Keith Andrew Cozadd-Pearson
Sept. 13, 1991-Oct. 4, 2018
Keith Andrew Cozadd-Pearson died Oct. 4, 2018, just outside of Homer, Alaska. He was 27.
Keith was born Sept. 13, 1991 in Anchorage, Alaska, to Moses Olick of Kwethluk, Alaska, and Josephine Ashepak of Bethel, Alaska. He was a member of the Orutsararmiut Native Corporation. After a short time in Bethel, and then Soldotna, Keith and his three sisters moved to Homer with adoptive parents Faith Cozadd and Sean Pearson. The family moved into a large house on a hill amid six acres of land.
Whether he was 5 or 25, Keith’s infectious smile and the twinkle in his eyes always made you wonder just what kind of mischief he was planning next. He had an adventurous spirit, and was always the first to tackle the giant snow hill on his sled, or climb the biggest tree. Keith and his sisters spent countless hours exploring in the woods every summer, and more than a few snowy winter nights watching movies or fighting for pole position in Mario Kart.
While he wasn’t much of a sports fan, Keith played a couple years of Little League baseball, was a Pop Warner Football Raider and joined the Homer High School wrestling team his senior year. He graduated from high school in 2010, and went on to attend and graduate from Alaska Job Corps. Keith worked a variety of jobs while growing up around Homer; he worked on the docks, manned the slime line at Auction Block Seafood, and most recently tended grill at McDonalds. He loved driving his truck, taught himself how to play guitar and enjoyed just hanging out at the beach
Keith was a kind and gentle soul full of joy and life. He always wore a big, friendly smile and was often generous to a fault. Despite his many challenges, Keith never gave up believing there was good in everyone. He had a big heart and was an active member of the Anchor Point Church of Christ.
Keith is survived by his birth parents, Moses Olick and Josephine Ashepak; his adoptive parents, Faith Cozadd and Sean Pearson; stepmother Meredith Pearson; sisters Tiffany, Stephanie and Nicole; former brother-in-law Josh Nelson and wife Tisa; nephews Johnathan and Daniel Nelson; and niece Coretta Barnett; as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at the Anchor Point church of Christ on the Sterling Highway.