April Kelly Tritt, 38, of Fairbanks, went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2014.
April loved spending time with family, especially her children, and some of her favorite days were spent outside in the summer, fishing. April was always the "cool," fun aunt for her nieces and nephews. April had a great sense of humor and never missed a moment to dress up funny and root on the family at a game or the Midnight Sun Run.
April had a lot of love to share and spent some of her time making sure some homeless people were fed. She put a smile on everyone's face, and her loving and silly nature will be missed by all. April will be remembered by her delicious dishes she proudly made for family gatherings and her ability to make people laugh. April was looking forward to November 2014 because she would have her first grandchild.
April was preceded in death by her daughter, Shiloh; uncles, Tyrone Rider Horace Cadzow, Donald Sam, and James Tritt; aunt, Maggie Beach; grandparents, Rev. Albert E. Tritt and Sarah; grandparents, Charles and Emma Villagecenter, Alice and Duane Metz, and grandma, Margaret Tritt; cousins, Wayne and Milo Flyinghorse and Eva.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her parents, Grace Simon and Russell, William Tritt and Cora, and grandpa, Allen "Allo" Tritt; her children, Tony Villagecenter (Jessica), Damon Villagecenter and Alexandra Parnell; her siblings, Ambrose, Courtney, Cordell, Kyle Smoke, William Jr., Alberta (Paul Jr) John, Arliss, Lorena Villagecenter Simon, Brittany and Angel Simon, Roselynn, and Jacqueline; and her nieces and nephews, Destiny, Baby Chassity, Kaycee, Milo "Kid" and Conan.
She also leaves behind her aunts and uncles, Shawna Ryder, Gloria Johnson, Margo Masayasva, Edward Villagecenter, Mark and Rose Ryder, Dale and Claudette Legrand, Don Chalmers, Mary (Todd) Groat, Connie and Stan Pigeon, Kay and Jack Barlow, Myra heaps, Josie Peter, Donna and Speed, Deena, Martha (Bryan), Brenda (Gregory), Audrey, and Julie (Jim).
April leaves many cousins, Lois (Richard), Sonya, Bernadine, Marcus, Timothy, Tyrone Jr.,Deshawn, Alishia, Jessica, Jasson, Shane, Maria, Caitlin, Jeramhia, Christopher, Ivy, Conrad, Valerie, Chad, Tashina, Darius, Cameron, Julia, Wallace, Jerry-d, Wilma, Shawntell and Jason, Serena (Mike), Sheena (Michael), Donetta, Tiffany (George), Allison, Sophia, Samuel, Dawn, Matthew, Cindy, Galen, Belynda, Daniel, Donald, Karlas, Molly, Melissa, Amanda, Brittany, Kate Lynn, Tia, Leah, Autumn, Yolanda, Khadijah, Lorenz, Mya and many other cousins.
She is also survived by her godfather, Jerry Frank and godchildren, Kaycee and Skyla Gilbert; her best friends, AJ McCarty, Monica Ketzler, Crystal Morris, and Bambi Lukin; and all of her Tritt and Villagecenter family from Arctic Village, Venetie, Fairbanks, New Mexico, and South Dakota.
Visitation will be at 11 a.m., followed by funeral services at noon today, March 27, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. A potlatch will take place at 5 p.m. at Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall (Please bring a dish to share). Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Birch Hill Cemetery.
Thank you for the services provided by Fairbanks Funeral Home and Crematory.