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Obituary: Dean Wright, 37


January 10, 2019

Dean Wright

Dean Oliver Wright, 37, of Wrangell/Petersburg, Alaska, left this life unexpectedly in the early hours on December 18, 2018 in Anchorage Alaska, surrounded by family.

Dean was born in Wrangell to Jana Lee Wright and Calvert Martin on January 3, 1981. He moved to Petersburg in his early adult years where he met and married Rufinia Hanson, on August 3, 2013. He worked for various companies around Wrangell and Petersburg and was loved by all who knew him.

His true passions in life were his loving family, cooking, and being in a boat. He loved listening to the sound of the mighty Stikine River from its bank in the evening.

He always had a smile on his face and a joke to share. Dean truly enjoyed bringing happiness to those around him.

Dean is preceded in death by his grandparents, Vern and Edna Wright, Neil Martin, and his two unborn angels, uncles, Marc Wright, David Cabot, John Cabot, cousin Charles Romane Jr., and James Shirai.

Dean is survived by his wife Rufinia, children Gavynn, Kingston, and Aubrianna, parents Jana Wright and Calvert Martin, brothers Brian and Johnny, sisters Geminesse, Jazmyn, and Jacquelyn, along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service was held in Petersburg on January 3, 2019 at the Lighthouse Church as well as a service in Wrangell on January 6, 2019 at the American Legion Hall.


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