Brian Arthur Kean

  • "Thoughts of you fill my life everyday."
  • "Missing you more than ever........."
  • "Dear Brian, Today is Veteran's Day. Thinking of you today..."
    - Mary and Alan Maynard
  • "I miss you today more than ever."
  • "Kean Family and Friends I was saddened to just tonight..."
    - Giosue (Josh) Floyd

Brian Arthur Kean, 24, died Feb. 20, 2009, at Alaska Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family.
A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m., with a visitation 2-3 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Eagle River. A reception will be immediately after the service at the Eagle River Lions Club on Eagle River Road.
Brian was born Aug. 1, 1984, in Fort Belvoir, Va., to Bob and Jenny Kean. He moved to Alaska when he was 10 months old. He graduated from Chugiak High School in 2002. Brian was an honor student and four-year varsity letterman in wrestling.
He earned his Eagle Scout Award with Troop 229. Brian was an avid outdoorsman and loved sports, hunting, fishing, hiking and rock climbing. He enlisted in the Alaska National Guard and served six years with the 176th Security Forces. He was a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage majoring in biology.
His family recalled: "Brian was the most wonderful son, grandson, big brother and daddy any family could ever have. He always set a great example and loved his family and friends with all his heart. He was the 'life of the party' and wanted to make everyone happy. He inspired his siblings, friends, teammates, teachers, coaches, co-workers and even his own parents. He will forever be in our hearts."
Brian is our hero, his family said.
"What we do in life, echoes in eternity."
Brian is survived by his son, Roman Kean; his brothers, Steven and Kevin Kean; his sister, Kelly Kean; mother, Jennifer (Thompson) Kean; father, Bob Kean; stepmother, Electa Kean; grandparents, Tom and Joanne Kean and Tom and Janet Thompson; uncles, Mike and Tom Thompson and Roy Kean; and cousins, Jessica, Emily and Mike Thompson.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Roman C. Kean Memorial Fund at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union.
Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2009