Kazue Shannon (1928 - 2018)

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Kazue Sakai Shannon, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, surrounded by her children in Anchorage, Alaska.
Kazue was born in Nagoya, Japan, the youngest daughter of the late Kinzo and Ei Sakai. She met and married her husband, Silas Shannon Jr., who served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Kazue had worked as a bookkeeper, but left Japan and came to the United States in 1957 and became a U.S. citizen in 1974. She lived a majority of her life in Alaska (1961-1974), Maryland (1976-2012), and back to Alaska (2013-2018). She was a devoted homemaker who sacrificed for her family. During the last several years, her children were able to fulfill her wishes with cherished memories.
Kazue is survived by her daughter, Debra Shannon (Patrick Maness and his children Schevae Maness, Patrick Maness and Kaley Maness) of Alaska; daughter, Joyce Busch of Virginia; and son, Cedric Shannon (Kellie Shannon) and grandsons Christopher Shannon, Zachary Shannon and Matthew Shannon of Maryland.
Kazue was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Silas Shannon Jr. (Dec. 27, 1997); father, Kinzo Sakai; mother, Ei Mutsura Sakai; four sisters, Hatsuko Sakai, Toshiko Sakai, Yoshiko Sakai and Masako Sakai; and brother, Akinori Sakai.
A funeral service was held at Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, Md., on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. She was buried with her husband at Cheltenham Veterans' Cemetery in Cheltenham, Md.
There will be a celebration of life at Legacy Funeral Homes, Heritage Chapel, 440 East Klatt Road, Anchorage, AK 99515, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the in her honor. Please go to https://www.cancer.org/ and click donate or call 1-800-227-2345 and press 2.
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Anchorage, AK 99515
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27, 2018
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