Mickey Sandra Duane Riley Belden, 70, died July 1, 2009, in Gloria's Golden Heart Assisted Living, in Anchorage after suffering from a brain tumor. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at UAA Fine Arts Building, Music Recital Hall with the Rev. Norman H.V. Elliott officiating.
When I wrote about Mickey's passing last week, I mentioned she had sung some of my songs over the years, and that I had been working on more songs for her, when she passed away.
Here is a tribute I wrote ten years ago, when another great Alaskan, Joe Redington, passed away. It conveys my sadness about Mickey too.