Brian Lawrence Halvarson


Posted: Sunday, June 01, 2003

Lifelong Alaskan Brian Lawrence Halvarson died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at his Anchorage apartment following an epileptic seizure. He was 27.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 2, at Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E St. in Anchorage.

Mr. Halvarson was born March 31, 1976, in Anchorage and raised in Soldotna. He moved to Anchorage in 1997. A high school graduate, he attended three years of college courses and had been working as a brew master at Glacier Brewhouse.

He enjoyed playing his tuba, fishing, hiking, bicycling and bowling.

"His family will always remember Brian's friendly manner, willingness to help others and easygoing nature. His tuba playing was enjoyed by many friends and co-workers. Brian always loved playing and singing for various audiences throughout his musical career. He will be loved and missed by all privileged to know him," his family said.

He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Lillian Halvarson and Evelyn Byrne; and grandfathers, Fred Halvarson and Vincent Byrne.

Mr. Halvarson is survived by his parents, Barbara and Larry Halvarson of Soldotna; brother, Scott Halvarson of Anchorage; uncles, John Byrne, Tom Byrne of California, Jim Fleming of Wasilla, Royce Kayton of Anchorage and Will Stephenson of Roy, Wash.; aunts, Patricia Fleming of Wasilla, Rosemary Whelan of Minnesota, Linda Peterson of Washington, Viola Kayton of Anchorage, Lila Powell of Tacoma, Wash., and Donna Stephenson of Roy; and cousins, Norman Kayton and Brenda Fowler of Anchorage, Rhonda Hozey of Washington. D.C., and Christopher Reyes of Juneau.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Epilepsy Foundation.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Memorial Chapel.

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