Southcentral Foundation mourns loss of long-time Native leader

A memorial service is planned for Friday for Southcentral Foundation board member Sophia Chase and her family. Chase, along with her husband Allan and 16-year old granddaughter Melissa Pike, were killed Saturday in a 3-car accident on the Glenn Highway.

Sophia Chase was a founding board member of the Southcentral Foundation and served for more than 20 years. Tribal health leaders say her contributions at the foundation were countless. One area where she was especially influential is the Traditional Healing program.

Dixie Hutchinson, KNBA – Anchorage