Athabascan matriarch Hannah Solomon passes away at 102

Associated PressSeptember 17, 2011 

FAIRBANKS -- A 102-year-old Athabascan matriarch known for her museum-quality beadwork has died in Fairbanks.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Hannah Solomon died a few weeks short of her 103rd birthday.

Solomon was also a social worker and one of the founders of the Fairbanks Native Association.

Last year, more than 300 people turned out for her birthday at the church where she was a longtime parishioner.

Funeral plans have not yet been announced.

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