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Bryan Imus


1971 - 2018
Bryan Imus Obituary
Bryan Imus, 47, was suddenly taken from us on July 21, 2018, doing what he loved on the Goodpaster River.
Bryan was born in Longview, Washington, on May 9, 1971, to parents Glenn and Dixie. He grew up spending time between Washington, Alaska and California. He graduated from Chief Sealth High School in Seattle, Washington, in 1989.
Shortly after high school, Bryan migrated north and started mushing dogs and commercial fishing. He joined the Laborer's Local 942 in 1995, and through the union eventually worked a total of 13 years for Fort Knox Mine and the City of Fairbanks Public Works Department.
He met the first love his life, Jen, in the summer of 1997 at Gambardella's Pasta Bella, where they waited tables. Bryan was immediately smitten. Their good friend, Greg Gredvig, married them on July 6, 2002, in Fairbanks. Shortly afterward, they relocated to Nome for Jen's job, and Bryan took the opportunity to discover all that Alaska had to offer. He became an avid and adventurous flyer, working for Bering Air. In 2000, Bryan finished the Iditarod in 33rd place. Bryan was very proud of finishing, a major accomplishment for him.
Bryan met the second love of his life when he and Jen welcomed their first son, Evan Zachary, in 2005. The family relocated back to Fairbanks in 2006, and Bryan returned to work at the city. Serendipitously, he had lost his wedding ring the year before and found it in his locker at work, where it had been all along. In 2009, Bryan met the third love of his life when he and Jen welcomed Logan Daniel, their second son.
In 2012, Bryan went to work for the Laborer's Local 942, where he was president and business agent. He had so much passion around working families, and he took great pride in advocating for them.
Bryan was at home in the outdoors and would try to spend as much time on the Goodpaster as Jen would allow. He relished being the hockey and baseball dad/coach to his sons. He had more pride in his children than anything. His boys were his passion, and he lived vicariously through them. Bryan adored Jen and would often tell others that he had married up. The truth is that they complemented each other and made the perfect partners.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Jen; sons, Evan and Logan; parents, Glenn (Patty) Imus and Dixie Bynum; brother, Eli Dziechiasz; and sister, Josie Imus. He was preceded in death by his brother, Zachary. Bryan also leaves behind a loving extended family and numerous friends that loved him very much.
A memorial and celebration of life is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Fairbanks Pipeline Training Center. We will celebrate Bryan's life. The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Bryan Imus Donation account at Wells Fargo.
Published in Daily News-Miner on July 31, 2018
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