Former Juneau resident Brent Alden Stubblefield, 47, died March 12, 2006, surrounded by his family in Vancouver, Wash., after a short battle with cancer.
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He was born on Nov. 11, 1958, in Baker, Ore., the first child of Keith and Cheryl Culley-Stubblefield. During his childhood, he lived in Salem, Ore., Juneau and Washington, D.C. He graduated from South Salem High School in 1977 and later moved to the Portland-Vancouver area.
He worked for Safeway stores for many years while he attended college in Salem and Portland. He obtained his Bachelor of Science from Warner Pacific College in 1999. He was interested in computers and received extensive training in computer technology. He was in the process of completing his master's degree in psychology when he died. He was employed as a county counselor and social worker. He worked to help many people overcome addiction.
Family members said, "He always made us laugh. He was a friend to all and he always made sure that everyone was treated fairly. Brent was an accomplished artist. He particularly loved wood carving, a craft that he learned when he lived in Alaska. ... He had a love of life that he shared with everyone in his life especially his beloved dog, Moose."
He is survived by his parents of Salem; sister, Tami and her partner Michele of Salem; brother, Rick (Wendy) of Wheat Ridge, Colo.; sister, Kimberly of Portland; nieces, Meachelle, Brittany and Kelsie; nephews, Casey, Kelly and Ashton; grandmother, Fern Culley of La Grande, Ore.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends are invited to join his family in a celebration of life at 1 p.m. on April 12, 2006, at the Menucha Hall at the Columbia Gorge. For information and directions, go to www.Menucha.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements by Emily's Cremation & Burial Service of Milwaukie, Ore.