Anne Shima


Posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006

A memorial service for Anne Shima, 27, will be held at 7 p.m., June 15, at Chapel by the Lake, 11024 Auke Lake Way. The service will be followed by a reception hosted by the family

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She died June 9 of injured sustained in an auto accident in Juneau.

Anne was born Sept. 17, 1978, in Northfield, Minn., to Noel and Irene Shima. She came to Juneau with her parents and her brother, Jason Shima, in 1983. She was a 1997 graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School.

After graduation, Anne spent a year traveling with friends before attending college. She was a 2004 graduate of the University of Hawaii, earning a bachelor's degree in history and social studies.

She spent the last three years living and working in Hawaii. She returned to Juneau six weeks ago to spend time with her father and work during the summer at Alaska Travel Adventures.

Anne loved to spend time with her friends, and loved to sing and play soccer, her family said. She participated in choir and musicals while in high school. She also was described as a devoted daughter and loving sister.

Anne was preceded in death by her mother, Irene, last year. In addition to her father, Noel, of Juneau, and her brother, Jason, of Eugene, Ore., she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Galivan, of Oak Harbor, Wash.; her paternal grandfather, John Shima Jr., of Hastings, Minn.; uncles and aunts John and Martha Shima, Jeff and Leona Shima, and Roger and Lee Kolden, as well as numerous cousins.

Memorial contributions can be sent to The Bridge Adult Day Care Center, 895 W. 12th St., Juneau, AK, 99801.

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