Brian Williamson (1968 - 2014)

  • "God bless you Terry, Howard and Jeni."
    - Cheryl Strenger
  • "My sincere condolences on your great loss. May you find..."
  • "My condolences go out to Brian's family and friends for..."
    - Rebecca Langston
  • "Dear sweet Brian may you RIP... I will miss our summer..."
    - lesley Horman
  • "So hard to believe. Always enjoyed Brian's company and..."

Lifelong Alaskan, Brian Williamson died suddenly Friday, August 22, 2014 amongst the presence of his friends. He was 46 years old. A gathering will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 5th at the Kasilof Community Church (51540 Mercantile Avenue) which will be continued at the Kasilof River Lodge and Cabins following the service. Brian was born January 18, 1968. His passions early on were playing basketball and dabbling in movie-making. Brian loved his years as a commercial fisherman, and more recently enjoyed hunting, camping and being with his friends. His enthusiasm for writing and playing music brought joy to all those lucky enough to experience his generosity and friendship. Brian liked to think that music should not be predictable - as, in many ways, the record of his life played out. His reputation for integrity and commitment as a certified NDE inspector was well known among the oil and gas companies and contractors with whom he worked on the North Slope. Brian was deeply loved and admired for the great care he took in nurturing his friendships and his talent of being painfully straightforward and honest. And in return, he felt very lucky to have found himself surrounded by good people he loved and trusted. His creative wit deeply touched the lives of many in both Anchorage and Kasilof. Brian will be remembered and cherished as a loving and caring soul, an inspiration to his family and friends. A beloved son and brother, he is survived by his parents Howard and Terry, his sister Jeni, and his many relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Covenant House Alaska, 755 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 or Arrangements were cared for by the Anchorage Funeral Home. Please visit Brian's obituary and online guestbook at
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Sept. 3, 2014