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Story last updated at 12:52 PM on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shannon Marie Bouchard


Shannon Marie Bouchard

Jan. 2, 1966 July 23, 2012

Mrs. Shannon Marie Bouchard, 46, died July 23, 2012, at the Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer.

A service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2012, in Seldovia. Judith Lethin will be officiating. Mrs. Bouchards ashes will be scattered in her mothers garden in Seldovia.

Shannon was born Jan. 2, 1966, in Anchorage to Roy Wallace Haller of Washington and Marie Ann Burt of Seldovia. She was raised in Seldovia. After several years of living out of state, Shannon later moved to Wasilla. Shannon spent four years in the U.S. Air Force and attained her certified nursing aide. She enjoyed reading, gardening and collecting things. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children.

The family wrote, Shannon had a soul whose warmth and loving light touched everyone around her. She will forever be missed for this world is now a little less bright.

Shannon is survived by her husband, Paul Bouchard of Wasilla; daughter, Nichole Bouchard of Seldovia; son, Michael Bouchard of Wasilla; mother, Marie Ann Burt of Seldovia; father, Roy Wallace Haller of Washington; brothers, Scott Michael Haller and Shad Matthew Haller of Seldovia, and Fredrick Stanley Elvsaas Jr. of Wasilla; sisters, Stephanie Michele Haller of Palmer, Paula Marie Elvsaas of Seldovia; step-father, Fredrick Stanley Elvsaas Sr. of Anchorage; 13 nieces and nephews; uncle and aunt, Todd and Kris Burt of Nebraska; uncles, Thor Burt of Seldovia, Mike Burt of Florida, and Rocky Burt of California; aunt, Sharon Burt of Fairbanks; and numerous cousins in Alaska, Nebraska and Washington.

Shannon was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Burt, and uncle, Timothy John Burt.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting live plants for the garden where her ashes will rest.

Arrangements were by Valley Funeral Home and Crematory. An online guestbook and obituary may be visited at alaskanfuneral.com.