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Chad McEwen

Anchorage resident Chad McEwen died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at Harbor View Medical Center in Seattle from complications sustained in a car accident Sept. 28 near Delta Junction. He was 26.

A service will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary at 11621 Old Seward Highway in Anchor-age. Visitation begins at 11 a.m., followed by the service at 1:30 p.m. A graveside memorial will take place at Angelus Memorial Park, 440 E. Klatt Road, immediately following the service. A potluck and celebration of Mr. McEwen's life will follow at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1311 Brayton Drive.

Mr. McEwen was born Dec. 26, 1976, in Anchorage, where he resided his entire life. He was just beginning to get his life together with his new line of work. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and was working as a material handler for Redi Electric in Fort Grilley.

In his spare time, Mr. McEwen loved to hunt, fish, camp, ride four-wheelers and snowmachines, snowboard and work on cars. He was learning how to play his electric guitar. When it came to sports, he loved them all, especially hockey.

"Chad was the life of the party. He had a way of lighting up a room with his smile and infectious laugh, his spunky sense of humor, outgoing charming personality and his never-ending talent of making everyone else smile and laugh right along side with him. He was such a caring, loving man that he always was available to reach out and help anyone, anytime. Chad's greatest love in his life were his two boys," his family said. "Chad will live on in our memories forever and will be missed by everyone who knew him."

Mr. McEwen is survived by his father and mother, Jim and Madalyn McEwen of Anchorage; sons, Kyle and Alex McEwen; sisters, Aleta McEwen of Anchorage and Sylvia Shaeffer of Kasilof; brother, James McEwen of Kasilof; grandmother, Lois Pickens of Glennallen; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Arrangements were made by Kehl's Forest Lawn Mortuary.

Source: Peninsula Clarion, October 28, 2003



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