BOX OF TREASURES – Haida artist Holly Churchill, of Ketchikan, shows Sitka High School senior Myles Magie a weaving technique on a cedar bark basket Wednesday in the Sitka High art room. Churchill finished a three-week residency today sponsored by the Sitka School District and Sealaska Heritage Institute's Sharing Our Box of Treasures" program. Her residency included work in the high school's new dual-credit program with UAS, the Northwest Coast Arts class, and sessions with Blatchley Middle School and the Sitka Native Education Program Culture Class. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

Brian W. Crider

Brian W. Crider, a former Sitka resident, died May 19 in Grants Pass, Ore. He was 66.
He was born in Eureka, Calif., Nov. 16, 1947, to William and Eudora (Shields) Crider. He was raised in Carlotta, Calif., and graduated from Fortuna High in 1965. He then went on to have a very successful career with the United States Forest Service.
During his 35 years with the Forest Service he was often recognized and given awards for his outstanding efforts and accomplishments.
In 1972 he married Henrietta Ann Crider of Arcata, Calif. From that point on, Brian’s job took them to Gasquet, Calif., Libby, Mont., and, in 1992, to Sitka.
In 2001, Brian retired and family moved to Grants Pass.
Brian was an avid hunter, fisherman and, most recently, enjoyed restoring classic cars.
He was a member of the Oregon Hunters Association, Josephine County Sportsman Association, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Donations in his name can be made to the Oregon Hunter’s Association,  OHA Office, P.O. Box 1706, Medford, OR 97501.
Brian was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eudora Crider, and a dear friend, William Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his wife, Henrietta Ann Crider, daughter Kimberley Paige Crider, and grandchild, Kam Parker Crider, all of Grants Pass; his sister and brother-in-law, Dawnetta and Ken Strong, and their children Stacey and Cade, all of Snoquamish, Wash.; and numerous close friends considered family.
He will dearly be missed.

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