LISTENING – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski listens in the audience as she's introduced during Wednesday's Sitka Chamber of Commerce meeting at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Murkowski and members of her staff spent the day in Sitka visiting with constituents. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Services Scheduled For Chris C. Didrickson, 48

Chris C. Didrickson

Christian Carter Didrickson walked into the forest on February 5, 2020. He was 48.
He was born on August 25, 1971, in Sitka, the eldest of three children of Gerald and Karen Didrickson. He was a lifelong Sitkan, growing up in the Indian Village, and graduating from Sitka High School, class of 1992.
Chris belonged to the Eagle Wolf, Kaagwaantaan clan.
He was a supportive father, protective brother, compassionate friend, and gentle soul. He would give until he had nothing left, and then keep giving.
He loved and supported two sons while working at various fishing plants throughout the years.
Since 2017, Chris was employed as a Resident Adviser at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. His presence in the boys’ dorm was a constant comfort to many of the resident students. He would invest his time and energy into each student he came in contact with. 
Chris loved getting together with his family and friends for game nights spent playing dice, board games, and card games. He was an enthusiastic sports fan who faithfully enjoyed watching televised sports, rooting for the LA Lakers, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Cardinals and Oklahoma Sooners.
He also enjoyed game shows, movies, and walking around town.
Chris was preceded in death by his  mother, Karen Didrickson, and father, Gerald “Jerry” Didrickson; uncles; Donald “Duck” Didrickson and Boyd Didrickson; son, Levi Shearer; and grandcat, SugarDaddy Peas.
Chris is survived by his beloved cat, Governor; son Mason (Katie) Shearer; sisters Vanessa Didrickson and Deanne Didrickson; aunts Sandy Robison, Kay Owen, and Linda Wolfe; cousins Dixson Robison, Kendall Didrickson and Claire Hill; and nephew Dominic O’Halloran. Also surviving are numerous other cousins and loved ones.
Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing at Prewitt Funeral Home, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14. 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Sitka Memorial Park. Following the graveside service, the family plans to host a celebration of life reception at noon at the ANB Founders Hall.
The family invites Chris’ friends and family to come share fond memories of Chris. Mt.  Edgecumbe students will give a performance in honor of Chris. Main dishes will be provided and those attending are welcome to bring a dish to share.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Aloysius, RJ Altstrom-Beans, Vladimir Bourdukofsky, Chad Horner, Drew Jackson, Corey Jasper, Ezra Melovidov, and Crimet Philips.
Honorary pallbearers are Zane Bacon, Kendall Didrickson, Scott Falzerano, Mike Guy, Robert Merculief, Tony Phillips, and Will Notti.
 “Please contact Claire at (907) 738-4768 with any questions,” the family said.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations and sympathy cards be sent to: Deanne Didrickson, P.O. Box 900, Sitka, Alaska 99835

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