May 1965 - March 2014
Former Skagway resident Christopher James Wick died on March 27, 2014 at his home in Washington state.
Born May 28, 1965 at Tacoma General Hospital, Chris was born and raised in the Puget Sound, graduating from Curtis H.S. in 1983. After taking a summer job in Skagway with the Days of ’98 Show, Chris fell in love with AK, staying 17 years. He worked for the city’s public works department and enjoyed being an active member of both the volunteer fire department and F.O.E. No. 25.
After returning to University Place near Tacoma, Chris continued his active F.O.E. service with Aerie No. 3. Chris married the love of his life and partner in crime, Judy, on September 4, 2006.
This avid NASCAR fan never missed a race, could build almost anything, and loved the holidays, and especially his Seahawks. Chris made friends wherever he went, devoting his time and energy to helping each and every person he encountered along his adventure of life.
He left us too soon on March 27, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Judy; daughter, Tarah; grandson, Mason; parents, James and Lois; and brothers, Ranald and Cullen.
Take care of Goose for us. We love and miss you.
Services were held at New Tacoma Cemetery on April 3, 2014.
– Reprinted from the Tacoma Tribune with additional Skagway information.