Fred Allen Pridgen (1945 - 2018)

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  • "During cancer rehab sessions at Providence, Fred kept us..."
    - Bunny Beeman
  • "Rest In Peace, Mr. Pridgen. It was an honor to know you...."
    - Barbara Hamilton
  • "My Sincere Condolenses to Fred Pridgens Family and Family..."
    - Joanie Bigham
  • "Such a lovely, lovely man with such a beautiful family...."
    - Angelie Perryman
  • "Have comfort in knowing that God is close to those who are..."
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Fred Allen Pridgen, 72, passed away on Feb. 20, 2018, after a long fought battle with cancer. Mr. Pridgen was born on March 2, 1945, in North Carolina to Penny Mae Hayes. In high school, he excelled at sports, especially baseball. On March 19, 1962, he married his wife, Bernice Pridgen, whom he was married to for 48 years, until she passed on Dec. 24, 2010.
Mr. Pridgen served in the United States Army for 20 years. He served in the Vietnam War and received the Bronze Star Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. In 1981, Mr. Pridgen and his family were stationed in Alaska and remained here following his retirement from the military (1986) and the State of Alaska (2002).
He established and owned Pridgen Enterprise Inc. in 1981, which is under the business name of Pridgen Cleaning Services.
Mr. Pridgen's family shared the following: "Our dad enjoyed life to the fullest! He had a vast knowledge of sports, enjoyed dancing and music, and was known for his baking and grilling."
Mr. Pridgen is survived by his three children, Juanetta, Vicki and Felica; grandchildren, Anthony, Sherina, Treneissa, Noah, Hannah, Jesse and Kaycee; and sons-in-law, Robert and Eric.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 3, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., at King's Chapel, 1701 Lucille Street in Wasilla, Alaska. There will be another Celebration of Life on March 10, 2018, at "The Muse," located in the Anchorage Museum, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 344-1497
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 28 to Mar. 7, 2018
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