Trisha was a longtime resident of her treasured Emerald Isle and graduated from Kodiak High School in 1983. She was a true family woman who cherished every opportunity to connect with her family and loved ones. As a strong child advocate, she influenced and supported many of Kodiak’s youth by opening her
heart and home to numerous foster children. She devoted her life to being a strong Christian woman and shared her knowledge and love for God by leading a youth group for several years. Trisha was actively committed to the Sugpiat community and served as a board member for the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak. She deeply loved all of her children; losing her is devastating to her family, loved ones, friends and this community. Kodiak’s light burns a little less bright with the loss of Trisha Dries, a true beauty, inside and out.
Trisha is preceded in death by her son, Joey Pruitt. She is survived by her caring husband, Scott Dries who supported her during her yearlong battle with cancer; sons Steven Pruitt, Jr., Christopher Pruitt, Caleb Pruitt; her daughter, Katrina Pruitt; her grandson, Collin Pruitt; her siblings, Teresa Carlson, Joe Hochmuth, Jr., Robert Hochmuth and Glenn Hochmuth; her parents, Joseph and Barbara Hochmuth; and her grandmother, Clyda Christensen. She also is survived by numerous adoring relatives and loved ones.
The family would like to thank everyone for the love and support they have received during this difficult time, as well as the contributions made to financially assist Trisha and her family during her battle with cancer.