Karen Davey Stewart


Age: 62

Summary: helicopter skiing pioneer and one of the co-founders of the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska who had helped to pioneer helicopter skiing in Alaska and worked with others including her late husband John McCune (d. 1996) to parlay the sport into the first back-country skiing championships, attracting thrill-seekers to Valdez.

Cause of Death: Injuries sutained in an ATV accident

Born: December 29, 1952

Died: September 7, 2015

Valdez, Alaska