FAIRBANKS - St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Fairbanks was overflowing with community leaders and friends paying their last respects to former Tanana Chiefs Conference leader Harold "Buddy" Brown.
Brown died Tuesday of cancer in Fairbanks. He was 39.
Native elder Richard Frank said Friday Brown's death was a real loss.
Another former TCC president, Will Mayo, spoke of his close friendship with Brown. He said the two men shared many telephone conversations. He said the calls always ended with a prayer.