Mr. Brewer died June 2, 2007.
He was born Jan. 1, 1951, in Browning, Mont. and attended schools in Great Falls, Mont., New Jersey, Libya, Africa and Guam, and was a graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula. He was a Certified Public Accountant. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Blackfoot Indian Tribe in Montana. Prior to moving to Juneau in 1992, he lived in Great Falls, Mont. and Gig Harbor, Wash. In May 1992, he joined the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as vice-president and chief finance officer. In April 2000, he was named CEO/President of SEARHC.
He was an avid outdoorsman with passions including hiking, camping, kayaking, boating, fishing, bicycle racing, Nordic and downhill skiing, running in the Klondike Road Relay, completing the 1998 Dyea to Dawson Gold Rush Centennial Race, participating in the Juneau Gold Rush Days Mining & Logging competition, and completing several Iron Butt Motorcycle races in recent years.
He was a licensed private aircraft pilot, hot air balloon pilot, a U. S. Merchant Marine Officer six-pack licensee with the U. S. Coast Guard, a professional aerial photographer, and most recently a national certified rider coach with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. His most current passion was riding motorcycles and teaching motorcycle safety and awareness.
He was preceded in death by his father, William "Bud" Brewer of Helena, Mont.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Pam Brewer; a son, Eric Brewer of Juneau; stepsons, Scott Tobel and family, of Juneau and Brad Tobel and family of Helena, Mont.; mother Marie Brewer; a sister, Marcia Ala, and a brother, Dale Brewer, and their families, all of Helena, Mont.; a brother, Marvin and family, of Seattle, Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Healing Hand Foundation, c/o P.O. Box 210008, Auke Bay, AK 99821.