Alumni Class Notes for November 2020
Hanah Mayes (’15) married Alexander Deverson on on September 21, 2020; Erdley Wright (’03) shares family updates and his path to founding his own IT consulting firm; John Alan Patterson (’58), went home to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior.
Eleanore Patterson writes that her husband, John Alan Patterson (’58), went home to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior. Eleanore writes, “September 19, 2020, at age 86, my beloved husband of 63 years went home to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born in New Jersey on April 1, 1934. Alan’s mansion was ready for him as God promises for the Christian in death as we read in John 14:1-6. He died peacefully at home with family.
“A long time Alaskan resident, Alan first came to Alaska the summer of 1955 to help with building projects at a Christian mission. Alan got a major degree in Theology and minored n Physical Education from The King’s College. In 1957, he married his college sweetheart, Eleanore Gotthard. They left for his ministry to Alaska in 1958. His first ministerial assignment was Tanacross-Tok. Continuing his education, he received a Masters Degree in Theology and proceeded to minister in various areas of the States including the Midwest, California, and Washington. Alan was always focused on doing God’s will and being available in his ministry to help others in their daily walk with the Lord. His spiritual journey took him to minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church, and later the Anglican Church in Fairbanks until retirement in 2001. He enjoyed bicycling, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and spending the outdoors with his family. Alan Patterson is at rest in our Savior’s abode and no longer in the misery he experienced for awhile here on earth. He is survived by his wife, Eleanore; daughter Heather; and grandchildren Garrett, Paige, Thomas, and Eden.”
Alexander Deverson and Hanah Mayes (’15) were married on September 21, 2020 in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
Erdley Wright (’03) writes, “On January 4th, 2019, I married a wonderful Brazilian lady named Patricia Kele Damasceno. In regards to my professional life, my passion for technology grew as I served as a Network and Systems Administrator in the US Marine Corps from 2005-2010. I founded Wright Consulting IT Services LLC in 2013 to continue serving my nation by delivering excellent information technology services and support to our clients.
“In September 2020, I’ve earned my Nutanix Certified Professional—Multi-Cloud Infrastructure certification, which is one of the most valuable information technology certifications. This is my 6th IT certification to add to these other 5 valuable IT certifications I earned during my military service: VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) Security+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA A+.”