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Labor Day is about work ethics. Or it should be. In the current economy not all Americans can claim a paid job, but most Americans still do something. It's often work, and a choice is made in regard to whether to work well.

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Shirley V. Turner

Shirley V. Turner, 80, died March 19, 2014, in Saxman.

She was born Shirley V. Mason on March 20, 1933, in Metlakatla, and attended school at Mt. Edgecumbe. She was married in Ketchikan, and was a lifelong resident of Metlakatla.

Mrs. Turner was a homemaker. She was a master knitter and pianist, enjoyed embroidery work, and was an accomplished texter, her family writes.

She was a member of the Church of God since 1973.

Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her father, Perry Mason; mother, Clara Fawcett; husband, Weston S. Turner; son, Stewart J. Ryan Jr.; and brothers, Alan Fawcett Sr., Lawrence Fawcett, David Sumner and Patrick Bryant Sr.

She is survived by her sons, William Bryant of Aberdeen, Wash., James Wyatt of Metlakatla, Matthew L. Wyatt of Anchorage, and Michael P. Wyatt of Metlakatla; and daughter, Michele R. Smart of Olney, Md.

A viewing will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Ketchikan Mortuary. The funeral service will begin at noon Monday, March 24, at the Metlakatla Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Turner’s remains will be interred at Oceanview Cemetery in Metlakatla.