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Lazzette M. Ohman-Shearer

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Juneau resident Lazzette M. Ohman-Shearer, 86, died Dec. 11, 2005, in her home.

A Celebration of Life Potluck will be held at the Juneau Yacht Club Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m.

She was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Ketchikan. Her grandfather, L.C. Wilkes, ran a pack train in Skagway during the gold rush. She lived in Funter Bay 23 years and was raised in a house at Salmon Creek in Juneau. She graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1937, and was later a curator for the U.S. Forest Service.

She has an autobiography, "Reflections," that recounts her life, and she was active in various organizations. She carried the cross of colors for the Rainbow Girls/Northern Star and was a member of the Salvation Army, Pioneers of Alaska, Historical Society and Women's Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Marvel Shearer, and her husband, Gunnar Ohman.

She is survived by her children, Jerry Shelley and Lauren Bell of Juneau; grandchildren, Ted Valle Jr., Jaylene Ancheta, Gordon Valle and Colleen Hixen of Juneau; and 12 great-grandchildren in Anchorage, Yakutat and Juneau.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Salvation Army or the Humane Society.



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