Brett Anthony Andrews, 30, of Alaska, passed away May 12, 2018 following an airplane accident.
Brett was born in Springville to Kathie and Gerald Andrews, both of Anchorage, Alaska. Brett graduated from Dimond High School and Operating Engineers Registered Apprenticeship. He was a proud fourth generation Operating Engineer Local 302.
He lived in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Valdez, Alaska.
Brett was an avid adventurer and traveler. His interests included rock climbing, hunting, camping and most importantly: flying. His warm heart was felt by all. Although Brett had many companions ready to take on his next big adventure, he really began to live after meeting his love, Katie Wilkerson. He was a competent and certified crane operator and worked throughout the state of Alaska. Undoubtedly, his first best friend was his brother Ben and he was a proud uncle and role model to his nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, brother and girlfriend, Brett is survived by his step-mother Kathlynn, of Anchorage; sister-in-law Elizabeth Andrews; nieces and nephews Elsie, Adalyn and Bennett, of Anchorage; step-brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Brenna Frost and family, step-sister Kelly Frost and family. Grandparents are Betty Bybee, Wayne and Linda Ingram, Don and Michelle Jaco and John Andrews. Brett is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church at 8110 Jewel Lake Road at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. A celebration of life and reception will follow from 1-6 p.m. at the Local 302 Operating Engineers Union Hall at 4001 Denali Street.