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Shannon Rae Williams Conn


Shannon Rae Williams Conn

Shannon Rae Williams Conn

Nov. 22, 1963-May 2, 2011

Longtime Alaska resident Shannon Rae Williams Conn, 48, died April 23, 2011, at her home in Nikiski.

Conn was born Nov. 22, 1963, in Longview, Wash. She moved to Alaska in 1982 and lived in Nikiski ever since.

The family wrote, " 'Momma Dukes' was and still is a beautiful woman. Her kids and family were her everything. She taught us what not to do, but loved us even when we messed up. She was always there when we needed to talk. We think the things she loved most were pictures, candles, flowers and knick-knacks. Our mom tried to be happy and make everyone else happy. Momma Dukes was the most stubborn women we ever knew. What she wanted more than anything was grandbabies and to be a great mom, which she was."

Conn was preceded in death by her mother, Michele Burns; brother in-law, Ray Clapp; and brother, Chuck Worster.

She is survived by her sons Tanner Comoza, Damien Williams, and Kody Williams; mom, Marie Conn; father, Charles E. Conn; sisters Kelly, Blossom, Abbie, Tina, Donna, Julie and Johnna; and brother Scotty.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Shannon to Kody Williams, 404 N. Klevin St. Apt. 4 Anchorage, AK 99508.

Memorial services were held May 2 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Pastor Keith Randall officiated. Conn's cremated remains will be buried at the Bitterroot Mountains in Montana at a later date.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.