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Story last updated at 10:50 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shannon Rae Williams Conn


Shannon Rae Williams Conn

Nov. 22, 1963- April 23, 2011

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

Memorial services were held May 2, 2011, at Peninsula Memorial Chapel. in Kenai. Pastor Keith Randall officiated. Her cremated remains will be buried at the Bitterroot Mountains in Montana at a later date.

Shannon was born Nov. 22, 1963, in Long View, Wash. She moved to Alaska in 1982, where she has 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 woman we ever knew. What she wanted more than anything was grandbabies and to be a great mom, which she was." Damien Williams said, "You were my ray of light in the dead of night." Kody Williams said, "The grass is always greener on the other side." Tanner Comoza said, "Momma tried. Love ya momma."

She 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; mother, 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.