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Longtime Fairbanks resident Brian Hubbard Groghan, 64, passed away at his home Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011.
Brian was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Sweetwater, Texas. He lived in Alaska for the past 43 years. He was known as one of the finest welders in Alaska. He was a beloved father and grandpa.
Brian traveled to Alaska in 1968 to "strike it rich" on the pipeline and never left. He loved to hunt and fish and was rarely seen without his faithful companion Holmes, his pet Yorkshire terrier.
Brian is survived by his son, Brad Groghan of Ketchikan; grandson, Brady Groghan of Ketchikan; brother, Don Groghan of Green Valley, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Cindy Groghan of Green Valley, Ariz.; ex-wife, Nancy Ball of Ketchikan; nephews, Randy Groghan of Austin, Texas and Eric Groghan of Portland, Ore.; and daughter-in-law, Jessica Groghan of Ketchikan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Samuel Groghan.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
There will be no local service.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.