Daniel Dayton Brookshire

Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nikiski resident Daniel Dayton Brookshire, 48, passed away on March 10, 2011, surrounded by loved ones at his sister's home in Wasilla.

Graveside services will be held 4 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2011, at the Spruce Grove Memorial Park, in Kasilof. Father Charles will officiate. A celebration of Mr. Brookshire's life and memorial potluck will immediately follow the services at the Decanter Inn, in Kasilof. Please bring your favorite dish.

Mr. Brookshire was born Jan. 14, 1963, to Bobby Wayne and Joan Katherine (Clint) Brookshire, in Portland, Ore. Mr. Brookshire was a well known fabricator and welder and worked for many oilfield service companies, the latest being ASRC. He took pride in his work and passed on his skills and knowledge to many. Mr. Brookshire was a longtime Alaskan and cherished the many outdoor activities available in Alaska. He was an avid fly fisherman and made many sacrifices to be on the river casting the perfect fly he tied.

His family said he had many lifelong friends he considered brothers and sisters and he will be missed by many.

Mr. Brookshire is survived by his parents, Joan Brookshire, of Vancouver, Wash.; and Bob Brookshire, of Nikiski; two sons, Daniel and Sean; brothers, Ben Brookshire, of Kasilof, and Kevin Brookshire, of Chugiak; and a sister, Julia Brookshire-Ross, of Wasilla; who was at his side until the end.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, C/O Kevin Brookshire, P.O. Box 670647, Chugiak, Alaska, 99567.

Arrangements were by the Valley Funeral Home.

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