Sheldon Byron Milne, born May 9, 1951 in Metlakatla; went home to heaven on March 9, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska. Sheldon was cremated at Anchorage Funeral Home.
Sheldon was born to Norman and Dorothy Milne, graduated Metlakatla High School in 1969. Among his jobs, Sheldon fished for his father Norman on the F/V Gloria Jean, Lineman for Metlakatla Power and Light, he also worked for Louisiana Pacific, Metlakatla Mite Mill, MIC-TV, and Annette Island Packing Co. Sheldon loved basketball; so much that all the older boys and his youngest daughter all played. Sheldon’s favorite story to tell of basketball, is when he was in high school, the Chiefs played against their biggest rival, the Kings. John Brown played for the Kings, and Sheldon often told how he stuck to John like glue on paper. He also like to tell stories of how the high school would travel by seiners. He enjoyed family game nights, when his siblings all lived here, on line games.
Sheldon is survived by: Sons: Shelby and wife Natasha, Jacob Sr and wife Jocelyn, and Josiah-Isaac, all of Metlakatla. Daughters: Julia and Jessalyn of Metlakatla.
Grandchildren: Alexandria, Brady, Andrew Jr, Destinee, Mirakelle, Nirvana, Jacob Jr, Isaac, Joshua, Roman, Richard, Ryker and Thomas.
He is also survived by his brother Peter of Metlakatla; Sisters: Norma and husband Steve of Metlakatla, Cynthia, Maureen and husband Fred, of Washington, Gloria of Ketchikan, Sister-in-law Noreen of Washington.
Sheldon also has numerous nephews and nieces.
Sheldon was preceded in death by: His parents, Norman and Dorothy Milne. Siblings: David, Leroy, Mark Sr., and Timothy Sr. Sisters, Marcia and Julia Bridget. Sons: Sheldon Jr., Norman III, Lloyd and Andrew Sr. Granddaughter Josephine, and lifelong friend Edward Littlefield Sr.
Sheldon requested that his children and grandchildren spread his ashes at his favorite spot; date is yet to be determined. Honorary pallbearers: Melanie Guthrie, Nancy Stone, John “Buck” Hayward, all former MP&L Linemen, Steinberg Family, John Brown, Gerald, Raymond and Harry Martinez, Jerry Scudero and MHS Class of 1969.
The family would also like to thank ANMC Critical Care Unit, AISU and MIC for all your help.