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Lifelong Alaska resident Roger Dewey, Lifelong Alaska resident 39, died April 19, 2007, in Anchorage.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Evergreen Memorial Chapel. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3900 Wisconsin St.
Mr. Dewey was born Aug. 6, 1967, in Anchorage, to Dean R. and Melinda M. (Hess) Dewey. He grew up in Anchorage, graduating from Dimond High School in 1985.
His family wrote, "Roger had a great love of the sea, spending most of his life as a commercial fisherman." Roger longlined for halibut and black cod in the Gulf of Alaska, was a crabber in the Bering Sea and out of Dutch Harbor, and most recently was the owner/operator of F/V Blue Ice, fishing out of Cordova for salmon. Roger was an avid outdoorsman who particularly enjoying hunting and fishing. During winter months, he worked as a laborer, asbestos worker and plumber's helper.
Roger was simply known as "Dewey."
He loved to bring home cases of crab or fresh salmon to share with family members and friends for all-you-can-eat feeds.
His family also wrote: "He was a loving father to his daughter, Virginia N. Dewey. Roger will be dearly missed by his family and numerous friends in and out of Alaska. When in Anchorage, Roger was always there to help his family and friends when called."
He is survived by his daughter, Virginia N. Dewey of Anchorage: mother, Melinda M. Dewey of Anchorage; brother and sister-in-law, Michael Scott and Tracy Dewey of Colorado; companion, Jackie Southern; special dog, "Kitty"; and an extensive family in Anchorage and the Lower 48.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dean R. Dewey, and maternal grandmother, Virginia Hess.
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