Peggy Johnson Goss Dies; Former Resident Was 70

Peggy (Johnson) Goss


Peggy (Johnson) Goss, loving mother, grandmother, and friend to many, passed away due to breast cancer April 28, 2021, in Anacortes, Washington. She was 70.

She was born December 28, 1950, in Central Valley, California. She grew up in Sitka, with her siblings, Charlotte, Billy, Gary, Larry, Richard, Charlie, Sonny, Janice and Eddie.  

Peggy lovingly raised her three children, Chelcy, Gary and Joey, in Anacortes, Washington. 

She worked on Washington State ferries for 19 years, making lifelong friendships. 

Peggy had a passion for making people laugh. She was known for her quick wit, infectious laugh, and off-the-wall humor. 

Preceding Peggy in death were her parents Wes and Murna Johnson, and siblings Billy, Eddie, Sonny and Charlotte.

She is survived by her three children, Chelcy Beatty, Gary Goss and Joey Goss, all of Anacortes; her six grandchildren, Carley Beatty, Kendall Beatty, Ashley Goss, Brittany Goss, Makenna Goss, and Coleman Goss; and many nieces and nephews.

She also is survived by her siblings Gary, Larry, Richard, Charlie Johnson and Janice Meabon.

Services are pending in Anacortes. Those wishing to contact the family may go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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At a Glance

(updated 1-12-22)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 11:55 am Wednesday.

New cases as of Friday: 2,512

Total statewide – 172,329

Total (cumulative) deaths – 955

Total (cumulative) hospitalizations – 3,337

Current Hospitalizations – 103

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The COVID alert rate for Sitka is “high,” based on 153 new COVID cases in the past 7 days. Case statistics are as of Sunday.

New cases in Sitka – 34

Cases in last 7 days – 153

Cumulative Sitka cases – 1,531

Deceased (cumulative) – 6

The local case data are from the City of Sitka website.





January 2002

Classified ads, Rentals: 3-bdrm. house on the beach. $900; 3-bdrm duplex, washer/dryer $945; Great downtown house, 2 bdrms., 2 baths, furnished,
W/D, hardwood floors $850; 2-bdrm. roomy apartment $945..


January 1972

The City and Borough Assembly Tuesday approved an ordinance establishing a transportation committee to advise the assembly and promote transportation services for the municipality. Members are Cecil McClain, Ray Mabey, Clarence Kramer,
Dick Cushing and Burt Hansen.