Bryan G. Wild (1986 - 2014)

  • "Betsy, he was gone way too soon. You raised a fabulous man..."
    - Susan Anderson
  • "Rodney and Betsie, My deepest condolences for your loss...."
    - Rick Grundstrom
  • "The management and staff at The Northeastland Hotel will..."
    - Robin Doody
  • "The Wilds are in our heart, thoughts and prayers! Saddest..."
    - Jerome Montague
  • "My Heart Aches for all of you. It's so tough to go..."

Bryan Gene Wild, son of Rodney and Bettsie Wild, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. He was 28 years old. Bryan was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and companion; his was an incredible presence in many, many lives. Bryan was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Aug. 2, 1986. As soon as he could stand, he was walking and as soon as he could walk he was skating. His love for all things hockey led to playing Juniors in Canada, and then coaching and mentoring countless others. We would like everyone Bryan played hockey with or coached to wear their jerseys to the service. Bryan's other great love was flying. He started his career flying small aircraft, graduating from flight school and eventually earning the distinction of Captain for PenAir. Bryan's family would love for his many airline buddies to represent their connection with Bryan by wearing their uniforms to the celebration of life as well. Bryan is survived by his parents, Bettsie and Rodney Wild; his siblings, Miranda, Lena and Talon Wild and Ashley, Marissa and Kianna King; grandparents, Ron and Sharon Wild, Walt and Barb Swafford and Patt Garrett; his great-grandpa, Troy Garrett; and great-grandma, Georgia Fay Nicholas; his favorite uncles, Walt Swafford and Randy Wild; his godmother, Kathy Jolley; and many loved and adored cousins; extended family; and friends. While his physical presence is now gone, Bryan's kind heart, trademark integrity, strength of character, sense of humor and remarkably loving disposition will live on in the hearts of his many friends and family members forever. Bryan's beautifully warm smile and strong hugs easily brightened even the darkest of days; during this time his family asks that we embrace each other in the spirit of love and light that was Bryan Gene Wild. A celebration of Bryan's life will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Chugiak High School Gymnasium. A donation account for Byran has been set up by PenAir and donations may be made at Wells Fargo Account 2640891905.
Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 6, 2015