Margaret Stevens1

#27756, (31 January 1930 - 5 May 2016)
Father*Charlie Stevens2
Mother*Hanna Peter2
Source:, citing Daily News-Miner


Joe Sherman Carroll b. 1919, d. 1999
Her married name was Stevens-Carroll. 
Her married name was Carroll (for indexing.)3 
Birth*31 January 1930She was born on 31 January 1930 at Eagle, Alaska.4 
Marriage*25 December 1948She married Joe Sherman Carroll, son of James Albert Carroll and Fannie Martin, on 25 December 1948 at AlaskaG.1 
Death*5 May 2016She died on 5 May 2016 at AlaskaG at age 86.4 


  1. [S2343] Alaska Marriage License Docket, 1946 - 1952, Alaska State Archives, Juneau, Alaska, online Marriage License Docket No. 26, Circle Prec., Application 22 Dec 1948, Marr. Lic. issued 25 Dec 1948, no return recorded, Ref. VS1142. Joe Carroll, age 29, trapper, and Margaret Stevens, age 18, both res. Fort Yukon.
  2. [S1585], online, Obituary from for Margaret Stevens-Carroll, q.v.
  3. [S520] VWH.
  4. [S1585], online, Citing Daily News-Miner, 10 May 2016.
    Our precious mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother Margaret Stevens-Carroll joined our dad and brothers in heaven on Thursday, May 5, 2016, 40 days after Easter, surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren.
    She was one of the last of the Han Gwichins, born Jan. 31, 1930, in Eagle, to her parents Charlie and Hanna Peter-
    Stevens and sister Dorothy Juneby.
    She shared with her children many stories of her childhood along with actual World War II stories that she experienced. She attended Eklutna boarding school where she met lifelong friends including Clara Honea and Betty Walker. She boarded the Steamer Yukon from Eagle and arrived in Fort Yukon, working at the Hudson Stuck hospital as a midwife.
    She met the love of her life, Joseph Carroll, in Fort Yukon. They lived a subsistence lifestyle, trapping and hunting all over the beautiful country of the Yukon-Charley Reserve, traveling the Yukon and Porcupine rivers, and 17-mile, Boxcar and Roderick Slough and the Crow Flats eventually settling in Fort Yukon.
    Mom beaded her exquisite high-top, beaded moose hide slippers, wearing them to the fiddlers. Mom beaded many dancing boots and other items for her family, grandchildren and friends; she also sewed many winter parkas, canvas boots, gun cases and many other items.
    Her beautiful beadwork was bought and given as gifts throughout the Yukon flats. She lived a subsistence lifestyle most of her adult life, raising her large family. The family still has her 22 antique gun that she used for hunting rabbits, etc.
    She is one of the most gifted cooks we know, famous for her biscuits, pineapple upside down cake, doughnuts and pies - all made from scratch; she never used recipes. She always had something cooking over a campfire or propane stove.
    Mom loved her fiddle music, and always looked forward to the fiddle festival. She loved the springtime, flowers blooming, listening for the birds. We love her dearly and will miss her every day.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Carroll; sons and parents and sister. She is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Steve Ginnis), Margaret (Ben), Dorothy, Brenda (her nurse), Patricia Carroll (Bob), Deborah Hardy and Sarah Knudson (Tom); grandchildren Melody Carroll, Steven Ginnis II, Roxy Carroll, Kathelyn Englishoe, Elvis James, Weston Baalam, Roxanne and Robert Knudson, and numerous great-
    grandchildren, and the Junebys, Stevens family, of Eagle; Nathaniel family, of Circle; brother- and sister-in-law, Godson Matt Shewfelt; and my "Josh" Josh Cadzow she adored.
    Funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Fort Yukon at Stephens Church, with burial at Hudson Stuck cemetery followed by potlatch at the tribal hall. The family thanks everyone for their prayers and support; God bless you all.
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