Elizabeth "S’eis Tann" Shorty (1937 - 2018)

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Elizabeth Shorty, whose Tlingit name was "S'eis Tann" of the Tinaa Hit (Copper Shield House) of the Kiks"adi Clan of Sitka, has fallen asleep in death on April 27, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska while residing at Wildflower Court.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 O'clock pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 2517 Teslin Street.
Elizabeth Williams Shorty was born at St. Ann's hospital in Juneau, Alaska on December 15, 1937. Elizabeth met her future husband, John Shortly Sr., in Hood Bay, Alaska, and later marred on March 10, 1956. She attended the Juneau-Douglas schools, and received her GED from Southeast Regional Resources Center, and she was very proud of that.
Elizabeth is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Amy Williams Ebona Nelson; her husband of 57 years, John Shorty Sr.; daughter, Darlene Shorty; her sister, Maxine Robinson; and her brother, George Finley Williams.
Elizabeth is survived by her sister Andrea Ebona-Michel of Juneau; her brother Andrew (Andy) Ebona of Juneau; daughters Sally Ann Stephens (Loren) of Juneau, Linda Mauch of Oregon; her sons John Shorty Jr. (Hazel), Bill Shorty, David Shorty, Frank Shorty, Samuel Shorty, and George Shorty of Juneau. She leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Growing up, she spent a lot of time in the canneries babysitting for friends and relatives in Tennekee Springs, Hawk Inlet, and Hood Bay. She worked for State of Alaska, Department of Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs; she especially enjoyed working as a night aide at the girl's dormitory at Mt. Edgecombe, and retired as a housekeeper for the Baronof Hotel.
Elizabeth enjoyed fishing and spending time with her husband, family and friends, berry picking, photography, and long walks with she was able.
Liz will be remembered as a kind, soft spoken-gentle soul, loved and missed by all.
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 4 to June 2, 2018