Daisy Olrun passed away peacefully at the MacInnes House in Anchorage with her caretaker, Doris Scott at her side. She passed away on May 3, 2012 which is the “National Day of Prayer.” Daisy “Nussa’an” Olrun was born to Mellaar and Nussaalar on Oct. 9, 1919 at Nash Harbor, Nunivak Island. She was 92 when she passed away.
Daisy was raised in Nash Harbor where she met her future husband, Olie Olrun. They became husband and wife through an arranged marriage which was the norm at the time. Daisy and Olie had 11 children altogether, 9 of which survived into adulthood.
Daisy enjoyed berry picking, sewing, knitting, cooking, beading, crocheting and making a home for her family.
Daisy was a child of God, and joined her husband Olie and their children with their Lord Jesus Christ in Heaven.
Daisy was preceded in death by four children, Freda and Wallen in infancy, son Olie Junior, husband Olie Sr., son Palmer, daughter-in-law Leah, great-grandson Ethan, grandson Ronnie, granddaughter Vanessa and brother Rex Mathlaw and Elise Williams. Daisy is survived by sister Mary Charles, sister-in-law Edna Mathlaw, son Daniel (Prudy) Olrun, son Eben (Grace) Olrun, son Leonard (Theresa) Olrun, son Stephen Olrun, son Wallen (Flora) Olrun, son Rex Weston, daughter Margaret (Michael) Hobbs, 25 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great great grand children. She also adopted William Martin (Uquviar), Sam Becker (Aniriilar), and Dena Ivy (Anunara’ar).
Daisy’s family will miss her constant conversations, contagious laughter, gospel singing and reindeer soups. She loved to visit with her grandchildren and other family members.