenora (Stickman) Demoski passed peacefully at her home on July 14, 2021, in Fairbanks, AK, where she had resided with her daughter Nina over the past 30 years. Lina was born in Lonesome River to George and Xenia Stickman on March 22, 1927. She was laid in the David Salmon Hall in Fairbanks for services and viewing by her many friends and relatives in the area and later transported to Anvik for final funeral services and burial on July 18, 2021, next to her husband at the Anvik cemetery. Reverend Anna Frank officiated services both in Fairbanks and Anvik.
Lina was a well-known, self-taught, respected master basket weaver throughout Alaska and perhaps the United States. Her trays and baskets are exquisitely tightly woven and designed. Owners of Lina’s work are definitely blessed. Lina will be remembered by everyone she met. No one was a stranger. She would tell each and every story from the past, stories she’d read, and had the scariest stories her kids and grandkids loved to hear over and over.
Lina married Edward Demoski and together they had ten children. She is survived by her sons Ernest (Lillian); Glenn (Ida); Hughie, and daughters Gladys Ball (Bobbie); Freda Beasley (Howard); Adele Chase; Ella Demoski (Dan); Nina Demoski, and over 100 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her late husband Edward Demoski Sr., and sons William, Edward Jr., and Rudy Sr.
Lina is loved and remembered by her family and everyone who knew her for her kindness, smile, willingness to help, unselfish sharing of knowledge, her famous granny knitted socks, her willingness and eagerness to travel to Arizona, Missouri, Mexico, and Canada, or just “for a drive”, and learn new things, voracious reading, and of course Bingo! She is truly extremely missed by all.